Favorite pizza in Boston?

Aug 2nd, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Favorite pizza in Boston?

Hi, everyone - my husband and I are visiting Boston in September. He's a pizza nut. What's your favorite pizza spot near the North End? We're staying at the Marriott Long Wharf. Someone recommended Regina's to me. What do you think?
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:15 AM
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Regina's! I recently went back after thirty years away and thought it was still superb. This is the original on North Margin -- i see they have a couple of branches now, can't vouch for them.

Note, there will be a line.

IMO stick with the basics -- one or two traditional toppings. They have some yuppie designer pizzas on the menu these days which do not live up to the great tradition.
 
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The original Regina's in the North End (Thatcher Street) is excellent. It's pretty basic on the inside and the wait can be a while on the weekends, though. Also recommended by others is The Upper Crust (various locations). Woody's near Fenway Park just got "best pizza" from Boston Magazine. Also good is Emma's in Cambridge in Kendall Square (very thin crust) and you could get there on the Red Line. IMO, go to the original Regina's and your husband won't be disappointed. You'll be at the Marriott Long Wharf so you will be close by to it.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Another vote for Regina's!
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 11:43 AM
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I also like Regina's, for what I think of as traditional pizza - I love the Upper Crust for thin crust pies and one of my favorite Boston walks is thru the Public Garden, down Charles St, with a stop for pizza, and cointinuing on, over the walking bridge to the Charles River, walk along there for a bit and back over and down Charles stopping at Cafe Vanille for something fabulous and sweet and an ice coffee -

Santarpio's pizza was always great, but not an easy location to get to w/out a car i don't think -we tend to go on way to or from airport by car - I would have no clue how you would do that with the T and a bus I suppose - but you will enjoy Regina's - it's excellent.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:12 PM
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We used to like Santarpio's (near Logan airport) as well but my DH refuses to set foot in there after the infamous incident a few years ago involving a patron and an illegal weapon. We got some to go after that but it just wasn't the same.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Has to be basic from the original Reginas in the NorthEnd. It's all about the ovens!
 
Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:21 PM
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REGINA'S for sure! Forty years ago I tried it for the first time, it has never disappointed.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Every time we go somewhere else, we wished we'd just gone to Regina's. And, it's always as good as we remembered.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Santarpio's (in East Boston - close to the North End) & Regina's
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:48 PM
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MarieF, I am laughing at your "involving a patron and an illegal weapon" - as my grampa would've said, it's the north end, whaddya suhprizd?
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 02:00 PM
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I think they were referring to a shooting at Santarpios a couple of years ago - East Boston, not the Northend, but oh their sausages with peppers and bread and love that fresh garlic pizza!!!
 
Aug 2nd, 2007, 03:39 PM
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mmmm, kealalani you are making me hungry for one.... I k now it's east boston, but sooo close - you know/ east boston/north end/ east boston/ north end - leave the gun, take the cannoli.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 03:51 PM
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We digress, but what troubled my DH about the incident at Santarpio's was that the person with the weapon was known to the bartender and the bartender was quoted as saying something like he "wasn't a bad guy". It does add to the local color and it's a good story. I'd stick with the original Regina's in the North End.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 04:35 PM
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I hear you escargot. We used to go to a place in East Boston for tiramasu and grand marneir. Oh the older gentlemen in the back room rivaled anything out of central casting. Wonder if that place is still there with the sheetpan of tiramasu right out of one of the wives kitchens! LOL

Perhaps a Santarpio's GTG! In our minds anyway!
 
Aug 2nd, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Another vote for Reginas in the Northend. We went during the week for lunch and did not have a wait. It was wonderful.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 05:21 PM
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Wow, sounds like Regina's was a good recommendation. We can't wait to try it; my husband will probably want to eat there every night. It sounds really great.

And wow, people have been going there for 30 and 40 years; I don't think you can get a much stronger recommendation than that. Thanks for the advice.
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Aug 2nd, 2007, 06:07 PM
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absolutely Marie...they are all really nice guys....to someone !
a Boston pizza GTG someday - nice idea !
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 12:54 PM
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There's a place on Salem street called Ernestos that I like too. (I actually like it better than Regina's Shhhhh I have blasphemed!). It's not fancy but very good IMO. Maybe consider it if Regina's line is too long, or if you want to try something else the next day.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Ralphie, thanks for the suggestion. It's always nice to have alternatives.
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