Da Fischetto is like an institution in Barriera di Milano neighborhood.
It is a small pizzeria and restaurant with a total of 6 tables, run by the same family since three generations. Until a few years ago it was still run by the grandmother, who used to cook pasta and other dishes back in the kitchen, the grandfather, who used to manage customers and was an extremely fun and entertaining waiter, together with their son who still prepares pizzas on the open sight counter.
Now, as the owners got old and retired, the daughter-in-law and the grandson took their place at the restaurant.
Fischetto’s family is original from Campania so they decorated the restaurant’s walls with hundreds of objects, plates, old pictures, paintings, sayings, and other “stuff” that invokes Naples and the region. It is quite picturesque.
The menu is simple: a few options for pizza, a few for pasta and a selection of really traditional cold appetizers like mozzarella with tomatoes and seafood salad. Everything is prepared with good quality ingredients and with simplicity, almost as if the family was cooking in their home kitchen.
My favorite dishes are the spaghetti alla carbonara and pizza “Fischetto”: a capricciosa-style pizza that they prepare in a unique way, cutting mushrooms, artichokes, black olives and ham together with a big chunk of mozzarella called “treccia” (literally braid).
The portions are really big so start your dinner ordering only one dish and then if you are still hungry, order more.