Baldies Craft Pizzeria

Baldies Craft Pizzeria

 
Pizza and beer.  Or maybe it should be beer and pizza. Either way, there's plenty of selection and suds at Baldies Craft Pizzeria in Lakeville, Massachusetts.
 
"The beer selection is unrivaled, it's fantastic. They have beer from all over the place. And the pizza is the bomb."
 
"I like coming to Baldie's because of the beer and the food."
 
"You got 40 beers on tap. The best pizza, craft pizza in the world."
 
"Always great pizza, great food, great environment."
 
Owner Buddy Mastrangelo and his family have spenty the past twenty years in the pizza business. But Baldies is their latest and greatest creation, where the draft selection is so extensive, and the pizzas are scrumptious, it'll make your hair stand straight up… or not.
 
Buddy Mastrangelo – President/Owner, Baldie's Craft Pizzeria: "Well, me and my dad are both bald and that's where the name Baldies came from. I think Baldies has brought a little bit of gourmet, if you would, to Lakeville Massachusetts, but yet casual at the same time. Great date spot, but also a great place to go and take your family for a nice dinner. Obviously when you go out to eat, you wanna have fun, right? You don't wanna go to a place that's boring, you wanna go to a place that's fun."
 
So you could say "food and fun" is all Baldies serves. 
 
There's Tater Tot Poutine topped with cheese curds and bacon jam. Big plates of nachos. Mac and cheese with an herb cracker crumb. And a daily burger special known as the "Juicy Luicy", stuffed with whatever the chef is inspired by that day. But the backbone of the Baldies operation is the hand-crafted, thin-crust, Italian-style, brick oven pizza, according to head pizza maker Melissa Mastrangelo.
 
Melissa Mastrangelo: "People love the pizzas coming out of this oven because it's a show. When you walk in, the first thing you see is this ginormous brick oven and you see people over here working, crafting the pizzas right in front of your eyes. So, as soon as you walk in, you get the aroma of the pizza, and that's the first thing you see, and it draws people right in and… people love it. Who doesn't love pizza?"
 
And really, what's not to love?  Whether you go for something gourmet like the Truffle Shuffle pizza with roasted garlic ricotta, wild mushrooms and arugula with a balsamic drizzle, or a true classic like the Margherita pizza.
 
Melissa Mastrangelo: "We use Bellissimo fresh mozzarella cheese. I like to break it up so that the cheese is all over the pizza, and not just sauce, cheese, sauce, cheese. We put garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, olive oil, and then when it comes out, basil. It's crispy, it's light, it's delicious. I love our Margherita pizza."
 
"It's not your run of the mill pub pizza. It's good stuff."
 
"It's thin, it's crispy, it's gourmet. It's not run of the mill. It's not that they're buying it from someplace and reheating it."
 
Other popular pies include the sweet and spicy General Tso's topped with chicken, broccoli, and roasted red peppers. The Mastrangelo Pizza is a true Italian masterpiece, layered with high-end pancetta, sopressata, and prosciutto.  But if you're not afraid to taste some "Stranger Things" on the menu, kick you taste buds up to "11" and order the Upside Down Pizza.
 
Buddy Mastrangelo – President/Owner, Baldie's Craft Pizzeria: "We got the Upside Down, which people would probably be familiar with the show on Netflix that is affiliated with the Upside Down."
 
Melissa Mastrangelo: "Our sauce is extremely delicious so, one day we were making pizzas and we just wanted to experiment with the sauce on top of the cheese so you get more of the sauce flavor. So, the Upside Down, we take a pizza crust and we put the cheese on the bottom, the pizza cheese goes on the bottom. Then I spoon the sauce on top and I spread the sauce on top of the cheese. Goes in the oven, when it comes out of the oven, I drizzle the crust with olive oil and I sprinkle parmesan cheese, heavily, all over the crust. So, if you like sauce, then you'd like the Upside Down pizza.
 
Rounding out the Baldie's menu are some incredible addictive confit chicken wings, smothered in sauces like their signature South Carolina style golden bbq.  The braised short ribs may be the best bargain on the menu, because it's slow-cooked, ultra-flavorful, and piled high over mashed potatoes and vegetables.
 
Buddy Mastrangelo – President/Owner, Baldie's Craft Pizzeria: "Falls apart in your mouth. It's delicious. I was in Las Vegas last week and I got the short rib at the Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio, and our short rib was more tender."
 
To help wash everything down, there's an enormous selection of forty local craft beers, poured right at the custom-made copper bar. And for dessert, you gotta dive deep inside their mason jar full of triple chocolate trifle featuring dark chocolate ganache, homemade brownie brittle, and white chocolate panna cotta. And it's just another reason why, Bald is beautiful.
 
"It's a great place to come hang out with friends."
 
"The staff is awesome."
 
"Everyone is nice and the food is great."
 
"It's a family business, they've grown the business from scratch…"
 
"It's my relaxing oasis of craft beer."
 
Buddy Mastrangelo – President/Owner, Baldie's Craft Pizzeria: "I want everybody to come here and feel like they have an excellent meal and want to return you know?"
 
Melissa Mastrangelo: "My favorite thing about this place is that it brings people together. Food brings people together, and I love family and friends getting together, sharing a meal around the table. I think it's the best part of life."
40 Main Street
Lakeville
MA
02347

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