Despite its name, my stop for day 10 of Pizza Month is located in Boston.
I’d file this pie under college pizza. It’s almost exactly what you’d expect from a pizza shop that’s right next to Emerson College. It’s quick and dirty, but fills the void; almost the exact opposite of Teatro, which is right up the street. It could definitely be waaaay worse and still stay in business, especially considering the relative lack of many competitors in the immediate area.
It’s a good slice if you’re hungry, and don’t have lofty expectations or mind dining in the company of Emerson students.
So normally I’m not really one for unnecessarily fancy restaurants, but I walk past Teatro (on Tremont St, across from Boston Common) a lot and always wonder what their pie is like. By chance, I had about an hour to kill while waiting for a Fung Wah bus, so I figured I’d check it out for day 6 of Pizza Month.
The place is definitely the kind of place you feel weird because you’re not sure if you’re supposed to use a fork or not, but also – not surprisingly – the service was amazing. It was like they knew exactly when I wanted a refill on my Coke or when I wanted to get the check.
Unfortunately, the pizza didn’t really blow me away as much as I thought it would from such a fancy restaurant. It wasn’t bad (I at all of it), but it had a strange quesadilla quality to it. They used fresh moz’, which was really good, but there was also an under-coating of other cheeses that seemed to put the pizza overboard as far as cheesiness.
As a side note, I went for one of their desserts as well (a vanilla panna cotta thing with lemon sauce) and it was really good.
In conclusion, this is good place to go if you’re feeling a little bouj’ or want to get dressed up, but if your main mission is for supreme pizza, there are better spots where you won’t feel weird about wearing a hoodie.