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Premade Pizza Dough For sale?

I just moved 20 minutes outside of Boston in the North Shore area. I like making my own pizza's, and have used store bought dough before. I'm not sure my own homemade dough would come out great and I don't really have the time to make it.
I was wondering if anyone knew of any pizza shops or italian joints that sell their own homemade dough....

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  1. Most pizza places will sell their dough, so if you've found a place with a decent crust, just ask.

    I usually buy mine at Bertucci's, a local chain with a few restaurants on the north shore. You can check their website for locations. The dough is pricier than most pizza shops ($3 or $3.50 for a large, I think) but it is quite good.

    Oh, by the way, welcome to the area!

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    Bertuccis Restaurant
    6 Plaza Way, Plymouth, MA 02360

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    1. re: bear

      thanks!
      btw, we actually ate at Bertucci's in vinnin square a week ago and I got the arugula pizza. it was really good. I wish I could take home their brick pizza oven as well :)

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      Bertuccis Restaurant
      6 Plaza Way, Plymouth, MA 02360

    2. J. Pace & Son in Saugus, off Rte. 1 south, sells pizza dough. I've used it in the past and it's a good alternative to homemade. This store is a real Italian salumeria selling all the traditional products.

      http://jpaceandson.com/index.php?page...

      1. If there's Trader Joes or Whole Foods near you, both sell pre-made dough. (I like the TJ's herbed dough as my standard go-to for pizza at home. Avoid the whole wheat, though, it gets tough.)

        For those who are closer to the city, Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Sq also sells pre-made dough. It's (not surprisingly) of better quality than TJs or Whole Foods.

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        Dave's Fresh Pasta
        81 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144

        1. As bear mentioned, most places will usually hook you up if you ask nicely. I've gotten dough and a handful of cheese from my local "House of" for cheap money, and good results.

          1. Not the North Shore but I LOVE the pizza dough at Russo's in watertown. I only get over there about once a month so when I go I usually get 4 or 5 bags at a time to throw in the freezer. I made my own for years and then I just gave up. Russo's is better then mine. It has a nice tang to it.

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            1. re: heypielady

              Do you notice a difference after freezing the dough? I have never tried Russos, generally get mine from Haymarket or Clear Flour. However I have found the difference between using the dough fresh and post frozen to be like night and day even if it is only frozen for a short period of time. I thought it was just me, but the last time I used frozen Haymarket dough, my wife commented that it didn't taste as good (she didn't know it had been frozen).

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              Haymarket
              Blackstone St, Boston, MA

              1. re: Gabatta

                Hmm... I can't say I've noticed a difference but I honestly don't remember the last time I had Russo's dough fresh from the store (they don't sell it frozen). I always come home, dump it in the freezer and then thaw it in the fridge overnight, then let it rise in a covered bowl on the countertop.

                Do you have an old freezer? I can imagine the dough perhaps absorbing freezer odors even in a short time and making the dough taste less good. Even ice cubes that have been around longer then a week can get a bit funky.

                Nevertheless, I should try the dough fresh next time... maybe it will taste even better!

                1. re: heypielady

                  Russo's dough is almost always frozen. Sometimes a couple will defrost in the refrigerator case, but they start out frozen. If you pick ones from the back, they will be frozen all the way through. I love it -- very tasty and only $1.98 for a bag that makes two good size pies.

                  1. re: misscucina

                    Weird. I've never got it frozen. But I'm not reaching into the back. I also only get one pie out of it. I think my pizza stone is about 15 inches in diameter.