If you ever head to southern Italy, do yourself a favor and make sure you try the mozzarella di bufala, a delicious specialty from the Campania region (Naples area). Honestly, it’s the best mozzarella I’ve ever had in my life. I guess you can say we have some pretty good imported mozzarella di bufala and burrata cheeses in San Francisco (we have a pretty big Italian population and “Little Italy”), but there’s just nothing quite like the real deal over here. It’s moist, dripping with buffalo milk, soft and the flavor is fantastic, especially when paired with prosciutto crudo: it’s a winning combination. If and when we move from Italy one day, this is one of the things that will top the charts in terms of things I miss.
This photo was taken in a restaurant along the water near the Castello (Castle) in Naples, close to Santa Lucia. There’s a great strip of places to dine at – everything from pizzerias, gelaterias, cafes to even sushi. It’s one of my favorite (and safest) spots in Naples. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name, but if you visit the Castello (which is definitely worth checking out) you’ll find tons of great options on the water.