Best of Boston

Best Pizza

1998 Best Pizza, Traditional

Pizzeria Regina

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

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

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


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


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


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

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»
1992 Best Pizza, Suburban

Sweet Peppers

A superthin chewy crust that crunches even at the top of the wedge, and inspired flavor combinations, such as roasted eggplant and sundried tomato—now that's [...] read more»
1990 Best Pizza


The crust is feathery light; the toppings range from earthy white beans and spicy sausage to scallops and calamari. This is not just pizza. read more»
1989 Best Pizza

Michela’s Caffè

A thin-thin, light and crunchy crust, a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of cheeses, and a scattering of perhaps pancetta, spinach, or artichoke. This [...] read more»