Located in The Antlers hotel, Duca’s Neapolitan Pizza serves as a casual takeaway counter and additional food provider for the adjacent Sportivo Primo and Piccadilly Bar
. On its own, it’s more affordable. We skip past the wood oven pizzas and salads for something we’ve never tried before: piadine, flatbread sandwiches originally from the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy. We try a Megalena ($8.50), opting for the full sandwich with chips over the same-price half with salad.
A little homework casts shade on the ‘wich’s authenticity — a piadina is an unleavened flatbread, packed to look like a taco or gyro. Ours comes on a halved loaf rather than a folded flatbread. It is, however, a quality sandwich, piled with good salami, ham, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce and tomato, with balsamic vinaigrette adding a nice flavor. The bread’s good, too, with an open crumb and tender crust. With the massive side of chips, it’s a good deal for the price.