We've been meaning to check out Max & Leo's in Newton for ages but never found the time. With the benefit of a last minute babysitting offer, we headed there on Friday. The place is tiny (maybe 20 seats in total), but thankfully snagged a table with no wait.
The place has many things going for it, including free parking out back. They have a really nice selection of pies. We tried a half margarita, half L'Enza (tomato, sausage, mushroom, mozzarella.) I'm picky about pizza, but have to say they nailed it. Perfect crust, slightly burnt and charred bottom of slice, great proportion of sauce and cheese and extremely tasty toppings - yum.
We also split a really nice mixed mesclun salad with roasted red peppers and pears. I also really enjoyed the small but solid beer selection, having a rather tasty Jack Abbey IPA and Goose Island's Matilda.
The staff was incredible sweet and friendly, and the musical selection (classic Portishead, Modest Mouse, etc.) made for a perfect Friday night out!