Best of Boston

Best Pizza

2001 Best Pizza, Traditional

Little Stevie’s

Boston
Miss your adolescence? The Formica booths at Little Stevie's aren't just seats, they're time machines that sweep you right back to braces, babysitting money, and [...] read more»
2001 Best Pizza, Designer

Emma’s

Cambridge
It's this simple: Nothing satisfies a pizza craving like a piping hot pie from the kitchen at Emma's. Choose from more than a dozen tasty [...] read more»
2000 Best Pizza, General Excellence

Emma’s

Cambridge
Emma's may have moved from Huron Avenue to Kendall Square, but it still boats the same great thin-crust pizza and 21 imaginative toppings, including smoked [...] read more»
2000 Best Pizza, Designer

Cafe Louis

Boston
Leave it to Louis Boston to install a cafe that outdoes most of the local stand-alone restaurants. What keeps us coming back to Cafe Louis, [...] read more»
2000 Best Pizza, Parlor

Santarpio’s Pizza

East Boston
Eastie's answer to pizza heaven is definitely a grass-roots experience. There is no ambiance at Santarpio's, to be sure, but there is fabulous dough. All [...] read more»
1999 Best Pizza, Classic

Pizzeria Regina

Boston
We won't vouch for the suburban outposts, but there's magic in the oven at 11 1/2 Thatcher Street. Out of that brick baby marvel come [...] read more»
1999 Best Pizza, Gourmet

Emma’s Pizza

Cambridge
Perhaps it's a misnomer to call it gourmet. After all, what's more traditionally Italian than a thin, crispy crust; fresh herbs and vegetables; smoky sausage; [...] read more»
1998 Best Pizza, Contemporary

Emma’s Pizza

Cambridge
Yo-Yo Ma has been known to scarf a slice, as has man-with-much-free-time Bill Weld. Sure, they live next door, but fans from far and near [...] read more»
1998 Best Pizza, Traditional

Pizzeria Regina

Boston
The old-school North End spot still serves up all the heavy bustle, cheap wine, and surly service required of a traditional pizza joint. And their [...] read more»
1997 Best Pizza

Emma’s Pizzeria

Cambridge
In this confusing era of haute-cuisine pizza and the low-rent greasy stuff, we almost forgot what we were after—until we got to Emma's. Sure, it's [...] read more»
1996 Best Pizza

Santarpio’s Pizza

Boston
This pizza is just right: thin toothsome crust, flavorful sauce, perfect amount of mozzarella. A true classic that can't be beat. read more»
1995 Best Pizza, Brick Oven

Figs

Charlestown
If you're ready to venture beyond traditional-red-sauce-and-mozzarella pizzas, Figs stands ready to offer some of the most innovative pies around. Try the famous Fig and [...] read more»
1995 Best Pizza, Classic

Santarpio’s

East Boston
Who knows pizza better than teenagers? We sent four teenagers who had trained on a field trip to Italy to sample pies in the North [...] read more»
1993 Best Pizza, New

Figs

Charlestown
Todd English scores again! The white clam pie is just one of the great master-pizzas. Not even Pepe's in New Haven could touch this version. read more»
1993 Best Pizza, Suburban

Caruso’s Pizzeria & Ristorante

Melrose
Mike Caruso calls his popular pie the Zazza. It's a funny name for a pizza, but try one. You'll be saying Zazza all the time. read more»