Pescheria Mattiucci

Seafood in Santa Lucia & Chiaia

Run by brothers Francesco, Gennaro and Luigi, this local Chiaia fishmonger transforms daily into a wonderfully intimate, sociable seafood eatery. Perch yourself on a bar stool, order a vino, and watch the team prepare your super-fresh, tapas-style crudo (raw seafood) to order. You'll also find a number of simple, beautifully cooked surf dishes.

If they're on the menu, order the scampi with fresh pineapple and mustard as well as the salted alici (anchovies), the latter served with toasted bread and butter. For the best experience, go early in the week, when the crowds are thin and the ambience much more relaxed.