10 Best Places for an Aperitif in Naples

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Where are the best places to have an aperitif in Naples?

Naples is a city known for its history, for its artistic beauties but also for an important culinary tradition and for the conviviality that is breathed in every corner. The ritual of the aperitif is an "invention" that originates more in the north, but that has also been gaining ground recently in the Neapolitan capital.
That's why we wanted to offer you a list of the best places to have an aperitif, perhaps enjoying the splendid view of the sea or where to taste gastronomic and oenological delights.


  1. Belledonne wine store
  2. Barrel
  3. Café Azar
  4. Historical Archive
  5. Vanilla Coffee
  6. Space Nea
  7. Salmoneria Upnea
  8. Ham
  9. Kestè
  10. Literary Café Intra Moenia

1 - Belledonne Wine Shop

  • Address: Vico Belledonne in Chiaia, 18.
  • Average price: 11 Euros
  • Recommended speciality: olives and taralli
  • Contacts: Phone 081 403162 - www.facebook.com/enotecabelledonne/

A really trendy place in what has recently become a characteristic wine bar. Here it is possible to taste a delicious wine choosing among numerous labels, accompanying your glass with Italian specialties, such as cheese and salami platters, olives and taralli. To enrich the offer there are also Spanish culinary specialties, bruschetta but also tasty croutons prepared with Altamura bread.

2 - Barrel

  • Address: Via Giuseppe Fiorelli, 11.
  • Average price: 12 Euros
  • Specialty: Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Contacts: Phone 393 9814362 - www.facebook.com/BarrilNapoli/

It is a very quiet place to discover, because only once you enter you can appreciate its full potential. The rustic but very nice decor allows those looking for a little relaxation to enjoy a glass of excellent wine and some specialties such as eggplant parmigiana. They do not lack cold cuts and cheeses and the classic bruschetta.

3 - Café Azar

  • Address: Via Alessandro Scarlatti, 139.
  • Average price: 8 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: various sandwiches
  • Contacts: Phone 081 578, www.facebook.com/azarcafenew/

In the nightlife of Vomero this place has conquered a prominent place thanks to the well-furnished garden and a suggestive atmosphere. Here you can chat with friends, perhaps over a cocktail accompanied by excellent examples of finger food. The restaurant is also famous for its excellent desserts.

4 - Historical Archive

  • Address: Via Alessandro Scarlatti, 30.
  • Average price: 12 Euros
  • Recommended speciality: various cocktails
  • Contacts: Phone 081 1932 1922, www.facebook.com/archiviostoriconapoli/

This restaurant is also located in Vomero and offers excellent cocktails to enjoy in company and perhaps to share. It also has outdoor spaces, where during the weekend you can find many children even at aperitif time. This place is suitable for those who are not discouraged by long waits to be served.

5 - Vanilla Coffee

  • Address: Via Partenope, 12.
  • Average price: 15 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: saltimbocca
  • Contacts: Phone 081 764, www.facebook.com/vanillacafenapoli/

It is a place that is struggling to keep up with others already well established and organized for an aperitif. The average price is a bit high and the quality is not excellent, but the view enjoyed from the tables of this place is priceless. Quality or panorama? To you the choice.

6 - Nea Space

  • Address:
    Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, 53 (first access)
    Piazza Bellini, 59 (first access)
  • Average price: 12 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: desserts
  • Contacts: Phone 081 451358, www.facebook.com/spazio.nea/

It is a real contemporary art gallery, where to have an aperitif in total tranquility. Often venue for local music concerts, it is possible to have a drink in the open space of the restaurant. In addition to savory snacks, in Spazio Nea are recommended pastries and sweet dishes.

7 - Upnea delicatessen

  • Address: Via San Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli, 34/35.
  • Average price: 15 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: smoked mozzarella cheese
  • Contacts: Phone 081 1936 4649, www.facebook.com/salumeriaupnea/

The indication Salumeria does not do justice to this delicious bistro located in the historic center of Naples that is also a restaurant. Good food is at home here, the proposals vary from typical Neapolitan specialties revisited in a modern way. The quality is medium-high, it is possible to choose wines, meats and cheeses from Campania and produced by small businesses in the area.

8 - Ham

  • Address: Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, 9.
  • Average price: 15 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: Iberian ham
  • Contacts: Phone 081 420, www.facebook.com/Jamon-2458/

A tiny but delicious place that offers an excellent selection of wines, thanks to the great passion of the owner, but also tasty meats and cheeses from all over Italy and beyond. Try the bruschetta taralli with butter and pepper but also craft beers.

9 - Kestè

  • Address: Largo San Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli, 26.
  • Average price: 12 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: personalized cocktails
  • Contacts: Phone 081 781, www.facebook.com/kesteartbar/

It is a place in the historical center very popular among students, both Italian and from all over the world. Kestè is famous not only for its wines, cocktails and culinary specialties, but also for musical and cultural events organized.

10 - Intra Moenia Literary Café

  • Address: Piazza Bellini, 70.
  • Average price: 17 Euros
  • Recommended specialty: Mixed cutting boards
  • Contacts: Phone 081 451652, www.facebook.com/intramoenia.napoli/

Located in the historic center of the city, it is becoming one of the reference points for the aperitif ritual for a refined and demanding clientele. The environment is cultured and, in addition to offering food and drink, organizes exhibitions, presentations and concerts.

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