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Where can I find the best shrimp scampi pizza or even a clam pizza?

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My current favorite for shrimp scampi pizza is Artu in the north end. Crust is perfectly thin, scampi has plenty of garlic with just the right amount of cheese and the shrimp is never over overcooked. More recently I tried one at the Harp & Bard in Dorchester which was pretty much a disaster. Nice scampi sauce with a touch of lemon but to say they were cheap with the shrimp would be a huge understatement. There was literally just one piece of a shrimp on each slice never again. So, does anyone have any other suggestions? As much as I love Artu I really do like to try new places. Also open for places with clam pizza as I don't see them on the menu very often. Cafe Portobello in South Boston has a decent seafood pizza but haven't been there in awhile.

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Harp & Bard Restaurant
1099 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

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  1. Figs on Charles Street has a clam pizza and a shrimp pizza. YOu should call to check or look online at the menu as it has been awhile. Their pizza is very good..

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    1. re: emilief

      Figs no longer does a clam pizza, sorry to say. They do a rock shrimp pie though. And Upper Crust does clam - and I think they do shrimp too.

    2. Classic Pizza in Malden. Thin crust, with a slightly sweet dough, tons of garlic, cheese and shrimp.

      1. Clam and bacon pizza at Coppa is bound to be good.

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        Coppa
        253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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        1. re: almansa

          I had the clam and bacon pizza at Coppa last night and I am sorry to say it was not great, mainly because the clam was totally drowned out by the cheese, bacon and onion. To be honest, I only could identify one tiny bite of clam in my half of the pie.

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          Coppa
          253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

        2. Well i dont have a favorite one as i have not had either in 20-25 years. Does anyone remember The Ritz on Revere St in Revere? Wow!, just started to drool thinking about them.. Now i want both

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          1. re: Locutus

            Yes I remember the Ritz back in the 60's. Great pizza in Revere.

          2. They have a good scampi pizza at Kelly square Pub in Eastie, also on Fridays Ernestos does a scampi.I haven't found a good clam pizza.

            1. The Cabin, in Bath, Maine00righ tnext to the Bath Iron Works shipyard. Granted, that's not exactly local but you can get up there in two hours.

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              1. re: newhound

                If your going to drive might as well drive to New Haven no?

                1. re: phatchris

                  Fair point, phatchris. Up north, you tend to get the small, sweet Maine shrimp which are nice on a pizza. Of course, a single road trip could include both!

                  1. re: newhound

                    Calitris in Danvers has an excellent, extremely thin crust version that is my current favorite. They are on Rt. 1 southbound.

                  2. re: phatchris

                    You don't have to drive that far-- Pepe's has a branch near the Buckland Hills Mall just off Rt 84, north of Hartford.

                    1. re: silver queen

                      Yes, and it's every bit as good as the original; bi**ch to find but just as good.

                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/61246842...

                      I saw a clam pizza on the menu at Market but didn't have it, no report.

                      1. re: 9lives

                        Please don't torment me with the photos, I rarely get to CT, there must be something more local.?

                        1. re: Pegmeister

                          Fair enough. Since you introduced me to the Artu scamp i,I owe you. I'll work hard to find the clam pie.

                          I know someone panned Coppa; but I'll try and report back.

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                          Coppa
                          253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

                2. Prezza also does a nice shrimp flatbread.

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                  Prezza
                  24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

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                  1. re: phatchris

                    I had trouble getting on Prezza's website. How would you describe it? I can't imagine anything at Prezza's not being good, but one thing I don't like on a pizza is arugula!

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                    Prezza
                    24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

                    1. re: Pegmeister

                      From Prezza's website:Wood Grilled Flat Bread, spicy shrimp, roasted red pepper puree, tomato and parsley oil $15...Very thin, crispy flatbread, good amount of shrimp with a mild heat.

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                      Prezza
                      24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

                  2. The best shrimp scampi pizza is in Derby CT - Roseland Apizza - called a "shrimp oreganata" - jumbo butterflied shrimp and get it with bacon - that might qualify for the best thing I've ever eaten thread - unfortunately, it is a bit of a drive from Boston -

                    1. Sweet Tomatoes has a good shrimp one. Can't remember if they do clam too. I wonder why Bertucci's took it off the menu so long ago, I always enjoyed theirs. And there's a clam/bacon pizza (I think) at Scampo (and of course the lobster).

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                      Scampo
                      215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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                      1. re: Joanie

                        I forgot about Scampo, probably because I usually get the lobster version there. However, I do seem to remember seeing scampi listed. The clam/bacon version at Coppa sounds pretty good also. Now does Sweet Tomatos do small pizzas or only large? It's been awhile since I've stopped in there.

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                        Scampo
                        215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

                        Coppa
                        253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

                        1. re: Pegmeister

                          I've only gone to Sweet Tom a couple times, not sure of the ins and outs except that you can't get a slice after 4PM (I think), which is a drag.

                      2. I had a very good shrimp scampi pizza last night at Benevento's.

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                        1. re: phatchris

                          The new place in the North End on Salem? I had a totally different spelling (Bienveneto's) so that's why I'm confused and I'm not the greatest with spelling. If it is the same place I stopped in there about 10 days ago and went with a pasta dish with vodka sauce, delicious! Everyone else was getting pizza, had a plan to go back over the weekend but ended up at Antico Forno for mussels.

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                          Antico Forno
                          93 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113

                          1. re: Pegmeister

                            Same place, been twice,very reasonably priced,decent beer and wine, and good solid pizza....well done of course.

                            1. re: phatchris

                              Thanks, I'm definitely go back now, probably on Saturday. The bartender (Courtney) did a great job and now that I know they have a shrimp pizza I'm really looking forward to it.

                              1. re: Pegmeister

                                Its a scampi sauce with diced tomatoes and fresh basil.

                                1. re: phatchris

                                  Thought my Saturday would be free, but it's not working out that way. Guess I'll be in the Bridgewater area looking for something different. I like the idea of having diceed tomatos and basil on the pizza. Artus does it with scampi sauce, shrimp and provolone on a thin crust, which IMHO is to die for. May get there on Sunday, as it doesn't seem like a Mothers Day place, but who knows.

                                  1. re: Pegmeister

                                    Artu's is very good.I usually split the veggie antipasto, a pizza, and a bottle of wine.

                        2. We had a delicious shrimp scampi pizza at Angela's Coal Fired pizza the Sunday before the marathon. It might have been a special though. This wasn't for the faint of heart - lots of shrimp, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but it was REALLY good. It's this cute restaurant in a strip mall on Route 1 - very unlikely - but the pizzas and service were great and worth the short drive north.

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                          Angela's Coal Fired Pizza
                          880 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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                          1. re: PatsMoose

                            Just came from there and had the shrimp aglio olio. Very good as was the fig and prosciutto. Also had the wings for the first time and thought they were also very good.

                          2. The Juice in Wellfleet has a delicious clam pizza with fresh clams, cheese and herbs. Unfortunately its two hours away and I don't know about off-season hours, but if you ever find yourself out that far, its worth trying.