By the Slice: The Top 5 Pizza Restaurants in Boston

Nothing quite hits the spot like a fresh, hot-out-the-oven pie—pizza pie, that is. Whether you’re game for a crispy crust or chewy, here are the Top 5 pizza restaurants in Boston.

Pizzeria Regina

Practically a religion, Pizzeria Regina has satisfied Beantown’s cravings for solid, fill-your-soul slices since 1926. The locally owned-and-operated chain originally opened its doors in the North End, and has since expanded to various neighbhorhoods throughout the city and Greater Boston (most notably, with the takeover of the former Sports Depot in Allston starting this week). Try their seasonal fall pick, with slow roasted barbeque pork.

Pizzeria Regina is located at multiple locations in the Boston area

The Upper Crust

Notorious for their clever advertisements (when’s the last time you saw grown men playing messily with flour in your kitchen?) as they are for their bicycle deliveries, The Upper Crust delivers a seriously tasty slice of pie. We like the house margherita, with fresh mozzarella and a thin crust brick oven-baked to perfection.

The Upper Crust is located at multiple locations in the Boston area


Celebrity chef, Todd English, can serve up 5-star meals at any of his award-winning restaurants just fine, but when the going gets tough, the tough want pizza. Enter Figs’ pizza selection, where a combination of world-famous expertise and pie-making know how serve up winning slices, time after time.

Figs is located in City Square, Charlestown, and in Beacon Hill

Zing! Pizza

Sister restaurant to nearby Zing! Café at Porter Square Books, Zing! Pizza serves up oblong-shaped pies with locally-sourced, earth-friendly ingredients.  Try the Blue October, beset with creamy blue cheese and succulent squash. We guarantee you’ve never had a slice like this.

Zing! Pizza is located at 1925 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square

Za Restaurant

For gourmet slices north of the border, try Za Restaurant in Arlington, where their signature 10” pan pizzas come with an endless variety of toppings, from spicy chorizo sausage to kalamata olives. Craving something extra? Give their mac-n-cheese pizza a try, loaded with elbow macaroni, a four-cheese blend and toasted breadcrumbs—just the way mom used to make.

Za Restaurant is located at 138 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington