La Pizzeria is one of those hidden local gems, offering a touch of Boston’s North End in the heart of Mt. Pleasant. The walls of the small dining room are painted to resemble old stone blocks adorned with twisting vines, and an ancient-looking pressed tin ceiling adds a hint of noble age. Owner Laura Zanotti is Milanese, and she brings a piece of her home to each dish. There’s hearty lasagna bolognese, veal saltimbocca, and delicious chicken ravioli dressed with sharp basil-pecan pesto. Clammer Dave’s local clams are transformed into spaghetti vongole with a big twirl of pasta and a light white wine and garlic sauce. The pizza is the big draw, though, and its thin, taut crust and genuine Italian ingredients have won over a legion of local fans who look at La Pizzeria as an oasis of good pie in a Southern pizza desert. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2015)

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Authentic Italian gourmet pizza made using only the finest ingredients. Salads, panini, and pasta too.

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Hours: Dinner (Sun.-Thurs. open at 3:30 p.m.) & Lunch (Fri.-Sat.)
Price: $$$
Payment Type: MC/VISA


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