Even though Boston doesn’t have a distinguishing pizza style like New York or Chicago, it surely has some love and admiration for a good slice. That is evident throughout the rising pizza scene, which intertwines the city’s Italian American communities and the Bostonians’ admiration for Neapolitan and New York-style pizza.
We’ve listed the best pizza places in a Boston pizza map. Each restaurant and pizza joint on the list serves delicious, authentic pies, loved both by locals and tourists alike. Order the best artisan pizza in Boston for pickup or pizza delivery with just one tap, through the Slice app.
One of the best pizzerias in Boston is the first pizza joint in the City on a Hill – Regina Pizzeria. This brick oven pizzeria bakes mouth-watering pizzas for more than a hundred years.
Located in the North End, this Boston staple serves thin-crust pies.
Their century-old secret recipe uses a special natural yeast for the dough, light yet spicy sauce with a hint of Pecorino Romano, aged whole milk mozzarella, and sausage made from scratch. These ingredients create Regina’s beloved pizzas.
Therefore, it’s not unusual to wait in line to get a pizza from Regina, but it’s worth the wait. Once you step inside, you’ll be greeted by autographed portraits of celebrities, witnessing Regina’s legendary status.
Regina Pizzeria opened several outposts through the years, but true pizza connoisseurs recommend the original location in the North End. This pizza-only joint serves a variety of meat and vegetarian pizzas. A must-try is the Giambotta pizza with Pepperoni, Regina sausage, salami, mushrooms, pepper, onions, mozzarella cheese, and anchovies upon request. Looking for something meat-less? You can’t go wrong with their Margherita pizza with fresh basil. Additional pizza trivia: Regina is the official pizza of the Boston Red Sox!
What started as a bakery in 1903, evolved into a pizzeria in 1933. Santarpio’s serves delicious thin-crust NY-style pies for almost a century. This family-owned restaurant is in the 5th generation and is a true Boston staple, beloved by the locals.
This Eastie gem is renowned for its pizza and barbeque. The pies have thin, soft, and pliable center, and crunchy and crispy, slightly charred ends. They are famous for putting the toppings first, right over the dough, followed by cheese, then the sauce.
Alongside delicious pizza, Santarpio’s serves delicious grilled lamb and steak tips. Since 2010, Santarpio's has opened an outpost in Peabody.
Cleveland Circle hides a pizza gem. Pino’s may be a small, modest pizza joint, but it has great pizza and plenty of loyal customers, including Conan O’Brien.
Find out why he always visits Pino’s when he’s in town. Founded in 1962, Pino's is still operated by the original “commandments” written by Phil. He sees his pizzeria as a small store, not an empire and he wanted to create a pizza place welcoming to families. Thus, Pino’s is most visited by Boston College students and their families.
Furthermore, even though Pino’s is an award-winning restaurant, Phil didn’t want to live in past glory. Or with his own words: “We don’t put our plaques on the wall. I am more concerned with what we are doing today and what the customer wants today.” In the mood for pizza today?
You can order Pino’s pizza delivered to your door, or order it for a pickup with the Slice app. Don’t miss their Sicilian Pizza.
Even though they describe themselves as an Italian café with a Boston accent, Café Quattro is so much more than that. This café AND restaurant on Beacon Hill serves both delicious coffee and food.
Café Quattro’s location is in the center of the action of the Boston Medical Center and Boston’s Historic South End.
On Café Quatro’s menu, there is a variety of pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, paninis, subs, salads, and appetizers. But their thin-crust NY-style pizzas are a real specialty. They use fresh, hand-tossed pizza dough, homemade sauce, a signature blend of whole milk mozzarella, aged parmigiana, and Reggiano imported from Italy.
You can try something different, like a slice with thinly sliced potatoes (Potato & Rosemary), a combination of parmigiana, mozzarella, and D’Anjou pears (Pear Parmigiana).
Or simply try their signature pizza Quattro Formaggi with four cheese varieties (mozzarella, ricotta, parmigiana, and provolone), oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.
Although Café Quattro is currently closed for delivery, you can order a pickup order with just one tap!
This family-owned restaurant has been in business for 50 years. Land of Pizza serves its signature Greek-style pizza with homemade, fresh dough and sauce, prepared daily.
Using only the best ingredients, serving delicious food, and offering a friendly service is their trademark.
Land of pizza has a variety of vegetarian, meat, and white pizzas, as well as salads, calzones, sandwiches, subs, wraps, desserts, and more.
Try Land of Pizza’s Lando’s Veggie Pizza with green peppers, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms, but don’t skip their cheese pie. Pickup and delivery are available 7 days a week, via the Slice app.
Scott Riebling (ex-bassist for many bands) and Toirm Miller started baking and selling pizza in a truck, fully equipped with a massive wood-fired oven. After their pizzas passed many miles, Scott and Toirm decided to open a full brick-and-mortar restaurant in Washington Square.
They created a fusion of Naples, New York, and New Haven pizza styles which resulted in a delicious thin-crust pizza. Soft and light on the inside, with a crisp outer shell, perfectly charred in a wood-burning oven.
Stoked uses only fresh, organic vegetables from Lilliput Farms in Wareham, Massachusetts, and high-quality meats. All the ingredients are delivered to them daily, so no freezers, preservatives, or processed foods are used.
Alongside meat pies and bites, and chicken wings, they have a large selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. All the pizzas can be made gluten-free, too (except for those that contain meatballs).
The toppings are refreshing and tasteful, so you can have a Honey Bacon Bianca - white pizza with bacon drizzled with hot honey, a Vegetarian cheeseburger pizza, or a meatless Buffalo Brussels Sprout pizza.
This iconic North End pizzeria serves gigantic, mouthwatering pies for more than 30 years. A slice at Ernesto’s is actually a quarter of a pie, and the pizzas come only in extra-large size.
Their thin-crust pizzas are made with high-quality ingredients and a broad selection of toppings. Try their authentic Chicken Ranch, Cheeseburger, or Caribbean Shrimp pizza, or enjoy in a veggie or gluten-free slice.
Since 2014, Ernesto’s pizza has an outpost in Somerville’s Assembly row.
This urban pizzeria with industrial flair is located in Fort Point. Pastoral serves Neapolitan style pizzas, baked in a wood-fired oven, made from the stone and sand of Mt. Vesuvius.
At the time he opened the restaurant, chef, and owner Todd Winer was the second official pizzaiolo in Boston, certified by the American branch of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. His skills are transferred into the scrumptious pies baked and served daily.
Pastoral’s chefs make everything from scratch, even the mozzarella and burrata cheese, sausages, and smoked pancetta. Alongside pizzas, they make pasta (gluten-free available), entrees, and salads. All of their crispy on the outside, soft on the inside pies can be made as gluten-free pies.
The Margherita pizza is a delicious classic, made with their signature hand-torn mozzarella, crushed tomato, and basil.
Looking for something more exquisite? Go for a Fennel Sausage pizza or Veal Meatball pie.
Pino’s is always amazing. Best pizza in Boston!
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