Books, Music & Photography

A few of our favorite Pizza books...

 

The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani

Passion for Pizza:
A Journey Through Thick and Thin to Find the Pizza Elite

by Craig Whitson & Tore Gjesteland

Inventing the Pizzeria: A History of Pizza Making in Naples 
by Antonio Mattozzi

Le Vie Della Pizza by Domenico Mazzella

Pizza by Gabriele Bonci

The Southern Italian Table:
Authentic Tastes from Traditional Kitchens by Arthur Schwartz

Naples at Table: Cooking in Campania by Arthur Schwartz

A16 Food + Wine
by Nate Appleman & Shelley Lindgren with Kate Leahy

The Mediterranean Kitchen by Joyce Goldstein

Giuliano Bugialli's Foods of Naples and Campania
by Giuliano Bugialli


Selected tracks from
Passione - Un'Avventura Musicale (Soundtrack)
A film directed by John Turturro


Jed Fielding Photography City of Secrets: Photographs of Naples by Jed Fielding

 

A strange light inhabits the photographs of Jed Fielding, a pale gray that one associates with place.  It has the cool texture of marble.  It preserves a certain formality, even if the camera lens allows little personal space.  It has a hallowing glow as it lights his subjects, denizens of the mean streets of Naples, with indigent pride.  It gilds their disenfranchisement, their dispossession in the ghetto, with a strong sense of energy, tribal power, physicality, self-possession.  Even if the accouterments of life in Naples are spartan, the light is triumphantly not.  Elegant, voluptuous, vibrant, it registers joy in life as Fielding photographs limbs, faces, gestures, the bold stare of infants, the withered faces of age, the laughter of children.

 

From the essay Portraits from a City, City of Secrets, 1998, by Nan Richardson.

Travel Recommendations

Firenze

  Hotel Annalena

  Alla Vecchia Bettola

 

Tuscany

  Antica Macelleria Cecchini

 

Rome

  Pizzarium Bonci

 

Castel gandolfo

  Hotel Castelgandolfo

  Ristorante Bucci

 

Castel DI Sasso

  Agriturismo Le Campestre

 

Napoli

  B&B Donna Regina

  Trattoria Da Nennella

  Osteria della Mattonella

  Ristorante Mattozzi Europeo

 

Anacapri

  Il Giardino dell'Arte, +39 081 837 3025

 

Furore

  Hotel Ristorante Bacco

 

Battapaglia

  Tentua Vannulo

 

Paestum

  Agriturismo Seliano

 

Palinuro

  Med Farine Club, +39 340 582 5981

 

New York City

  Keste Pizzeria

  Don Antonio by Starita Pizzeria

  Emilio's Ballato, (212) 274-8881

  Peasant

Wine Notes

All of the wines we serve are made from grapes grown within the region of Campania in Southern Italy. Like the pizza, these grapes showcase the culture of Napoli and the surrounding area.

Our wine list is the result of a decade of research including some of Italy's most respected wine scholars and critics, as well as the close collaboration of some of Campania's most talented and dedicated winemakers. Many are imported from Campania expressly for Spacca Napoli. You may not be familiar with the names of the grapes, such as Coda di Volpe, Greco, Fiano, Asprinio, Biancolella, Aglianico, but each one conveys a singular personality and flavor.

Due to the nature of grape harvest and production, some wines may have limited availability at certain times of the year. If a select wine listed is unavailable, we often have an excellent alternative.


Saluti!