If you are a long time reader of this blog, you probably remember my post on STG Trattoria from a couple of years ago. For a while, it was my favorite pizza spot in town, with fun cocktails and the best panna cotta I'd ever tasted. Then their pizzaiolo ran into some trouble, Josh Hopkins left for Empire State South and it just wasn't the same after that, so I continued on my quest for the perfect pizza. Fast forward to Les Dames d'Escoffier Afternoon in the Country in November where I was lucky enough to get the last, room temperature slice of margarita pizza being handed out by a lovely Italian gentleman, Roberto Caporuscio. Even though it wasn't hot and the crust was decidedly limp, I could tell that it had the potential to be a truly delicious slice of pizza. During our conversation, I found out that he was representing a new, not yet opened pizza place called Don Antonio by Starita. When I asked where they were located, I was surprised to hear that they were opening in the STG space.
I waited patiently for the grand opening, what seemed like forever, but was really only two months. I was fortunate enough to attend a preview night where I got to sample quite a few things off the almost overwhelmingly large menu. The biggest surprise for me were all of the tasty antipasti, from the croquets with their velvety soft potato interior and oozy cheese creating a lovely contrast to their crispy exterior, to the completely insane home made burrata filled with truffled cream, it's hard not to fill up on them while you wait for your pizza.
|Fried dough stuffed with provolone and pepper|
Luckily, the pizzas only take about 90 seconds to cook, so if you don't want to stuff yourself silly on all the lovely starters, you can just dive right into the pizza.
|Italian Old Fashioned|
|Prosciutto e Arugula|
Don Antonio by Starita
102 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Monday-Thursday: Lunch 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner 5:00PM-10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: Lunch 11:30AM-2:30PM, Dinner 5:00PM-11:30PM