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Who makes the best clam pizza?

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Lately i've been hankering for one so which is your fave clam pizza in the greater Boston area?
Is Scampo's version worth trying?
thanks for your input!

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  1. I can tell you where not to try it.... LTK in the seaport district. It was a soggy mess.

    1. Cafe Porta Bella in South Boston does an amazing seafood pizza with clams, scallops and shrimp. I'm sure they would make an all clam one if you requested it. Haven't had the clam pizza at Scampo but their lobster version is quite good. Love the thin, crisp crust.

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      1. re: Pegmeister

        Cafe Porto Bello: http://www.cafeportobelloonline.com/. How are the other items on the menu?

        1. re: Taralli

          I don't think I've tried anything else here, not sure why, guess I just enjoy the pizza that much. They do, however, make a really nice antipasto.

      2. Honestly, get in your car and drive to Pepe's in New Haven.

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        1. re: bostongal

          Pepe's opened a branch in Manchester CT about a year ago. It's not as atmospheric as the original location and maybe the pizza isn't quite as wonderful (I've heard debates about the question). But it's about an hour closer to Boston than New Haven and easy to get to: less than a five minute jump from I-84. Despite it's suburban, across-the-road-from-a-mall location (in a little shopping plaza), the place is not entirely lacking in charm. And, most importantly, the clam pizza is much better than anything I've found around Boston.The other pizza varieties approach pizza greatness, too. Also worth mentioning, unlike Pepe's in New Haven, I haven't had to wait on a line to get in yet!

          1. re: katzzz

            They opened another branch in Mohegan Sun last month. It's almost the same distance from Boston as Manchester, CT. No idea about the quality. Another location is opening soon in Yonkers, NY. They seem to be in a rapid expansion mode.

        2. Never had a good one around here. Many years ago, Bertucci's actually made a decent one.

          You'd think clams would be a natural topping here.

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          1. re: lergnom

            I wonder if Bertucci's clam pizza didn't sell. I sure liked it and was bummed to see it go away.

          2. Clam pizza is not really a Boston phenomena. Nor really is it a NYC phenomena. I agree with bostongal, head to New Haven.

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            1. re: StriperGuy

              Thirded.

              1. re: Calico Jack

                Fourth-ed.

            2. It is a shame, Figs used to have an outstanding clam pizza but took it off the menu because it became too expensive.

              1. I've never had a clam pizza in Boston that rivaled Frank Pepe's, which is surprising - its not like its a secret recipe... I would love to find even a close approximation, but c'est la vie.

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                1. re: grant.cook

                  I agree....Pepe's, why screw around ......

                2. Woody's has a fine clam pizza. Lots of clam and bacon. I now ask for a crisp, or well-done crust.

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                  1. re: Essex County

                    Where is Woody's?

                    1. re: Essex County

                      Is that in Revere?

                      1. re: Prav

                        I assume its Woddy's bar and grill on Hemingway. Really good pizza.

                        1. re: phatchris

                          That is correct, Woody's on Hemenway St has a really good clam pizza. I like adding linguica along with the bacon.

                    2. It is definitely NOT the one at Bond in the Langham - incredibly dry, tough, and flavorless - pretty much inedible - stick with the housemade chips and beer if you go there.