Best of Boston

2006 Best Pizza

Galleria Umberto

Galleria Umberto’s Sicilian pizza, like Scarlett Johansson, is a dish that needs no adornments. The family recipe relied on by the lunch-only establishment has changed little in more than 40 years: tangy tomato sauce, a savory blend of cheeses, and a thick crust, all prepared fresh daily. There are no toppings availabl—not even pepperoni—and the counter-service environs aren’t much to look at. But then, every true star has its eccentricities.

289 Hanover St., Boston, 617-227-5709,