Best of Boston

BEST Pizza

1982 BEST Pizza, When You Don't Want to Drive to Santarpio's

Bel Canto

Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, and Somerville

The first deep-dish pizza in town, and still the best. read more»

1981 BEST Pizza

Emma’s

Cambridge

With Santarpio’s retired into the Hall of Fame, the prize goes across the river. read more»

1980 BEST Pizza, When Santarpio's Is Closed

Regina’s

Boston

Not to be confused with the Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Downtown Crossing outlets. read more»

1980 BEST Pizza, Deep Dish

Bel Canto

Cambridge

Another perennial. read more»

1980 BEST Pizza

Santarpio’s

East Boston

Year after year, even without Mike Eruzione’s father behind the bar. read more»

1979 BEST Pizza, Shallow Dish

Santarpio’s

East Boston

Tops for the second year in a row. Delicious sausage and a shorter line than Regina’s. These pies (along with the airport noise) are Eastie’s major exports. read more»

1979 BEST Pizza, Deep Dish

Bel Canto

Cambridge

Precooked crust, but great homemade sauce and surprising toppings (broccoli, walnuts). The first place in town to promote the calzone (meat and cheese turnover) trend. Unfortunately, all the atmosphere of a walk-in closet. read more»

1978 BEST Pizza

Santarpio’s

East Boston

Just on the other side of the Callahan Tunnel. A tasty thin crust supports the exquisite goo (the tomato sauce is distinctively sweet). Livingston Taylor’s wife’s favorite comes with onion, mushrooms, and extra cheese. read more»

1976 BEST Pizza

Regina Pizzeria

Boston

Regina is the patron saint of pizza; she guarantees thick crusts and an abundance of tomato paste and cheese. A multitude of extras is available. read more»

1975 BEST Pizza

The European

Boston

The crust is so crisp, the tomato and cheese so lush that some men would gladly trade an evening with Gina Lollobrigida for a single slice—not many, granted, but some. read more»