The wait, and the wait, and the wait is over! – Napoli, Italia – 3 ottobre 2015

knew we would end up at this pizzeria – the famous L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele.

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It’s been around since 1870, but, I’d be curious to know how the exposure given by Eat Pray Love affected the business.  They only serve two types of Neopolitan pizza – the ‘marinara’ and the ‘margherita’.  The line, if you can call it that, is daunting!

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We figured out you have to elbow your way to the door to get a number.  They were on number 23 when we arrived.  Yep, our number is 96!

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We decided to take a walk and grab a gelato appetizer.  The crowd continued to grow.  Cars and motorcycles continued to plow through.  This man actually thought he was assisting this car – I kid you not!

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This employee smoked a lot of cigarettes while handing out numbers and calling out numbers.

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The smart ones ordered ahead – and, ate the piping hot pie immediately.  These folks borrowed the hood of a car.  The owner wasn’t happy!

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Or, you can eat it on your scooter…

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When our number was called, the people around us were happy for us.  There was a table in the ‘last’ room  which we shared with a very friendly couple (Rafael and Rosaria) from Napoli.  We liked the fact the locals thought this was the best pizza in town.

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Most people ordered an entire pizza for themselves – and, ate it fast!  They don’t slice it for you.  You just dig in with a knife and fork.  Amy and I shared a margherita pizza.

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Even the pigeons dig the pizza!

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We agreed that the pizza was good, but, that we wouldn’t ever stand in line for more than two hours waiting, again.  But, it was a fun process!

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