Ducali Pizzeria & Bar
289 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02114
Located right in the North End and also a quick walk to the Garden, the T and the bridge to pop over to Charlestown is Ducali. This spot serves salads, sandwiches and appetizers perfect for sharing, but it is the pizza and beer that will satisfy your cravings. Choose either a glass or a growler of beer with selections including Harpoon White UFO, Anchor Steam Liberty Ale and Brooklyn Lager. If you can’t decide, you can also get a beer flight or wine. As for pizza, Ducali has personal-sized pizzas or large pizzas that serve two to three guests. Go for the simple, classic cheese or margherita, or instead opt for one of the signature pizza recipes like the patate with potato, rosemary, mozzarella, gorgonzola and pancetta or the aragosta featuring lobster, guanciale and mozzarella topped with Mascarpone cheese.
111 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113
Also in the North End is Benevento’s. Its specialty pizzas do not disappoint and this spot has very reasonable prices and an upbeat atmosphere. Try the Victoria pizza with sauteed shrimp scampi, diced tomatoes, garlic, white wine, basil and light mozzarella cheese or the signature pizza called the Benevento. This locale piles the pizza with caramelized onions, roasted peppers, eggplant, ricotta cheese, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. To wash it down, there are plenty of options for beer, wine or even cocktails.
513 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
Picco, located in the South End, serves a variety of American craft beers like the Islander IPA and cool, crisp hard cider. Its pizzas are cooked well done and feature gourmet topping combinations like the white clam and bacon featuring leeks, chili flakes and garlic aioli for $14.50 for a small or $23.50 for a large. Besides the list of excellent and innovative pizzas, you can also create your own using ingredients like homemade Italian sausage, goat cheese, broccoli rabe and many more meats, cheeses and veggies.
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735 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Head to Penguin Pizza, a Mission Hill and Fenway-area favorite, for cheap wings, trivia night or even brunch on weekends. It also has gluten-free pizzas as well as regular pizzas priced from $13.99 to $15.99, including the smoked salmon pizza which is a white pizza with fresh river salmon, kalamata olives, red onions and scallions, topped with lemon creme fraiche. There is also a special Bolognese pizza, or go for the Tuscan fig and prosciutto pizza with fig paste, goat cheese, sliced prosciutto and caramelized onions. There is no shortage of drinks since Penguin Pizza has hundreds of beer options featured on the extensive list of both bottle or draft selections.
11 1/2 Thacher St.
Boston, MA 02113
There is a reason new Regina Pizzeria locations are opening up all around Massachusetts. With its original location right in the North End since 1926, Regina’s keeps the menu very simple with a focus on pizza and beer. From the four cheese pizza to the Melanzane with homemade ricotta and marinara sauce with eggplant, red onions, spices and pecorino romano and mozzarella cheeses, there is something for everyone at this family-friendly spot.
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