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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples celebrates the debut of Nolita, a Slice Of New York with an Italian Flair

Drawing inspiration from Manhattan’s famed culinary district, Nolita features New York-style Italian classics, artisan pastas, and familiar dishes inspired by family recipes.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples celebrates the debut of Nolita, the latest culinary experience for the newly renovated resort known for its exceptional culinary offerings. Drawing inspiration from its namesake neighborhood in New York, Nolita features artisan pastas made in-house from 00 durum wheat and semolina, as well as hand-tossed pizzas and a menu of familiar Italian classics influenced by family recipes.

By day, Nolita offers an expanded breakfast buffet, transitioning to a menu of timeless Italian fare for lunch. By night, the lively bar complements a dinner menu of classic dishes such as veal parmigiana, vongole, and spaghetti with meatballs. Boozy ice creams and timeless desserts complete the menu including Limoncello Strawberry Cheesecake and Tiramisu.

Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli has selected talented Chef Lola Riboleau as Restaurant Chef, bringing her passion and attention to detail to the new restaurant. 

“Like the Nolita neighborhood in Manhattan, Nolita has a wonderful, casual vibe. Our menu reflects the recipes of blended families and traditions, where dishes featuring red sauce sit on the table alongside white wine sauce. Those old conventions do not apply,” Chef Yerramilli explains. “And the pizzas… everyone has an opinion about the perfect crust, but the pizza at Nolita is a must.”

Leading the Pizza Kitchen is Chef Gabriele Candela, a third-generation pizza chef who honed his skills in his grandfather’s Palermo, Sicily pizzeria. With experience at renowned pizzerias including L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples, Italy, Chef Candela prioritizes top-quality ingredients such as 48-hour fermented flour, San Marzano D.O.P tomatoes, and Fior Di Latte mozzarella. His signature ‘light as air’ focaccia, a cherished family recipe, graces the Nolita menu.

“The introduction of Nolita bolsters the resort’s four-decade legacy as the premier dining destination in Naples, now with eight unique on-property bars and restaurants for our guests and local residents,” said Ritz-Carlton Area General Manager Mark Ferland. “The Ritz-Carlton, Naples remains the iconic Florida resort where memories are made, and Nolita provides the perfect setting for sharing moments with friends and family in Naples.”

Located on the resort’s Beach Level, Nolita joins recent additions to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples: Sofra, Moka, and the Lobby Bar. Inspired by the shared plates of the Eastern Mediterranean, Sofra features a vegetable-forward menu highlighting the coastal flavors of Turkey, Greece, Israel, and Jordan. Moka, influenced by bustling Italian cafes, presents delightful coffee drinks curated by a third-generation roasting family. The Lobby Bar, steeped in tradition, offers a Master Sommelier-curated menu of Champagnes and wines, expertly paired with light bites crafted by Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli.