I bring customers to Pastoral for lunch a decent amount. The reason I gave 4 stars is simply because the menu is kind of limited. It's definitely a good size for a lunch menu, and maybe it's just me and my customers, but it ends up being we either get a pizza or one or two of the same sandwiches over and over. Service is always attentive, they have a great drink selection, and we're always happy with the food we get!
I got a sandwich called a puccia. It was one of the worst things I've ever eaten. Beef that tastes like it was braised in water, provolone, and flavorless vegetables. No sauce/spread in the sandwich. It came with a side of raw vegetables, and a ramekin of grease. The bread was the only good part of the sandwich. They do have great pizza there, though...I'll give them that.
This is the most authentic neopolitan pizza I've had stateside. The homemade crust is spectacular. Toppings are fresh and first rate, and the bar service is awesome. I even found some obscure Italian beers I had in Rome. Don't miss the sausage knots.
I had the Margarita d.o.c. It was an authentic Neapolitan pizza and was cooked for just the right amount time. Basil, tomato sauce and bufala mozzarella was fresh and delicious. Wood oven really makes a huge difference on pizzas and these guys know how to use it! I will visit again next time I’m in Boston.
Finest spot to grab some food when in a rush. The customer service is efficient, prices are affordable, excellent atmosphere. I highly recommend this spot.