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Ducali Pizzaria serves surprisingly good pizza....who knew?!

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InmanSQ Girl Jul 28, 2011 10:20 AM

I work just down the street from the TD Bank North Garden, so I've been meaning to try Ducali for ages and finally dragged some co-workers this Tuesday. I admit I went in with low expectations (pizza by the garden has always been suspect at best) and man was I blown away!

Gorgeous hand stretched pizzas with really top quality toppings, yeasty chewy crust, and ample portion size made for an unexpectedly decadent lunch. Their claim that their large serves 2 must be based on bigger eaters than us as we had to bring several slices as left overs to our grateful co-workers. We got 3 pies for 6 of us, one with 4 cheeses, one with potatoes rosemary and pancetta, and one with a bunch of meats (sausage, salami, and pancetta). All 3 were absolutely delicious, but the stand out was the potato...the flavor combination was addictive. If you like your crust really crisp, I'd ask for the pies well done as they definitely lean toward just golden brown....but I like them this way, so I was thrilled. The service was also friendly and prompt, so another plus there. They were sadly pretty quiet for the middle of the lunch hour, so I am guessing being on the very edge of the North End by the Garden has a lot of people making the same wrong assumption I did...thus my feeling the need to post.

I will say this definitely gourmet pizza, not classic Pizzeria Regina style pizza, but I think both varieties have their own inherent value and should be celebrated independently, not in competition with one another.

To sum up, if you are in the area and looking for a great pizza, look no further.
If you have to eat dinner by the Garden and don't want to get stuck at a crappy sports bar, look no further.
If you like old-school pizza, keep walking, you'll be annoyed :)

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DUCALI PIZZERIA & BAR
289 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02113

  1. hiddenboston Jul 28, 2011 12:47 PM

    I know someone from Italy who is a real "foodie, doing a ton of cooking with his family (he makes his own olive oil) and he told me that Ducali is the real deal. I haven't been myself yet.

    1. mtm7654 Jul 28, 2011 12:23 PM

      I work in the area three (!) always forget about this place. Plus I don't hear about it much so wasn't sure if it was good or not. Will have to try some night after work. Thanks!

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        devilham Jul 28, 2011 10:34 AM

        I also work around that area, and have to agree, the pizza is good. I have only had there straight cheese (oddly enough, the only two times I have eaten there were when I was NOT at work, lol), as I was with my little guy (4yr old, veeeeeeeeeerrry picky), so couldn't be too adventerous, but thought it was a pretty good product. Oh, and the little man ate his slice, so there's that.....he has very discerning tastes!

        1. MC Slim JB Jul 28, 2011 10:29 AM

          I haven't been back in a while, but I liked Ducali when I reviewed it for The Phoenix shortly after it opened a couple of years ago.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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