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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!

  1. Calico Jack Apr 4, 2008 12:36 PM

    Woody's bar and grill on Hemenway St. has pretty good brick oven pizza. It's about 3 blocks from the Hynes stop.

    1. BobB Apr 3, 2008 11:13 AM

      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.

      5 Replies
      1. re: BobB
        jgg13 Apr 3, 2008 11:47 AM

        The way WF sells their pizza reminds me a lot of how I've seen a lot of pizza sold in Italy, kinda shaped along those lines and you just show how much you want them to cut off and you get charged on the weight.

        1. re: BobB
          gingersnap Apr 3, 2008 12:53 PM

          Whole Foods Market
          181 Cambridge St
          Boston, MA 02114
          617.723.0404 fax
          Store Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week

          they have the brick oven also

          1. re: BobB
            Ralphie_in_Boston Apr 4, 2008 02:04 PM

            Sure they're in Beacon Hill...or does that count as across the street from Beacon Hill. In the shopping plaza next to the Holdiay Inn right on Cambridge Street. They serve those pizzas at that location....but I honestly haven't noticed what type of oven they've got there.

            1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston
              catsmeow Apr 4, 2008 02:21 PM

              It is a brick oven and thry're quite good. There is one pizza maker there that overcooks them so the cheese is brown, so if that's not the way you like it, tell him not to brown it.

              1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston
                jgg13 Apr 4, 2008 02:56 PM

                Charles River Plaza. Its more of a MGH complex which has some storefronts by the parking lot than a shopping plaza (WF, CVS & Cold Stone)

            2. ScubaSteve Mar 30, 2008 08:55 AM

              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?

              1. cheesecakester Mar 30, 2008 08:47 AM

                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?

                1. finlero Mar 30, 2008 08:27 AM

                  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.

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                  1. re: finlero
                    arizonagirl Apr 3, 2008 12:46 PM

                    I think I will give Antico Forno a try. Thanks

                    1. re: arizonagirl
                      Bostonbob3 Apr 4, 2008 02:10 PM

                      I do suggest that you order your pizza well-done. While I like AF's pizza's quite a bit, the crust can be on the bready side if underdone.

                      1. re: Bostonbob3
                        arizonagirl Apr 4, 2008 03:55 PM


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