A Map of the Best Pizza in Boston, MA

A Map of the Best Pizza in Boston, MA

Slice of Pizza

 

One of our favorite parts of being Boston transplants is the surplus of awesome Pizza choices. From New York style slices to sourdough crusted flatbreads, Boston has it all and does it well. Check out some of our favorite local spots to grab a slice.

We have included ratings (1-10) and commentary on the setting (whether it’s best to “grab and go” or “sit and enjoy”). We have also included an interactive map above. Enjoy your pizza quest and Happy Picnicking!

 

Downtown

 

Regina Pizzeria:

Boston staple in the North End, this is Regina’s original location. It’s small and no frills but the pizza is amazing.

Food: 8

Setting: Sit in a small wooden booth and stay a while

 

Ernesto’s Pizza:

Ernesto’s is an order at the counter kind of place with huge slices and cheap prices.

Food: 6

Setting: Grab and go

 

Galleria Umberto:

Cash only and truly no frills, this pizza place will make you feel like you’re in Sicily. They serve pizza by the slice (square shaped), arancinis, and red wine from out of a box. The prices can’t be beat but they only serve for lunch and close the doors when they run out.

Food: 7

Setting: Stay a while and enjoy the quirkiness

 

The Upper Crust Pizzeria:

Definitely a solid choice for some good, to -go New York style slices. And you can’t beat the location in the beautiful Beacon Hill!

Food: 6

Setting: Grab and go

 

East Boston

 

Santarpio’s:

BEST PIZZA PLACE IN BOSTON! The pizzas taste so fresh and come out hot. If you want a local experience with some true Bostonians, come here!

Food: 10

Setting: Not modern but perfectly comfortable

 

Back Bay/South End

 

Picco:

Picco is a beautiful restaurant with some great handmade pizzas. While a little less divey than most of the places on the list, it’s the perfect place for a date night. Try the Alsatian pizza.

Food: 7

Setting: Casual but polished, perfect date spot

 

Dirty Water Dough Company:

This pizza shop right on Newbury Street has some unusual options such as the Dirty Taco Pizza (garnished with doritos) and Chicken Parm Pizza. It is a great lunch stop while bouncing between shops.

Food: 5

Setting: Great location and inviting

 

Allston/Brighton/Brookline/Newton

 

Pino’s Pizza:

A Boston College staple, Pino’s truly makes some great pies. Large but thin slices and delicious crust, makes Pino’s so addicting.

Food: 8

Setting: Grab and go

 

Regina Pizzeria:

Regina’s also has a location in Allston located in an old train station. It’s much roomier and more updated. In my opinion, the pizza is just as good!

Food: 8

Setting: Great for large groups

 

Frank Pepe Pizzeria:

Frank Pepe is a crowd favorite based out of New Haven, CT. The pizzas are wood fired, crispy, and delicious.

Food: 9

Setting: Stay a while and get a glass of wine

 

Pizzeria Dante:

Made from fresh ingredients, these are some high quality slices near Coolidge Corner in Brookline. This is a perfect cheap lunch option.

Food: 5

Setting: Grab and go

 

OTTO:

Although OTTO is a chain, the one in Coolidge Corner is one of the best because of its inviting ambience. The glittering sign will attract you from a distance and the unusual pizza flavors such as Mashed Potato, Bacon, & Scallion will make your belly happy.

Food: 8

Setting: Order a craft beer and stay a while

 

Cambridge

 

Pinocchio’s Pizza:

Featured in the movie “Good Will Hunting” and a favorite of Harvard students, Pinocchio’s serves up Sicilian style slices. It is cash only and definitely attracts a crowd so be mindful during peak time!

Food: 7

Setting: Grab and go

 

Area Four:

Area Four in Kendall Square serves pizza that is wood fired and made with a sourdough crust. Definitely a hipster vibe, this is a really great choice for some delicious food and cocktails.

Food: 7

Setting: Order a cocktail and stay a while

 

OTTO:

Another branch of this Portland based chain, the Harvard Square location is a solid choice for a quick slice.

Food: 8

Setting: Grab and go

 

Picnic with a Plate? 

One way to enjoy some of the best slices above are in some of the most beautiful, picturesque spots in Boston.  In our earlier post, Five Quintessentially Boston Spotsyou can find some of the same pizza recommendations as above, with a recommendation of where to eat the delcious slice you just bought!

 

Five Quintessentially Boston Spots

 

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