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Nov 29, 2012 08:06 AM

Schoolhouse Pizza Quincy - Closed?

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. Yup, it closed for good a few days ago.

    1. 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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      1. re: hiddenboston

        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.

          1. re: typhoonfish

            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

              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.

              1. re: C. Hamster

                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.

                1. re: typhoonfish

                  ME TOO!!

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

                  1. re: C. Hamster

                    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

                      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.

                      1. re: Pegmeister

                        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.

                        1. re: CocoDan

                          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

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

                      1. re: trufflehound

                        Yes, it's the Irish Pub on Billings Rd

                      2. re: typhoonfish

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

                    3. re: hiddenboston

                      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?

                      1. re: mwk

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

                        1. re: mwk

                          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

                    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.

                    1. re: AndOne

                      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.

                      1. re: AndOne

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

                        1. re: kobuta

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

                          1. re: xo_kizzy_xo

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

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

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                      1. It reopened in early 2013, have you been back?