Brick Oven Pizza
- arizonagirl Mar 29, 2008 03:21 PM
any good brick oven pizza in the beacon hill area. or really close by. We won't have a car and will be arriving kind of late so I don't want to travel too far. Thanks!
Bona fide brick oven pizza is actually something of a rarity up here. The only nearby purveyor I can think of is Antico Forno in the North End, which would be about a 15 minute walk from Beacon Hill. The Neapolitan-style pizza is very good, if not exactly life-altering. Go to Caffe Vittoria for dessert, a fun Italian caffe with a bustling old world feel.
Not brick oven, but right on Beacon Hill is Figs, a mid-scale Todd Enlgish venture. The schamncy pizzas there have never quite done it for me, but the restaurant has its apologists on CH.
I've been to the new place on Belgrade in Roslindale for pizza twice now. (Boston Brick Oven). Good choice of toppings, etc. but one I rave about, the other I rant. I think it's their kitchen help. anyone else have experience with them?
by 'brick oven' do you mean in an actual Brick Oven or just on a stone hearth type thing? you know, as opposed to pizza cooked in a pan?
This may sound weird but I was picking up groceries at the Whole Foods in Woburn last Friday evening on my way up to a VT weekend, and there in the middle of the store was a genuine brick oven turning out some surprisingly impressive pizza! Like everything WF, it was both good and pricey - they make the pies in a freeform rounded-off rectangle shape and sell by the pound, not the slice. A plain cheese piece about 5" x 10" cost me $3, but it was fresh and delicious!
Anyway, I know they're not on Beacon Hill but I thought one of the other 'Hounds might know if any of the other Whole Foods in the area have pizza ovens like this.
Woody's bar and grill on Hemenway St. has pretty good brick oven pizza. It's about 3 blocks from the Hynes stop.