Best of Boston

2010 Best Pizza, Affordable

Santarpio’s Pizza

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. This is an easy one: in. What to order is not, as you’ll be lucky to get a menu at Santarpio’s. Go for a basic $9.50 cheese pie or a traditional combo like ‘roni and shroom.’ Either way, the bubbling masterpiece will banish any cares about pleasantries.

111 Chelsea St., East Boston, 617-567-9871,