From Thin-Crust to Deep-Dish, the Best Pizza Catering in Boston
- Meredith Bethune
- 3 Min Read
Pizza is the ultimate crowd pleaser—there’s no substitution for that extraordinary combination of melted cheese, bright tomato sauce, and ever-so-chewy crust. And when it comes to Boston pizza catering, the city’s residents are particularly lucky. Decades-old pizzerias mix with restaurants using wood-fired ovens and cutting-edge dough fermentation techniques. That’s why the Daily Meal recently named Boston one of America’s best cities in the country for pizza. Here’s a list of ten spots doing the finest in Boston pizza catering.
Cappy’s Pizza & Subs (Westland Avenue)
With huge pies and crust that manages to stay light and crisp, it’s no wonder that Cappy’s has some of the best pizza in Boston. But that’s not all. Its burger bar, complete with juicy beef, turkey, or veggie patties with a generous array of toppings like crisp onions, sour pickles, and spicy hot peppers, is perfect for a midday lunch meeting.
Crush Pizza (State Street)
The wood-burning ovens imported from Italy are the heart of this Boston pizzeria specializing in catering blistered Neapolitan-style pies topped with everything from fresh rosemary, to sharp provolone cheese or coarsely ground Italian sausage. And for a change of pace, order a round of thick, square-shaped Sicilian pies.
Same Old Place (Centre Street)
For some of the best Boston pizza catering, look no further than Same Old Place. Start the meal with crispy breaded wing dings or some crackly spinach pie triangles bursting with feta cheese. The Jamaica Plain pizzeria also offers another delicious way to increase your daily intake of veggies with the Go Green Pizza topped with perfectly cooked broccoli, spinach, garlic, and artichoke.
Santarpio’s Pizza (Chelsea Street)
This humble local landmark near the airport might just make the absolute best pizza in Boston, if not the country. Especially since the family owned business has been doling out sizable slices of New York-style pizza since 1933. Go all out with The Works, heaving with mushrooms, onions, peppers, garlic, sausage, pepperoni, extra cheese, and anchovies. Just don’t overlook the other specialties when putting in an order for Boston pizza catering, like smoky grilled steak tips or lamb skewers and zesty Italian sausage served with hot cherry peppers and fresh-baked Italian bread.
Dirty Water Dough (Newbury Street)
Find Boston-style pizza at this new spot in the Back Bay, named for the secret ingredient in the pizza dough. The crust’s satisfying yet subtly sour flavor comes from the addition of the restaurant’s own home-brewed Dirty Water IPA beer. The pies themselves are known for fun toppings like the Mac Cheesy pizza, piled high with macaroni and cheese and crunchy Ritz crackers and Cheez-Its.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Boylston Street)
The history of this nationwide chain goes all the way back to 1943 when Ike Sewell, credited with developing Chicago deep dish-style pizza, opened his first restaurant in the Windy City. Today there are more than 19 locations across Massachusetts, and it’s known for offering some of the best pizza catering in Boston. Each location still draws on the inspiration of the original Pizzeria Uno, making the dough fresh every morning for creations like Prima Pepperoni crammed with fennel-inflected sausage, spicy pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms, chunky tomato sauce, and mozzarella.
Crazy Dough’s Pizza (Park Plaza)
Owners Doug and Melissa Ferriman have been bringing an authentic taste of Italy to the Boston area since 1999. Find unique wood-fired pies like Balsamic Glaze & Ricotta with a zippy vinegar reduction, melted mozzarella, and the creamy cheese, or classic favorites like the Meat Lover’s, full of pepperoni, sausage, and ground beef. Add one of the Caesar salads for some crunch, but don’t forget to order extra garlic knots. Those warm and chewy tangles of dough filled with buttery, garlicky goodness are sure to go fast.
Pantry Pizza Kitchen (Dorchester Avenue)
Look no further than Pantry Pizza Kitchen for a break from all the usual pizza toppings. This Dorchester pizzeria differentiates itself from others in the Boston pizza catering scene with more than 25 unexpected pies. Try the Beeeda Beeeda, with roasted potatoes, cilantro, and olive oil, or the Down South with barbecue pork, caramelized onions, and cheddar.
Rome Pizza & Grill (Tremont Street)
Known for some of the best pizza catering in Boston, this South End spot specializes in pizzas made with the finest ingredients. Take, for example, the White Roma pizza topped with creamy ricotta, rich mozzarella, as well as fresh garlic and basil. Order these pies on their own or with a beautifully presented salads like the antipasto with mixed greens with mortadella, salami, and provolone cheese.
il Panino Cafe & Grill (Centre Street)
The dough is freshly made at least three times daily at this Jamaica Plain pizzeria, where the portions are always generous and the price is right. Along with il Panino Cafe’s thin-crust pies, find calzones and top-notch salads—customers rave about the tangy Caesar salad dressing. Then end the meal with a sweet treat like plain or chocolate cannoli.
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