As a Foodie I am always looking for new great foodie finds. Last week i took a drive out to Long Island City to Check out L’inizio Pizzeria/Charcuterie Wine Bar. I instantly fell in love! Outside of their store front they have old fashion bikes which carry the pizza that the bikers ride to delivery the food. The interior and exterior design of the store is magnificent. A rustic clean inviting look. When entering you have able to see all the food they have to offer. This is nice because you can see exactly what your food will look like. You can also see the chefs behind the counter as they prepare some of the plates. Choose to sit at a table or the bar both offer a good amount of seating for the location. Coming soon guests will be able to enjoy wine and the wine bar. I was lucky enough to try a few dishes.
I started out with the Insalata Caprese which has vine ripe tomatoes, Fior do latte basil, e.v.o.o. and Balsamic reduction. This by far was the BEST insalata caprese i have ever had and i am not just saying that! I couldn’t stop eating it as i could have eaten it for my whole meal.
Next i had some of the Homemade meatballs in tomato sauce, which has buffalo mozzarella, homemade ricotta and e.v.o.o this was full of flavor and i like the cheese inside.
I had two slices of pizza which were served al taglio (literally ‘pizza by the cut’ or by the slice), The fist slice was the Funghi Slice with cremini mushrooms, Fior di latte, fontina cherry tomatoes basil white truffle . The second Slice was the Pa-ta-ta with roasted Yukon potatoes , pancetta, Fior di latte, caramelized onions, rosemary, and e.v.o.o .
The pizza was so fresh and so delicious. The combinations were different but complimented each other so well. I left with a big smile on my face and so full. I will definitely be back for more!
If you are looking for a new foodie spot L’inizio is for you with quality service and fresh ingredients you won’t regret it. “It will make your mouth water and fill your belly with joy.”
*Tip: If you sit at the bar make sure to put your purse on one of the under counter hooks. Need to charge your phone? Don’t worry L’inizio has you covered at the bar there are plenty of outlets underneath.
47-23 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, New York
Price Range: $$