Best of Boston

Best Pizza

2021 Best Pizza

Night Shift Brewing

West End
You’ll find plenty of old-school Neapolitan and Sicilian slices in the neighboring North End, but if you’re craving Detroit-style pizza — a square-cut variety slowly [...] read more»
2020 Best Pizza

Hot Box

It’s not just sharing beers with friends that we miss while Massachusetts bars are closed. We also pine for the days of splitting bar pies, [...] read more»
2019 Best Pizza

Dragon Pizza

These pies clearly show a passion for the art of pizza-making without being too precious for a Tuesday-night snack. Toppings are top-notch and cover every [...] read more»
2018 Best Pizza

Area Four

The Hub’s abundance of prize-worthy pies continues to grow, but this year’s cornicione crown goes to a repeat winner. We credit the Area Four team’s [...] read more»
2014 Best Pizza

Galleria Umberto

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


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


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


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


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»