Siamo Napoli embraces its Italian identity

Oct 04, 2019 258

We are Naples. That’s what the name means of San Diego’s latest Italian restaurant operated by people from Italy, means. Siamo Napoli recently picked up where Il Postino left off in a large North Park restaurant row space. If you’re looking for a way to distinguish this one from what has become many worthy Italian options around town, it would be that Napolitano identity.

I’ve never been to Naples, but if bread service there includes a dipping bowl of basil pesto, sign me up. That and the breezy elegance of the place made a good first impression, brightened by leafy hanging plants, a white and blue tiled bar (serving wines and apertivos), and the site of a wood burning pizza oven. I dove straight into a margherita pie (generous grating of parmesan optional), and relished munching on the simple yet effective ingredients and pliant Neapolitan crust ($11). 

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