The za is back in town, folks! I was lucky enough to be bopping on Instagram when @pizzacamp posted that his newest shop, Pizzeria Beddia 2 (1313 North Lee Street), was open and accepting reservations. I created a Resy account real quick and snagged a reservation for 6 that finally arrived this past week.
My girlfriends & I set out for Fishtown’s snazziest pizza shop last Monday night for dinner. Parking is always relatively easy for me up by Frankford Ave after work … there’s a lot of 2 hour street parking where you may have to walk a block or two.
North Lee Street is a small side street, but you won’t miss green sign for Beddia. There is an outdoor courtyard where my girlfriends were waiting while I arrived last (of course). Once you’re in, there is the bar with the cartoon cloud thing you’ve seen everywhere on Instagram, another side room, and then a whole other room in the back. The space is huge – basically a pizza church.
The Pizzeria Beddia menu features cocktails, wines by the glass & bottle, and a few beers. There were four pies on the menu when we dined there, as well as some small apps, and the ol soft serve dessert.
For six ladies, we ordered the tomato pie ($4) and the judion beans ($8) as apps. We didn’t want to fill up, so, please get ready for this: we each had one singular bite of the tomato pie, aaaand about 2 beans each. L O L. The sauce they were swimming in was so incredible – we were dipping as much of the (complimentary) bread as we could in it to soak it all up.
As for the pizza: we decided to go with the plain pizza ($22) – no modifications – and the anchovy pizza ($25), because, well, I freakin love anchovies. The pizzas came out pretty quickly, and after some photo taking in all their glory, we dove in.
Well. The plain had this cheddar on it that is making me salivate as I type this. Just delicious and perfect plain pie. 10/10 would get every time. The anchovy was also perfect … somehow chunky, yet light sauce with the perfectly salted anchovy.
The crust – let’s talk about the crust. Now, I looove a #thick pie. But the thin crunchiness of the Beddia pie was just ideal. It had the perfect amount of crunch that makes you feel like you could eat this forever (because you’d like to think that).
After we each got a slice of each pie, I said aloud, I could go for one more (also #thick), and everyone chimed in. We ordered the cream-based sauce pie ($25), which had greens on it and it seems I was in a bit too much of a pizza haze to get down many of the ingredients or flavors – it was just amazing.
With 3 pies for 6 ladies, we each had a perfect 4 slices. That will get you full, some ladies could only handle 3. Our bill, with everyone getting at least one drink, and all that food, was $35 each with tip. Some may say this is pricey for pizza, but I am all about this za life and felt it was worth every single solitary penny.
We were in and out in about 2 hours. Pizzeria Beddia is open from 5-11pm daily, 7 days a week. While reservations are available (check far out and just get something on the calendar!), they hold half of the seats for dine-in walk-ins every night.
So, have you been yet? I can’t wait to go back – that soft serve is definitely on my list!