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Where is the best thin pizza in Metro West

Foodie for sure Apr 4, 2012 05:18 PM

Looking for a great thin crust pizza. Any ideas?

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  1. opinionatedchef RE: Foodie for sure Apr 5, 2012 12:15 AM

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

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      kt1969 RE: opinionatedchef Apr 6, 2012 02:50 PM

      We love Stone Hearth also.

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        LStaff RE: kt1969 May 2, 2012 12:14 PM

        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 :-(

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        cambridgedoctpr RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2012 12:42 PM

        better or more convenient?

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          cambridgedoctpr RE: opinionatedchef May 2, 2012 01:07 PM

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

        2. Locutus RE: Foodie for sure Apr 5, 2012 05:08 AM

          Stellas in Watertown

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            hiddenboston RE: Locutus Apr 5, 2012 07:18 AM

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

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              momoftwo RE: hiddenboston Apr 5, 2012 09:21 AM

              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

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                bear RE: momoftwo Apr 5, 2012 09:36 AM

                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.

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                  momoftwo RE: bear Apr 6, 2012 03:00 PM

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

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            Foodie_BBQ RE: Foodie for sure Apr 5, 2012 05:22 AM

            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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              Foodie for sure RE: Foodie_BBQ Jun 9, 2012 07:04 AM

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

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              bear RE: Foodie for sure Apr 5, 2012 07:44 AM

              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.

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                steve999 RE: Foodie for sure Apr 5, 2012 09:49 AM

                Sorrento's: http://www.sorrentospizzerias.com/

                They have locations in Concord, Acton, and Harvard.

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                  snippet RE: steve999 Apr 6, 2012 08:37 AM

                  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.

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                    snippet RE: snippet May 1, 2012 09:31 PM

                    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.

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                      hargau RE: snippet May 2, 2012 12:24 PM

                      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..

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                    Alcachofa RE: steve999 Apr 6, 2012 12:26 PM

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

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                    bartleby RE: Foodie for sure Apr 5, 2012 05:39 PM

                    If we are defining Metrowest to include Newton, then Maria di Napoli in Nonantum has excellent thin-crust pizza (among other things I really like).

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                      lergnom RE: bartleby Apr 5, 2012 06:10 PM

                      Also Max & Leo's in Newton Corner. Coal-fired oven.

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                        momoftwo RE: lergnom Apr 6, 2012 02:59 PM

                        Amici's in CHelmsford and Walden Pizza in West concord are two of our faves.

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