Head over to Newton to find this sophisticated pizza place. This Centre Street joint forms its pies from slow-fermented dough before cooking them in a 700-degree, wood-fired oven to achieve a crispy crust that still has a good chew. Toppings reflect Italian flavor combinations stemming from every part of The Boot, including octopus and chorizo, sausage with broccoli rabe and fennel, and puttanesca with capers, anchovies and Castelvetrano olives. While the pizza is obviously the main event here, its menu also includes a bunch of Sicilian-influenced bites, like caponata, fava bean dip and marinated squid salad.
Boston gets a bad rap for its pizza. Sure, our city may never reach the heights of New York pizza celebrity, but it's blessed with a bevy of pizzerias churning out tasty, memorable pies. At one end of the spectrum, there are no-frills, cash-only joints serving fast, tasty slices; on the other end you'll find some of the best Italian restaurants in Boston serving up their own takes on the classics. For other top dishes that are perfect with a beer on a Friday night, check out the best burgers in Boston or the best tacos in Boston.
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