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thick crust/Sicilian at comfy place

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Okay, I'm really not trying to beat a dead horse here. The other day my husband returned from a week-long trip and wanted to go out for Sicilian pizza and wine in a comfortable place. I came up blank. I know about and have eaten Armando's, Imperial, the old Pizzapalooza, Pinocchio's, etc., but couldn't think of a sit-down place. We love Za for a bar pie, but he was really looking for Sicilian.

Sorry if I'm brain-dead and there are obvious places that I missed, but I'd appreciate any suggestions to satisfy future cravings.

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  1. I was reluctant to post my suggestion since I'm not sure that the pizza meets Chowhound standards or that the place meets your definition of comfy, but since no one else has posted, I figured why not? At Pisa Pizza in Malden you can have Sicilian pizza and wine in their nicer-than-you'd-expect seating area. They've remodeled to screen the restaurant from the busy take-out area and put in wooden booths and a pressed tin ceiling to give it some character. The first time I had their Sicilian pizza, I didn't think it was that great but it really has grown on me and now I'm kind of addicted to it. Anyway, if the craving strikes again, you might consider Pisa Pizza. (There is off-street parking too.)

    http://www.pisapizzamalden.com/

    ETA: I haven't tried this place, but since it is on Newbury Street, it is certainly more geographically desirable than Malden: http://www.bostone.com/ BUT, they don't seem to serve wine.

    1. Been a while since I've been back, but Romano's in Roslindale does a very nice Sicilian pie and slices thanks to hiring a pizza chef away from Pinocchio's. It's an old-school, Fifties-vintage pizzeria with seating, nothing fancy. As it is now owned by Mexican ex-pats, it also does very fine tacos, huaraches, and tamales.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/