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Andrina's Pizza - Arlington - Best pizza I have had in MA

marcreichman | Mar 24, 2012 07:37 AM

To start, I am one of those people who originally came from NJ, and will say things like "every random corner frankie's or joey's pizzeria in NJ beats out most of Boston without even trying". I have lived here about 15 years, and have tried MANY of the places in the area.

With that out of the way, it's kind of hard for me to believe that no one has written about Andrina's just yet.

We've had delivery from them twice, and yesterday I picked up a couple of plain slices to go around lunchtime from a fresh pie. I am not necessarily saying that Andrina's is the best there is, but for *me*, it's perfect. Previously I held Sabatino's in this regard, and if you like that style you will LOVE this. It features good char on the chewy and thin crust, a good amount of garlicky sauce (this is an area Sabatino's lacks), salty cheese with the just the right amount of grease, and, in the case of previous orders, very fresh toppings (large artichoke heart quarters, big pieces of ham, etc.).

I made sure to get food from here several times before writing to make sure there wasn't any consistency issue, and I have not been disappointed. This is definitely not any kind of fancy/attempted fancy pie like Cambridge 1 or Picco but just very well-executed NJ/NY style thin-crust pizza. I would say this is not to be missed.

For reference of my particular style, pizza around here I would vouch for:
Andrina's (duh)
Sabatino's (also duh)
Mangia (South End)
New York Pizza (Roxbury)
Cappy's II (Huntington Ave., Fenway)
Gran Gusto
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria (Kittery, ME)

I do not care for the pizza referred to around here as "greek"-style, or anything that comes off a conveyor belt. For places like this, I find I appreciate the plain slices so much that it's hard to convince me to cover up the awesomeness with a topping.

1060 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA

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