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Jan 12, 2007 04:57 PM

Good pizza in West Suburbs??

I am not a pizza lover. The only pizza I have ever eaten on a somewhat regular basis ( 1 every 2-3 months) was Figs pizza when they were in Wellesley. Have been wanting pizza lately but don't know of a good place locally. Have tried sweet TOmatoes in Newton but do not like it. The eggplant is blobs of eggplant in a thick soggy breading and the sausage is little thin slices of something. Can anyone recommend a place in Newton, Wellesley, Natick Needham area that has good pizza with crispy crust and nice toppings (crumbled sausage, crispy eggplant, garlicky shrimp etc)??

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  1. Try Goodies pizza on Concord Street (Rt 126) in Framingham, just north of Routes 9 and 30. Its in a small strip mall next to J&M Diner, another great spot. Goody makes a fantastic veggie special, ask for it well done or you risk having the crust be a little soggy due to all the veggies.

    The cheese pizza and pepperoni pizzas are great too. Nice place. Not gourmet like Figs, but good solid pizza.

    1. It's a little farther west, but you might try Tomasso Trattoria in Southborough, right on Rt. 9. Homemade pasta is their specialty, but they have a limited number of remarkably decent Neapolitan-style pizzas on the menu.

      Alternately, a little farther to the north is Stone Hearth Pizza in Sudbury. This place annoys me, as it is an unabashed "marketing concept" (started by two insufferable MBAs who knew nothing about cooking or restaurants). I've joked before about the imaginary die-yuppie-scum picket line out front, but if you can overlook the cynical gimmickery, the pizzas are actually quite tasty.

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      1. re: finlero

        I have to second this one.

        Tomasso Trattoria did an excellent thin crust with a rare combination of crisp and tender with real flavor. Really good stuff and not your typical insta-crust that I so often see around here.

        1. re: finlero

          Unfortunately for us all in the Sudbury area Stone Hearth has closed down.

          1. re: finlero

            The Stone Hearth in Needham is good, and close by.

          2. We like pizza-palooza on needham street/highland avenue...

            1. Pizza Palooza has a pre-fab crust baked off-site, topped while-u-wait. They are a travesty to the noble calling of pizzaria. Think of professional Boboli. They should not be mentioned in the same breath as "pizza".

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              1. re: galleygirl

                well, the hounds's I fed it to last night liked it, and the place was stacked with delivery and take out orders. So, the owner is doing something right. McDonalds is pre-fab, and crappy, but there sure is a market for it.

                1. re: cheesehead in recovery

                  "McDonalds is pre-fab, and crappy, but there sure is a market for it."

                  Well, that pretty much says it all, doesn't it? There's usually a stack of take-out delivery and take-out orders at Domino's and Pizza Hut too, I'll bet. But the OP specified "good" pizza...;)

                  1. re: galleygirl

                    There's a lot of subjectivity in "good."

                    1. re: pollystyrene

                      I agree with galleygirl. Even if you like pizzapalooza, it's a completely different product.

                2. Fiorella's on North Street in Newton is fantastic. Great, relatively inexpensive takeout, large menu with great pizzas and pastas, and a surprisingly beautiful decor.

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                  1. re: qwertyu

                    Agreed, Fiorella's does excellent thin-crust brick oven pizza.