Serious Pie is one of local celebrity chef Tom Douglas’s restaurants—and his take on a pizza parlor. The pies are rustic, free-form creations with unusual ingredient combinations; the best way to experience them is to order several and share. The Penn Cove clam and pancetta is a standout, as is the soft-cooked egg, smoked prosciutto, pecorino, and arugula pizza.
The menu is small, but thoughtfully chosen, and there’s a selection of wine, beer, and cider, too. The thin-crust pies come out of the oven pretty quickly, so you can make it to an evening showing at the Cinerama movie theater, nearby.