Work travels recently brought me out to Chicago again — for my shortest work trip ever (1.5 days), I might add — and since I was in need of a quick meal for lunch in between working hours, I stopped by the local Eataly* to grab some good eats, since it was nearby my “office” for the day.
I dined at Eataly’s La Pizza & La Pasta station again, since I had a decent experience there last time a year and a half ago. This time, I wasn’t terribly hungry, so decided to order an appetizer instead of an entree. I ordered La Stella, described as pizza with cherry tomato, arugula, shaved grana padano, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil from Sorrento. Sounds delicious, right?! Just reading the description made my mouth water, and I had no regrets at all about ordering it once it came to the table fresh from the coal-fired oven!
It had just the kind of crust I like… thin, yet crispy and chewy. The vibrantly-colored veggies piled high atop it also looked and tasted very fresh, and even though I’m not a big fan of arugula, the combination of the greens and the rest of the pizza was really quite tolerable! The overall presentation of the pie was very nice, and the pizza was a good-sized portion as well. Clearly no complaints here — and can’t wait to go back and try the desserts next time! 🙂
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Chicago, IL 60611