Since opening in the former Harry O’s space in November, Union Park Pizza has been slinging slices in hopes of winning over its neighbors. “We decided we wanted to focus first and foremost on being a great local business for the people who live around here,” says owner Joe Sylva. But even nonresidents of the South End will be thankful once they try the thin, crispy pies, including the neighborhood with sausage, which taps fennel-zinged meat from Moody’s Delicatessen to balance the combo of ricotta, fior di latte, aged Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. With smoky and sweet caramelized onions and earthy mushrooms from Deerfield’s Mycoterra Farms, the flavor might have you plotting a move into Union Park’s ’hood.
The neighborhood with sausage ($4 per slice, $20 per pie) at Union Park Pizza, 1405 Washington St., Boston (617-855-1100) unionparkpizza.com