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7 Places to Get Your Wood-Fired Pizza Fix in the Hudson Valley 

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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. Although Pizzeria Posto is currently not taking reservations, they are now open for outdoor seating.

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 info@oakpizzanapoletana.com 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. Outdoor seating is now available for full service between 4PM-9PM.

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. Outdoor seating is now available at all four Cosimo's locations.

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.

Westwind Orchard | Accord

Farm cidery Westwind Orchard is beloved for its dog-friendly, family-friendly yard. Though they aren’t currently offering table service, they have set out some picnic tables so you can eat your pick-up order onsite. Under the direction of true blue Italian owner Fabio Chizzola, these delectable wood-fired fired are the closest thing you can get to authentic Italian pizza in the Hudson Valley. Try the Ortolana, made with house-made mozzarella, smoked gouda, parmesan with their asparagus, garlic scapes and basil pesto; or go ahead and try the Carne, made with mozzarella, guanciale, purple potatoes, and arugula. And don’t forget to pair your pizza with one of Westwind’s acclaimed hard ciders, made onsite. Call (845) 626-0659 to order ahead.

Lola | Kingston

Lola’s pizzas are all made in-house in their wood-fired oven. Try their latest featured pizza, The Cowabunga Dude, is a take on the classic Hawaiian pizza. All featured pizzas can be found in their weekly “Dinner Boxes” and “Vegetarian Boxes” along with their signature pizzas that can be purchased separately. Outdoor dining is currently unavailable, but there’s a patio space so we’re hopeful they’ll roll that out soon. In the meantime, order online for curbside pick-up.

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