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(Re)Openings: Pizzeria via Stato

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 24, 2007 6:30PM

Today marks a new beginning at 620 N. State St. At Pizzeria via Stato, chef David DeGregorio streamlines the menu focus of Osteria via Stato to Roman-style thin crust pizzas featuring artisanal ingredients, small plates, an all-Italian wine list, an emphasis on seasonality, a smoke-free environment and casual seating (read: no reservations). To complement the new menu, wine director Adam Seger has crafted some inventive cocktails, including a "honeycrisp apple-sage-black pepper gastrotail" martini using his homemade baconcello.

The most expensive pizza on the menu is priced at $13.95; most of the others average around $11.95. The one drawback we can find right now are the hours. Pizzeria via Stato isn't open for lunch. Given its location one would think that lunch service would be a certainty, although we can see how the "no reservations" policy might make lunch stressful. No one's picked up the phone at Pizzeria via Stato for us to ask that question, otherwise we'd have an answer. When we do get one, we'll let you know.

Correction: After more phone calls, we were reminded that Pizzeria via Stato is taking up only the bar area of the room. Osteria via Stato's dining room remains. Our apologies.

Pizzeria via Stato is open 3-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday, and 3-9:30 p.m. Sunday.