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Nov 11, 2007 12:47 PM

Angela's Coal Fired Pizza

Angela's Coal Fired Pizza has now opened in Saugus on Rt.1. It is located in the same shopping plaza as the new Midwest Grill. It is open seven days a week, from 11am-Midnight.

I have not eaten there yet but did grab a copy of their menu.

Their basic coal-fired pizza costs $10.50 for a small and $13.50 for a large. This seems a bit pricey to me. Toppings cost $1.50 (small) or $2.50 (large). There are 10 toppings available, four meats and six veggies. This includes sausage, prosciutto, pepperoni, meatballs, anchovies, peppers, onions and mushrooms. They also have six Specialty pizzas for $15.50 (small) and $18.50 (large).

They have an Italian salad, made for two ($9), and coal oven roasted chicken wings, with onions and foccacia ($8.50/small and $14.95/large). They also have three different Sandwichs ($8.50) including Chicken Parmesan and Caprese. There is a Calzone ($10.95) with Italian meats and cheeses.

The menu lists beer and wine available, as well as their own Sangria, a blend of red Italian wine and fruit juices.

I will probably eat there this week and will report back.

Angela's Coal Fired Pizza
880 Broadway (Rt.1)
Saugus, MA
Phone: 781-941-COAL

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  1. Thanks for posting with the update, I was waiting to see when this opened and trying to get a bit more information (aside from a craigslist job posting from someone in NH, didn't find much). I expect sometime soon they'll put the menu on their web site,

    1. wow! Coal fired pizza is my favorite. I LOVE Totonno's in Coney Island. I think this might be the first of its kind in the Boston area.

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      1. re: tamerlanenj

        Regina's in the NE is coal fired. the bar is pretty high on this one.

        1. re: ScubaSteve

          Nope. Regina's oven is gas, not coal.

            1. re: tamerlanenj

              However, I believe Santarpio's is coal...yes?

              1. re: Science Chick

                sadly, no.
                the coal fired oven was replaced in 1952. when it "just fell apart" according to the owner.

        2. I def wanna give this place a try right now the only pizza places worth while on rt 1 is Regina at Polcaris. Hopefully these people can compete cause 20.00 for a shrimp scampi pizza or 20.00 for a st anthonys pizza is def pricey!

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          1. re: theeatoutking

            Just curious, what's a St. Anthony's pizza? Personally, I think Polcaris is pretty mediocre. Maybe Angela's will fill the N. Shore void. . .

          2. I've been curious since I noticed the name a few weeks ago. "Angela" has evidently been to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in S. Florida. (Unless, of course, Anthony's, which continues to open new branches in Fl, is expanding up here under a different name). Based on your menu summary, it is clearly "inspired" by Anthony's - - right down to the prices.

            Can't wait to try it. If the food comes close (we had pizza,wings and salad in Fl), it'll be a winner!

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            1. re: JRL

              I had lunch at Angela's today. I should note that they do not have the calzone or two of the sandwiches available yet.

              I ordered a small pizza with prosicutto ($15). When it arrived, it was actually a good-sized pizza and two people might be able to split it. The prosciutto was mainly on 2/3 of the pizza, leaving very little on the other third. The prosciutto itself was very tasty. The pizza itself is thin crusted, with a bit of burn on the outer crust, probably a mark of the coal oven. There are pieces of plum tomatoes atop the pizza, though not really the chunky tomatoes you get at Pizzeria Uno. I liked the pizza though it did not overwhelm me. With its size, the price is not unreasonable, though it is not a bargain either.

            2. Just be aware it can take considerable time for a coal-fired oven to develop character and for its operators to become fully skilled.