Are you looking for the best deep dish pizza in Boston? We lived in Chicago, so we understand. Well, our food tours are so fun and you can try lots of yummy cheese dishes! There’s just something about deep dish – the warm buttery crust, the smooth sauce, the pully cheese. So many carbs. So so good. Our food tours are good too. So you can always head over to the tour calendar and sign up or check these out too:
Best Deep Dish Pizza in Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA
Worden Hall (South Boston)
We lived in Chicago for a while and really love spots like Giordano’s (which actually ships their pizza now) or Malnati’s, and at Worden Hall they have a really yummy deep dish pizza that you can request for an extra $4 from any of their thin slice pizza. I’m not sure how native Chicagoans would feel about buffalo chicken or white truffle deep dish, though. Anyways, we think it’s YUM!
4 Corners (Newton, Massachusetts)
This family-owned business has been serving up delicious eats since the 90’s. They use local flour and San Marzano tomatoes in their pies, and they are one of the few restaurants in Boston to have deep dish pizza here in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts.
Best Delivery: Uno’s (Various Locations)
Recently we got delivery of Uno’s deep dish pizza because we were missing Chicago. Honestly, Uno’s and Due in Chicago were some of our favorite when we lived there, and this didn’t taste the same. But it was deep dish, and they delivered. So there’s that.
Best Deep Dish Look-Alike: Za (Kendall Square, Cambridge or Arlington, MA)
We love going to Za and EVOO on our Kendall Square Food Tour, and honestly Za has really interesting sort of “bar” style pizza that also kind of tastes like a deep dish pizza too. It’s heavy on the cheese and there isn’t much crust. Hard to explain, but if you’re a fan of sauce and crust, try it. And add garlic, broccoli, and caramelized onions for a sweeter version.
Best New Entrant: Josephine inside the Cambria Hotel (Somerville)
Their chef is controversial, so we may have mixed opinions, but Josephine, a new italian restaurant that opened inside of the Cambria Hotel in Somerville, is serving deep dish. And in classic Chicago style, you have to wait at least 25 minutes for it to arrive — so that’s authentic to me.
Best Detroit-Style (Almost Deep Dish): The Avenue (Somerville)
There’s actually a variety of Detroit-style pizza in Boston, from Swampscott (Volo Craft Pizza) to Somerville (The Avenue.) I never lived in Detroit, so I was only comparing it to Chicago-style pizza in Boston. But it could be worth trying if you’re open to more options that aren’t like thin crust, Boston style. Another Detroit style pizza spot folks enjoy is in Natick, Square Mfg. – try it out!
Connecticut pizza is here, too, with Sally’s Apizza and Frank Pepe’s pizza. We have a number of places that have delicious bar pizza. And another list of our favorite pizza places in Boston lists our favorites.
Lizzie and Sam