Marianna Vitale


Born in 1980. She’s from Napoli, raised at a few steps from Porta Capuana.

In 2004 Marianna graduated summa cum laude in Spanish language and literature with a thesis on the myth of “The Feast with the Statue”. Voted religiously to the cult of food, in May 2009 she has started up Sud Ristorante with Pino Esposito in Quarto Flegreo, in the province of Napoli.

Cooking at your own restaurant is hard work, perseverance, constant bet, and this fact is more true when you choose to start an oasis up in the desert, but with unpredictable speed Sud has become an important fact of gourmet Italian scenario: since 2011 Marianna Vitale and Sud Ristorante score the assignment of many national awards and recognitions.

The delicious cuisine served in this restaurant, one of the most interesting in the province of Naples, more than makes up for its less than perfect location. SUD, the name is a good indication of the style of cuisine, which focuses on the specialities of southern Italy.

Michelin Guide 2022


Sud is born

On May 9th 2009 Mariana Vitale and Pino Esposito start Sud Ristorante, in Quarto Flegreo


Best emerging chef

Marianna gets rewarded as italian best emerging chef by "il Sole 24 Ore"


Michelin Star

Two and a half years after opening, Sud receives the Michelin Guide Star. The first ever for a restaurant in the Phlegraean Fields.


Best Italian Chef

Marianna is awarded as the best italian female chef for guides to restaurants of "L’Espresso" and "Identità Golose" for the year 2015.


"Impepata" dish of the year

Marianna's Impepata is the dish of the year for Il Mattino.


Identità Donna

In 2017 Marianna receives the Identità Donna award by Identità Golose.



Il 19 gennaio apre a Bacoli il take-away di Sud Ristorante: Angelina Tavola Calda Moderna.


Best pasta restaurant

"Gambero Rosso" Guides choose Sud as best italian pasta restaurant.


Michelin 2020 Female Chef

The Michelin Guides award Marianna Vitale as the best female chef 2020 “for the tenacity with which she has built a quality restaurant project outside the tourist circuits of her region”.


angelina pozzuoli

On August 10th a new Angelina shop opens up in Pozzuoli.


cornetto “sud”

Marianna firma la ricetta della limited edition stellata di Cornetto Algida: nasce Cornetto SUD.


mar limone

A new story starts in Pozzuoli
MAR LIMONE | Bar, kitchen and sourness.



Time for a new idea, Marialga, artisanal sour beer made with seaweed and Marianna Vitale. In collaboration with Maestri del Sannio Brewery.

SUD | Via Santi Pietro e Paolo 8, Quarto (NA) Tel 081 0202708 / 327 0104725 | Send a mail | P.IVA: 05932261216