Bostone Pizza (CLOSED)
225 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Quick: What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term "Newbury Street"? Designer clothing stores? Upscale bistros? Exclusive spas? All of these answers would accurately describe what might be Boston's trendiest thoroughfare. But how about "pizza joint"? Especially if it was one heckuva place for a slice or two? Would you be willing to believe that Newbury Street has a simple, straightforward, cheap (and excellent) pizza place? Well, believe it, as Bostone Pizza is the real deal, and it happens to be located smack dab in the heart of Newbury Street.
Like many businesses on Newbury Street, Bostone Pizza is located below street level in a rather tiny space. But it has an attractive, contemporary look with lots of black colors giving it almost an industrial feel. Bostone Pizza has both Sicilian squares and traditional Neapolitan slices, with the Sicilian pizza being good, albeit a bit doughy compared to the slices at Galleria Umberto in the North End (perhaps Boston's best). In this writer's opinion, it is the thin-crust pizza that puts Bostone on the map; a crisp, thin crust, hearty sauce, and just the right amount of cheese make the traditional pizza pretty close to perfect. And for a few bucks a slice, it is not all that bad a deal, considering the fact that the slices are big.
Bostone Pizza probably won't ever be mentioned in the same breath as Santarpio's in East Boston or Regina's in the North End, but it does hold its own against some of the other great pizza places in the Boston area. And just the fact that it is located in a neighborhood that can put a dent into your wallet makes it an oasis of sorts. If you find yourself on Newbury Street and need to take a quick (and inexpensive) break for food, there are few places in the neighborhood that are better than Bostone Pizza.
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