8 Great Dessert Pizzas in Boston
By Scott Kearnan
September 26, 2013
There is no room for "restraint" in the world of pizzas. As much as we love a gourmet Neapolitan or homemade-style Sicilian, sometimes you just want to splurge on a shameless pie that is more fit for the end of a meal than the main course. So we found a few spots around town that pull together some pretty fabulous dessert pizzas, sweet pies with scrumptuous toppings. Enjoy.
This Inman Square spot is infamous for its generally wild and occasionally weird creations. It also boasts a decadent dessert pie: banana Nutella cheesecake. All star, indeed; this is an MVP. (Most valuable pizza.)
1238 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 617-547-0836
One of the few Faneuil Hall spot that deserves a visit from non-tourists, Anthem has a magnificent pizza (shown) slathered with a hazelnut cocoa spread, topped with caramelized bananas and toasted marshmallows. We proudly sing its praises.
101 South Market St.; 617-720-5570
What a beautiful thing! This Cambridge hole-in-the-wall is home to not one, not two, but three dessert pizzas: Nutella, honey and honey ginger varieties. You can pick and choose additional toppings if you see fit. What a gorgeous idea.
332 Franklin St., Cambridge; 617-876-6969
Another under-the-radar gem, this Brazilian restaurant has as many as 10 "sweet pizzas" on its menu at a time, all with creative toppings like coconut and dulce de leche.
2378 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; 617-714-3576
The Boston-born ice cream chain will deliver (via cycle with freezer sidecar) its ice cream pizza: a pie-shaped ice cream cake with "brownie crust," vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and sprinkles.
290 Newbury St.; 617-536-7127
The still-young South Boston restaurant has helped fill a void for young professionals in the neighborhood who are craving something still-casual but more sophisticated than just another Irish pub. Its Nutella and banana pizza is filling a void, too: in our stomach.
425 W Broadway; 617-765-8636
The Max Brenner concept is based around an entire "anything-goes" and "anything-goes-with-chocolate" outlook. We like that. Then there's its "chocolate chunks pizza," topped with melted milk and white chocolate chunks and a choice of two toppings: crunchy hazelnut bits, bananas, peanut butter or roasted marshmallows. We like that more.
745 Boylston St.; 617-274-1741
You probably don't need to indulge any more after carb-loading at this hearty Italian restaurant. So with a Nutella pizza this delicious, we'll just have to skip straight to dessert. It's the responsible thing to do.
225 Northern Ave.; 617-737-5454