Best of Boston

Best Pizza, General Excellence

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»
1992 Best Pizza, Suburban

Sweet Peppers

Lexington
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

Michela’s

Cambridge
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»