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The restaurant descriptions that follow reflect the opinions of the editors of Rural Intelligence.
They are editorial content, not paid advertisements, and are organized by county.

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Oak Pizzeria Napoletana - Hudson, New York

Our reviewer says that Oak Pizzeria Napoletana is surprisingly, shockingly good — in fact, it might just be the best he’s ever had. And the crowds flocking to it would support that statement. At the restaurant’s core is the handsome, domed, wood-fired oven, and everything is cooked there, including the fish, octopus, potatoes and apples, delivering nuanced flavors where the quality of minimal ingredients takes center stage. All the pizzas are personally sized, but also great if you want to get a few and share. There is of course the straightforward marinara ($10) and a classic Margherita with mozzarella di bufala ($15). Then there are signature pies shaped by seasonality and the owners’ travels and influences. The aforementioned clam sees bubbling sourdough crust covered in a generous amount of shellfish enhanced by just garlic, chili flakes, Parmesan and parsley ($16). They have a balanced sauceless bianca ($14) and currently on the menu is a farmer’s pizza with new potatoes, leeks, Hawthorne Valley alpine cheese, chili flakes and garlic ($15). For small plates Oak offers traditional plates of excellent cured meats and cheeses while focusing the oven’s flames primarily on seafood and veggies. Flavors and preparations are very Mediterranean. There’s octopus with egg, chickpeas and buttermilk dressing ($9), whipped salt cod with potato and lemon on housemade bread ($9), marinated head-on shrimp with tapenade ($9) and more. Vegetable-forward plates include ember-roasted leeks with sardella ($7), yellow bean salad with a pancetta-sherry vinaigrette ($8) and roasted cauliflower with apples and balsamic figs ($7). Read the full review.

Oak Pizzeria Napoletana
523 Warren St., Hudson, NY
(518) 671-6300
11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays

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