I will be honest. One of my first lessons of this summer is that Chicago-style deep dish pizza is not really my jam. It’s good, but also kind of makes me feel gross. But this? This is my jam. And by “this,” I mean Neapolitan-style pizza, straight out of a wood-burning stove from Spacca Napoli.
I heard about Spacca Napoli from like three different sources, so I decided I should make the trek to the Ravenswood neighborhood to find out if they were right. They were. So, so good. I ordered my go-to, pizza margherita, which is simple but, when done right, unbelievably good. The ingredients were fresh and delicious, but I think the real secret is the crust – slightly burnt from the oven, with just the right amount of chewiness. To repeat: so, so good. It was honestly the best Italian-style pizza I’ve ever had outside of Italy.
(Random note re: my nail polish in the above photo. It looked minty in the bottle, but it turned out to be…really, really green. I know this has nothing to do with pizza, but I felt compelled to mention it).
The Details: Spacca Napoli Pizzeria | 1769 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640 | 773.878.2420