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Pizzeria Sorbillo in Naples Damaged in Fire

It is a sad day in Naples, and indeed all of the pizza-loving world. Early this morning, Pizzeria Sorbillo Gino Sorbillo’s pizzeria on Via dei Tribunali in the heart of Naples’ centro antico was severely damaged by fire. The cause of the fire, which started around 3am, is unknown at the moment, though there is already widespread speculation that the Camorra was involved.

Gino Sorbillo, one of Italy’s most public food figures, had this to share with Luciano Pignataro: “The thing that is most painful is having lost photos of my grandma Esterina and all the historical photographs that hung on the walls. I can rebuild the pizzeria, but not the images that recount the history of pizza in Naples.”

Gino told Ansa that he felt the support of the neighborhood in this dark time, “My family is united and I feel the love of the neighborhood. People came out into the street to support me last night. I am going to try to rebuild in record time and give this city back its pizzeria.”

Photo credit: Sergio Siano

2017-02-17T15:18:12+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Naples & Campania, Pizza|8 Comments


  1. Kelly April 28, 2012 at 6:03 am - Reply

    That’s so sad.

  2. Robbin April 28, 2012 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Google Maps put Gino’s at 38, but his website says 32.

    It was Gino’s at the corner of via Tribunali and via Nilo | http://www.accademiadellapizza.it/

    Not Sorbillo II closer to Sotterranea.

  3. Katie April 28, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    the fire was at via dei Tribunali 38, the link you post is for the pizzeria in via dei tribunali 32. did news outlets report it incorrectly?

  4. Sarah May Grunwald April 28, 2012 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I can’t believe this. So sad!

  5. Kezmo April 28, 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Went to Gino’s several times when visiting our son in Napoli during his degree year abroad. Think he spent most of his student loan in there! Very sad news, wonderful pizza, never tasted better.

  6. Katie May 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    @sarah super sad!

    @robbin grazie!

    @kezmo money well spent! sad news indeed about gino’s pizzeria:(

  7. Katrina May 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Was so sorry to hear this.

    In support of the other comments above, here is a post I wrote about Antica Pizzeria Sorbillo (Antonio e Gigi), the one with the URL you’ve now crossed out (http://www.sorbillo.eu/).


    The wall with the yellow tiles is right next to the door, so you can see there is a big difference in decor and setup.

  8. Jen Kalb June 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Very sorry to hear about your troubles!
    curious, though, can you explain why the android app is such a problem? not all of us are apple users

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