If you want to truly make your quarantine partner swoon, just say those three sexy little words: wood-fired pizza. There’s something about that phrase that can make you instantly, wide-eyed with hunger, regardless of the time of day. It denotes a pizza pie made with quality dough, blazed in a rustic oven until it becomes a crispy, airy, char-spotted crust topped with artisan cheese and garden-fresh toppings. And even better—it’s easy to find around the Hudson Valley. Check out the drool-worthy menus of these eateries serving up the wood-fired goodness to-go.
Pizzeria Posto | Rhinebeck
This acclaimed Rhinebeck pizzeria offers distinctive, artisanal pies from the courtyard just off E. Market St. Try tantalizing options like the Marino with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, soppressata, and Gaeta olives ($19) or the sauce-free Morandi with Grana Padano, red onions, pistachios, and rosemary ($18). Posto is open daily except Tuesday, serving their entire typical menu from 12 until 8:30pm for curbside pickup. Call (845) 876-3500.
Oak Pizzeria Napoletana | Hudson
Treat your fam to Oak’s Roman happy hour menu—because it’s V-o’clock somewhere. For $120 plus tax you’ll receive a Roman-style wood-fired pizza, two vegetable sides, an Ironwood Farm salad, marinated olives, and sliced Prosciutto di Parma, all in portions for up to four adults, PLUS a loaf of house-made bread and a wine of your choosing. This offer is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays with free delivery in Columbia County. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Lolita's | Poughkeepsie
Located near the entrance to the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway Over the Hudson—which is still open, by the by—sits this beloved Neapolitan pizzeria, offering takeout Tuesday through Sunday. Choose from gourmet wood-fired pies like the Soppressata with tomato, mozzarella, soppressata, garlic, basil, and chili honey ($15); or the New Yorker: tomato, oregano, mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, and caciocavallo cheese ($12). Order online or call (845) 452-8100.
Enoteca Ama | Beacon
Enoteca Ama is ready to meet your wood-fired cravings with a menu that’s limited, but sure to please your palate. Try the Coppa Piccante topped with coppa (cured pork collar), fior di latte mozzarella, oregano, and fresh chilis ($$), or the Vegetariana with fior di latte, grilled eggplant, caramelized onions, mushrooms, grilled zucchini, and basil ($$). Add a bottle of wine for $20, or a glass for $6. Call (845) 765-2909 to order for pickup or delivery Tuesday through Sunday from 12:30-7:30 pm.
Cosimo’s – Various locations
With four Mid-Hudson locations to choose from, Cosimo’s is slingin’ pies from their regular menu seven days a week for lunch and dinner—with cocktails and bottles of wine, to boot. Try faves like Nick’s Pie: Calabrese soppressata, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, Hudson Valley baby kale, pecorino, and fresh mozzarella ($14). Download the Cosimo’s app or call the individual location for pickup or delivery: Newburgh: (845) 567-1556; Middletown: (845) 692-3242; Poughkeepsie: (845) 485-7172; Woodbury: (845) 928-5222.
La Florentina | Kingston
Known for its authentic, Old-World Italian cuisine, La Florentina’s wood-fired stone oven gives their pizza that airy, crispy crust with traditional and modern toppings. Try a classic margherita: tomato sauce with herbs, provolone, and house-made mozzarella ($11.95), or a Panzorotti topped with sauce, mozzarella, Genoa salami, house-made sausage, and oven-roasted peppers ($15.95). Order for pickup by calling 845-339-2455.