Amy's Pie Picks

Cambridge 1

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, potato and fontina) atop a superflat grilled crust. Or, as we like to think of it, heaven on a cracker.

27 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Emma’s Pizza

The superthin crust that flies out of Emma’s kitchen is addictive in its own right. Add to that such innovative combinations as Canadian bacon, caramelized onions, and rosemary sauce, or a scallion, garlic, and gorgonzola mix. The restaurant may have just changed hands, but nearly everything else about it has stayed the same—right down to the à la carte toppings (three kinds of tomatoes, sweet and gold potatoes, capers, even dried cranberries). Friendly service (the waiters offer detailed reheating instructions) rounds out the experience.

40 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02139


Todd English takes gourmet pizza to a new level with his enormous freeform pies. Not-to-be missed toppings include fig, prosciutto, and Gorgonzola on a rosemary crust, and spicy Italian sausage with charred eggplant and basil.

42 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114

Galleria Umberto Rosticceria

This cafeteria-style, lunch-only spot serves up calzones, pizza and other Sicilian specialties. There are no toppings, but with such tangy tomato sauce, cheese, and a thick crust, you won’t miss them.

289 Hanover Street
Boston, MA

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