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Dec 1, 2009 06:48 AM

Pizzeria Dante -- Brookline

Anyone been?

I was very pleasantly surpised when I ate a few slices recently.

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  1. I went there a few months ago and wasn't impressed. Perhaps they've gotten better? I may give them another try. I'd rather support that sort of business versus the Upper Crust and I will if the pizza is good. The time I tried it though, it wasn't very good. I could make it better at home.

    1. I ate there twice in the first few weeks after it had opened and found the pizza to be undercooked, too cheesy (and this coming from someone who puts cheese on EVERYTHING) and overpriced. I'm not really sure how they are still in business since they are empty nearly everyday when i run by.

      1. Mangia is the only way to go in Brookline unless you want to give up your first born for a pizza from Upper Crust

        7 Replies
        1. re: NahantNative

          I despise Upper Crust. I don't think their pies are all that and they're expensive to boot. I try to avoid them all I can.

          1. re: NahantNative

            I kinda like the Spa's pizza as well as Pino's and Presto's sicilian.

            1. re: phatchris

              My daughter likes the Spa's buffalo chicken pizza, which they sell by the slice. Her comment on Pizzeria Dante is "bleh."

              1. re: lergnom

                The Spa has a vey good slice; I've always been a fan...But Mangia, Mangia, Mangia for Best in Brookline...

                1. re: galleygirl

                  I love Mangia, probably the best pizza in Brookline. My oe pet peeve with the place is the guy will never let me pay in advance when I'm waiting for my pizza...I just don't get it.

                  1. re: NahantNative

                    Strange; they let me do that last time I was there, but they kne I was in a hurry, with an emergency pizza delivery !

            2. re: NahantNative

              We had a pie from Pizza Stop recently - very nice.

            3. I guess I got them on a good day, huh?

              IMO Upper Crust spit the bit a long time ago.

              1. I really like Pizzeria Dante and have never been disappointed by the food. The toppings are a little expensive but it's still cheaper than Upper Crust, and the staff is so friendly. They also use really good ricotta cheese (so good that I always get it on my pizza). Last time I was there, I mentioned that I'd like to try their version of eggplant rollatine. The guy I talked to said he made it at least once a week for special requests and I was welcome to order it any time.