Mercato Stellina Pizzeria
When their Italian mercato on Bellevue’s Old Main Street opened to mild acclaim last year, owners Trevor Greenwood and Wade Moller (who also run the Wallingford and Bellevue Cantinetta restaurants) switched gears. Now, they’re doing what they do best: good food, good wine and great ambiance. Pizza with chewy wood-fired crust is topped classically (my favorite was the spicy salami with fresh oregano and mozzarella, $16) or fancifully (as in the tasty if slightly too tart lemon slivers, smoked mozzarella and basil, $14). Best of all: the intimate candlelit atmosphere and nice selection of Italian wines.
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