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Best pizza in Lynn?

So I moved from Raynham to West Lynn in late '06 and I'm still trying to find the best pizza around here. From around my home I've had Lido, Paminos, Primo, Pizza Plus, Effies, Carusos, Reginas from Polcari's and a couple others I can't remember at the moment. So far I like Lido or Carusos the best, but I haven't had any that truly knocked my socks off yet. Heck even Papa Ginos is better than some of those ones.

Outside the immediate area I do love going to Reginas in the North End or Santarpios in East Boston.

Any suggestions? I'm near the Saugus line. I usually order mine well done and get frustrated when the center is still super floppy due to someone over stretching the dough or the place putting too much of a watery ingredient on causing it to sweat out into the crust.

I was used to going to....

Town Spa in Stoughton (It isn't as good now as it was 15 years ago though)
Lorenzos in Middleboro
Pepperonis in Raynham
Raynham House of Pizza
Cape Cod Cafe in Brockton/Raynham
Weir Pizza in Taunton

p.s.

I know Bianchi's is coming soon, and it'll be nice to have them closer when I don't feel like driving to the beach. :)

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  1. Nickey's just outside of Wyoma Square for thin crust and Fauci's for thick crust.

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    1. re: ScubaSteve

      I was just going to say Fauci's at Wyoma Square....."get fussy at Fauci's"

      1. re: ScubaSteve

        Do either of these places have much in the way of seating, or are they basically sub shops?

        1. re: hiddenboston

          Monte's on Eastern Ave. Not traditional NY style but good pub pizza, "bar pies".

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            I will go along with Monte's for the best in Lynn.I will also say the Lido cafe has a good one,though entirely different.Unfortunately,Bennie's has been gone for 20 years,that was the classic "City of Sin" pizza.

            1. re: billfish

              LOVED Bennie's pizza.
              i miss the Tap Room there too!

              1. re: ScubaSteve

                So you & billfish have an unrequited Jones for that quart of 30 weight oil masquerading as a pizza, eh ScubaSteve? BTW, Monte's gets my vote, followed closely by the Lido's.

                1. re: Harp00n

                  are you talking about Bennie's Pizza?
                  i remember tht pizza as very thin crust with a fantastic sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese. we used to get it with light cheese and it was awesome.

                  1. re: ScubaSteve

                    Oh yeah, a lot of people loved Bennie's because of what you've stated and the pools of oil, similar to Regina's. BTW, if Bianchi's still has its act together they will be the new top-dog in Lynn.

                    Harp

                    1. re: Harp00n

                      i don't remember any oil on Bennie's pizza. maybe due to us always ordering light cheese.

                      1. re: ScubaSteve

                        I thought you you were going to say you didn't remember due to, LOL, NOT ordering any light beer!

                    2. re: ScubaSteve

                      From Bill Sullivan -- Im the Bennies Pizza guy that wrote in in 2008 -- do you rember Keysers Pepper Steaks in Beverly ??

                      Also good fried clam place near chatham and western --Arnolds --I now live in Seattle WA

                      1. re: billesullivan

                        nope. around the time that Bennie's was open i was pretty young and didn't get out much past lynn.

                2. re: billfish

                  For Bill Fish

                  Lived in the Lynn area in the 40's 50's and 60's thought that Bennies pizza was great.

                  LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT REMBERS bennies onion pizza.

                  Seemed like it was solid chopped onions on top with VERY LITTLE CHEESE IF ANY.

                  1. re: billesullivan

                    I also graduated from Classical in 62 and loved Bennies. Been trying to find what cheese they used for unique flavor? I always thought it was cheddar? Anyone know?

                3. re: justbeingpolite

                  "New York style" make me think there are cigarette butts and chewing gum in it.

                4. re: hiddenboston

                  Fauci's has sub-shop type booths and Nickey's only has a few stools along a counter in the windows.

                  1. re: ScubaSteve

                    I went to Fauci's in Lynn yesterday and picked up a large steak & cheese sub ($5.29) and 2 large pizzas. I got a cheese pizza and a sausage pizza. The steak & cheese sub was packed and very tasty. I had never been to Fauci's before but have heard good things about their pizza. The pizza sauce at Fauci's is very sweet. The cheese pizza was good with plenty of melted cheese on top. The sausage pizza was okay but nothing special. Fauci's cuts their pizzas like a puzzle they don't cut their pizzas into 8 slices. I thought that that was different than most pizza places. I would definately return to Fauci's for another steak&cheese sub. How is the pizza at Nickey's which is right down the street from Fauci's? I drove past Nickey's on my way home. Should I skip Nickey's and just go to Regina's?

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                    Fauci's Pizza
                    4 Lynnfield St, Lynn, MA 01904

                    Nickey's Pizza
                    64 Lynnfield St, Lynn, MA 01904

                    1. re: buffet king

                      I've also noticed their pizza sauce to be sweet and their slices cut irregularly. Never been to Nickey's-- whenever I get together with my friends in Lynn they always want to go to Fauci's

                      1. re: buffet king

                        Nickey's has much thinner crust than Fauci's and the sauce is not as sweet. i wouldn't drive past Regina's to go to Nickey's. in my 30+ years of going to Nickey's i've never had anything but a large cheese, extra sauce, well done pizza. if anything i'd say Nickey's was more like Bianchi's than Regina's.

                        Nickey's also make a great Veal Cutlet sub and their Steak subs are Very Good.

                        1. re: buffet king

                          I haven't been to Fauci's in years but your description is exactly the way I remember it.The crust was a littler thicker than I like it but good and they used top-shelf moz & toppings. But I've gotta echo the comments about the sauce; a little too sweet for my taste to be a go to pie.

                          1. re: buffet king

                            grew up in wyoma square and miss both fauci's and nickey's. The sicilian at fauci's was my favorite. I agree that the veal cutlet at nickey is great but the steak bomb........can't be beaten. I moved to Florida after the Blizzard of '78, and now in Western North Carolina, These Hillbillies can make great 'shine. but they wouldn't know a pizza if it hit them in the eye. One day i'll be back for a fauci's pizza, Nickey's steak bomb and a Mino's roast beef.....is Mino's still around?

                            1. re: the_gator

                              Mino's is still around....one of my favorites.

                      2. re: ScubaSteve

                        Steve Im from Lynn graduated from lynn English in 1955 -- moved to PA in 72 then to SC then OR --WA and back to SC last year

                        I miss the north shore food Bennys pizza -- Arnolds fried clams on western ave and keiser pepper steaks in beverly

                      3. nickey's is by far the best tasting and best priced pizza in lynn. they never have any specials nor do they ever change the menu. they had the same employess there for 20 years. i love how the mother the father the kids, the cousins, and uncles all work together. its a beautiful thing. i wouldn't go anywhere else.

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                        1. re: mikeyO

                          Sounds good!

                          What would be your favorite after Nickey's? What do you think of Monte's?

                          1. re: hiddenboston

                            @ Nickey's i get a large sausage, well done. their veal cutlet subs are wicked good as is their steak&egg subs.

                            i love Monte's too but some of the red sauce dishes there haven't stood up over time. however, the pizza is still the Exact Same, just be aware that some of their pizza toppings (mushrooms, green peppers...) come out of cans. best stick to plain cheese or maybe sausage or hamburg. they're also one (personal) size.

                            1. re: ScubaSteve

                              When it comes to bar pizza, I actually don't mind the toppings coming out of cans. I think (for me, anyways) that in this case, fresher is not necessarily better. But for an Emma's pizza or an Upper Crust pizza, I'd say that yes, fresh toppings are better.

                              I'll have to get to Nickey's one of these days. Is it pretty much just a basic sub shop layout where I'm better off doing takeout?

                              1. re: hiddenboston

                                the last time i did any veggie toppings at Monte's the slice would not hold a point well, but it wasn't ordered well-done so that could be a plan.

                                Nickey's a few tall stools in the window along a high narrow counter. you can eat there (and i did on my last visit) as long as you don't mind the foot traffic or eating amongst the boxes.

                                there is also Fauci's just down the street towards Wyoma Square. it's got booths but the pizza, while excellent, is a different breed. thicker, doughy-er crust and scant saucing. i like it, but i have to be in the mood for it.

                                1. re: ScubaSteve

                                  Just opened on the Lynn Swampscott line, and I posted about it earlier but just tried the Pizza at the Antique Table and it's excellent.
                                  Ultra thin crust and crispy the Margarita (sp?) ain't Grand Gusto's but it's very VERY good.
                                  Monte's does nothing for me and I remember fauci's being ok. Never tried Nickey's but I'll give it a shot

                        2. I like Captain Pizza by the Swampscott train station right on the Lynn line. Their recipe has not changed in over twenty years. It's worth a try!