There’s nothing like a hot pizza on a cold December night. From family get-togethers and weekday lunches to post-clubbing slices with friends, pizza always seems to hit the spot. Fortunately, Brookline has plenty of options to satisfy a craving for America’s favorite comfort food. Although the criterion for a great pizza is always up for debate, we think you’ll find at least one favorite among these five pizza eateries:
- Pizzeria Dante
- Upper Crust
- Village Pizza House
- Grano Neapolitan Pizza
In the mood for something a little different? OTTO is a small but bustling restaurant that offers delicious thin-crust pizza. This Coolidge Corner pizza destination is popular for its inventive topping combos, excellent gluten-free options, and craft beer selection. You won’t find much more than tasty pizza and crisp, fresh salads on the menu, but do you really need anything else?
Whether you opt for traditional Italian cuisine or gourmet pizza, Pizzeria Dante is a little slice of heaven. Piping hot sandwiches, incredible desserts, warm, friendly service and made-to-order pizzas with truly fresh ingredients — even in December — explain the popularity of this mom-and-pop pizza place. From mouthwatering arancini to arugula pizza, Pizzeria Dante offers fabulous Italian food.
Upper Crust may be a pizza chain, but its thin-crust fare elevates it well above the pack. Quality ingredients are its calling card, and passersby love watching the chefs at work from the sidewalk vantage point. Salads, a smattering of appetizers, lasagna, calzones and a huge selection of perfectly proportioned pies make Upper Crust a favorite among Boston-area pizza lovers.
Village Pizza House is a go-to neighborhood pizza spot for many in Brookline. The friendly owner, affordable prices and, most importantly, delicious specialty and traditional pizzas keep customers coming back for more year after year. From locals with childhood memories of the Village Pizza House to those eating their first Brookline pizzas in 2014, many consider Village Pizza House the best pizzeria around.
Grano Neapolitan Pizza offers appetizers, salads, sandwiches, calzones and the authentic Neapolitan-style pizza you’d expect from the name. Grano is best known for its perfectly executed super-thin crust and classic Margherita pizza. Conventional and artisanal toppings are available to please gourmets, culinary adventurers, picky eaters and those with traditional taste buds.
Looking for a delicious place to dine after your next dental visit at The Dental Partners of Brookline? Try one of our suggestions above and share your experience in the comment section below.