The Fort Point Neapolitan joint does it right on every level, from the casual urban-farmhouse aesthetic to the wood-fired pies topped with all manner of house-made ingredients: duck sausage, mozzarella and smoked pancetta, to name just three, plus fresh veggies like arugula and broccoli rabe. The cost-effective cocktails and European wines by the glass make for a perfect laidback date night, even for families: As parents have quickly discovered, the 5pm feeding hour is a whole lot more palatable with Pastoral’s non-condescending kids menu and bottomless Shirley Temples.
345 Congress St
|Cross street:||at A St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Tue, Sun 11:30am–1:30am; Wed–Sat 11:30am–1:30am|
|Transport:||Red Line to South Station|