The two branches offer a taste of Naples
The centerpiece of each location of Pasquale’s Ristorante is the wood-fired brick oven imported from Italy. Authentic Neapolitan pizzas are in and out of the oven in a matter of a few minutes. A white version includes five cheeses with a garlic cream base, while red versions are based with crushed tomatoes. Shown here is a red with Italian buffalo mozzarella, EVOO, Parmesan cheese and basil ($9.49, $15.99). Chef Pasquale Celone also creates other authentic Italian dishes and fan favorites including the meatball bruschetta, fried ravioli and jumbo chicken wings with hot sauce. Pasquale’s Black Forest and porcini mushroom soup is legendary. Salads vary from a Caesar with a homemade dressing to a caprese with fresh mozzarella and a crab cake salad. Traditional pasta dishes are the mainstay of the menu and include meat-stuffed lasagna, gnocchi with a house-made bolognese and homemade fettuccine with a roasted garlic cream. Menus at both locations are the same. The original dining space in Candia is now a function room only.
Lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday
87 Nashua Rd. (Route 102) in Londonderry
Tuesday through Thursday, dinner from 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday, lunch and dinner
143 Raymond Rd., Birchwood Plaza, in Londonderry