Monday, May 7, 2012

Pizzeria Via Stato

(January 5, 2012)
620 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
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A Quick Word:

So I have been here a couple times... unfortunately I didn't take picture of all the food.  Anyway, if you are looking for different kind of pizza, more authentic neapolitan style pizza, then this is a good place to try.  They have interesting combinations as you will see below...  Unfortunately I am in love with Chicago Style Deep Dish and you will definitely not find that here.  But for great combinations and toppings.... its is definitely a place to try!

What I Ate:

Goat Sausage and Goat Cheese Pizza

Id like to start off saying the crust is extremely thin... almost too thin.  It crisps up to a chip-like consistency and is way different from Chicago style pizza.  The toppings were amazing though!  The sausage was very pronounced and definitely wasn't overshadowed by the cheese.  The goat cheese, as most goat cheeses I've tried, has a tangy taste to it.  That nice little bite is the part I enjoyed the most!  I do wish there was a little green on it, but it was the special so I didn't want to request additional ingredients.

Margarita Pizza (Not Pictured)

The classic italian style pizza!  With a similar crust, this is simply topped with a little tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil.  Nothing more but nothing is really needed.  I do wish the crust again was thicker even for Neapolitan style it was extremely thin.  The edges curled up and burnt a little bit.  Sorry for no picture!

The DOs/DON'Ts:

- I would definitely come here if you are not trying to get extremely stuffed.  It is a decent amount of food but its nothing like normal chicago pizza places.  The toppings are delicious and I guess not being overly full is a good feeling sometimes!
- Do bring the credit card!  The pizzas are around $12 - $15 a piece and each person needs one for themselves... so its a little pricey!

- Don't be shy... ask for more bread and oil!  The bread is amazing here.  Freshly baked and sliced right before its brought to your table.  I was hooked and it filled me up for sure!

How far would I walk for this food?

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