Best of Boston

Best Pizza

2008 Best Pizza, Gourmet


A destination pizzeria disguised as a neighborhood joint, Picco tempts even the most persnickety foodies with delicate brick-oven crusts and top-drawer toppings like Gruyére, aged [...] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Traditional


East Boston
This pizza hasn't changed in more than 100 years, and why should it? The blackened crust is chewy and crunchy by turns, the savory tomato [...] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Thin Crust

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, [...] read more»
2007 Best Pizza, West

Stone Hearth Pizza Co.

Of course, the better story would have been some cheese sliceslinging hole in the wall beating out the gourmet spots as our pizza parlor champ. [...] read more»
2007 Best Pizza

Woody’s Grill and Tap

Hidden away in the Fenway, Woody's comes as close to a genuine Cheers experience as you'll get. Everyone's a regular—the chewy wood-fired crusts and notably [...] read more»
2006 Best Pizza, Toppings


Even if all you want is a slice, you're still entitled to more than the standard toppings. Ernesto's has 20 pies ready to go—from caramelized [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2005 Best Pizza, Gourmet

The Upper Crust

With toppings this terrific, it's hard to limit yourself to just one slice. The Slightly Pesto—white pizza splashed with pesto, garlic, and diced tomatoes—is our [...] read more»
2005 Best Pizza, Traditional

Santarpio’s Pizza

East Boston
Long before the neighborhood became known for high-end loft conversions and favorable price-per-square-foot ratios, Santarpio's was making superlative pizza in East Boston. Now in its [...] read more»
2004 Best Pizza, Gourmet


The super-thin crust that flies out of Emma's kitchen is addictive in its own right. Add to that such innovative combinations as Canadian bacon, caramelized [...] read more»
2004 Best Pizza, Traditional

Pizza Oggi

Jamaica Plain
Let the gourmets pile on their trendy precious toppings; the best serious classic pizza is the kind that gets the basics right. This barely decorated [...] read more»
2003 Best Pizza, South

Lynwood Cafe

Most anyone who's lived on the South Shore has broken bread (or crust) at Lynwood—and given this little pizza joint's out-of-the-way location and nearly microscopic [...] read more»
2003 Best Pizza, Traditional

Pizzeria Regina, North End Branch

There's no shortage of great pizza in this town, but the place we always come back to is the original North End home of Pizzeria [...] read more»
2002 Best Pizza, Designer

Café Louis

This pizza is not unlike many of the customers of the female persuasion who dine in the café at Louis Boston itself: high-maintenance, but, frankly, [...] read more»
2002 Best Pizza, Traditional

Santarpio’s Pizza

East Boston
Forget the perfunctory décor and out-of-the-way address, Santarpio's pies are the zenith of 'za, delivered dangerously hot from the depths of a loud and steamy [...] read more»