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Nov 26, 2012 07:00 AM

Is it possible that Boston Pizza doesn't suck? Capri Arlington

I just keep stumbling on VERY good Pizza, in Concord two weeks ago, and now at Capri Pizza in Arlington. We were there early and bought 4 slices that were fresh out of the oven, but they were super thin and excellent. This time not a semolina based dough, just all purpose flour, but darn near perfect for this style.

Ironically the owners are Greek, (I hate the oily, bready sloppy pizza many Greek places serve) but the owner's profess to have gotten advice from Pizza places in Italy... it shows.

Just for the record, I have generally been a hater of MUCH Boston Za. So much lousy pizza in all honesty. Most recently at a place in Belmont (Brothers I think) but the more I look, the more decent Za I find.

At Capri, they actually apologized that they like the crust a little crunchier, this was on the slightly floppy chewy side, but I loved it.

Super thin, plain cheese, just the right amount of sauce, perfection. My (Italian) SO said it tasted just like home.

Capri Pizzeria and Restaurant
Italian Pizza
1323 Mass. Ave.
Arlington, MA

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  1. Where is the good pizza in Concord? I searched you name but couldn't find the thread.

    8 Replies
      1. re: StriperGuy

        Striper. Some day take the drive out to the Black Sheep Tavern in sterling. The best pizza and the best wings i have had in MA... Especially if you like really hot.. they have a Inferno sauce that is made with ghost peppers which is powerful! Too hot for me, i got for the one they call "Burner".. The regular "hot" isnt very hot to me.. I will have to check out Walden that isnt too far from me.. The takeout seafood from Twin Seafood, down the street from it, is excellent.

        1. re: hargau

          Huh, I was wondering about the seafood joint. Last time I was there they said they were waiting for a delivery and basically implied wait an hour.

          How do you like their fresh fish, fresh shellfish, etc.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            I have not bought anything uncooked there but when they make the cooked orders, they walk over to the same retail case and take the seafood from there. They now have an Acton location which i go to instead. I mostly get fried fish&chips or seafood platters. I wasnt a fan of their lobster roll although it was huge. And i am not a fan of their chowders, very salty, thin on content.

            1. re: hargau

              Cool, will give it a whirl and report back.

            2. re: StriperGuy

              Very good fresh seafood in their "cafe" (just a couple of tables inside the store) - good fry job on their rolls and platters and they will grill just about any of their fish they offer for sale. I used to eat there regularly and get my lobsters there when I lived down the street and I still go back now and again for lunch now that I live/work in Waltham. Chowder is from a bag though.

              1. re: LStaff

                The new west Acton location has many more tables and an outdoor deck seating area when its warm enough.