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“Fresh, tasty local cuisine”

Pizza a Metro da Gigino L'Universita Della Pizza
Ranked #28 of 97 Restaurants in Vico Equense
Price range: $16 - $33
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to PIZZAMETROPizza a Metro from "Gigino" - as known as the university of pizza - is the historic pizzeria in Vico Equense, in the province of Naples. Its founder, Gigino Dell'Amura, has the merit of having invented, in the 30's, "pizza by the meter", from the characteristic Mediterranean flavor, which has become known today in the Italian culinary tradition as in that of the whole world.Pizza a Metro has, over the years, become the "University of Pizza" thanks to the quality of the ingredients used, the variety of pizzas offered, and of course, the unmistakable taste of true Neapolitan pizza.Pizza a Metro is also a restaurant where you can enjoy a wide variety of delicious Neapolitan dishes hand made, including fresh seafood quality certified and guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning palates.
Geneva, Switzerland
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Fresh, tasty local cuisine”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

While staying for a week at Villa Ketty (see also our separate review on Villa Ketty), we ate four times at Pizza a Metro. Usually we prefer changing restaurants to try out different cuisines, but in Pizza a Metro, the realm of Mr. Mario from Villa Ketty, we found so much excellent and different, local dishes to experiment that we came back. Of course we had pizza, always very tasty and perfectly cooked. In particular, the use of green vegetables gave a fine equilibrium to the overall flavor, with a bit of bitterness. We also had pasta that was cooked just al dente, with sauces that were not too watery but condensed enough to fully impart their fragrance. For instance, we had linguine al cartoccio, cooked then finalized in aluminum foil with shellfish; vermicelli al vongole veracci, a classic from the Neapolitan area, with very large vongole; pasta with funghi porcini (boletus) sauce.

In terms of fish, we tasted a fritura of small fishes and algua, with a very light dough; spigole (whole fish) cooked in a crust made of flour and salt, very delicate and not overcooked; swordfish (pesce spada) grilled. Of note was a "basic" winter minestrone, very green, a bit bitter, with scarolle, winter brocolli, chicoree, dense and very intense. We did not try many desserts, not being hungry enough, but those we had were, also, just rightly balanced in taste. A characteristic of the house is that everything is fresh, cooked in the restaurant, including the dough for pizza, cakes.

Visited January 2014
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Pizza by the metre!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

As there were only four of us dining, we simply had individual pizzas, although the Pizza by the Metre looked great fun.

The food was very good and the prices were reasonable (€7-8 per pizza). Beer was well priced too.

Visited January 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very disappointing - go elsewhere!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Like so many other reviewers, we found this place very disappointing for the quality of the food and particularly, the service. And like some of them, we had our experience out of season when the place was only half full. Heaven help you if the place is busy!

We had to try it because the 1 meter size pizza is legendary. It is impressive and even more impressive is the opportunity to see them make the pizza however, the service is abysmal. We were served by 6 different waiters and only after we "pleaded" for their attention.

As mentioned by others, the restaurant can sit probably a couple of hundred and lacks any sense of ambiance or style.

At the end of our meal, which was reasonable priced, I couldn't wait to pay the bill and leave. I receommend that you find somewhere else to eat - try the restaurant at Cubo Apartments on the main Street leading up to the fountain where Anna is the most amazing cook!

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Just eat here!!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed in this town for a week and ate here five times including take aways! It is that good and they do other food including Mac n' cheese Mmmmmm, excellent spaghetti and boozy profiteroles. The service is attentive and it offers excellent value for money, the most we spent for the two of us in one go was E55 and that was for four courses including house wine. Some staff do speak English and there are English menus. Mario is the owner and the KING of Pizza! This is a family run business and many local people come to eat here so you can tell it is trusted.

  • Visited November 2013
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Buckinghamshire, Uk
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“Justly famous for the experience”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Locals come from miles around to this cavernous restaurant in the delightful town of Vico Equense. It is famous for serving pizza by the metre, and offers a good variety of flavours to choose from as well as a take away service. We are probably spoit in having many good wood-fired authentic pizza restaurants around now - but this is as good as any.

  • Visited October 2013
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