And lo, Mario Batali finally arrived on our shores, and it was good. Really good. The celebrity chef’s inaugural Boston effort is a pizza-centric affair (though pasta, antipasti and gelato all get their due as well). Wood-fired in a 1,000-degree brick oven, the pies are crispy and perfectly chewy thanks to a dough made daily every morning. Though the menu at this Babbo is less inventive than at its NYC counterpart, pizza toppings include cockle, pistachio and pickled chilis. And the biggest surprise: It’s very affordable. Almost every pizza rings in under $15, with the marinara starting at an astounding eight bucks. Who knew celebrity was this accessible?
|Venue name:||Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca||Contact:|
11 Fan Pier Blvd
|Cross street:||at Northern Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11am–midnight, Fri–Sat 11am–1am, Sun 11am–midnight|