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Naples's Waterfront Chiaia District

Chiaia

The waterfront district of Chiaia—long home to top-notch Italian tailors—is now bursting at the seams with style.

Anhelo: The source for locally roasted Neapolitan coffee—and a go-to spot for Italian ladies who lunch. Tapas-style dishes make the most of regional Italian ingredients (try the tempura squid with pepper sauce). 3 Via Bisignano. $$

Rubinacci: The maestro of unstructured men’s tailoring has moved into appropriately posh digs: the imposing 16th-century Palazzo Cellamare. You’ll find brightly colored ties, silk foulards depicting Neapolitan landmarks, and soft-shouldered suits in new and vintage fabrics. 149 Via Chiaia.

South Italy Food: A salumeria/market/café that focuses on provisions made south of Rome: cheeses and cured meats, pastas, house-made breads, plus wine and artisanal beers from Naples.

Gemelli da Polso: Come here for extraordinary cuff links; some simple silver, others adorned with coral cameos, diamonds—or even glass vials filled with Saharan sand. 16/i Piazza Amedeo.

Lievito Madre al Mare: Top pizzaiolo Gino Sorbillo just debuted a branch of his beloved Naples pie shop on the seafront promenade. Go early: the lines for his thin-crust pizzas can be long, especially for outdoor seating. 1 Via Partenope. $

Tullierie: Design star Tullia Passerini Gargiulo recently relocated her gallery to an airy space just off Piazza dei Martiri. She stocks fine Art Nouveau and Midcentury Modern furniture by the likes of Fornasetti and Paul Evans. 11 Via Domenico Morelli.

Restaurant Pricing Key
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150

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The Pleasures of Italy

Photo by Tony C. French

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