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Ducali Pizzeria and Bar in the North End is open

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After many many months of a sign boasting "Opening Soon," Ducali is now open for dinner. It is on the corner of Prince and Commercial (I think technically the address is Causeway), and has a respectably compact menu of antipasti, panini and pizza. The space looked OK from the outside. Most interesting was the bar facing the back wall. Hopefully there will be a report on the food soon (or at least sooner than I can make it there). Too bad they aren't open for lunch.

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  1. Just checking out their website and it says open for lunch Friday 7/17.

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    1. re: Pegmeister

      I ate there last night. In short ,not bad pizza, freeform in shape, medium density. Smallish pies for the $. Kinda a wannabe figs. Calamari and salad were terrible Ask for the pizza well done. Good beers on tap.

      1. re: phatchris

        The pizza was really great. Believe it or not, oval pizzas were not invented by Todd English, they are the way large pies are made in Italy. The prices were really good I though, especially for the North End.

        1. re: larry s

          $20 for for a not so large pizza with salami, pancetta, and ground sausage. The fact that the Pizza is served on a baking sheet on top of a stand is very Figs, not the freeform shape.Good luck with the place Larry, I hope you do well. Just cook the Pizza a little longer, and the Calamari a lot less.

          1. re: phatchris

            Its not my place, I am just excited that there is finally a place in the North End that is geared to something other than the 40 something Saugus crowd. And considering the fact that Nebo has $20 individual pizzas and not a drink under $10, I think, the place is a great addition to the neighborhood.

            1. re: larry s

              I agree with that. I'll still take Reginas, Ernestos, Waterfront, and Artu over Ducali any day of the week for better pie at a better price.

              1. re: phatchris

                Agreed with Regina and Artu, but the Waterfront?

                1. re: larry s

                  The Waterfront has great pizza, IMO.

                2. re: phatchris

                  I'm a great fan of Artu..by coincidence had a lamb/eggplant sandwich forlunch(great as ever); but I've never thought of them for pizza.

                  Is it like Regina's? thin..thick? Worth checking out; or just stick to Regina's and Umberto's? my usual NE pizza spots

                  1. re: 9lives

                    Artu's is one of my favorite spots for pizza. Their version is nothing like Regina's. Crusts are thin, toppings can be anything from shrimp scampi to sausage & broccoli rabe or potato and prosciutto. I believe I've tried every combination on their menu and have been happy with all.

                    To answer larry s, the Waterfront also has great pizza, more NY style and I actually like it better than Reginas, not to say that Reginas doesn't serve great pizza.

                    1. re: Pegmeister

                      Thx..sounds great. I'll have to make it my next pizza stop.

                      1. re: Pegmeister

                        Peg = I've always noticed that our tastes ran the same on the pizza issue... the spouse and I love Artu's pizza. We've had some of the best times out sitting at the bar (with comfy stools I might add). Everytime we go, we meet new people who become friendly acquaintances. We've turned so many onto Artu's pizza. I must say if you've not tried Picco in the south end, GO !! You won't be disappointed. You turned me onto the Potato/proscuitto pizza at artu and Picco has an alsation with carmelized onion and smoked bacon that will knock your socks off !

                        1. re: Pegmeister

                          Artu...sausage, rabe and mozzarella tonight....wow, what a great pizza!

                          1. re: 9lives

                            So glad you liked Artu's pizza, love the sausage & rabe, but I have an awful hard time passing up the shrimp scampi version.
                            To respond to Buddernut, thanks for the Picco suggestion. I haven't made it there yet, so I'll definitely move it up on my list.

                            1. re: Pegmeister

                              Our waitress/bartender also raved about the scampi..next time..:) I can't believe how many times I've been at the bar or gotten takeout and NOT gotten pizza.

                              That's the beauty of this board; all the great new ideas.

                              I like Picco also..a little thinner but very good.

                              1. re: 9lives

                                Me too; I've been to Artu quite a few times and it never occurred to me to order pizza. I guess I've been conditioned to go to Ernesto's when I want Pizza in the NE, but I've got to give Artu's pies a try!

                    2. re: larry s

                      Been to nebo many times and never had a $20 pizza. you must of added5 toppings on.

                    3. re: phatchris

                      there was a chain years ago, sfuzzi, that served pizza like that, on a tray on a stand, long before figs. they had a branch at the atrium mall. food was decent, but i think the chain had money problems and that location was a cursed space.