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May 3, 2008 06:11 AM

Best pizza in Boston?

I went to Santarpio's last night and thought it was pretty good, especially the sausage and lamb bbq. I know this is a popular spot, but what are some other pizza favorites? I prefer a thin crust , wood-burning ovens, and natural ingredients.

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    1. Wood-burning oven? There are very few in the Boston area. Even Regina's doesn't do that. One that does come to mind is the Dogwood Cafe in Jamaica Plain. They make a decent pizza, though there are definitely better in the Boston area if you don't mind gas ovens or coal-fired ovens.

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      1. re: hiddenboston

        Bertuccis uses wood-fired ovens actually. Decent pizza for the 'burbs.

        1. re: Carty

          some are wood ...all new ones are gas...if you are searching for true wood-fired, be aware, there is a difference in the taste

        2. re: hiddenboston

          There is a new wood-burning oven pizza place on Route 1 North in Saugus called Angela's. It is the former Papa Gino's. They only serve pizza (ours was a tad black on the edges), salads (huge) and chicken wings. From what I have heard, the owner ate at an Angela's in FL., loved it and opened one in MA.

          1. re: taxi

            There are separate threads on Angelas, which opened last November, long after this thread was active, for those who want more info - use the search engine, as always.

              1. re: ScubaSteve

                Correct. It is coal fired. Delicious, but coal fired.

          2. Try the pizza at Antico Forno in the North End. Wood burning oven, delicious pizza.

            1. IMO: Sweet Tomatoes on Langley Rd in Newton Centre and Cafe Fiorella on Belmont St. in Belmont. In particular the crust at Fiorella is wonderful, not too thin or thick. It has the most amazing aroma, some of which comes from the wood burning oven, and some from....... I don't know what. Blindfolded, I could easily pick it out from a half dozen assorted pizzas. Sweet Tomatoes is not as unique, but they deliver quantity & quality. There larges are truly that !

              1. I think you'd be VERY happy with Gran Gusto's pizza. They are on Sherman Street in Cambridge.