Even if he's married to the most beautiful, sophisticated woman in the world, sometimes a man still craves a little casual pie on the side. Or, sex with other chicks. If it's the pizza you need, hit Sosta.
A decidedly less-formal little tryst from the owners of Quattro across the street, Sosta's modeled after the tiny after-work eateries in Rome (Working? How adorable!), with amber tile floors, metallic walls, an up-front dining area with leather banquettes, and, at the center of it all, an open kitchen with a rotating brick oven (one of only two in the US), surrounded by a rustic-looking pizza bar for watching the magic happen as you gorge. The pie style/menu are the vision of an esteemed Italian pizza contest judge, and break down into white and tomato-based pies, with mozzarella-bolstered reds repped by the classic margherita with basil; the Gorgonzola e Salsiccia w/ Italian sausage; the Capricciosa, w/ cooked ham, 'shroom, artichoke, spicy salami, and wurstel; and one with asparagus and egg called the Bismark, the only pizza that can pull off a pointy metal hat. Also-mozz-laden whites include the Ai Porcini (porcini 'shrooms, and Parmigiano Reggiano), the Brie Salmone with smoked salmon, and the Al Formaggi, stacked with a power quartet of cheese (mozz, Gorg, Fontina, and cheddar), also known as the Four Horsemen of the Cardiopalypse.
Beyond pies, Sosta's slinging antipasti like house-made meatballs and salumi like thinly sliced prosciutto, capocollo, soppressa, and bresaola drizzled with infused Italian oils. For imbibing, there's Peroni on tap and 75 wines from Italy, the US, and S. America, done "library"-style, meaning every one's available by either bottle or glass, so you can sample a little taste of everything that's out there. Or, just bang any wine that moves.