"Ué canguro, venne cca'! Mo vo far' na foto?"
The famous Margherita Pizza of Pizzeria Brandi. In 1889, Rafaello Esposito, the pizzaiolo of Brandi, was invited to make a new type of pizza for Margherita, the Queen of Naples & The Kingdom of The Two Sicilies. It was a raving success. Nearly 125 years later, in the birthplace of the pizza, we can still taste that same delicacy. Founded in 1789 Pizzeria Brandi is still a thriving business and makes one of the best, if not the best, pizzas in Italy.
In my Workshop, you can see the finished product.
Other pizzerias in Naples I would recommend are Di Matteo and Gino Sorbillo.
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willperrett (6712) 2014-01-25 5:43
Great environmental group portrait. They seem happy enough in their work, though the chef himself is aware of the next customers coming in! The sepia toning is entirely appropriate for such an historical enterprise.
Lovely informal work.
Sergiom (58734) 2014-01-25 5:48
I like the vintage look of this photo. Looks like a documentary of old times.The result in colors is very appealing.
I will spent my 40th wedding anniversary in Rome in May....can't wait to taste one.
Have a great weekend
macjake (55562) 2014-01-25 6:46
forget seafood, forget fine dining...Pizza is where its at baby!
of course we all seek the best tasting pizza, but you know the saying...even bad pizza is still good pizza!
Tosca loves her food, and I love my Pizza! This for sure is a spot we'll go to in Naples - just because of you and your high standing regard for it, better not let us down! haha
those are some pretty cool looking ovens in the bg too.
nicely shot in monochrome for that ol' time feel.
thanks for the WS photo too, now i'm really hungry.
emka (77444) 2014-01-25 7:00
Pizza Margherita :) is the most classic pizza and when you say it is the best in italy, I am sure it is. It looks so tasty on your Workshop photo. They have nice ovens to make pizzas, specially the one behind looks very old. The guys saw you and are smiling,only the Chef pretends not seeing you, or on contrary, wants the photo more interesting. I like sepia here, it has a timeless look. Not so many has changer during these years, but earlier probably didn't packed pizzas in the boxes that are behind, Could you eat all? it looks enormous.
Warm regrads from frozen Warsaw
carlo62 (31444) 2014-01-25 8:35
non si fanno queste cose, io cerco di controllarmi nel mangiare e tu vieni fuori con questi capolavori....
Mitica pizza e bel servizio fotografico, la "cangura" ha colpito ancora.
photoray (11795) 2014-01-25 8:39
Your Pizzeria Brandi bakers at work with the classical ovens not only catches my attention, but also stimulates my stomach. Obviously a happy crew.
I am reminded of my youth before the franchise pizzas, when I could take a date to a pizza restaurant in SoCal and there would be a folk singer to entertain and home cooked style pizza.
Have a fine weekend,
lousat (75566) 2014-01-25 8:51
Ciao Lisa,ho deciso..stasera pizza! La tua foto mi ha convinto! Purtroppo non sara' buona come questa ma mi accontentero',foto bellissima,note ricche di consigli e...un WS molto appetitoso..ehehe....buona Domenica e complimenti,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (23286) 2014-01-25 9:07
At the risk of sounding like a spoiled child, I want one of those pizzas. I want one I want one I want one!!! hahaha, too often I come to TE when hungry, and it seems whenever I do, there are the finest delicacies from all around the world on display to tempt me. Sadly, the internet doesn't allow me to reach out and eat it just yet, but someday. And when that day comes, I will become very fat....
A beautiful post, and as mentioned above, so perfect for the sepia treatment. Sepia never really makes an appearance on this site, and I think its a shame as I really like it. Its very fitting for this portrait pic, and this is one I can see being hung on the walls of this pizzeria in 100 years. You have made a happy working group portrait moment into an important historical document, while keeping all the fun in it. Now that's a skill!!
I hope all is well Lisa, the best of everything to you from the soggy land.
All the best
ktanska (24626) 2014-01-25 9:52
I can imagine this place for pilgrimage. A cool, friendly and well framed portrait. I really like the style of those old ovens. B&W fits well.
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-01-25 9:55
I don´t know how others,but for me it´s like a best invitation to visit Naples.
And to call it just delicious would be an understatement.
Quintessence of Italy and inseparable part of Italian culture.
Btw.sephia was really excellent idea to give th eimage more "historical" dimension,and the WS photo,well...I wish I were in Naples now:)
Wish You all the best
mkamionka (30220) 2014-01-25 12:35
when I lived in Dublin across the street from my work there was an Italian restaurant Cafe di Napoli. I liked very much their food. There were only Italians working there which gave it a specific atmosphere. I remember when I once aksed for Margerita but than I complained that it does not contain basilicum which means it misses the green color of the Italian flag. I was quite surprised because the Italian girl serving the pizza did not know what I am talking about but fortunately another Italian girl explained her the story... Lovely capture here, black and white makes it feel as if it was the archival photo.
I would love to have this pizza here...
Ninello52 (7542) 2014-01-25 12:36
Bello e simpatico omaggio alla pizza e alle tradizioni del nostro paese!!Mi piace anche la soluzione virata!
InasiaJones (31448) 2014-01-25 13:17
A bad pizzeria in Napoli would be hard to find I guess, and when I visited the city, I headed at Da Michele, another iconic pizzeria. It was an experience of course, waiting for more than an hour on the street with my number in hand, despite the fact that I was there at 11h00am... So it was a nice surprise to see Julia Roberts eating at Da Michele in Eat, Pray, Love, with these unmistakable white and green tiles and I am sure she didn't had to wait outside like me, and actually, they probably wait for her... :-p))
I am surprised to see that you were able to get a photo with the collaboration of the staff, in such an iconic destination... Considering the numbers of tourists going there, I would have imagine that they don't have the patience anymore. Just for the setting, the old brick ovens and proud pizza makers, this photo is highly interesting. Although it was a spontaneous shot, the composition is well-balanced, with everyone at the right place.
snunney (82559) 2014-01-26 2:47
I wonder if our Queen has ever eaten pizza, I don't think so somehow, but I may be wrong. A fine daily life composition that has a pleasant balance to it. Excellent conversion to black and white. I wish you a pleasant and not too stressful week ahead.
Silvio1953 (120652) 2014-01-26 9:49
Ciao Lisa, da qualche parte del mio hard disk ce l'ho anch'io una foto di questa pizzeria, splendida conversione in seppia, gran belle le espressioni dei pizzaroli, brava, ciao Silvio
mirosu (13340) 2014-01-27 3:53
You have captured these pizza makers from excellent perspective in superb light. I like the smiling faces, I'm sure that the men enjoyed your presence. I like the photo with nice monochrome sepia conversion which works very well here.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
Gigidusud (15147) 2014-01-28 2:56
Con la versione B&W la scena sembra antica, buona idea! Sono stato qui 3 anni fa buonissima la pizza Margherita! Yummy il tuo WS! :)
Grazie per la gondivisione, un abbraccio.
rigoletto (34255) 2014-01-28 7:19
hi lisa. thanks to this shot, i checked your naples gallery and saw many vintage design photos. this might be due to your nosthalgic connection with the city? anyway, all of them have timeless looks, this one included. here, the composition is almost epic with perfect placing of the cooks, and one of them presenting us his masterwork. no need to say that i ordered home a pizza after enjoying this one. bon appetit.
mesutilgim (83046) 2014-01-29 3:03
For a fan of black & white photography it's a great work !
On first instance I was thinking it's an oldie but wasn't.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Juzo (4343) 2014-01-30 6:00
A belated Happy New Year :) I am slow out of the blocks thus far this year.
Great sepia inspired moment from Napoli (one of the top 10 places on my travel bucket list!). I like each expression, and the fact they are making something so delicious.
ikeharel (56066) 2014-01-30 7:41
The "finished product" picture had given me a great apptite now, soon I will sit for dinner, and what a smell...
Nice both images, the people in the Pizza kitchen look happy and content, and the stone ovens are really a piece of art for the product making's.
best regards, salute.
Waylim (25186) 2014-01-31 9:36
Wow, pizza just for me? I will have to go there and claim my. The WS looks delicious, love the traditional Italian style pizza. The American has certain take pizza to a whole new level where it is not like pizza anymore but piles of way too many things on top. In Italy you can really taste its simplicity, the bread, the sourse, enough cheese and a couple of light topping. Love the black and white presentation.
You know being a girl is easier to take pictures of people. Being a guy, I'm just a pervert, especially if I want to take picture of little boy and girls. In the third world countries is still okay, thank goodness.
ourania (30187) 2014-01-31 12:36
Ciao cara Lisa,
una foto mervaigliosa, un ritratto significativo ed interessante che sicuramente ottera' tanto piu' valore con il pasaggio del tempo. Hai gia' creato un atmospfera senza tempo con la tua composizione semplice, definizione eccellente e tinta calorosa e nostalgica che mi piace tantissimo. E' molto piacevole vedere la pizza, i strumenti del lavoro, le diverse attitudini, il sorriso in primo piano. I tre pizzaioli spiccano superbamente, i dettagli scuri fanno un contrasto stupendo. Davvero deliziosa la foto del workshop! Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
tatadalou (6081) 2014-01-31 14:24
We can feel the pride of these pizzaioli in front of your camera. The use of B&W fits very well with this scene, with a nice light on the protagonists.
jcpix (13564) 2014-01-31 18:15
Gidday dear Lisa,
Pizza, even if it's bad it's good....and in Italy, it's ALWAYS good! Hands down, my all time favorite was from a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Milano. Don't know what it was, but I didn't know whether to eat it or rub it all over my face...it was that delicious! Went there three times in two days. Mmmmmm!
Not only have you taken us behind the counter with this shot, but the soft sepia tone has given this a terrific nostalgic feeling to along with the history of this place. Plus, we get a couple of warm smiles to welcome us in. Alright, I'm off to get myself a slice...only wish it were here though. :) Hope all has been well. Take good care.
Warmest and friendly wishes from PHX,
mcmtanyel (12473) 2014-02-07 22:17
This is a great capture of the kitchen of this pizzeria. Even looking at the unfinished product is making my mouth water, so I am not sure if I should look at the workshop.
adores (36195) 2014-02-19 15:22
This is really Italy:)! Very good shot, they seem really amused with your camera and the details of the kitchen are great. I like it in b&w!
- Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) (53001)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Food
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My Italian Food Tour, My People, Campania Mia II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 5:39