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Mar 24, 2014 02:00 PM

Best delivery pizza around Cambridge?

I've lived in Central Sq for several years and I've tried a lot of different pizzas in the vicinity-- I confess that my luck has been mostly bad. I've had the sort of pizza luck that I wouldn't wish on anyone, not even on the guys making all the bad pizza around here.

I like Beauty's "Italian style" pizza, but it's a little expensive for delivery, and Bravo Pizza is pretty good, but I could really use some recommendations. Yelp has been very unhelpful here: when it comes to pizza delivery places, half the reviews just complain about delivery times or about the employees who were allegedly rude to them on the telephone. I don't care about either of these things. I just want to know whose pizza tastes the best. If Santarpio's delivered to me, for example, I'd gladly place my order 5 hours ahead and they could call me Swine McLoser on the phone for all I care. (Not that they'd do such a thing unprovoked.)

All recommendations will be warmly appreciated. New York style pizza is preferred, presence on Foodler is a plus. Thank you in advance, comrades!

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  1. Armando's? They appear to have started delivering recently. This thread is a bit dated but might help you:

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    1. re: wandergirl

      Agree, the OP should definitely check out Armando's. They serve my favorite pizza in Cambridge. It's pretty darn close to NY pizza. Love the thin but not too thin crust. Just the right amount of sauce. Yum.

    2. We like Pizza Pie-er. No Foodler, but they have a great website.

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      1. We've enjoyed some excellent pies delivered from Just Crust lately. It's more of an ultra thin crust, but very tasty.

        Armando's is worth a shot as well. Unfortunately the Harvard Square Otto does not currently deliver.

        1. Like you the bf and i are big Santarpios fans and prefer NYC style pizza. For the basic pepperoni pizza we get delivery from Cinderellas. Quick, cheap, and consistent. Not the best, but not the worst. For fancier toppings we do Beauty's. the convenience of ordering online helps and because the BF orders from them for lunch our " discount" does increase.

          1. I'm glad for these leads; I hope there will be more to come!

            I just called Armando's-- despair! They said my street in Central was too far out of their delivery range. This is terrible news, since they seem to be much loved on the other thread too.

            Pizza Pie-er seems promising, but I've avoided it on Foodler due to the $15 delivery minimum + $2.50 delivery fee-- with the tip on top of it, that's just a little too much for me for Pizza Night.

            The pics on the Just Crust website look fantastic, but given the thinness of the crust I think I'd need the 18", and there again the price creeps to around $20 with the tip.

            I like Cinderella's, but I wonder if there's a better option out there for the same price...

            in short, I wish I could find a truly great NY-style in the $9-$11 range...!