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Boston Restaurant Blog -- June, 2005

Monday, June 20, 2005

Santarpio's Pizza Versus Pizzeria Regina

photo of Pizzeria Regina, Boston, MA So what pizza place makes the best pizza in Boston? The battle between Santarpio's Pizza in East Boston and Pizzeria Regina in the North End of Boston rages on and on. Many people agree that Santarpio's and Regina's are the top two pizza places in Boston (with all due credit to places like Bianchi's Pizza in Revere, Emma's in Cambridge, and several other pizza places that really stand out), but the two pizza places make pizza that is different enough for pizza lovers to choose sides.

Santarpio's makes a unique thin-crust pizza with lots of corn meal, a burnt crust, and a good amount of sauce. That, and the attitude of the waiters at Santarpio's, plus the old-school atmosphere, make this one pizza place that is anything but generic.

Pizzeria Regina reminds me more of the New York City pizza places; little atmosphere, but fresh, gooey pizza with an amazing crust and fresh sauce and cheese that are a cut above nearly every other pizza place in the Boston area.

So which is my favorite? It's a tossup (no pun intended). I love the attitude that comes with the pizzas at Santarpio's, but I also love the incredible flavors of the pizza at Pizzeria Regina. I guess we're just lucky to have not one, but two great pizza places in Boston.

Here is the address for Santarpio's Pizza if you are looking for it: Santarpio's Pizza, 111 Chelsea Street, East Boston, MA 02128; the phone number is (617) 567-9871.

And here is the address for Pizzeria Regina if you need it: Pizzeria Regina Pizza, 11 Thacher Street, Boston, MA 02113; the phone number is (617) 227-0765.

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jpac said:
When "TARPS" is on point, there is no better pizza in Boston. It is the best hands down.
Posted on 3/4/09

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