Siamo Napoli is one of our favorite new restaurants. The recently opened Italian restaurant specializes in Neapolitan cuisine. In addition to Neapolitan-style pizza, the restaurant also offers a variety of housemade pastas and a lot of seafood.
The intimate space is quite lovely, with a full bar and a pizza oven imported from Italy.
We started with a basket of complimentary fresh baked bread.
SPECIAL MOZZARELLA ROLL
There were quite a few specials for the night and we started with one of them. The restaurants makes their own mozzarella in-house and this fresh mozzarella roll was filled with tomatoes and served with slices of prosciutto and arugula.
INSALATA DI MARE
Octopus, calamari, shrimp, fennel and frisee. We love the abundance of seafood in this dish and appreciated that the seafood was perfectly cooked. The octopus was tender and the shrimp were very plump.
Handmade thick-cut pasta, yellow cherry tomato, manila clams and tiger shrimp. This was my favorite dish of the night. I loved the lightness of the sauce, the al dente thick-cut pasta, and all the seafood elements.
This was another specialty that night. It featured squid ink pasta, tomatoes, mussels, scallops and shrimp. I enjoyed this pasta dish as well though I preferred the sauce from the scialatelli.
SALCICCIA E FRIARIELLI
Mozzarella, house-made fennel sausage, rapini. I wasn’t aware we had ordered a pizza without any tomato sauce, but I enjoyed this just the same. The crust was thin and chewy around the edges with a wonderful flavor. I rarely enjoy pizza crust but I ate all my crust here. Next time we will try one of the pizzas with tomato sauce.
MANDORLE AL CAFFE
Almond cake, espresso, custard with white chocolate sauce. I was so full by the end of our meal that I didn’t expect to order dessert. But then we browsed the dessert menu and this immediately caught my eye. This cake was a lovely way to end our meal. The almond cake was very light, with a creamy custard center and covered in a white chocolate sauce.
Overall, I had such a wonderful meal here and can’t wait to come back again soon. In addition to really enjoying all the dishes we had, I was very impressed with the service. During our meal, both the owner and manager came by our table several times to deliver food, check on how we were doing and thank us for coming in.
3959 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104