Naples 15's Caffé & Pizza Sospeso
"Suspended" Coffee & Pizza:
In Naples once upon a time there was a beautiful habit. When a person was happy for some reason and wanted a coffee, instead of paying for one they paid for two. One they drank and the other was reserved for someone worse off who couldn't afford it. In other words this was a coffee offered to humanity.
Here at Naples 15 we would like to take the initiative of the caffe sospeso and offer the Pizza Margherita suspended.
Our customers may participate by paying only half price for the second (suspended) pizza as a donation. You can enable those whom are less fortunate to eat a hot meal. This can also be done traditionally with a coffee. As a Neopolitan I grew up with this tradition and I believe it makes the heart feel better when you can do something for someone you don't know and receive nothing in return.
If you are in need, please come in and ask our wait staff if there are any suspended pizzas available.
Learn more about this popular Neopolitan tradition. Or please read this excellent book written by acclaimed author and philosopher, Luciano De Crescenzo called; IL Caffe Sospeso.
UPDATE: We've been getting a lot of awesome press (Internationally!) for running this great program. Visit the links below and take a look at what the rest of the world thinks. Grazie!
Delicacies & Specials
Treasure of the Sea
Scallops al la provinclé, lobster a la malvasia, Manilla clams, & Mediterranean mussels
Ravioli with fresh porcini mushrooms and parmesan cream.
Delicious prawns, accompanied with scallops and lobster on a bed of paccheri
Vitello alla Ferdinando II
Fettuccine noodles in cream sauce with veal, schallots, Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto di parma, smoked Buffalo parm and truffles
Spaghetti alla Marechiaro
Prawns, manila clams, cherry tomato, EVO, fresh parsley, & pinch of hot pepper
Try our made to order Cappuccinos. We promise you haven't had cappuccino this good.
Spaghetti e Peperoncino
Tender spaghetti topped with garlic olive oil and chillis. A beautiful vegan dish
Aragosta Louis XIII
Lobster flambé with Remy Martin Cognac, accompanied with scallops and prawns over fettuccine
Seppia alla Malvasia
Serving fresh cuttlefish with Malvasia wine. A unique dish that is a must try.
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Foi Gras Pizza
Available for a limited time only. Fois Gras Pizza! It's decadent and delicious. Try some today.
O' Sole Mio
Margarhita's Pizza: San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, salt, & EVO
Margherita DOC Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Salt, EVO Oil.
Mandulinata a Napule
Marinara Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Garlic, Oregano, EVO Oil, Basil, Salt.
Tu si na Cosa Grande
Momma Anna Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Anchovy Fillet, Salt, Ground pepper, EVO Oil, Black Olives, Capers.
Hot Salame Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, Salt, EVO Oil, Naples Salami.
I Te Vurria Vasa
Salame and Master Green Pizza: Mozzarella, Master Green, Sausage, Pepper, Salt, EVO Oil.
Capricciosa's Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Mushroom, Black Olives, Artichokes, Salt, Ham, Basil, EVO Oil.
Santa Lucia Luntana
Mushrooms and Parmesan: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Mushroom, Shaved Parmesan, EVO Oil, Salt.
Torna a Surriento
Scamorza Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Smoked mozz., Basil, Salt, EVO Oil.
'O Paese do Sole
Sweet Pepper Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozz., Carrot, Salt, Black olives, Pecorino Cheese, Sweet Peppers, EVO Oil.
I Te Vurria Vasa
Rocket and Parmesan: Mozzarella, Basil, Salt, Pepper, Rocket, Parmigiano Reggiano, EVO Oil.
Ricotta and Bacon: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Ricotta Cheese, Salted Pork, EVO Oil, Salt.
Ammore e Femmena
Four Cheese: Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Hot Provolone, Smoked Scamorza, Salt, Rosemary, EVO Oil.
Tu ca nu Chiagne
Tuna and Onion Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Tuna, Basil, Onion, Black Olives, Salt, EVO Oil.
Neapolitan stuffed Pizza: S. Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Ricotta, Mozzarella, Basil, (Salame on request), Salt, EVO Oil.
In Honor of Totó
Antonio De Curtis, Totó embodied the soul of Naples. He could make everyone laugh, cry and think, and was a truly wonderful human.
Here is a poem called A' Cunzegna by him;
In the evening, when the Sun retires
and delivery to the Moon for the night,
She says in his ear: "I'm going home:
I recommend you to all lovers ".
Learn more about Totó here.
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Spaghetti ai I ricci di mare
Spaghetti with sea urchins
Loch Duart Salmon
Loch Duart Salmon all puttanesca with pasta casareccia
Aragosta con Paccheri
Paccheri pasta with lobster in white sauce with Malvasia
Insalata alla Marina Grande
Caprise Salad: Fresh mozzarella, fresh cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil
The ragu Napoletano at Naples 15 is a salty, meaty treat featuring tender shreds of pork and veal as buried treasure among the pasta.
Scallops, roasted garlic, hazelnut oil, & pink champagne served over a bed of paccheri pasta
Riso e' Patane
A perfect gluten free dish, made with arborio rice, celery, carrots, shallots, onions, fresh potatoes, EVO, basil, and caciocavallo.
Insalata e' Duie Paravise
This summer we are featuring a delicious citrus and vegetable salad - the Two Paradises Salad
Prepared with truffles, onion, garlic, carrots, cloves, salame, prosciutto, pancetta, and lean ground beef
A Word From the Monzu
Thanks for visiting Naples 15, Salvatore Di Scala's entry into America's great culinary reserve. This is your gateway to Southern Italy and the heart of true Neapolitan cuisine. It has always been a dream of mine to bring The Heart of Naples to Madison & share the experience of my travels through traditional Neapolitan cuisine and enchanting Neapolitan culture. My restaurant is dedicated to my family, my friends, my home city of Naples, and my home away from home - Madison. Buon appetito e Grazie,
- Salvatore Di Scala
In the News
We're on TV
Thanks to our dear friend Charlie Shortino at NBC 15 for the excellent on-air mention before our anniversary dinner. Check it out.
And again, Charlie has given us an excellent shout out on-air. We're happy to have another wood fire oven convert! Thanks Charlie.
Naples 15 is looking for talented and dedicated people to join our team. Stop by today to apply for a job as waitress, cook, bartender, or delivery driver.
Gluten Free Every Day!
We now are offering Homemade Gluten Free dishes every day at Naples 15. Dishes include lasagna, pasta, risotto and more with many amazing savory sauces to choose from. Ask your server about all of our options.
Naples 15 is now officially a proud, certified member of the Assoziazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN). What does that mean? It means we only serve the very best in authentic Neapolitan pizzas.