After our liquid lunch on the waterfront, myself, the gals, and Matt headed out to a relatively newer pizza restaurant in the North End. Ducali Pizzeria & Bar is located on the outskirts of the neighborhood at 289 Causeway Street.
We played the night by ear, meaning no reservations were made prior. I had a feeling the more relaxed bar atmosphere would best cater to us, but you never know what kind of a wait you might be in for on a Friday night. I live in one of the most crowded neighborhoods of the city calling to a variety of locals and tourists on a regular basis, especially so on a Friday night in the summertime. Dinner reservations are essential.
Our leisurely walk to the opposite side of the North End would prove rewarding to start. We were seated right away at a high table for six. I immediately had to use the bathroom and was greeted by a bright colorful spray painted wall on the way.
After my basement photo shoot I was ready for a beer. Ducali has 10 draft beers as well as an ample wine list and a fun cocktail menu. The waitress recommended Brooklyn Summer. I think she read my mind. More drinks, please!
Cue exterior photo shoot.
We started with the Calamari Arabiata ($8.50) The calamari itself was tender, fresh and extra crispy and the hot peppers and the spicy dipping sauce certainly packed a punch. The group ordered two large pizzas and one small. The Bistecca e Gorgonzola ($21) was a unanimous favorite.
An excellent pizza overall, one that I would definitely recommend. We also enjoyed the The Melanzane e Zucchini ($16).
I would definitely return to Ducali to sample more of their menu and to have some drinks at the bar. And I'm definitely keeping them in mind for takeout, too!