Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ciao! Pizza & Pasta Chelsea

I have heard about Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea for a while and only good things have been said.

They are located in Chelsea and getting here can be tricky, but I was in Somerville today and decided to brave it. They have a small parking lot next to the building with a number of different: "Parking for XXX" but the ladies said I could park anywhere.

It's a small but busy kitchen. The counter ladies was really nice and friendly, service with a smile applies.

HAND-CRAFTED PASTA Made daily on premises. I decided to try the CAMPANELLE (14) "Chorizo bolognese, parmigianno reggiano". How can you go wrong with something called Chorizo bolognese? A hot big bowl of freshly cooked pasta arrived. The dish was absolutely delicious with perfectly cooked pasta and a really tasty bolognese.

Then suddenly some crusty and delicious garlic bread arrived like I didn't have enough food already.

Seating is either at the counter or at the window, about ten seats total. Lots of locals stopped by.

Pizza to go. This is the UOVO (13) "Roasted onions, potatoes, bacon, mozzarella, soft egg". Look at that yolk soaking into the pizza! I haven't tried it yet but the crust is the same as in the garlic bread, and it was delicious there. The cornicione also looks delectable. It has a plastic grid underneath to stop heat loss through the bottom. The pie was excellent and super tasty. The potatoes worked well, still had a bit of crunch without tasting raw, not sure how they pulled that off.

Address 59 Williams Street, Chelsea MA 02150
Phone number (617) 286-9346

Ciao! Pizza and Pasta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment:

  1. I think the plastic grid is to prevent the crust from getting soggy or from soaking the bottom of the box. I've found the challenge with their pizzas to go is getting them home without them cooling completely. Glad you enjoyed!