Toody's which is an old standby for subs for a lot of people (they have apparently been proclaimed by the state of MA as the inventors of the sub sandwich) has recently added what they tout as "authentic North End thin crust pizza". Went in knowing that that doesnt really exist around here, but we were in for a very pleasant surprise! For about 10 bucks plus 1.50 for toppings, they make a really excellent thin crust with nice crispy but puffy and eatable edges, with a mild sauce, fresh melt in your mouth mozz., and a great little pool of orange tinted oil floating on the top. We had half cheese and half onion/mushroom and the shrooms were fresh and yummy and onions perfect and sweet. We dont like breaking teeth so we ordered it slightly undercooked and it was perfect, and still browned. Nice and foldable if you are a New Yorker. The kids that work there are very sweet and proud of their pizza. One of them said he only likes Reginas and Toodys except that Reginas is often too burnt and I agree. The owner was right there too and was commenting on the inconsistency of pizzas at some of the well known places, so i am hoping that means that they try to keep it consistently good there... They obviously know good pizza. It was very satisfying.
Havent been this happy with pizza since discovering Flatbread Company in Bedford.
And Theresas in Middleton isnt bad either.. North Shore pizza is picking up..
I have liked pizza at other North Shore places but have found them to be inconsistent from visit to visit. But if you hit a good day you can usually get decent pizza at Toscana in Peabody, Carusos in Danvers, and Bostonville Grille in Lynnefield(but their bad days out weigh their good days by far so i gave up. First time was very good tho).Faucis in Lynn has best sicilian slices.
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