Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stanziato's


Goat cheese on my pizza. Enough said.


Pizza with a lot of different meats.


I'm like, reallllly happy here.

While in Connecticut, I tried a new pizza place called Stanziato's. I had no idea what to expect because the place is brand new with a sandwich board outside advertising "wood fired pizza". Why not? Why not indeed. The restaurant still looks new, they don't have their liquor license yet, but the pizza was the reason we went, and the reason we will go back!

My friend ordered a "meat lovers" pizza that he created himself with meatballs, sausage and pepperoni. It looked good, but he also had mushrooms, so I didn't try it. I ordered the white pizza with spinach, garlic, goat cheese and mozzarella. And seriously, I was blown away. The crust was crispy and salty, but chewy and just wow. The pizza maker guy used a lemon infused olive oil (that he made himself) to add just the perfect tang to the already perfect pizza. Add goat cheese to anything and I'll be happy, but with the lemon and garlic and spinach.........it made me want to move to Connecticut. I might see if they have a room above the shop. Everything's locally grown and organic and the chef, Matt Stanczak, was there making the pizza himself. I just love knowing the owner is the chef and is working on my specific pizza! Go there and see him and eat pizza!

www.stanziatos.com

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