Il Quartino Napoletano is as sweet and typical as its charming Napoletano owners, a young, aspiring professional family.
The place is sparkling new, designed to perfection by their architectural eye within an 18th century historical building that is pleasantly situated along a quaint passageway, kept meticulously clean and centrally located, close to everything. In the heart and fervour of historic Napoli, the staff are a bud of pure kindness, who love pampering their guests with the same simple elegance, culture and attention to detail as their establishment reflects. And those typical fresh Napoletano pastries served at breakfast - only a native would know where to find the very best! The owners' hospitality and that breakfast alone are worth the trip!
As natives of Napoli with a high cultural level and very cool, our hosts knew all the best nooks to discover and the best shortcuts to get there, to make the most of our time. All their recommendations were spot-on and really helped us enjoy our trip to the maximum. We especially loved that we were only about some 200 metres away from the famous "Spaccanapoli" where you can view numerous sites of major historical, cultural and architectural significance, such as Il Duomo, La Basilica di Santa Chiara, La Cappella San Severo with the Cristo Velato, Piazza San Domenico, a number of historic universities, and San Gregorio Armeno. They had more knowledge and recommendations than we could fit into our stay, but now we know where to go for a more thorough exploration of this colourful, joyful city.
Good dining is easy here. The sheer amount of caffès, bars and restaurants all around was daunting, but we particularly enjoyed their recommendation of l'Osteria Mattozzi, typical Neapolitan cuisine, and Michele, an old classic pizzeria. Impossible to eat better than in Napoli!
All in all, il Quartino Napoletano is also a very pleasant and relaxing retreat to "come home" to after all the excitement of the city, a place where you can come and go as you please throughout the day without having to go too far. And for the value, it is very reasonably priced by comparison. Also nice for a romantic weekend away. This will be our new home away from home in Napoli!