Toasting, possibly, an evening out without the kids.

Verde Pizza

Back story: Opened in September, Verde Pizza serves intriguing wines and good Neopolitan pizza in a sophisticated but kid-friendly Canton space.

Parking: Street parking; Verde Pizza plans to offer valet parking within the next few weeks

Try this: The Sorrentino pizza tops crispy crust with smoked mozzarella, basil and lemon. Baked in Verde's wood-burning oven, the combination shows off a careful balance among smoky, creamy and acidic.

Where: 641 S. Montford St.

Contact: 410-522-1000;

Open: Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday noon to 10 p.m.

Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Rating: ✭✭✭

Reservations: Not accepted

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