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New York style pizza in the NW burbs

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emf May 28, 2009 12:29 PM

I'm of the to-each-his-own mindset when it comes to pizza. My own happens to be New York style since I grew up in the area. I know there are many very good New York style pizzerias in Boston proper, but on a weeknight I don't want to go into the city to get my fix. Out in Concord we've got New London, which is fine if you like greek pizza (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/444461), but it's not what I want, and Domino's, which, pathetically, comes a little closer. We travel to Lexington for UpperCrust on occasion, but I'm looking for something a little less gourmet and maybe a little closer.

My question for you guys is: where can I get decent foldable, heavy on the oregano, New York style pizza in the Concord/Bedford area?

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    Blumie RE: emf May 28, 2009 12:38 PM

    Pizzeria Regina at the Burlington Mall. Seriously.

    No, it's not the original. But if you order a whole pizza (not by the slice -- which can be awful) and get it promptly out of the oven, it's better than any other place I've tried in the area.

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      justbeingpolite RE: Blumie May 28, 2009 12:40 PM

      Blumie's right. Best option in the area, I'm afraid. BTW, i think I prefer Papa Gino's to Dominoe's, now, sadly.

    2. trufflehound RE: emf May 28, 2009 12:46 PM

      TC Landos in Acton is very good, and the Club Car in West Concord.

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        lola22 RE: emf May 28, 2009 12:53 PM

        I love Papa Ginos, always have, of course that goes back to Regina's only being in the North End and relying on my dad to take me there. But now you can get Regina;s at the mall. But I still love plain cheese Papa's.

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          pemma RE: lola22 Jun 11, 2009 10:38 AM

          I like Papa Gino's too. It's certainly no Regina's but it's foldable and you can taste the oregano.

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          rizzo0904 RE: emf May 28, 2009 12:55 PM

          Louie's Pizza in Woburn...awesome!

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            hiddenboston RE: rizzo0904 May 28, 2009 12:58 PM

            Second Louie's. Also, as posted earlier today, Sabatino's in Arlington, which isn't too far from Bedford.

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              justbeingpolite RE: rizzo0904 May 28, 2009 01:04 PM

              If we're that far afield, how about Joe Pizza in Woburn?

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                emf RE: rizzo0904 May 28, 2009 01:44 PM

                Woburn is a little far for mid-week, but might be worth a Sunday night trip. I'll have to give Papa Gino's another shot. I had it a few times about ten years ago and never looked back. Regina's will go on the list, too. Thanks for the tips!

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                  laulauman RE: emf May 28, 2009 04:14 PM

                  TC Lando in Acton and Sorrento in Concord and Acton.

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                LStaff RE: emf May 29, 2009 12:04 PM

                In West Concord - Walden Italian Kitchen- Italian/NY style pizza. Correct thinnish, chewey crust and flavorful sauce - getting them to add more than a minimal amount of toppings was the hard part though- even if you asked for double toppings. But the best pizza this NY transplant could find in that area.

                That place near the train station in Concord - Sorrento's isn't bad either compared to the chains and greek places- the dough is a bit spongy though.

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                  justbeingpolite RE: LStaff Jun 8, 2009 05:46 AM

                  I had this pizza this past weekend. Really not bad. the crust was quite nice, skimpy on sauce, though.

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                  wontonton RE: emf Jun 8, 2009 03:07 PM

                  A few years back I used to work near the Burlington mall. Across the street there was a strip mall with a Taco Bell, Newbury Comics, (and a Tower Records, to give you a time period here). There was pretty decent pizza place next to Tower called Pizzeria Presti. It reminded me of the pizza I used to eat growing up in northern NJ, which is NY style. A quick google search leads me to believe it's still there. Check it out.

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                    Keith15 RE: wontonton Jun 11, 2009 10:56 AM

                    Just moved up from North Jersey (wife's from Bergen County), tell me there is a place I can get a good white. The question is do they have the right water.

                  2. rubysdad RE: emf Jun 11, 2009 10:14 AM

                    Sorrentos, a tasty slice but four dollars for a rather miserly portion of spinach with feta? It was good, but that good... There should be an opportunity for some enterprising soul to fill this void. New York style pizza, high quality, fair price-- doesn't seem to be available in Metro-west, just yet.

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