Welcome to the first ever restaurant review posted on Page & Plate. This wasn't something I was planning on including in this blog, but then I had the Caprese con Bufala at Spacca Napoli last night and I needed to tell someone to know about how life changing it was.
I have never in my life had mozzarella di bufala that was so spreadable, flavorful, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And when it also starred on the Enzo pizza that came to the table, but SMOKED?! I mean, wow. Say goodbye to mozzarella that tastes like nothing. This cheese will change your life.
While I spent my dinner soaking up all of the carbs and dairy products, the best part about this restaurant is how flexible they are for people who have dietary restrictions. I have friends who are gluten- and dairy-free right now for medical reasons, and they can eat here no problem. The same cannot be said about many places, and when it can be said, the options are slim and lacking in taste. Brava to Spacca Napoli for crafting pizza for everyone, and special kudos to them in the midst of the 'art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo' as a culinary practice being inducted onto the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A win for pizza is a win for everyone.
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave., Chicago, IL 60640