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Schoolhouse Pizza Quincy - Closed?

EmmaFrances Nov 29, 2012 08:06 AM

Tried to order a pizza last night but no answer. Website also seems to be down. Can any Quincy chowhounds in the neighborhood confirm?

If it is closed, I'm sorry to see it go. It's our favorite pizza place in Quincy. Any suggestions for a new favorite in north/west/central Quincy? Not bar pizza please!

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  1. hiddenboston RE: EmmaFrances Nov 29, 2012 09:01 AM

    Yup, it closed for good a few days ago.

    1. hiddenboston RE: EmmaFrances Nov 29, 2012 09:06 AM

      Not much good non-bar pizza in Quincy, IMO, but the pizza at Villa Rosa on the Quincy/Milton line is all right. And if you don't mind traveling next door to Braintree, Campanale's makes decent pies.

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        Pegmeister RE: hiddenboston Nov 29, 2012 09:21 AM

        Villa Grossa!!!!! Hidenboston I'm so disappointed ;) Darcy's and Cafe deParis (same kitchen) have the best non bar pizza in Quincy. I was surprised at School House closing. I noticed it was closed when I drove by yesterday. For take out, Carmine's is quite good and they are now consistent.

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          typhoonfish RE: Pegmeister Nov 29, 2012 09:30 AM

          We love Gennaros pizza.

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            hiddenboston RE: typhoonfish Nov 29, 2012 09:30 AM

            Oh right, Gennaro's has decent pizza for sure, and I totally forgot about Darcy's. Heh, Pegmeister, Villa Rosa is really inconsistent, but I've had some good pies from there over the years.

            1. re: hiddenboston
              C. Hamster RE: hiddenboston Nov 29, 2012 09:43 AM

              I have not had Villa Rosa's pizza but the place is just so frighteningly awful that I doubt I'd have the stomach to try one.

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                typhoonfish RE: C. Hamster Nov 29, 2012 10:40 AM

                I've always wanted to do a Quincy food crawl for all the places you'd be scared to try alone. The Quincy Iron Stomach Challenge.

                Irish Pub: Parking in Rear
                Villa Rosa
                Alumni - still cannot bring myself to try it, I know a lot of people love it.
                A couple of places in Hough's neck.

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                  C. Hamster RE: typhoonfish Nov 29, 2012 10:52 AM

                  ME TOO!!

                  I vowed I would go to the Irish Pub but Pegmeister had to go first.

                  1. re: C. Hamster
                    Pegmeister RE: C. Hamster Nov 29, 2012 01:26 PM

                    Hey Hamster I did go to the Irish Pub. It was fine for a beer. As for the other places on the Typhoonfish list, Villa Rosa is the only place I don't think you could drag me back to. Pizzas at the Alumni are decent and Cronins has steak tips. Now the real challenge would be to go to the Hofbrau on Sea St. Let 's say, they are experimenting with offering food again. Along with their pizza oven, I believe they have a crock pot in the kitchen. A few weeks ago one of the regulars wanted French fries to take home and they gave them to him in a pizza box. Don't think they have it down yet, but it's an interesting stop to say the least.

                    1. re: Pegmeister
                      hiddenboston RE: Pegmeister Nov 29, 2012 01:29 PM

                      Maybe they could do crockpot pizza there. That place looks positively frightening, though not quite at the level of some of the bars I've driven past in Pawtucket.

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                        CocoDan RE: Pegmeister Nov 29, 2012 01:36 PM

                        I guess I'm lucky to have Carmine's Cafe so close to me. Their pizza keeps getting better. Had Alumni last week and it was good when it's hot. When it's cold, it's trash. At this point the only Quincy pizza I'll buy is Carmine's. I know it's out of the way for most, but I really like it.

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                          ix9 RE: CocoDan Dec 4, 2012 03:12 AM

                          still waiting for a chinese pizza place to open w/ scallion-pancake base. homemade duck sausage in lieu of pepperoni. carmine just tasted like dry crust to me. guess i shouldnt have tried the plain. double fail for being white wheat flour when theres a whole cornucopia of flours out there (a quick browse thru the millions of noodle varieties available should prove this, if not the back shelves of your typical MAttapan/roxbury african/tropical bodega

                    2. re: typhoonfish
                      trufflehound RE: typhoonfish Nov 29, 2012 01:38 PM

                      Is that the Irish Pub on Billings Rd? I (barel) remember a few nights there in the 80's.

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                        Pegmeister RE: trufflehound Nov 29, 2012 04:12 PM

                        Yes, it's the Irish Pub on Billings Rd

                      2. re: typhoonfish
                        mwk RE: typhoonfish Nov 29, 2012 02:22 PM

                        Cronin's is a dive but their food is perfectly decent. They make a nice steak tip.

                    3. re: hiddenboston
                      mwk RE: hiddenboston Nov 29, 2012 02:20 PM

                      I also like Napoli pizza, and Unchained Pizza on Adams St. is decent. I like more of a NY-style, rather than Greek and both these places do a decent pie. I did enjoy Schoolhouse. I don't order pizza nearly as much as I used to, so I hadn't realized it closed. I wonder why?

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                        typhoonfish RE: mwk Nov 30, 2012 03:48 AM

                        My friends who are Quincy natives rave about Cronin's steak tips.

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                          xo_kizzy_xo RE: mwk Nov 30, 2012 04:32 PM

                          Unchained is vastly underrated, IMO. They're now our go-to takeout place. They just recently put in a grill and are now offering burgers in addition to expanding their sub offerings.

                  2. re: hiddenboston
                    AndOne RE: hiddenboston Nov 30, 2012 08:21 AM

                    I'm surprised that Montilio's never gets mentioned in the Quincy pizza discussions. It's a great place to grab a slice Ernesto's style.

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                      xo_kizzy_xo RE: AndOne Nov 30, 2012 04:33 PM

                      I'd imagine it's because everyone thinks of them as foremost a bakery? I know they have pizza, but I never think of them when it comes to pizza.

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                        kobuta RE: AndOne Nov 30, 2012 05:42 PM

                        I've lived in Quincy for 22 yrs and I never knew they sold pizza until you just posted this. Maybe that's why?

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                          xo_kizzy_xo RE: kobuta Dec 1, 2012 12:37 PM

                          I only know because they've got a sign advertising it!

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                            typhoonfish RE: xo_kizzy_xo Dec 4, 2012 03:22 AM

                            My mom used to buy their pizza dough when we were kids at the Fruit center in Hingham. They used to have several locations.

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                      EmmaFrances RE: EmmaFrances Nov 29, 2012 09:43 AM

                      I'm officially bummed! Thanks for the suggestions. Gennaro's & Darcy's seem like contenders, just wish they delivered!

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                        pjr RE: EmmaFrances Nov 30, 2012 03:44 PM

                        Gennaro's now delivers.

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                        tomatoaday RE: EmmaFrances Sep 13, 2013 07:29 AM

                        It reopened in early 2013, have you been back?

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