NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Does it Again -- Eats Pizza in Italy With a Fork

PHOTO: The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray (hidden) and their children Dante and Chiara eat pizza in a pizzeria in Naples, Italy, July 23, 2014.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just can't break his fork habit.

The mayor was caught again using the infamous utensil to eat pizza -- this time during lunch with his family in Naples, Italy -- while on vacation.

"Naples is a place that I like very much," the mayor told reporters as he got off a ferry from the island of Capri.

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PHOTO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, uses a knife and fork to pizza at Goodfellas Pizza in the Staten Island borough of New York on Jan. 10, 2014.
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PHOTO: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, uses a knife and fork to pizza at Goodfellas Pizza in the Staten Island borough of New York on Jan. 10, 2014.

De Blasio was not asked about why he used a fork to eat his pizza.

New Yorkers may have different opinions on many issues, but the one thing they can agree on is how you devour a slice of pizza -- you fold it, you eat it and you walk.

But de Blasio, who is currently on an 8-day trip across Italy, arrived in Naples this morning to much fanfare.

Of course, this is not the first time de Blasio has committed the fork faux pas. While visiting Staten Island in January -- just a week after taking office -- he first ate a slice of pizza with a fork, then switched to his hands, and ultimately back to a fork during lunch at Goodfellas Pizza.

Foodies blasted him for violating the ultimate rule of eating pizza in New York City -- no matter how greasy the pizza, you always use your hands.

At the time, de Blasio argued that he was just being authentic and he picked up the pizza-with-utensils habit while visiting his "ancestral homeland."

However, even native Italians find eating pizza with a fork questionable.

"I would say a real Neapolitan eats pizza with the hands," said Adolfo Gatti, a native of Rome told ABC News. "But utensils aren't frowned upon."

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