Everybody has their opinion on where to find the perfect pizza slice in Massachusetts. We tend to prefer thin, bubbly crust, sauce made from fresh tomatoes – none of that canned junk, multi-cheeses blends and unique toppings.
There is certainly no shortage of pizza joints to choose from across the state, but if you are looking to cross “sample MA’s best pizza” off your bucket list, give these ten shops a try!
Volturno Pizza, Worcester
These pies are true culinary works of art. The dough is hand-kneaded and formed, then topped with the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Some of Volturno’s delicious creations include the Vongole, made with Wellfleet clams, smoked prosciutto, mozzarella, lemon ricotta and fresh garlic; the Pistachio, which includes pork sausage, pistachio pesto, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano; and the Lemone (pictured below).
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Be sure to save room for the crazy-popular Nutella Dessert Pizza sprinkled with powdered sugar!
Gypsy Joynt, Great Barrington
Live music, colorful decor, hippie vibe and some of the best baked goods you’ve ever tasted – including pizza! Try the Fresh Pickins’ Pie with olive oil base, mozzarella, sliced zucchini, carmelized onions, dates, apples, goat cheeses, and avocado.
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Amazing Pizza, Salem
You’ve got to check out their menu to even comprehend the innovative concoctions Amazing Pizza has created on top of a circle of dough! From mashed potato, bacon and scallion pizza to the tSunami pizza covered in wild gulf shrimp, lemon, parsley, vermouth and a three cheese blend.
Hot Tomatoes Neopolitan Pizza, Williamstown and Pittsfield
Housemade dough, thin crust, chunky tomato sauce, whole milk mozzarella cheese and fresh hearty toppings make Hot Tomatoes a Berkshires favorite. They serve the usual pizzeria favorites as well as several specialty pizzas featuring fresh clams and shrimp.
Charcoal Guido’s, Waltham
Handmade Neapolitan-style thin crust pizzas baked in an authentic woodfire grill are simple and delicious. Choose a specialty creation for a touch of elegance – try the Grilled Salmon or Caprese pizzas.
Baba Louie’s, Great Barrington
It’s all about the toppings at Baba Louie’s. They coat their pizzas in so many fresh ingredients that it’s hard to even see the cheese underneath! Some fan favorites include the Dirty Brutto made with roasted red potatoes, pesto, garlic, Parmesan and basil and the Dolce Vita with wilted spinach, prosciutto, mozzarella, gorgonzola, California figs, Parmesan and Rosemary oil.
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Betty’s Pizza Shack, Lennox
This colorful little joint looks more like a surf shop than a restaurant, and the pizzas at Betty’s are just as colorful and artistic as the shack itself. Go for the Baja chicken, drizzled in a grid of barbecue sauce.
Emma’s Pizza, Kendall Square
This trendy joint is located in the South End’s Kendall Square. Fresh, chunky toppings abound at Emma’s and you can choose any to create your own perfect pie. If you want to try a menu staple, the People’s Republic pizza covered in bacon, scallions, gorgonzola, tomatoes, garlic-infused olive oil, and mozzarella is wildly popular.
Easy Pie, Braintree
Visually stunning, creative, decadent and delicious! Easy Pie in Braintree is a MUST for any pizza enthusiast. Try the Loaded Mashed Potato pie or the famous Lord of the Rings with shaved steak, deep-fried onion rings, mozzarella cheese, pickles, and a BBQ drizzle.
Leone’s Sub and Pizza, Somerville
Thick, square, no-fuss, traditional Sicilian pizza is what you’ll find at Leone’s. There are no gourmet specialty pizzas here, just a list of delicious toppings to help you create the pizza of your dreams.