Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Day 19, 2019: Sotto Le Stelle (Sunnyside, Queens)


DAY 19: OCTOBER 19th, 2019

LOCATION: Sotto Le Stelle (4407 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11104)

GUEST(S): Robin Rothman, Annie Moor, Ada

ORDER: 1 slice of Margherita (Tomato sauce, fior di latte, and basil), 2 slices of Star Pizza (Ricotta crust margherita topped with prosciutto di parma, arugula, shaved parmigiano and balsamic reduction), 1 slice of The Hulk (Pistachio sauce, fior di latte, mortadella, and stracciatella cheese)

Stellar! From the same restauranteurs that brought us the Sun and the Moon (SoleLuna) comes everything under the stars (Sotto Le Stelle). Sotto Le Stelle is a PizzaBar in Sunnyside, Queens featuring some of the best Napoletana style pizza in the city. Not surprisingly, the head chef, Manuel De Gregorio, is from Naples. His cooking techniques, a 900' wood-fired oven, and the sourcing of the best ingredients combine to create a perfect product while the outer-borough address keeps it affordable. Each pizza arrives surrounded by the signature leopard-spot charring on the not-too-puffy outer edge.  The rich tomato sauce on the Margherita spread generously melds well with the fresh mozzarella and basil as authentically as it has for centuries.  I recommend getting one traditional pie and one of their unique concoctions that include a green pistachio drizzle on "the Hulk" and a ricotta stuffed crust in the aptly named and shaped "Star pizza." It’s like premium cheese bread AND a high quality pizza in one! Visit between meals to avoid the rush because the dining room is much smaller than the demand. At Sotto Le Stelle, they are setting the pizza bar sky high.


The Hulk

Star Pizza

Day 19

Robin Rothman, Sean Taylor, Annie Moor, Ada
1. Ada ate pizza and liked it!  She is adorable and a very fun eating companion.

2. Annie Moor loves re-watching films sometimes more than the initial watch.  Top two most rewatched films include the Wizard of Oz and Mall Rats.

Robin rockin' Stoopfest 2019

3. Robin Rothman went directly to Queens from Stoopfest 2019.  What is Stoopfest? It's a fun event a couple of friends of ours put on with their neighbors where they hang out on the stoop chatting and listening to live music.  Robin Rothman was the featured busker!


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19/21 = .905 x 5 = 4.52

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