8 Must-Try New Pizzas in Boston

By Scott Kearnan  |  September 23, 2013

When in doubt about dinner plans, pizza is a pretty solid crowd-pleaser. But if you're tired of ordering up the same boring slice (cheese, pepperoni, maybe Hawaiian?) from your neighborhood joint, here are a number of new gourmet pies that just hit menus around town. They're fresh out of the oven, steaming hot and totally delicious.

  • Bianco at Nebo 

    Now relocated from the North End to a bigger, brighter, sleeker spot on the waterfront, Nebo is about to finally fire up its pizza ovens (which have been dormant since the move in June). Making things worth the wait are new additions to its menu, including a delicious-sounding white pizza ($18) of marinated pacchino tomato, prosciutto cotto, ricotta, mozzarella, arugula and parmigiano. Get fired up! No, really. Light the things, please. 

    520 Atlantic Ave.; 617-723-6326

  • Lobster Pizza at Towne Stove & Spirits

    Lydia Shire's lobster pizza was an infamous part of the Towne menu, so it's no wonder that new chef Mark Allen wanted to include some kind of crustacean-topped pie. But his new take ($27) is totally different, thanks to three words: black truffle mascarpone. Sweeter words have never been spoken. 

    900 Boylston St.; 617-247-0400

  • Buffalo Chicken and Gorgonzola Pizza at A4 Pizza

    As the brand-new pizza- and brew-focused sibling to Kendall Square's Area Four, A4 Pizza is off to a strong start. Exhibit A: this gorgeous creation ($16) is topped with mascarpone cheese, green tabasco, shredded chicken marinated in Frank's Red Hot, gorgonzola cheese and scallions. It's served in a hot iron skillet, just in case those ingredients don't set your taste buds aflame. 

    445 Somerville Ave.; 617-764-4190

  • Tuna Pizzette at Cook 

    This week, Tryst chef Paul Turano opened his Newton spot, Cook, with a fun menu that includes this tuna pizzette ($16) topped with spicy aïoli, shallots, arugula and yuzu. See? Bigger isn't necessarily better. Still, we'll take two. 

    825 Washington St., Newton; 617-964-2665

  • Smoked Salmon Pizza at Legal Harborside

    Naturally, Legal's Titanic-sized, upscaled Seaport outpost takes a fishy approach to pizza. (We mean that in a good way.) Nonna probably wouldn't have included smoked salmon and caramelized onions on her homemade pie, but this pizza ($11.95) sounds like quite a catch nonetheless. 

    270 Northern Ave.; 617-477-2900

  • Artichoke and Portobello Pizza at Davio's

    The open kitchen at this Back Bay stalwart is always slinging out something new, and its latest pizza is topped with artichoke hearts, portobello mushrooms, and a creamy blend of mozzarella and Parmesan ($13).

    75 Arlington St.; 617-357-4810

  • All Star Pizza Bar

    Which pizza? All of them. An extremely honorable mention must go to this Inman Square gem, which has some of the most creative slices in town and is always updating with a new "funky" special of the day. Among the more creative we've spied in recent months was the banh mi pizza seen here, with teriyaki-glazed pork belly, spicy wasabi ricotta grits and sesame ginger-pickled veggies. See? We mean A+ innovation. 

    1238 Cambridge St.; 617-547-0836

  • Balsamic Florentine Flatbread at Finch

    We are huge fans of the balsamic glaze on this new creation, also topped with baby spinach, garlic, portabello mushrooms, chicken, roasted red pepper and gorgonzola. With loaded-up pies like this, we have a feeling the Boxer Hotel spot is selling a few rooms upstairs to guests too full to wander home. 

    107 Merrimac St.; 617-624-0202