"Feeding Neapolitans since 1780, Brandi Pizzeria is the birthplace of pizza margherita.

In other words, your first obligatory stop."


"There is no better pizza in Dubai than Brandi Pizzeria in Dubai Mall. It is THE original pizza from Naples and the simple Margherita is simply to die for."

"The 15 Best Pizza Places In Italy- 2014
#3: Brandi Pizzeria"

"Nearly 100 years later, in 1889, something magical happened that would change pizza's role in Neapolitan society forever. It was then that Raffaele Esposito of Brandi Pizzeria slapped together a pie representing the three colors of the Italian flag—white mozzarella, red sauce, and green basil—and created the pizza margherita. The pizza was a special order for the visiting Queen Margherita of Savoy, who, tired of fancy French dishes, desired something more representative of the local cuisine. So pleased was she with the pie that she sent a letter of appreciation to Esposito."

"...we’ve demolished a pizza from Brandi Pizzeria, with its thin smattering of tart, fragrant tomato sauce and small pools of melted mozzarella. In Naples, though, it’s all about the crust: a great billowing, black-blistered cornicione, that triumphantly puffed-up rim and a thin, dense, chewy base."

"Pizza Margherita: The story goes that Margherita of Savoy, the first queen of Naples and the wife of King Umberto I, was held in such affection by her subjects that, in 1889, the owners of Brandi Pizzeria created a pizza in her honor. The “margherita” incorporates the 3 colors of the Italian flag – red (tomatoes), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). Most pizzerias in Naples now serve the pizza."

"That's the way it's done in Naples, where you'd have to be very unlucky to get a bad pizza. You can’t go wrong with Brandi Pizzeria."

"Heaven is a Margherita from Brandi."

"One bite into the Margherita slice at Brandi Pizzeria is all I needed to inspire my whirlwind tour of Naples, the most famous city in Southern Italy."

"In famous Naples restaurants like Brandi, pizza-making is high art."

"Restaurant where pizza first got hot Naples Antica Brandi Pizzeria presented a patriotic pie to the queen in 1889, and it’s still a slice of heaven."