Last week, I was invited to visit Chi-Natti’s with a bunch of other tri-state bloggers. The fates aligned, and I was actually able to make it outside of my house sans child. Woo to the hoo!
I’m so glad I did. I got to enjoy the company of some truly wonderful ladies, and the food was amazing.
I have to say, I had some preconceived notions about Chi-natti’s—specifically that it was mainly a pizza joint, but I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of their menu. They have everything from soup to white truffle fries and pizza to the Chi-natti’s Hot Dog, which is their take on a Chicago-style dog—complete with sport peppers and celery salt.
The first thing I need to rave about is the vegetable bruschetta. (It’s on the “black board” menu if you’re looking–not the regular one.) Honestly, this is not something I would’ve thought to try on my own, but it was absolutely amazing.
My next favorite thing was the BBQ Baconatti pizza. (Ok, really, my next favorite thing was the Flourless Chocolate Cake, but let me tell you about the pizza first.) The bacon, the banana peppers, onions, and BBQ sauce combined for an awesome taste sensation! I hail from near Youngstown, Ohio, which has a heavy Italian population and a pizza joint (or four) in every small town. I worked in one of the hometown favorite chains during college, and I *know* me some pizza—and the BBQ Baconatti Pizza is “good people”. Actually, every pizza I tried was good—and there was a pizza to suit almost anyone’s tastes—from Mediterranean to Chili to loaded with meat to loaded with cheese.
I read some reviews beforehand complaining about the price, but they seemed comparable to other pizza joints around. Plus, the deep dish pizzas are deeeep. I could barely finish a slice. Not to mention they have some great specials–including happy hour everyday from 3-6, weekday lunch specials, and family night on Wednesdays, where they offer BOGO pizza deals.
Check them out! You’ll be glad you did.
Oh, and that Flourless Chocolate Cake? Save some room–it’s worth it.