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Newbury Pizza: unappreciated and decent!


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Newbury Pizza: unappreciated and decent!

tamerlanenj | Aug 10, 2006 06:51 PM

I am surprised that Newbury Pizza, a hole in the wall NY style slice joiny on Newbury betwen Fairfield and Exeter, doesn't get more attention.

I think they churn out a fair approximation of a new york slice, although they are inconsistent with crust thickness (tendency to be too thick sometiems towards the heel). The sauce has a nice, not too sweet flavor, and the slices are sufficiently olive-oily (but not greasy). Cheese is a straightforward Mozz, but at least isn't overloaded. The pizzaiolo/owner is a nice guy, too.

I think they have a tendency to undercook pies sometimes, so when I order mine I ask for them well-done (I like some char on the bottom, anyway).

No, it's not DiFara or anything like that, but I like it for what it is: a good standard NJ/NYC style slice joint. And it's one spot for a cheap lunch on overpriced, mediocre Newbury St. ($2.75 for a HUGE slice, $6.50 for half a pie, $11 for a whole), and I can't trek all the way out to Santarpio's every time I want pizza.

Considering how much pizza completely and horribly sucks in Boston, I would think this place would ply more trade and earn more attention.

Upper crust just opened across the street, which i'm sure will be hard on business. I like Upper Crust a great deal, but to me it is just a different experience than a standard slice-joint style slice.

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