CAMBRIDGE – The key to making great pizza is taking ordinary ingredients and combining them into something extraordinary. There is a little pizza shop in Inman Square, Cambridge where every single specialty pie is a real All Star.

“No one’s doing pizza the way we’re doing pizza,” declared Kosta Diamantopoulos.

Located in Inman Square Cambridge, the All Star Pizza Bar is where brothers Kosta and his brother Johnny are taking pizza in delicious new directions.

“I’m gonna give you something that I’m a fan of, that I’m gonna eat,” Johnny said. They were born into the pizza business. “My dad owned a pizzeria in downtown Lynn for 35 years.”

But unlike the traditional pies they grew up making, the pizzas they create today treat dough, sauce, and cheese, as just the beginning.

“We use the pizza as a canvas,” said Kosta. “And our chef artists with every stroke of brilliance throw toppings on there and create concoctions that are unseen and unheard before.”

So combinations include breakfast sausage, grits, and eggs…

Steak, potatoes, and horseradish cream…

Even bananas, nutella, and chunks of cheesecake.

“Once they have the actual pizza and they taste it, they understand why we put as much effort and time into these creations.”

From tossing, to saucing, to topping, Kosta and Johnny take pride in their pizza. They love their pizza and they know you will too.

“We like to say that we make pizza the way it’s supposed to be.”

“We love pizza. It’s actually on our boxes: ‘I love pizza’.”

“It’s that perfect food.”

You can find All Star Pizza Bar at 1238 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, or online at

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