Best Pizza in Boston

Prize Pies
February 5, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Presenting our list of the top restaurants for pizzas in Boston, a collection of spots that turn out prize pies.

Galleria Umberto
Pizza · North End · $
Food 4.6 · Decor 3.4 · Service 4.1

"To-die-for" Italian eats taste "like grandma made them" at this "old-school" , cash-only "institution" , where Sicilian pizza and arancini are among the "inexpensive" attractions served "until they run out" ; "fancy it’s not, but it’s the real thing" say fans who brave "long lines" and assure it’s "worth the wait" to "experience the North End like locals do."
Picco
Italian · South End · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

This "go-to" in the trendy South End draws fans with its "awesome, wood-fired" pizzas and "homemade" ice cream, while there’s also "always something new and delicious" in its comfort-food lineup; "if you can get in" , the modest-sized space offers "accommodating" service, and there’s also a "superb draft-beer selection" , plus a patio where "eating outside on a summer’s night is one of the greatest pleasures."
Za
Pizza · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.4

The "ranks of seasoned regulars" find it "tough to complain" about the "simple yet elegant" concept at these pizzerias where "fresh-as-can-be" ingredients define "artful salads" and "distinctive" , "highbrow" pies prepared with "creative flair" and "unique" toppings; the "relaxed vibe" and thoughtful touches like crayons for the table make them "family-friendly" , while "skillfully curated wines" and (at Kendall Square) "sexy cocktails" and a patio ensure adults will have a "nice night out" too.
Flatbread Company
Pizza · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

"Fantastic wood-fired pizzas" , some with "high-quality" , "classic" toppings and some that "experiment" with "new" , "unique" ingredient combos (including gluten-free and vegan varieties), are served up "quick" alongside pitchers of "delicious and challenging" craft beers at this "family-oriented" regional chain; the Somerville location sports a "comfy" , "cool" setting with candlepin bowling lanes, while the Bedford branch has an industrial "rough-around-the-edges (on purpose)" vibe.
Flatbread Company
Pizza · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

"Fantastic wood-fired pizzas" , some with "high-quality" , "classic" toppings and some that "experiment" with "new" , "unique" ingredient combos (including gluten-free and vegan varieties), are served up "quick" alongside pitchers of "delicious and challenging" craft beers at this "family-oriented" regional chain; the Somerville location sports a "comfy" , "cool" setting with candlepin bowling lanes, while the Bedford branch has an industrial "rough-around-the-edges (on purpose)" vibe.