Regina Pizzeria has been open since 1926 and consistently ranks number one on “Best of” lists. It serves brick-oven pizza, and often the line stretches out the door while people wait to be served. It should be noted, that although you can find this brand in franchise, reviewers say it will never be as good as the original.
The Upper Crust
Upper Crust serves Neapolitan-style pizza and is another place that consistently gets lots of votes in “Best of” contests. There’s a location in nearly every neighborhood in Boston and a type of pizza for nearly every palate. You can go from traditional pepperoni to chicken fajita to herb-roasted scallops, bacon and Asiago.
Santarpio’s has been in the same building next to the ramp that runs from the Callahan Tunnel to Logan Airport for more than 100 years. A new location recently opened in Peabody. The crust is thin, and some reviews have said that makes the cheese too “slippery.” The toppings are basic, with nothing too extravagant, but that’s how the owner wants to keep it – basic.
Oggi’s opened in 2004 and since then has been collecting awards. That year Boston Magazine voted it “Best Traditional Pizza.” In 2005, The Improper Bostonian named it “Best Innovative Pizza.” And in 2006, it was nominated for “Best Pizza” in the WBZ Boston A-list. This place serves more than the traditional pie. You’ll find a lot of fresh ingredients and things you may not expect to see on a pizza – like toasted almonds, feta cheese and eggplant.
Pino’s has been around since 1962 and many reviews say this will be the closest you’ll get to a New York pie in Boston. Pino’s makes a Sicilian pie and has been voted both #1 Place for Pizza and Best Slice in separate polls. It’s been in a consistent battle with Presto, which is down the street.
As mentioned in the write up about Pino’s, Presto has been part of a neighborhood rivalry for several years now. People continue to go back and forth between the two to decide which they like best. Presto is known for its thin, crispy crust and its sauce.
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