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

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Pegmeister Apr 30, 2010 05:40 PM

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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    emilief Apr 30, 2010 05:43 PM

    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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      rozziegirl May 4, 2010 12:22 PM

      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.

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      gimlis1mum Apr 30, 2010 06:19 PM

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

      1. almansa Apr 30, 2010 07:08 PM

        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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          wozzy May 7, 2010 06:45 AM

          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. Locutus Apr 30, 2010 07:34 PM

          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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            chuck s May 1, 2010 08:24 AM

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

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            phatchris May 1, 2010 07:00 AM

            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.

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              newhound May 1, 2010 08:40 AM

              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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                phatchris May 2, 2010 02:09 PM

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

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                  newhound May 2, 2010 06:54 PM

                  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!

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                    Cheffrank May 3, 2010 05:58 AM

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

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                    silver queen May 10, 2010 01:02 PM

                    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.

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                      9lives May 10, 2010 05:15 PM

                      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.

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                        Pegmeister May 10, 2010 05:29 PM

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

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                          9lives May 10, 2010 06:12 PM

                          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

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                  phatchris May 3, 2010 01:34 PM

                  Prezza also does a nice shrimp flatbread.

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                  Prezza
                  24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

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                    Pegmeister May 3, 2010 05:13 PM

                    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

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                      phatchris May 4, 2010 01:36 PM

                      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. Bob Dobalina May 4, 2010 09:02 AM

                    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. Joanie May 4, 2010 01:05 PM

                      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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                        Pegmeister May 4, 2010 02:52 PM

                        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

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                          Joanie May 5, 2010 04:30 AM

                          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.

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                        phatchris May 5, 2010 02:45 PM

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

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                          Pegmeister May 5, 2010 05:07 PM

                          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

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                            phatchris May 6, 2010 02:01 PM

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

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                              Pegmeister May 6, 2010 04:42 PM

                              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.

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                                phatchris May 7, 2010 02:27 PM

                                Its a scampi sauce with diced tomatoes and fresh basil.

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                                  Pegmeister May 7, 2010 05:46 PM

                                  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.

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                                    phatchris May 8, 2010 08:31 AM

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

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                          PatsMoose May 8, 2010 05:56 AM

                          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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                            chuck s Mar 6, 2011 05:40 PM

                            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.

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                            chowfamily May 11, 2010 06:03 AM

                            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.

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