Poetry of Pizza at Da Michele

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Two poems on the wall at Da Michele, one by Gennaro Esposito, the other by S. Galante,

                                                                       

‘A Marinara   To the Marinara  
Cu l’aglio, luoglio ê arecate With garlic, oil and oregano,
Oppure a pummarola Or else with tomato sauce,
Pare na cosa facile It seems a walk in the park,
Fa’ a pizza é na parola. But making pizza is no simple task
N’ce vo na pasta morbida Nothing else but a soft dough,
S’adda sapè n’furná Know-how ‘round the oven,
O gusto é chi pripara Good taste in preparation
Pe nun ve n’tussucá So that you don’t finish poisoned.
A pizza é nata a Napule Pizza originated in Naples
Ma poche in’ dó mestiere But few in this profession
Ve ponne da’ o’ piacere Can give you the pleasure
E farvela mangiá Of having you eat it well.
Surtanto Don Michele Only Don Michele
Che’ fino pasticciere Who is a master baker
Ve fa’ pizza splendida Can make a pizza so splendid
Ca ve fa cunzula’. That you’ll be consoled.
S. Galante S. Galante

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, Via Sersale Cesare, 1, 80139 Napoli