Downtown Disney's quick service pizza restaurant reopened today... with some changes.
Napolini is the little siblng to the Naples Ristorante and used to serve Naples' pizza by the slice, along with grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, and drinks. In conjunction with the rebuild of Naples next door, Napolini has gotten a new look of its own, along with a new menu.
Pizza by the slice is gone, replaced by Blaze-style build-your-own individual pizzas. Base price is $6.95 for a cheese pizza, with toppings at 50 cents each. Six signature pizzas are also available, from $7.45 to $7.95, including a California (barbecue chicken), Amalfi (D.O.C. Mozzarella Buffalo, San Marzano tomato, basil, and black olives), and Capri (shrimp and lemon pesto). Grab-n-go salads, sandwiches, and desserts remain.
Is going to individual pizzas an upgrade from pizza by the slice? Personally, I thought Naples had one of the better theme park pizzas, second only to Epcot's Via Napoli, which is run by the same company. (Via Napoli seems to have better crusts.) So when I am visiting alone or am short on time, it was nice to be able to get a slice or two of a Naples pizza without much of a wait.
I am planning to try the Napolini on my next trip down to the Disneyland Resort and will report then. But I've yet to find a create-your-own fast-casual pizza place with a decent crust or well-cupped Pepperoni, so I am hoping that maybe Napolini can finally break that streak. We'll see.Tweet
I never got a slice from the walk up downstairs, but I have had their pizza in the upstairs dining room, and they are fantastic. I'd much rather go out to Via Napoli for 'za than any of the locations found inside the parks themselves.
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Charging for individual toppings???? Sorry, that would be an instant turnoff for me. Every one of the rapid-bake custom pizza joints I've been to (Mod, &Pizza, and Pie 5) here on the east coast sell pizzas with unlimited toppings.