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Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria

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(29 Reviews)

200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166

(212) 972-7001

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150
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Italian Restaurant in New York City

General Info
An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant situated in the landmark MetLife Building at Grand Central Terminal at East 45th Street, Naples 45 offers al fresco dining in the warmer months and Italian specialties with friendly take-out service and gourmet brick-oven slices to go. Naples 45 was awarded the coveted certification of "La Vera Pizza Napoletana"—one of only three such awards in New York City—in recognition of serving authentic Neapolitan pizza made with traditional ingredients, methods, and wood-burning ovens.
Hours

Regular Hours

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Phone: (212) 972-7000

Payment method
master card, visa, amex, discover, cash, company card, all major credit cards, diners club, debit
Price Range
$$$
Location
Met Life Bldg
Neighborhoods
Midtown Manhattan, Midtown East
AKA

Metlife Inc.

Naples Ristorante E Pizzeria At Metlife Bldg

Categories
Pizza, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Price Range : Above Average

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TKM

08/24/2009

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Overall
TERRIBLE SERVICE, TERRIBLE ATTITUDE

I had the unfortunate pleasure of being asked to step outside and wait for food that had been purchased because a disgruntled patron decided to walk up to me and a friend and tell us that the seats we were sitting in were for people who were eating, he would have had a valid point if there werent several additional seats for him to sit in and if we werent waiting for our food!

When we told him he was incredibly rude, he proceeded to be nasty with us, while the entire wait and cooking staff in the go portion of the restauraunt watched.

Thier solution was then to ask us to just wait outside because the altercation was disturbing others...

I will never go back to this restauraunt because I never want to run into the nasty man again for the fear that I might whip his ANGLE SIDE SIDE on sight, and the management team handled the situation poorly, because if they would have intervened when he approached us, we would have never had to address him directly.

mdagesq

12/11/2008

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Overall
Real Italian style pizza.

Really, really good pizza. Takes me back to Italy.
Pretty pricey, but this is Manhattan.
Nice decor. Service just OK.

mabascal7

01/10/2008

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Overall
Coincidences of Life?

I have never eaten at Naples 45, but I found it surprisingly funny that two different users writting a review could thing exactly the same. If you look at llauren234's text (""Authentic Neapolitan Pizza"") and sps424's (""Best Pizza in New York"") is really amazing to see how 2 different individuals could think the same way and express it with exactly the sames words (albeit the Title) about the restaurant. Funny coincidence. Or maybe some management insider trying to boost this place reputation for a lack of a better thing to do.... or a lack of customers... maybe. Just a thought. BTW, these users had the same recomendations about other places reviewed here in Citisearch.

jsp424

10/25/2007

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Overall
Best Pizza in New York!

Naples 45 is definitely the best pizza in New York! My office is in the Met Life building, and I go there all the time for the authentic pizza. Its not your typical, greasy NY slice. The cheese is the freshest youll find and the crust is flawlessly cooked. They make rectangular pizzas exactly like the pizziolis do in Naples, Italy, and have received a seal of approval for authenticity. If youre not a pizza fan, the salads are full of tasty ingredients, and my boyfriends a huge fan of the pasta dishes. They also have a shop full of gourmet delights, and they deliver!

mel0714

09/21/2007

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Overall
Terrible

I had the misfortune of chosing this restaurant for a business lunch. Service was mediocre as was the food. The major problem was that they ended up charging my credit card A FEW TIMES OVER with various incorrect charges.
In trying to correct the situation, I had to make countless phone calls, leave unanswered messages and faxes to the corporate office. Situation has still yet to be corrected

AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!

reminyc

08/31/2007

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Overall
too much 'tude

as mentioned in other reviews, if you like a place with a lot of attitude and b*tchy servers and hosts, this place is for you!!

wisebrain

08/31/2007

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Overall
Unique pizza and dessert

I had take out but it was quite good, not sure how expensive this place is but it's not a bad place to go.

djcamara

02/01/2007

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Overall
Nightmare

Okay. I live in NY so I know all about snooty waitstaff etc. But I must relate an experience my wife and I had at this place. It was beyond belief. We were having drinks and a series of apps and pizza at their really nice long bar. The appetizers arrive -- no silverware. There was no other silverware available anywhere at the bar area [WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT IN ANY WAY EXAGGERATED] The bartender is either too busy or too unconcerned to pay attention to our hails. Five minutes go by. Ten minutes go by. I get up and approach a table in the completely empty side dining area. As I'm about to pick up two sets of silverware I'm angrily confronted by a young waitress who demands to know what I ""think I'm doing?"" After I explain the situation, she demands that I ""do not remove the tables forks & knives"" -- that she will bring us over two sets. OK, I say and return to the bar. After another ten minutes, the bar tender asks ""why don't you guys have any silverware?"" and finally brings us some. The waitress with a tude never appears. I did not leave a tip (only the 2nd time I've ever not tipped). On the way out, I complained to the unconcerned manager who told me it was unfair of me not to tip.

mr_meursault

11/15/2006

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Overall
Great Pizza

We came here for dinner, without a reservation. The restaurant is so large that it seems there will generally be some room. The decor is reminiscent of an upscale diner. The service is a little spotty, albeit our server was very nice. They did not offer us parmesan cheese, and at one point we saw a hostess push menus around on the floor with her shoes, and only then pick them up. Undoubtedly these menus will wind up on someone's table later on. Aside from that incident, the place was clean. The food was the highlight of the dining experience here. The pizza is among the best I've ever had, if not the best. The only real complaints we had were that the anchovies were too salty. The seared shrimp appetizer was also delicious, as was the tiramisu. The cheesecake was also quite pleasant. Overall, this place may not be fine dining at its best, but I will return for the pizza.

nygirl10036

10/18/2006

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Overall
Best pizza in NY!

This authentic Naples pizza is amazing! You can taste how fresh and cared for each of the ingredients are. They even ship special water from out of state! The pizzas are hand-made by pizzaiole, baked in one of three wood-burning pizza ovens. The cheese, basil and sauce blend perfectly. If you're not into pizza, there are over 10 Piccoli Piatti for sharing and my boyfriend loves the pasta options. Main courses consist of a variety fish, chicken, meats and other seafood. This really is a can't miss! I love going here after work. It's convenient and a total escape from my hectic day with it's relaxing, open atmosphere. In the summer they also have a great patio. And don't miss the gift shop!

llauren234

10/06/2006

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Authentic Neapolitan Pizza

No matter what you hear, Naples 45 is definitely the best pizza in New York! My office is in the Met Life building, and I go there all the time for the authentic pizza. Its not your typical, greasy NY slice. The cheese is the freshest youll find and the crust is flawlessly cooked. They make rectangular pizzas exactly like the pizziolis do in Naples, Italy, and have received a seal of approval for authenticity. If youre not a pizza fan, the salads are full of tasty ingredients, and my boyfriends a huge fan of the pasta dishes. They also have a shop full of gourmet delights, and they deliver!

jimbos1015

09/29/2006

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Overall
Nice Casual Dining

Enjoyed several small plates and a pizza. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We sat outside it was beautiful evening, yes the view leaves a lot to be desired but it was better than being cooped up inside.

sharonmarcus

08/12/2006

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Overall
Decent service, decent food, disappointing porch

We visited Naples 45 last night, as it was beautiful out and we read there was a porch there. Only thing is that the porch is out front and really just looks at a bunch of post office trucks that are parked there and another building. While the food was decent and the service was good, I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking for outdoor seating with any kind of ambience. I'd probably only visit again for a quick midtown lunch indoors.

jhambach

05/11/2006

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Overall
Great Neapolitan pizza

We had a wonderful meal at Naples 45 a month ago on a visit to NYC. Our son loves pizza and we have a certified Neapolitan pizzaria in our home city (Seattle), we liked this nearly as much - and the differences were more about personal preference than any reflection on either restaurant. Quality ingredients & preparation all around, and a very fair price for NYC. Would definitely go back again.

afsouth

02/27/2006

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Overall
Best Pizza outside of Italy

I've been to Naples 45 for dinner twice. I've had pizza both times and the caprese salad appetizer. Both are delicious, the cooks are friendly and are willing to take a moment and speak to you and shake your hand. The service is a bit slow, but harkens back to my years growing up in Napoli, Italy where things are not rushed and when you sit down for dinner the table is yours all night.

judgiepudge

02/27/2006

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Imported Flour ... Excellent Pizza

The pizza here is delicious. The combination of fresh tomato sauce, fresh mozz cheese, basil and the dough they make with imported flour, makes this is one of the better pizza's in NY. They have some great entrees here as well. Service is great, takeout is good too. Would recommend - perfect for those looking for a place close to grand central.

jenbo

02/17/2006

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Best Neopolitan Pizza outside Naples

I just got back from eating at some of Naples' most famous pizzerias, and I gotta say, that this pizza is the closest I'll ever come to eating it in New York. The crust is pillow soft, a touch of salt, just perfectly charred on the bottom and edges, not too much cheese, vibrant tomato flavor....i want one now!!! I've been there with parties of 10, and parties of 2, and each time the service has been fantastic.

park245

11/09/2005

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Pizza for lunch

Great pizza for lunch place. Service was quick. The pizza was great. And it was quick which is very important. Have the iced tea. It was wonderful.

mingtsai

11/04/2004

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Appetizers

I was there on a Wednesday evening (6:30PM) for a dinner for two. My friend has eaten here before and suggested we order multiple appetizers and share them instead of ordering the entrees. It turned out to be a great suggestion because all the appetizers we got were decently portioned and delicious. The restaurant was only half full when we were there so the wait staff was very attentive.

punky21

08/18/2004

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Overall
Italian Wine Tastings in August

We went for the free Italian wine tasting event they have every Thursday in August and it was fantastic. The wine was wonderful and the pizza (which was free) was even better than the wine. They never ran out of either despite the growing crowd young professionals. The clientele at the restaurant was a bit older and more sophisticated, which is understable considering it's Park Avenue location and higher than average menu prices.
I will definitely come back to sample the regular menu though, I was impressed.