Monthly Archives: September 2015

Naples, Italy, the Birthplace of Pizza—Served in Excellence at L’ Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Having finished our day ruminating over the ruins of ancient Pompeii, Mrs. Pie and I timed our connecting train back to Rome leaving enough time for a quick pizza in its birthplace of Naples. Arriving at the train station there, all would have been just fine had we remembered to bring along our list of […]

Snack Bar Pizza is Still Snack Bar Pizza—Even at the Ruins in Pompeii, Italy!

During our recent stay in Rome, Mrs. Pie and I planned a day trip to see the famous ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii. This side trip would take us through Napoli, or Naples, which is the birthplace of pizza. Naples has a reputation of being a somewhat of a rough gritty city and […]

Roman-Style Pizza Magnifico—Virgilio in Rome, Italy’s Campo de’ Fiori

Day Three in Rome and Mrs. Pie and I were still winging it about what things to do on our tourist list and when to do them. After spending some time seeing the sites of the Roman Capitale and shopping along the Via del Corso, it was time for lunch. Mrs. Pie suggested we try […]

The Snob’s First Roman-Style Pizza Experience—Li Rioni in Rome, Italy

It was a Sunday and our first full day in Rome. Mrs. Pie and I had no specific pizza plans so I thought we might follow some Facebook advice we received from an American friend. So I made a mental note to locate the place she said was her favorite when she lived in our […]

The Snob and Mrs. Pie in Italy—Off to a Great Start in Rome at C’era una volta …la Pizza

Somewhere inside our brain is a place where we create and store imaginary mental images of the places we have heard of but have never actually visited. Mine had a directory full of almost sixty years of images of what Italy would be like. Finally, with the nest at home now empty, I was able […]

Nashville Pizza Company–Not in Nashville and Not Very Classic

Looking for more local pizza places to pick on, I decided to go back to a place I hadn’t visited in several years: Nashville Pizza Company. NPC currently operates two places in Franklin, but does not actually have a spot in the Music City. So let’s face it, why didn’t they call it the Franklin […]