Four of us recently had a very nice lunch at Piola, at the east end of the main street in Naples's Mercato (Vanderbilt Beach Rd and US 41). We ordered pizza, panini, salad, and gnocchi. Everything we tried was very good, but the standouts in my opinion were the panini, which has a wonderfully thin crust baked in their pizza oven, really more like a very delicate calzone, and the gnocchi, which was amazingly light and fluffy, like little savory pillows. Yum. It just happened to be the 29th of the month, and on that date each month they offer all-you-can-eat gnocchi (for $13). This is pretty hard to beat when it's this good. Each plate is served with three excellent sauces, and the next plate (if you still have room) has another set of sauces. The restaurant is very urban and trendy, and the service was good and the prices reasonable. Recommended.
9118 Strada Place 8170, Naples, FL 34108
9118 Strada Pl, Naples, FL 34108