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Apr 4, 2012 05:18 PM

Where is the best thin pizza in Metro West

Looking for a great thin crust pizza. Any ideas?

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  1. Stone Hearth in Needham. Their Belmont location has supplanted Regina's North End for us.

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      1. re: kt1969

        We tried SH in Belmont this weekend based on recs here. I thought it was just ok - better than bertucci's and flatbread, but missing some details that would make it great. I thought the sauce was really bland and the crust throughout most of middle was soggy/limp, even when it first came out - which could have been a product of being busy and rushing out pies. And no Heady Topper :-(

        1. re: opinionatedchef

          better than making a pizza at home and cooking it on a pizza stone?

          1. re: Locutus

            Yeah, Stella's is really good. Also Virgilio's Echo Bridge in Newton Upper Falls and Franco's on Moody Street in Waltham.

            1. re: hiddenboston

              Franco's is closed, heard they had a fire there. We loved it there. No signs of any work going on to reopen as I go by on the Commuter rail

              1. re: momoftwo

                momoftwo, are you thinking of Franca's on Felton St. near the commuter rail? That's been vacant for a while. The former owners of Sal's the Family Restaurant had supposedly purchased it, but that seemed to fall off the radar.

                Franco's is a bar/pizza place further down on Moody heading toward Newton. Solid old-school pies.

                1. re: bear

                  Ahhh, you are right. Thanks for clearing that up, although back in the late 90's we loved FrancA's

          2. It's been a few years, but when I lived in Brookline I used to get Sweet Tomatoes in Newton Centre all the time. Great ingredients, thin-chewy crust back then. Still good pie?

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            1. re: Foodie_BBQ

              Thanks for the input...we now have a Sweet Tomatoes in Needham

            2. Here's an older thread that has some updated info.


              and this:


              If you throw out a few specific towns it might help to narrow down the search.

              1. Sorrento's:

                They have locations in Concord, Acton, and Harvard.

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                1. re: steve999

                  I tried Sorrento's a couple times and found it greasy and buried in way too much cheese for my taste. That was a long time ago, what is it like now?

                  I'm partial to Pizzeria Presti (Burlington and Westford.) And while I'm mostly a NY style pizza fan, I do like a good Sicilian 'za and they do a good job of that too.

                  Also TC Lando's in Acton is pretty good.

                  1. re: snippet

                    Need to modify my comment on TC Lando's - I usually get slices, and they're great. But I ordered a whole pie today, the crust was totally different and really didn't do it for me. I'm thinking they use the same size doughball for a large and for whatever they cut their slices from (which are huge.) The crust on the slices is much thinner. Or maybe it was just a fluke today.

                    1. re: snippet

                      Have you guys tried the Black Sheep Tavern in Sterling?? We cant eat any other pizza in this area now. It is by far our favorite. The best buffalo wings around too.. Note: only for 21+ or takeout..

                  2. re: steve999

                    Sorrento's is passable if you have a pizza itch, but is no where near the "best" anything.