Boston Assigns Its First Restaurant Grade

Stash's Pizza in Dorchester is literally the poster child of the new effort.

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A Dorchester pizzeria is the first restaurant emblazoned with the City of Boston’s new cleanliness letter-grading system—and it earned an A. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and members of the Inspectional Services Division were on hand this morning to hang the notice at Stash’s Pizza.

Stash’s is the first of a few thousand restaurants that will eventually display an easily digestible, A-C grade, representing the outcomes of biannual health inspections. These already happen—Stash’s passed in October—but the new program gives the system an extra layer of transparency and accountability, Walsh said over the summer, when he filed the ordinance to implement the grading system.

Stash’s, which has sister restaurants in Norwood and Norwell, offers quick, New York-style slices, as well as speciality pizzas, salads, subs, and pastas.

Stash’s Pizza, 612 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, 617-282-9200,