Aracri Pizzera on Gay features new digs, same great food
👋 Alissa here. Back when I worked downtown, Cafe Napolitana on High Street — with unbeatable New York-style pizza by the slice — was one of my go-to lunch spots.
What's happening: The restaurant moved around the corner in January and rebranded as Aracri Pizzeria on Gay. A perfect excuse to stop by, this time for dinner.
What I ate: The rigatoni with sausage was so good I regret never before trying the pizza with sausage. That'll change soon.
- The giant calzone my husband ordered was dense … and delicious.
- The garlic knots are iconic. I won't judge if you just eat a plate of those as a meal.
The intrigue: The owners say they wheeled their oven down the street to retain that Cafe Napolitana taste.
The bottom line: The new storefront in the former Phenix Bistro is cozy, cool and casual, featuring some new items but also the classics.
- With a full bar, it's a great place to grab a drink or a quick bite.
If you go: 51 E. Gay St., 11am-10pm. Menu switches from lunch to dinner at 4pm.
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