I’ve been to Credo in the Financial District a total of exactly one time. As a broke-ass, I’m not in the habit of spending half my monthly rent on a Wednesday night dinner, but I had gotten my hands on a Groupon for Credo, which I only bought because I was pretty sure I couldn’t go on living if I didn’t try the “Sedanini Alla Credo” dish that all the foodies were hyping (consisting of pasta, Italian sausage, pancetta, sage, pecorino romano, tomato sauce, which is all topped with a layer of PIZZA DOUGH and baked). Remember getting a new bike on Christmas morning and being so excited your parents let you ride it outside in your pajamas? Eating this $23 Sedanini was better than that.
But this lifestyle isn’t sustainable — from now on I will only have the Sedanini if it’s my birthday and my grandma’s in town to buy it for me. I will, however, continue visiting Credo, because despite the not-so-cheap menu, their happy hour is great and begins precisely when I want to start drinking — at 2:30pm. It lasts until 6:30 pm and features $5 “special” drinks, $3.50 beer on tap and well drinks, and a deal on a full-sized normally $12 margherita pizza for only 5 bucks.
Be warned that there’s a lot of suits here, so if you’re scared of adults with real jobs like I am, just sit at the bar facing away from the restaurant so the only eye contact you have to make is with the bartender. Words to live by.Credo 360 Pine St. (btwn Leidesdorff & Mills) [Financial District]
Photo courtesy of Yelper Liz S.