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Best pizza in MetroWest 'burbs?

GastroSpeakBoston Jul 10, 2009 11:56 AM

We’re constantly on the lookout for the perfect pizza. Which to us means bubbly, piping hot, thin crust and preferably from a brick oven. Unfortunately we don't yet have an Upper Crust close enough for take out, but what are some of your favorite pizza spots in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Natick, etc? We happen to love Sweet Tomatoes in Needham. Others?


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    lbfoody Jul 10, 2009 01:49 PM

    Try the new Wellesley North End Pizza. You can eat it there or they deliver. Yum.

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      stuckin natingham Feb 28, 2010 09:40 AM

      In Framingham, the best of the greek styles is Center Pizza just off Rt. 9 across from FSC, a perfect college type pie. Tasty, crispy and cheap. The best of the local Italian style is Gianni's in the Nobscot area. Its referred to as "Pizza with a snarl". Very good NY/North end style pizza and subs, form some generally attitude deficient miscreants. We generally drive to Newton Centre to Sweet Tomatoes or Worcester to Munchees. Munchees has some truly bizarre Pizza's like Spaghetti and Meatball, which is like eating S&M on garlic bread. My kids like Superior Pie in Fram too, but hey, they still love Papa Gino's. Fianally, there a place, Bronzetti’s, hidden on Rt 9 east with the square pie made (locally) famous by the old and closed Union House. Great soft beady crispy crust

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      1. re: stuckin natingham
        nsenada Feb 28, 2010 11:40 AM

        I have to try muncheez - I hear they have a grape soda flavored pizza, and a deep fried Oreo pizza. I imagine their r&d department must have a lot black light posters and incense.

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          Prav Jun 13, 2010 01:59 PM

          "which is like eating S&M on garlic bread"... thought you were being metaphorical.

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            LStaff Aug 5, 2010 07:15 AM

            Do they make taco pizza or salad pizza?

            I kind of miss those since moving from NY.

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              nsenada Aug 5, 2010 07:56 AM

              From what I hear, they'll make whatever you ask them.

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              Ab Goosht Dude Jan 9, 2012 09:33 AM

              Kinda sorta in metro west (almost)?...
              Just tried an old family place in Woburn called LOUIE'S
              and really we really liked it...
              Crazily old school...
              v. limited toppings (no arugula here dude!)
              they make their dough in the morning and close when they run out
              (sometime between 3 & 6 pm !?!!
              a hole in the wall location w/ minimal seating and no parking,

              The place is run by the guy who's grandfather started it, and still done the same way.
              He knows what he's doing. & I think the whole thing is way cool.
              bottom line is a more than decent NY style pie : )
              Probably tastes about as good as a Upper Crust
              Way more simple, but honestly home made,
              and without the corporate, stainless steel, MBA crap!

              The Dude

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              emilief Feb 28, 2010 10:29 AM

              Upper Crust is opening in Wellelsey Center soon.

              1. nsenada Feb 28, 2010 12:02 PM

                The sausage and hot cherry pepper pizza at Echo Bridge is the most memorably delicious pizza I've had in a while. Perfect balance of flavors, and slightly greasy.

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                  nsenada Aug 4, 2010 09:43 AM

                  Just had it again last night, to see if it was still good, and it was. If anything, it was even better than the first one I had. Calamari was an atrocity, though - the breading had strangely sloughed off, and it was all rings. Pizza was truly great, though - the crust was crispy, slightly charred, and the toppings blew me away (though sausage and hot pepper shouldn't be hard to ruin). Next time I'm going to try a plain cheese to see how that stacks up.

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                    joth68 Aug 4, 2010 02:21 PM

                    Second Echo Bridge

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                    bartleby Feb 28, 2010 12:41 PM

                    Fiorella's on North Street in Newton turns some very nice pizzas out of a wood-fired oven. No fried Oreos, though.

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                      jdma Jun 13, 2010 11:48 AM

                      Try North End Treats on Route 30 right behind the Natick Collection. I've had their pizza several times and have never been disappointed. The toppings are not run-of-mill and made with fresh ingredients.

                      North End Treats
                      Natick, MA, Natick, MA

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                        b4druid Jan 6, 2012 02:07 PM

                        Without a doubt there is only one great pizza place in the western burbs and that is Sabatini's on the rotary in Westboro...I am a pizza fiend and I only eat at regina in north end ...santarpio's in eastie by logan airport and only place in the burbs is SAbs...is a funky crazy little place in that is family owned and run and is a family joint...dont expect much from the dining experience IT"S ALL ABOUT THE PIZZA.

                        It is a gem...the family is a gem the pizza is fabulous.

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                          Swankalicious Jan 8, 2012 04:01 PM

                          T.C. Lando's in Maynard and Acton. It is zesty and divine.

                        2. lipoff Jan 8, 2012 05:22 PM

                          I continue to be impressed with Max & Leo's in Newton Corner. Last night I had a pizza there with pesto sauce, mascarpone cheese, caramelized onions and basil. While the pesto sauce was a touch weak, the olive oil and basil worked well together, and with a little hot crushed dried red peppers sprinkled on, there was a terrific contrast between the sweet cheese and onions and the spicy peppers. What a terrific crust.

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                            veggielover Jan 9, 2012 09:55 AM

                            We had a plain cheese pizza there a few weeks ago to try the place out and we loved it. The only mild criticism is that the pizza could have been a better cheese to sauce ratio...not enough cheese.

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                            hargau Jan 8, 2012 11:04 PM

                            They dont use a brick oven and its not in the towns you list but THE best pizza (and the BEST wings) i have had in Massachusetts is The Black Sheep Tavern in Sterling MA. (note this is 21+ or takeout only)..

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                              sitelurker Jan 9, 2012 07:54 AM

                              A big thumb's up to reletively new North End Pizza in Wellesley

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                                sak2011 Feb 4, 2012 04:34 PM

                                Hi. Thanks to "nsenada" for the tip. I took my family to Echo Bridge last night. Very pleased. I just posted a new review as a new topic. Thanks again.

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                                  chompie Feb 5, 2012 11:41 AM

                                  Has anyone tried Bronzettis in Natick? It used to be in Framingham. Other websites made it sound really great, so wondering if anyone from here recs it as well. Its next to Roche Bros on Speen and does only pizza and salad at this point.

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