After ten days of working in Japan, where dining is so deeply competitive and consumers are informed and experienced, where a fine dining experience costs no more than $42, all inclusive, and day to day dining for lunch costs about $12, I’m back home in Boston.
Now here’s a town that knows its pizza. So many choices.
There are the stoner pies: Otto.
The great old school varieties: Pinocchio, Santarpio’s, Armando’s, Galleria Umberto.
The upscale choices: Posto, MAST, Pastoral, Cambridge One, Area 4.
And that’s not including the literally dozens of hole-in-the-wall joints.
But for my money, the go-to place, where we went last night, and brought home a large half anchovy, half sausage pie, is T. Anthony’s. Thin crust, baked until crispy, with a sweet and savory and thick tomato paste based sauce, and fresh mozzarella, this is as close to a NYC-NJ pie as Boston gets.