Thursday, June 11, 2015

Naples Ristorante Launches Happy Hour

From our friends at Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar...

Naples Introduces Italian Tradition of Aperitivo to Bethesda

Aperitivo Happy Hour Features Drink Specials and Complimentary Assaggini

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar is now offering an aperitivo happy hour menu every day of the week from 4 to 6 p.m. In Italy, Aperitivo is more than an after-work drink - it is a time to relax and whet the appetite before a meal. During the passeggiata (strolling hours) before dinner, it is customary for bars and cafés to display a selection of complimentary small tastes called assaggini to draw in patrons.

Naples’ daily drink specials include $6 cocktails mixed with a choice of spirits, $6 sangria and a $7 Aperol Spritz - a true Italian aperitif and refreshing nod to the summer months ahead. Italian-brewed Peroni and Moretti La Rossa, as well as Stella Artois, are served on draft for $6. Wine enthusiasts will delight in three distinctive, Italian wines available for $6 a glass: extra dry Prosecco Cantina “Montelliana,” crisp Pinot Grigio DiLenardo or bold, full-bodied Merlot Falesco.

Complimentary, shareable assaggini is another reason to toast aperitivo as the best happy hour in Bethesda. They include a salumi board of Italian cured meats, crostini, and authentic Neapolitan margherita pizzas served fresh from the wood-fired oven.

In addition to happy hour, Naples is now serving lunch daily. Delectable Neapolitan-style entrees such as whole branzino on a bed of crisp potatoes, flavorful pollo al mattone paired with fresh escarole, and hearty swordfish with eggplant relish and capers are available from 12-9 PM. Monday through Saturday, and 12-8 PM on Sundays.

About Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar:
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar ( prepares authentic Neapolitan pizza in the “Vera Pizza Napoletana” tradition, along with modern Italian cuisine rooted in the port city of Naples. The restaurant’s airy, vibrant setting extends to the bar, which offers an extensive selection of Italian wine, beer and cocktails. Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar is part of Patina Restaurant Group.

About Patina Restaurant Group:
Patina Restaurant Group ( is a bicoastal boutique company and leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry. In New York, its portfolio features the Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante, STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building, Stella 34 Trattoria at Macy’s Herald Square, The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center, Brasserie, Brasserie 8 1/2, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, Naples 45 and La Fonda Del Sol at Grand Central, and The Rink at Rockefeller Center. On the West Coast its portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times’ four-starred and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant, Café Pinot, Ray’s & Stark Bar, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California.