LaHacienda in Somerville was established in 1939 by John DiCecca. We hope to make you part of our family!!
At first glance, La Hacienda looks a bit intimidating; its thick wooden door, rather dark and dank basement location, high-backed wooden booths, brick floor, no-frills bar area, and back room assure diners that this is probably not the place to go for an elegant, romantic evening out on the town (no more sawdust on the floor, though). But while it indeed is seen by many as simply a dive bar, it really is more of an Italian-American restaurant that serves a wide variety of dishes. The surprisingly extensive menu includes such familiar dishes as ravioli, lasagna, veal marsala, chicken piccata, shrimp scampi and the like.
While diners often come to La Hacienda to order full dinner entrees, what many others come here for is one thing, and one thing only: Bar pizza. The bar pies at La Hacienda are simply tremendous. In fact, some folks consider them to be the best bar pizzas north of Boston.
They are greasy on top, with a spicy, tangy sauce mixing nicely with the cheese and oil, and a moderately crisp crust that has the cracker-like texture of most bar pizzas. Drinks are pretty basic at La Hacienda, with pitchers of beer as well as wine on tap (the pitchers of beer go very nicely with the bar pies). In addition to having individual-sized and small bar pies, La Hacienda also serves large pizzas.
To put it in a nutshell, La Hacienda is a classic joint of the old-school variety. It is tough to choose one of these places over the others, but if you live in or near Somerville and enjoy eating bar pizza in a place with lots of character, La Hacienda may be your best bet.
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