Pizza: Boston's best slices and pies

Whether you prefer deep pan or thin crust, bianca or sourdough, here’s where to find the best pizza Boston has to offer

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Where to go for pizza: Boston's best bets for a superior pie

Where to go for pizza: Boston's best bets for a superior pie


It’s a subject as hot as a wood-fired oven: Who bakes the best pizza? Boston has countless no-frills places serving deliciously greasy slices, and many of the best Boston restaurants offer twists on the perennial favorite (and not just Italian restaurants). It’s also worth heading to the North End for a classic pie; local institution Pizzeria Regina, established 1926, may be mobbed with tourists but it retains its authentic vibe.

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Best pizza in Boston

Towne Stove and Spirits

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Great for brunch, lunch, dinner or afternoon cocktails, this latest haunt from Lydia Shire serves the international fare for which the celebrated local chef is known. New England clam chowder shares menu space with house-made maki, wood-grilled pizzas, veal osso bucco and Peking duck. The cozy but expansive space leaves room for everyone—despite the bustling Back Bay location—with a quieter second-floor dining room set above the sophisticated bar area.

  1. 900 Boylston Street, (at Gloucester Street)
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The Salty Pig

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

With plenty of flatbread, sandwich and pizza options and a seasonal patio, the Salty Pig is a welcome post-work spot for the Back Bay suit-and-tie crowd. Make a selection from the ever-changing draft list over the slightly-fudged cocktails—The Salty Pig’s hard liquor options are limited to cordials and liqueurs.

  1. 130 Dartmouth Street, (at Columbus Avenue)
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Posto

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Posto is serious about pizza. Mozzarella is handmade in house, produce is locally sourced and each wood-fired pie is made according to guidelines laid out by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. But Posto is more than just a pizza joint—it’s a cozy Italian restaurant that works just as well for a first date as it does for a group dinner with friends. Warm wood and brick abound in the dining room, while the menu offers classic Italian favorites like meatballs made with nonna’s recipe, caesar salad with white anchovies, gnocchi with braised beef short ribs, veal saltimbocca and, of course, a wide variety of both white and red pizzas.

  1. 187 Elm Street, (at Windom Street)
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Cambridge, 1

  • Price band: 2/4

There's nothing remotely parlor-like about this Harvard Square pizza parlor, as austere as you might expect a former fire station overlooking a graveyard to be. But there's plenty to like about its no-nonsense attitude, reflected in a streamlined menu of elegantly simple salads and thin-crust pizzas. The latter are charcoal-grilled and topped with the likes of lobster or chicken sausage, with flavoursome fresh herbs and infused oils.

  1. 27 Church Street, at Palmer Street
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Area Four

  • Price band: 2/4

This Kendall Square brick oven pizza purveyor is known across town for its signature flatbreads, made with a focus on back-to-basics recipes using simple, high quality ingredients and 30-hour-fermented dough. The weekend brunch menu is a hearty affair with pastries from the A4 cafe like orange matcha scones and blueberry cornbread making a welcome appearance.

  1. 500 Technology Square
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