Where to eat pizza in Boston, MA

Dig into Boston’s must-try pizza shops, from Allston to Southie.

We'll never say no to a classic Margherita pizza from Coppa | Photoa via @coppaboston

We’ll never say no to a classic Margherita pizza from Coppa.

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Whenever we’re feeling saucy, we like to dig into a slice of local pizza. Boston’s pizza scene is bubbling with options — and we keep finding ways to top ourselves. If you’re on the quest for the perfect slice, we’ve pie-oneered a list of over 30 places to grab pizza that are definitely worth the dough.

North End/Beacon Hill

Galleria Umberto, 289 Hanover St.
Look no further for the square-style pizza of your dreams.

Regina Pizzeria, 11 ½ Thatcher St. and other locations
A classic pizzeria since 1926.

Ernesto’s Pizza, 69 Salem St.
Try favorites like the BBQ chicken or the ZaZa.

Figs, 42 Charles St.
This restaurant’s signature is its ultra-thin crust.

Florina, 16 Derne St.
Build your own or choose from combos like broccoli rabe, garlic, and cannellini bean.

O’Cheese Pizza, 261 North St.
Try pies named after the Celtics and the Patriots — or opt for the “How Dare You,” a combo of Buffalo chicken, jalapeños, banana peppers, and ranch.

Locale, 352 Hanover St.
The house favorite is the “Parma ‘Due,’” which blends the flavors of proscuitto, arugala, mission figs, and gorgonzola.

Two pizzas stacked on a serving tray: red sauce on the bottom, white sauce and greens on top.

Locale in the North End has been serving up Neapolitan pies for over 10 years.

Back Bay/South End

Coppa, 253 Shawmut Ave.
This restaurant has incredible Italian dishes and serves up pizzas like Soppressata and Margherita.

Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury St. and other locations
If you love that dirty water, you’ll need to try this signature dough made in house with the Dirty Water IPA. Bonus: The fresh pizza dough is also egg, nut, and dairy-free.

Union Park Pizza, 244 Newbury St.
Try the Sweet & Spicy Bacon variation, which dares to pair smoky confit bacon with jalapeños and fresh pineapple.

A white pizza with herbs and dollops of aged mozzarella and Vermont goat cheese, placed on top of a metal serving tray.

The Quatro pizza from Union Park Pizza combines homemade douh, brushed with garlic-infused olive oil, aged mozzarella, Vermont goat cheese, creamy ricotta and aged parmesan.

South Boston/Dorchester

Pantry Pizza, 931 Dorchester Ave.
Grab hot pizzas or your own dough balls to make ‘za at home.

The Broadway, 726 E. Broadway
Pro tip: Get the Sunny Side breakfast pizza, featuring maple sausage and crispy hashbrowns.

Molinari’s, 789 Adams St.
Enjoy toppings like garlic confit, farm eggs, and wood oven roasted red peppers.

A white pizza topped with chunks of cheese and herbs atop a marble table.

Molinari’s Pizzeria in Dorchester finds inspiration with unique toppings like Yukon potatoes, clams, and black truffle honey.

East Boston

Santarpio’s, 111 Chelsea St.
For all the Italian combinations you can think of. Bonus: This famous spot was featured in the movie “Spotlight.”

DaCoopas, 474 Saratoga St.
Try out the Eastie eatery’s new patio in the summer months.

Kelley Square Pub, 84 Bennington St.
Get your Sicilian pan pizza fix, or feed your friends with a sheet pizza.

Allston/Brighton

T Anthony’s, 1016 Commonwealth Ave.
Pro tip: Order the mozzarella stick pizza ( trust us — you won’t regret it).

La Befana Pizzeria, 15 N Beacon St.
Choose from red pizzas or white pizzas like the shrimp scampi.

Pino’s, 1920 Beacon St.
Try the buffalo chicken pizza or a Sicilian-style slice.

Pizza Project, 525 Western Ave.
Located inside the Charles River Speedway, this Sicilian slice and sandwich shop dishes up hot slices with pepperoni and hot honey, plus seasonal specials.

Cambridge

Joe’s Pizza, 3 Brattle St.
The NYC-based chain has prided itself on classic slices since 1975.

Source, 27 Church St.
The Bostonian pizza has smoked ricotta, sausage, onions, potatoes, and two eggs with garlic-truffle aioli.

Pinocchio’s (aka “Noch’s), 74 Winthrop St.
Your go-to place for classic Sicilian slices that always deliver.

Si Cara, 425 Massachusetts Ave.
Order your pan pizza or grab a Canotto-style slice. Pro tip: Ask for extra olive oil on the side for the crust.

A white pizza on a plate topped with gooey white cheese, next to a pepperoni pizza, shaker of parmesan cheese, and a dish of olive oil.

Camrbridge pizza bar Si Cara began serving pan pizza and Canotto-style slices in 2022.

Brookline

The Upper Crust, Multiple locations
The Sweet Baby features soppressata, Medjool dates, and hot honey — gluten-free and vegan options are also available.

Brookline Pizza Spa, 75 Harvard St.
The restaurant’s menu includes a pizza section with toppings like eggplant cutlet, all available to be made gluten-free.

Otto, Multiple locations
Try the seasonal pie for $1 of your purchase to go towards ending food insecurity.

Somerville

Josephine, 515 Somerville Ave.
Ask for the deep-dish “Rosemary’s Baby” pizza, which combines roasted chicken, potato, fontina, and caramalized onion.

June Bug, 251 Washington St.
The team behind Field & Vine cooks up naturally-leavened pizza.

Posto, 187 Elm St.
Try red and white pizza combinations.

A margherita pizza on a white plate next to a set of silverware and two glasses of wine: One red, one white.

Posto in Somerville dishes out almondine, apple, and squash varieties of pizza.

Leone’s Subs and Pizza, 292 Broadway
A classic spot to pick up Sicilian style.

Dragon Pizza, 233 Elm St.
Enjoy pizzas like the Kung Pao Chicken or the sausage and ricotta.

Hot Box, 1 Bow Market Way
Try the classic or mix it up with the pickle pizza.

Newton

Bill’s Pizzeria, 753 Beacon St.
This pizzeria has fresh-made dough and gluten-free options.

Jinny’s Pizza, 1231 Centre St.
Whether you opt for a Who’s The Bosc? pizza with pears, or a pie slathered with shrimp fra diavolo, don’t forget the dipping sauces for your crust.

Da LaPosta, 825 Washington St.
Savor pies made from Bianco di Napoli tomatoes, organic whole wheat flour, and mozzarella made from a Pennsylvania creamery.

A pizza topped with tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salsa rosso, burrata, and olive oil on top of a white dish.

A pizza from Jinny’s in Newton, topped with tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, salsa rosso, burrata, and olive oil.

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