Ducali Pizzeria

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Ducali is an authentic, Roman style pizzeria styled after the great neighborhood pizzerias of Italy. A local favorite of North Enders, Ducali is located on the the Freedom Trail, walking distance from the Boston Garden. Ducali features locally grown toppings and a large selection of craft beers.
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KP
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a very laid back casual atmosphere. No frill, but good food and good service. It wasn't very crowded and the noise was moderate, so I imagine it would be very noisy on a busy night.

I
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quick and attentive service. Nice place for lunch.

NB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice casual option in our North End neighborhood! Everything was priced very well, the service was friendly.

Calamari: When you're dealing with calamari in the North End, it's a tough sell. It was decent, but hard to say it was great when you know there are so many other calamari options right near by. I'm not sure it was fried fresh as it came out so fast after ordering. But it certainly wasn't bad by any means.

Aragosta pizza: My husband loved his pizza. Served at a great temperature, very fresh, crust was great, yummy white sauce, generous lobster. He was very pleased. We thought it was reasonably priced as well.

Pollo frito: I thought the sandwich was just a tad bland, though the actual ciabatta bread was very good. HOWEVER, I requested this without cheese (lactose intolerant) and I'm sure that would have made a huge difference. I ended up dipping my sandwich in the leftover calamari sauce which worked great. Fries were yummy.

Would definitely come back and try more things from the menu.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little place. Great service. Great location. Pizza is awesome.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to eat before a concert! Awesome atmosphere and the food was amazing!

BA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ducali was very hospitable and willing to adjust a reservation on short notice. Great service, atmosphere, food, and drink.

NM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was fantastic! The atmosphere was very fun and upbeat, but it was really loud. I was dining with one other person, and we had to yell to hear each other across the table. Despite being super busy, the service was good, and the I think the prices were fair. I would go back again!

DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza!! Nice spot for a casual dinner! Looking forward to go again and try the Arancini. Great service as well!

CC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted a surprise 50th birthday here. The wait staff was excellent and so helpful/accomodating. Every pizza that came out was a masterpiece! Just excellent! Thanks for a great night!

L
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Made a reservation here before a show at the Garden since it takes reservations and is walking distance. It was nearly empty when we got there and they put us next to the window, but it was very cold/drafty so we asked to move. We were told to do it ourselves. The bathrooms are downstairs and were freezing. The water did not get very warm for properly washing hands.

The server we had was very inattentive. Took forever to get her attention, would forget to bring things we asked for, didn't ask if we wanted more drinks and worst of all, when she cleared our plate, there were some left over peppers from our nachos and she ATE ONE OF THEM while she was taking it back to the kitchen.

We ordered Nachos, Caesar salad, a couple sandwiches, and a pizza. The food itself was delicious with good sized portions. Their drinks were limited. I tried to order a jack and coke and a friend tried to order a Titos seltzer and were told they only have flavored liquors, which we thought was very strange.

I would not go back there to eat in the restaurant, but if they did take out, I would consider that.

PB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't seat our reservation- said it was a mistake with open table.

BS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

SO disappointed. Two years ago we fell in love with Ducali's food, ambiance and beer so we brought our family here for a special night .... sadly, the tables were empty, the food way over-salted, they ran out of sausage at 7:30pm (so we couldn't have the calzone we ordered) and they had virtually the same beer list as 2 years ago. On the plus side, our server was cheery and delightful.

AS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I went in for an 1130am reservation on Sunday and after placing our order we waited 45 minutes without receiving anything we ordered or an update from the waitress. There were only four other customers in the restaurant and we could see the kitchen, which did not look busy. The wait was unexplained. We left without eating.

AF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and vibe was perfect for pre concert for some gal pals. However service was not good. Seemed short staffed and spent almost 2 hours for a simple meal. I would give it a try again due to the pizza being sooo good!

U
New England
124 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great pre game spot for Bruins, Celtics games. Awesome assortment of tap beer and menu is bomb, whether pizza or sandwiches.

p
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Let me start by saying I love Ducali’s. I use to work in the neighborhood and miss visiting on a regular basis. We try and get back with old colleagues there.

We made a reservation for a party of 6 for 6:00. When we arrived there was only 1 group in the restaurant at one of the large tables in the center. We were escorted to our table which was right next to the only table that had people at it. So I asked if we could sit next to the windows. The waitress told us not those were only tables for 4. I asked if we could put 2 tables together and she said no. About 30 minutes later a group arrived and sure enough the tables were put together. I was disappointed.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I stopped here for dinner before a show at TD Gardens. The restaurant
Was quiet, but it was 5 pm on a Saturday night. Our server was very friendly and prompt. We ordered a salad, for which the kitchen split for us. Way to go. We got the salad with goat cheese and cranberries. Very yummy. My daughter ordered a pizza with cheese tortellini and I ordered the Quattro Formaggio. Both pizzas were excellent. The beer selection was not too hot, but it is a pizza place. I would highly recommend this place to any pizza lovers!!!!

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience1

somoene pooped on the floor all over the stairs down to the bathroom. Not something you want to see at a restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ducali was great however ther

T
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food! Restaurant is a bit small and it gets crowded fast. This causes the noise level to be quite loud. Highly recommend to anyone that wants the best pizza this side of Italy. Truly the best.

B
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor my reservation that I made with open table. Place was extremely dirty terrible service. My dad and I left after standing in the corner waiting until 6:00 for our 5:30 reservation. Do not waste your time go to halftime pizza or for that matter Dominos are cleaner.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great pizza and beer.

U
New England
124 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great spot for pre game Bruins or Celts game meal with the extra value of being able to reserve on Open Table! Pizza was awesome with wide range of combo's from the basics to unique specials. My son had the Fried Chicken sandwich and said it was "bomb" (which in 20 year old speak is delicious). Also, super beer selection on tap available in growlers, perfect for a group. Best of all great value vs area spots.

KC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible. They didn’t even have a table reserved for us, we had to share a table with another couple. The excuse was “it’s my second day” from the hostess. Once we sat down we waited forever for service, and when we finally placed the order which was for two pizzas, she only brought one over as she “couldn’t hear us when we ordered”. Total disaster of an experience. Never again.

CE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The only bad thing I have to say is that we had made a reservation for 7:00pm for 4 people and it took them a little more that a half hour to seat us. I thought the point of making a reservation is the time you make it for you would get seated.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night

j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot, love the pizza and burger. Only complaint is they don’t have mustard for the burgers!

d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza was very tasty, nice local beer selection, and the calamari was spicy.

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The staff at ducali nearly shut the door in our face upon arrival. When notified I had a reservation for a late night slice after leaving a Celtics game they asked if I could find another place to eat near by. We were whisked out into the cold and the door was locked behind us.

TA
New England
764 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy, small place. They can get very busy before events at the TD Garden so make sure you get there early before the crush. Pizzas and other items are very good, fresh. Our pizza was excellent, the arugula salad fresh and nicely dressed. Service was uncharacteristically slow.

WM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The Italian Nachos were amazing!

h
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian Nachos were "out of this world" - awesome!
Pizza and Panini's were likewise outstanding --- the food is excellent!!!

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice casual and relaxed restaurant. Pizza and salad, which we had, was of very good quality.

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great pizza and a large selection of beer to choose from

LL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pizza was real good. Service was a bit slow and noise was real high. Good place for drinks with people you don't mind not hearing

MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Too busy to serve us properly. Over promised and under delivered.

AS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

AWFUL! They only had 2 waitresses for a busy Saturday night. Waited over an hour and never received our pizza. Had to leave because we needed to get to a concert. NEVER AGAiN!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual spot for delicious pizza. Awesome service as well!

EN
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Repeat customer here for the good food and Monday trivia. Salad was way too dressed and basically just greens - disappointing for $9.

TA
New England
764 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent spot to hang out and get a bite before walking 5 minutes to TD Garden. Our pizza was very good. Tried the nachos... not bad. Love the cinnamon crisps for dessert... good to share. Good beer selection. Friendly service.