Boston's Top Pizza Joints

Boston's Top Pizza Joints

Boston is famous for its baked beans and custard-filled pie, but when it comes to pizza, New York and Chicago hog the glory. However, Boston savors a good slice just as much as the "Big Apple" or the "Windy City" and there are plenty of excellent examples in the area to prove our point.

Examples range from the famous Santarpio's, to neighborhood favorites such as Armando's , the no-frills Galleria Umberto, to the upscale Scampo. Boston pizza lives!

Our Recommendations

Antico Forno

Pies from a wood-burning oven, excellent service, and a reasonably priced sit-down dinner in the North End. our favorite was the broccoli, rabe, and sausage pizza.

Galleria Umberto

Recently named one of the 25 best pizzas in the US by GQ, but the atmosphere is more cafeteria-style than high style.The Sicilian slices are worth waiting in the long line for.

Regina Pizzeria

It's Amore! Open since 1926 and inspired by the love of good food and the special pride of the Polcari Family. - fabulous pies from the brick oven, pitchers of beer, boisterous waitresses, and Sinatra on the jukebox. Our favorite.....the Sausage Caciatore!


A powerful creative force, Lydia Shire's passion for excellence and culinary talent offers substance when it comes to pizza. Shire's famous lobster pizza is here!


The regular, New York-style pizza is good, but this nondescript Cambridge pizza parlor serves one of the best Sicilian slices in the area.

Gran Gusto

This delightful eatery, headed by Chef Giuseppe Castaellano from Naples, has amazing brick oven baked pizza. Our favorite featured a crust thin and crispy with rich little islands of bufala mozzarella studding the bright, fresh sauce.

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