Did you know? There's a great Italian joint in downtown Woodstock called Vingenzo's. They have one of my favorite pizzas in town and other stellar dishes as well. Getting here can be somewhat of a challenge due to traffic and traffic laws but trust me when I say it's so worth it.
As soon as you enter the door, you are welcomed by the delightful smell of smoke burning from the big oven they use to cook their pizzas. Vingenzo's uses the highest quality of ingredients imported from straight from Italy and everything is made from scratch in house -- including the mozzarella. I highly recommend trying the mozzarella tasting if it's your first time there as it'll blow your mind if you've never had fresh made mozzarella.
I've been here a few times now and I've always gotten one of their pizzas. The Margherita, Quattro Stagioni, Regina, and Affumicato I've had have all been excellent. I imagine their other pizzas are just as spectacular. The pizzas go in the high heat oven for a couple of minutes until the edges become charred and slightly blister. These thin pies are best eaten right when it comes out of the oven so drop whatever you're eating when it comes out and grab a slice!
(Sugo di domenica' with egg white fettuccine)
Pizza isn't the only thing Vingenzo's excels at as their pastas deserve high praise. Pastas are made fresh every day and cooked to order. The egg white fettuccine was the special pasta of the day when I went with my camera. The Sugo -- slow braised pork with San Marzano tomato sauce -- is difficult to do justice with just words. Succulent, sweet and tender pork complimented by a vibrant San Marzano sauce. The egg white fettuccine was so thin and light but chewy and elastic at the same time. A masterfully made pasta.