200 Park Ave (@45th Inside MetLife Building)
Friday, June 17th
5:45 pm optional drinks, 6:30 pm dinner
$74- Italian meal, glass wine, coffee, tax & tip
Back in 1963 this space was called Trattoria and the restaurant was a vast, colorful, very stylish space serving highly authentic Italian, but at the time it didn’t serve pizza. Decades later, Trattoria was recast as Naples 45, the name referring to the city where pizza was invented and where Naples 45 became one of the first higher end Italians to add pizza to their menu. After a great deal of research was done to obtain the perfect flour, tomatoes, mozzarella, even water with the same mineral content as the water in Naples, the result was a success. Zagat states, “The handy commuter friendly venue near GCT knocks out a solid Southern Italian menu led by its authentic Neapolitan style pizza”. Naples 45 is owned by the Patina Restaurant Group, owners of 60 restaurants nationwide including, Café Centro, Brasserie 8 ½ Lincoln Ristorante, State Grill, Rock Center Café, The Sea Grill and La Fonda Del Sol. The menu consists of Skuna Bay salmon, pollo, hand-made pasta, shared appetizers of pizza and salads and of course dessert.