Who can forget that scene in Eat, Pray, Love when Julia Roberts sinks her teeth into a slice of authentic Neapolitan pizza, looks at her friend across the table, and says, “I’m in love. I’m having a relationship with my pizza.”
It’s no ordinary pizza she’s eating. The thin, saucy, not-too-cheesy slice her character falls in love with is from L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples, a renowned pizzeria that’s been around far longer than Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert published her memoir or Roberts signed on to play her in the film adaptation. Founded in 1870, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is one of the oldest pizzerias operating in the city that invented pizza — and its pizzas are often bestowed with the title of Naples’ best.