People love to complain about Boston’s pizza scene, especially when compared with some larger cities, but there are actually plenty of incredible options around town, from decades-old classic pizzerias to the recent wave of wood-fired obsession — and everything in between.
Here are 25 spots that showcase the best of today’s Boston-area pizza world. In the interest of keeping to a tight radius around Boston, this map omits the excellent South Shore bar pizza scene, which deserves a map of its own. (But here’s a quick road trip rundown on that front: Seek out Cape Cod Pizza in Bridgewater, Brockton, Raynham, or Halifax; Lynwood Cafe in Randolph; Town Spa in Stoughton; Hoey’s Amvets Pizza in Randolph; and Poopsie’s in Pembroke.)
Other Massachusetts drive-worthy pizza destinations include Bambolina in Salem (“neo-Neapolitan” pizza), Riverview Pizza in Ipswich (a North Shore take on bar pizza), and Volturno in Worcester (Neapolitan pizza), outside the geographic scope of this map but also essential to the broader Massachusetts pizza scene.
Please note that a number of Massachusetts restaurants have resumed dine-in service, and the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit the Massachusetts coronavirus website.
Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
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This map was was originally published on July 28, 2017 and is updated periodically; the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More