Best of Boston

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2014 Best Pizza

Galleria Umberto

Boston
Thick and fluffy with just the right amount of crunch, Umberto’s Sicilian crust is the perfect vessel for a complete smothering of herbed tomato sauce […] read more»
2013 Best Pizza, High-Brow

Picco

Boston
Here, the crust, cheese, and toppings on each pizza—we love the broccoli rabe, sausage, and olive—are scorched by the 600-degree oven, then brought to the […] read more»
2013 Best Pizza, Low-Brow

Santarpio’s Pizza

East Boston
At this old-school pizza joint, the cornmeal-crusted pies provide a crispy base for swirls of cheese, sauce, and classic toppings such as peppers, onions, and […] read more»
2012 Best Pizza

Santarpio’s

East Boston
For a pizza joint, this Eastie institution has more than its fair share of character—thick Boston accents, a Sinatra-loaded jukebox, and rough (yet deep down, […] read more»
2011 Best Pizza, Traditional

Santarpio’s

East Boston
A warning sign should be posted on Santarpio’s front door: EAT THESE PIES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Because when those pepperoni-and-sausage-strewn slices hit your table […] read more»
2011 Best Pizza, Gourmet

Posto

Somerville
With its mod open layout and warm brick and wood, Posto is snazzy enough for date night and relaxed enough for family get-togethers. But to […] read more»
2010 Best Pizza, Upscale

Coppa

Boston
At his tiny South End enoteca, chef Jamie Bissonnette turns out some of the most magnificent pizza crust around—crunchy, chewy, smoky, and soft all at […] read more»
2010 Best Pizza, Affordable

Santarpio’s Pizza

East Boston
Make a decision!’ the waitress barks as you pause at the door to let an elderly woman exit the restaurant. ‘In or out?’ she screeches. […] read more»
2009 Best Pizza

Picco

Boston
Previous years have seen this contest split into mini categories like ‘Best Thin Crust’ and ‘Best Toppings.’ But it’s time to set aside compiled-ish things […] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Deep Dish

Galleria Umberto

Boston
This North End institution’s thick slabs eat like a meal. But initiates should beware Umberto’s novel closing-time policy: When the food’s gone (usually by midafternoon), […] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Toppings

Pizza Pie-er

Boston
Fresh mozzarella. Sun-dried tomatoes. Anchovies, chicken, pineapple, ham. Green olives, green peppers. Black olives, red peppers. Asparagus, zucchini, artichoke hearts. Prosciutto, spinach, walnuts…and, oh yeah—they’ve […] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Gourmet

Picco

Boston
A destination pizzeria disguised as a neighborhood joint, Picco tempts even the most persnickety foodies with delicate brick-oven crusts and top-drawer toppings like Gruyére, aged […] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Traditional

Santarpio’s

East Boston
This pizza hasn’t changed in more than 100 years, and why should it? The blackened crust is chewy and crunchy by turns, the savory tomato […] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Thin Crust

Cambridge 1

Cambridge
The Harvard Square favorite opened up a second location in the Fenway last year, giving fans twice their fill of fanciful combinations (lobster and corn, […] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, White

Emma’s Pizza

Cambridge
Freed of tomato-sauce tyranny, the potent flavor of the ingredient combos—like bacon-scallion-Gorgonzola and spinach-kalamata-feta—come shining through, and may just convince you to kick the red […] read more»