Best of Boston

Best Pizza

2010 Best Pizza, Upscale


At his tiny South End enoteca, chef Jamie Bissonnette turns out some of the most magnificent pizza crust around—crunchy, chewy, smoky, and soft all at [...] read more»
2010 Best Pizza, Affordable

Santarpio’s Pizza

East Boston
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. [...] read more»
2009 Best Pizza


Previous years have seen this contest split into mini categories like 'Best Thin Crust' and 'Best Toppings.' But it's time to set aside compiled-ish things [...] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, White

Emma’s Pizza

Freed of tomato-sauce tyranny, the potent flavor of the ingredient combos—like bacon-scallion-Gorgonzola and spinach-kalamata-feta—come shining through, and may just convince you to kick the red [...] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Deep Dish

Galleria Umberto

This North End institution's thick slabs eat like a meal. But initiates should beware Umberto's novel closing-time policy: When the food's gone (usually by midafternoon), [...] read more»
2008 Best Pizza, Toppings

Pizza Pie-er

Fresh mozzarella. Sun-dried tomatoes. Anchovies, chicken, pineapple, ham. Green olives, green peppers. Black olives, red peppers. Asparagus, zucchini, artichoke hearts. Prosciutto, spinach, walnuts...and, oh yeah—they've [...] read more»
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»