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Oct 27, 2006 02:32 PM

Regina's Medford Station Landing

I saw that a Regina's Pizza just opened across from Kappy's in Medford -- at the new Station Landing complex. Anyone have a review to share? I'm particularly interested in the pizza (of course!) and the atmosphere.

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  1. I know this isn't fair since I haven't been to this particular location, but every Regina's outside the original is pretty sad. That old oven on Thatcher is worth its weight in gold.

    1. In my experience, the quality of the pizza at the Regina outposts (including the now defunct Brookline location) is OK, however it never approaches that of the original NE location.

      1. As often reported, the fact that they rarely clean the old oven at the North End location actually imparts more flavor into the pizzas there. My guess is, the one in Medford will be decent, but not even close to the quality of the one in the North End (unless they got their hands on a 100-year-old oven at a yard sale or something!).

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        1. re: hiddenboston

          actually, they clean the oven once a year- on easter sunday.

        2. Since we're all in the business of conjecture here so far, allow me to say that a fresh slice or pie from the Regina at the Burlington Mall may not approach the quality of the original, but it's still head & shoulders better than any other suburban pizza joint. Living in Medford, I'll report back after I try the one at Station Landing.


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          1. re: BJK

            Went last night. Pizza's excellent. Fresh, hot, tasty, crispy crust and all. Pretty significant menu to boot. For me, if I'm not going into the North End, this will be my new regular pizza joint.


            1. re: BJK

              That's exciting! Did you have to order it well done or did it come browned that way? And what's the seating area like? I suppose it's asking too much but do they have a bar you can sit at while you wait for your pie to be done?

              1. re: yumyum

                I did order it well done. The dining room is huge, though also divided into enough sections by walls and half-walls that I didn't get to really see the whole thing. And not only is there a bar, but when we sat down at it while waiting for our table, we decided there was enough room to just eat at the bar, and did.

                We also had a pretty good fried calamari appetizer, a couple of beers on tap, and brought home leftover pizza that reheated quite nicely for lunch today.


            2. Any Regina's outside of Thatcher St. will be very good... but not like the original, as many stated. It's a different pie... thinner crust, a bit different texture.

              Also, the key is to order a whole pie at these "outposts", even though they also offer slices. The problem with the slices is they almost always are pies that are made and then slices are heated up. I HATE THAT. Too often pizza joints do this. A slice that's heated up is never as good.

              Just as you do at the original on Thatcher, order a pie (cant order slices at the original). It's very good/excellent, not GREAT as in N End... and better than anything else you'll probably find.

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                1. re: missthebagelsbadly

                  til about 2 or 3...whenever they run out.

                  1. re: galleygirl

                    They'd run out before 1 last Thursday.