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Best Buffalo Chicken Pizza?

Cattie Feb 17, 2009 12:53 PM

Who makes the best buffalo chicken pizza in Cambridge/Boston? Desperate craving... Upper Crust which is my usual go to for pizza says the chicken on theirs is breaded - yuck!

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  1. PaulB RE: Cattie Feb 17, 2009 12:58 PM

    Not my favorite pizza style but I recall Stella's Pizza in Watertown (just next door to Cambridge) does a nice version on a thin Italian crust. Description from their menu is below. 605 Mt Auburn Street.

    "White diced chicken marinated in a spicy buffalo sauce, chunky blue cheese dressing and 3 blends of cheese"

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      phatchris RE: PaulB Feb 17, 2009 01:31 PM

      Waterfront Cafe in the North end has a really good one.

    2. Delhiwala RE: Cattie Feb 17, 2009 01:31 PM

      Viga (155 Pearl Street in Downtown Boston) has Buffalo Chicken Pizza one or two days per week for lunch by the slice. You should call them to confirm that they have it before you go (617-482-1112). I do not know how good their BCP is, but in general their pizza is pretty good.

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        CreativeFoodie42 RE: Delhiwala Sep 1, 2009 01:54 PM

        I'd have to second Viga. This pizza is a favorite at my office when we order pizza and its fairly spicy. Outside of Boston, my favorite would have to be Antonio's in Amherst. Really delicious!

      2. chickendhansak RE: Cattie Feb 17, 2009 02:29 PM

        Your question doesn't seem to admit the possibility that breaded chicken could be used in the best buffalo chicken pizza.

        But my favourite is City Slicker Cafe's on Somerville Ave in Somerville and it uses breaded chicken.

        The Upper Crust's is very good too, but not a close second by any means.

        1. digga RE: Cattie Feb 17, 2009 02:51 PM

          Are you willing to travel to Somerville? B likes the version from Pini's in Magoun Square. Order a whole pie well-done.

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            mkel34 RE: Cattie Feb 17, 2009 04:51 PM

            Salvatore's on the south boston waterfront does has the best I've had. The chicken is not breaded, the red onions are cooked down a bit and cooked into the cheese not just placed on top plus there is blue cheese melted into the normal cheese blend.

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              Infomaniac RE: mkel34 Aug 31, 2009 01:07 PM

              I've had the Buffalo Chicken pie at Salvatore's and thought it was excellent (not breaded chicken too). My kid and her friends ordered it, and I somehow managed to get two slices of it. I'm not a big fan of non-traditional toppings, but that pie was memorable.

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              chuck s RE: Cattie Feb 17, 2009 05:00 PM

              Haven't had too many of these but the Brookline Spa in Brookline Village has them by the slice. Pretty good and a large slice to boot.

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                galleygirl RE: chuck s Feb 17, 2009 06:50 PM

                Was gonnah suggest that; it seems like the all time favorite there, from what I can see. TC had some and loved it...
                I'm a little miffed, of course, becasue the popularity of their Buffalo Chicken pies limit the amount of veggie ones they make... :/

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                  TonieS RE: chuck s Sep 1, 2009 11:55 AM

                  I was about to comment that Real Deal Deli in JP/West Roxbury has the best. These place I think has some relationship to the Spa as their menus are nearly identical...the buffalo chicken pizza is nearly identical also...amazing.

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                  jodes RE: Cattie Feb 18, 2009 08:40 AM

                  Try Pizza Pier on Mass Avenue - they have a FANTASTIC spicy BBQ chicken pizza...the best in the city... their dough is always spot on, and their sauces are very tasty.

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                    BCEagles09 RE: jodes Aug 31, 2009 11:41 AM

                    I have always been a fan of Inbound Pizza's verison of Buffalo Chicken Pizza, perfect blend of buffalo chicken and ranch. However, I am not a fan of their other pizza, the cheese was only so-so in my book

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                      BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: BCEagles09 Aug 31, 2009 04:12 PM

                      Inbound accidentally sent us a buffalo chicken pizza in our order a few years ago, and I was hungry enough not to bother to call and complain. It was all right as such things go, but if they're going to go to the trouble of creating a gross Frankenstein food like this, they should at least do it right and put blue cheese on it instead of ranch! Who eats ranch with wings? Bleah.

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                    vulber RE: Cattie Aug 31, 2009 09:40 PM

                    definitely not a destination place, but if you're in the area, needham house of pizza has an amazing buffalo chicken sub, which would leave me to believe that they have a good buffalo chicken pizza

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                      nsenada RE: vulber Sep 1, 2009 05:54 AM

                      I can confirm that, and their buffalo chicken calzone, to use an annoying 2007 phantom gourmet chestnut, is "craveable." We get it pretty frequently, despite the fact that my squeamish wife once got a chicken bone in her slice. I would also say that Cowlicks in Needham does a good buff chix pie, though their calzone version grosses me out by including ricotta. In the North End, when they are fresh, Ernesto's version is quite good.

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                      yummieeee RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 04:23 AM

                      I'd have to go with Stellas pizza in Watertown. If you want to try the best buffalo chicken nachos, try the fours in Boston near the garden.

                      1. TomH RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 06:43 AM

                        I second both City Slicker and Pini's (well done) in Somerville.

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                          BlueTrain84 RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 06:48 AM

                          Bill's Pizzeria in Newton Centre has an unbelievably good buffalo chicken pizza, give them a try!

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                            janzy RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 09:43 AM

                            I'd have to go along with Salvatore's on the waterfront in Boston.

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                              Mike Cinelli RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 11:19 AM

                              Penguin Pizza

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                                phatchris RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 02:21 PM

                                Waterfront and Ernesto's both do a great one.

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                                  robertlf RE: Cattie Sep 1, 2009 02:48 PM

                                  Flatbread in Bedford/Burlington or Amesbury.

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