Always a great topic to start off any day, let’s talk about pizza! Yes, folks, let’s chat about Via Napoli Pizzeria e Ristorante!
Never been to Via Napoli? Believe it or not, neither had I! It was actually Evan Chaisson’s recent post – right here on All in WDW – that brought it up to the top of my list.
Therefore, let’s start with him. Evan covered his fantastic dinner a few weeks back. Catch it here at … Dining Recon: Via Napoli!
Yum! Personally, pizza is one of my very favorite foods. Little peek behind the curtain, there! Anyway, the day I stopped by Italy, I didn’t have time for a full sit-down experience.
Never fear, the pizza window was near! Check it out!
For lunch, I started with Napoli’s pizza “special”. A thick-crust Pizza Bianca covered with pomodoro (tomato sauce), prosciutto, arugula, and freshly-made mozzarella, I wondered if they gave me a double portion!
Initially, I had intended on going “boring”. My goal had been to buy a simple slice of pepperoni pizza. In the end, I wish I had. I found the bianca to be too much “bread” and too little sauce. The prosciutto and mozzarella were good, though.
When it came down to it, in reality, I had come for the meatballs! I knew that I wanted to sample the window’s Polpette E Mozzarella Parmigiana!
Almost identical to a dish served by Italy at 2017’s “Food” & Garden Festival, Napoli’s version was equally outstanding! Hand-made beef and veal meatballs. Tomato sauce. Mozzarella. Parmigiano. Fantastic!
My friends, my first taste of this iconic Epcot table service restaurant was a mixed bag, that’s for sure. In the end, though, if those meatballs had been part of Food & Wine, they might have won the festival!
My recommendations? Stay simple with your pizza order but get those meatballs! Whether you dine inside or out, however, you’re bound to have a great Italian meal! Buon appetito!