Santarpio's Pizza

★★★★☆
  • 113 Chelsea St

    East Boston, MA 02128

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  • 617-567-9871

About Santarpio's Pizza

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Wow - who cares if it's in the guidebooks, it's not like too many people ever venture over to East Boston for pizza. But those who aren't are missing out!

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★★★★★

Wow - who cares if it's in the guidebooks, it's not like too many people ever venture over to East Boston for pizza. But those who aren't are missing out!

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I went to this pizza place for the first time last week. It was fantastic!!! Just getting a plain cheese with a little parm sprinkled on is great. Also a beef kabob will level out all the carbs and make it a well balance meal. Get there

3
★★★★★

I went to this pizza place for the first time last week. It was fantastic!!! Just getting a plain cheese with a little parm sprinkled on is great. Also a beef kabob will level out all the carbs and make it a well balance meal. Get there

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This is how they make pizza in Italy. Thin crust and top ingredients, not that wonder bread crust that non-Italian places sell. Eat inside and enjoy 1940s decor and even a waitress or two. Or walk to kitchen to pick up your takeout pizza.

5
★★★★★

This is how they make pizza in Italy. Thin crust and top ingredients, not that wonder bread crust that non-Italian places sell. Eat inside and enjoy 1940s decor and even a waitress or two. Or walk to kitchen to pick up your takeout pizza.

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Awful. The worst restorant experience I can remeber. The all-male abusive waiters will shove you around the place like cattle to fit new clients, all of whom, like me, must have read the fake reviews that SANTARPIO CORP must have posted on

3
★★★★★

Awful. The worst restorant experience I can remeber. The all-male abusive waiters will shove you around the place like cattle to fit new clients, all of whom, like me, must have read the fake reviews that SANTARPIO CORP must have posted on

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I??ve been to Santarpio??s on more than one occasion so I know what to expect but my last visit was the one that made me never what to go back. Don??t get me wrong the pizza is good but the service isn??t worth the hassle. This is how my experience went. We went in and were asked where we??d like to sit ?? bar or counter. We chose the bar. When we sat down we were asked weather or not we??d like something from the BBQ. I said, ??No, we??re going to have pizza.? The waitress says, ??That??s not what I asked you. Do you want something from the BBW?? Me, ??No thanks, we??re going to have pizza.? To say that this woman was hostile would be an understatement. The rest of our meal she ignored us and basically showed open distain at having us there. I??ll never go back ?? it??s not worth it.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I??ve been to Santarpio??s on more than one occasion so I know what to expect but my last visit was the one that made me never what to go back. Don??t get me wrong the pizza is good but the service isn??t worth the hassle. This is how my experience went. We went in and were asked where we??d like to sit ?? bar or counter. We chose the bar. When we sat down we were asked weather or not we??d like something from the BBQ. I said, ??No, we??re going to have pizza.? The waitress says, ??That??s not what I asked you. Do you want something from the BBW?? Me, ??No thanks, we??re going to have pizza.? To say that this woman was hostile would be an understatement. The rest of our meal she ignored us and basically showed open distain at having us there. I??ll never go back ?? it??s not worth it.

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When a waiter mutters, "Whaddya want" and writes the order on a greasy piece of paper or a napkin(!), you can pretty much be assured that you won't be having a fine dining night. And perhaps that's what makes Santarpio's so special. It is so completely unpretentious in an old-Boston sort of way that it is at once memorable and, yes, even lovable, kind of like a crusty uncle who's always telling you to stop doing whatever it is you're doing.

Don't come to Santarpio's expecting a varied menu. To paraphrase the comedian Buddy Hackett, the menu consists of two choices: take it or leave it. About all you'll find on the menu here is pizza and skewers of lamb and sausage. But that is plenty, as the pizza has a delicious crust that is heavy on corn meal and a particularly zesty sauce going nicely with the greasy cheese, while the meat skewers are so tasty that some people forsake the pizza entirely to make the skewers their meal.

Some folks are turned off by the Elks Lodge atmosphere of Santarpio's and the sarcasm and rudeness of the waiters, but to me, this is all part of the charm of the place. Indeed, there are fewer and fewer of these old-school joints in the Boston area each year, which is an absolute shame. I know that people seem to either love or hate this place, but put me firmly in the "love" category for Santarpio's.

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★★★★★

When a waiter mutters, "Whaddya want" and writes the order on a greasy piece of paper or a napkin(!), you can pretty much be assured that you won't be having a fine dining night. And perhaps that's what makes Santarpio's so special. It is so completely unpretentious in an old-Boston sort of way that it is at once memorable and, yes, even lovable, kind of like a crusty uncle who's always telling you to stop doing whatever it is you're doing.

Don't come to Santarpio's expecting a varied menu. To paraphrase the comedian Buddy Hackett, the menu consists of two choices: take it or leave it. About all you'll find on the menu here is pizza and skewers of lamb and sausage. But that is plenty, as the pizza has a delicious crust that is heavy on corn meal and a particularly zesty sauce going nicely with the greasy cheese, while the meat skewers are so tasty that some people forsake the pizza entirely to make the skewers their meal.

Some folks are turned off by the Elks Lodge atmosphere of Santarpio's and the sarcasm and rudeness of the waiters, but to me, this is all part of the charm of the place. Indeed, there are fewer and fewer of these old-school joints in the Boston area each year, which is an absolute shame. I know that people seem to either love or hate this place, but put me firmly in the "love" category for Santarpio's.

Pros: excellent pizza, old-school atmosphere

Cons: long lines, atmosphere that may turn some people off

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The atmosphere was good, but the pizza sucks. Over-rated. The pizza came out so soggy that it just flopped over and fell apart. We also waited 1 hour just to get in, and 1 hour just to get our pizza. I'd rather have Papa Johns.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere was good, but the pizza sucks. Over-rated. The pizza came out so soggy that it just flopped over and fell apart. We also waited 1 hour just to get in, and 1 hour just to get our pizza. I'd rather have Papa Johns.

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i honestly don't even understand how anyone, can honestly write a bad review on the place. im a top flight italian chef and i can say that you can not beat this pizza. loved the old school atmosphere in this place. die hard boxing fan and loved all the boxing posters and memorbilla. cant be beat, cant wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

i honestly don't even understand how anyone, can honestly write a bad review on the place. im a top flight italian chef and i can say that you can not beat this pizza. loved the old school atmosphere in this place. die hard boxing fan and loved all the boxing posters and memorbilla. cant be beat, cant wait to go back.

Pros: their pizza is as good as it gets, love it

Cons: nothing

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Tried the pizza while on vacation in Boston! It was very good with a very good sauce! I didn't like that the place was crowded, but the food was worth it.

4
★★★★☆

Tried the pizza while on vacation in Boston! It was very good with a very good sauce! I didn't like that the place was crowded, but the food was worth it.

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The pizza is good but over-rated. The lamb and italian sausage from the grill (only for dine-in) was delicious the first time but never quite the same after that. Not worth the 20-minute wait outside in the cold rain, although there's always a line most days of the week. Most seem to go for the atmosphere of angry old Bostonians begrudgingly taking your order. While food is good, it's not worth the hype.

3
★★★☆☆

The pizza is good but over-rated. The lamb and italian sausage from the grill (only for dine-in) was delicious the first time but never quite the same after that. Not worth the 20-minute wait outside in the cold rain, although there's always a line most days of the week. Most seem to go for the atmosphere of angry old Bostonians begrudgingly taking your order. While food is good, it's not worth the hype.

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highly overated but still an ejoyable experience. The pizzas crust is almost always burnt. Service is ok but not the greatest do not expect any souther hospitality

3
★★★☆☆

highly overated but still an ejoyable experience. The pizzas crust is almost always burnt. Service is ok but not the greatest do not expect any souther hospitality

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I went to Santarpio's for the first time with my son. I was very eager to try their pizza and sausage. What a bloody disappointment. They are overpriced, and the pizza is just ordinary. The staff is very unfriendly and unattentive. Santarpio's is not worth their hype.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Santarpio's for the first time with my son. I was very eager to try their pizza and sausage. What a bloody disappointment. They are overpriced, and the pizza is just ordinary. The staff is very unfriendly and unattentive. Santarpio's is not worth their hype.

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By far and away the best pizza Ive ever had. Nothing compares. You absolutely have to eat it there or its no good. I dont know what they put in the sauce but its magical. No BS kinda place makes me love it even more. But be ready to wait on a Friday or Saturday night. Its been a family tradition for me to make a pit stop at Santarpios whenever anyone comes in from the airport. But its become a much more regular thing now. The grilled sausage is amazing, with the peppers and bread. YUM! Absolutely THE best pizza I have ever had.

5
★★★★★

By far and away the best pizza Ive ever had. Nothing compares. You absolutely have to eat it there or its no good. I dont know what they put in the sauce but its magical. No BS kinda place makes me love it even more. But be ready to wait on a Friday or Saturday night. Its been a family tradition for me to make a pit stop at Santarpios whenever anyone comes in from the airport. But its become a much more regular thing now. The grilled sausage is amazing, with the peppers and bread. YUM! Absolutely THE best pizza I have ever had.

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This is a great place to get no frills pizza. The waiters and bartenders for fun to talk to and have been there for years!

2
★★★★★

This is a great place to get no frills pizza. The waiters and bartenders for fun to talk to and have been there for years!

Pros: Pizza

Cons: nothing

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Okay..Honestly...the pizza was pretty good BUT the waiter was horrible. He was rude, unattentive, gave me the wrong beer, threw our silverware on the table, didn't say hello or thank you(or anything else but "OK"), interrupted while we were placing our order to talk on his cell phone(yes, he really did) and, to top it off, my back was to the waiter station where they kept the bus bucket so I was lucky enough to get splashed in the back of the head with some liquid(God knows maybe it was someone's discarded beer) without even so much as an apology.

I was very disappointed and I have NO idea what all the hype is about..Not worth the effort to get there!!!

Bottom line: DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Okay..Honestly...the pizza was pretty good BUT the waiter was horrible. He was rude, unattentive, gave me the wrong beer, threw our silverware on the table, didn't say hello or thank you(or anything else but "OK"), interrupted while we were placing our order to talk on his cell phone(yes, he really did) and, to top it off, my back was to the waiter station where they kept the bus bucket so I was lucky enough to get splashed in the back of the head with some liquid(God knows maybe it was someone's discarded beer) without even so much as an apology.

I was very disappointed and I have NO idea what all the hype is about..Not worth the effort to get there!!!

Bottom line: DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This pizza has good crust and a good sauce. The day I tried it some of our pizzas were burnt, but I've been assured by my friend that was not normal.

4
★★★★☆

This pizza has good crust and a good sauce. The day I tried it some of our pizzas were burnt, but I've been assured by my friend that was not normal.

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I am from Italy, and I realize that American Pizza is different then traditional pizza - but I don't get the hype about this place. It's a completely average American style pizza. The remarkable thing about this place is the terrible service - i'm not asking for much, but a bit of politeness should be a given.... I asked the waitress what kind of cheese they use (the menu states simply "Italian cheese") - she did not know, and was VERY upset when my wife & I asked (politely) if she would let us know. The staff complained in front of everyone about the customers without even trying to hide their discontent.

I understand that these small local popular places have their own character & charm for being layed back & "no frills" - but rude service is unacceptable anywhere - from fast food dives to 5 star dining.

I do not recommend this place at all.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I am from Italy, and I realize that American Pizza is different then traditional pizza - but I don't get the hype about this place. It's a completely average American style pizza. The remarkable thing about this place is the terrible service - i'm not asking for much, but a bit of politeness should be a given.... I asked the waitress what kind of cheese they use (the menu states simply "Italian cheese") - she did not know, and was VERY upset when my wife & I asked (politely) if she would let us know. The staff complained in front of everyone about the customers without even trying to hide their discontent.

I understand that these small local popular places have their own character & charm for being layed back & "no frills" - but rude service is unacceptable anywhere - from fast food dives to 5 star dining.

I do not recommend this place at all.

Cons: service

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This is the best American style pizza I have ever had. Everything is fresh, delicious and affordable. Lamb kabobs make a great appetizer. It is a little annoying that they only accept cash, but it's worth the effort to stop at an ATM. It's really close to the Airport subway station which is nice.

2
★★★★★

This is the best American style pizza I have ever had. Everything is fresh, delicious and affordable. Lamb kabobs make a great appetizer. It is a little annoying that they only accept cash, but it's worth the effort to stop at an ATM. It's really close to the Airport subway station which is nice.

Pros: Great Pizza!

Cons: cash only

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I am not from Boston, (LA native) but I have friends who live there and whenever I visit I have to go to Santarpios. The last time I visited was in February and there was a line outside waiting for tables. I braved the freezing rain for 40 minutes, it was completely worth it. I love love love the pizza and the sausages from the grill. The service is classic diner or deli style with a personality I can only describe as Boston. Do not miss Santarpios when you get to Boston!

2
★★★★★

I am not from Boston, (LA native) but I have friends who live there and whenever I visit I have to go to Santarpios. The last time I visited was in February and there was a line outside waiting for tables. I braved the freezing rain for 40 minutes, it was completely worth it. I love love love the pizza and the sausages from the grill. The service is classic diner or deli style with a personality I can only describe as Boston. Do not miss Santarpios when you get to Boston!

Pros: Fabulous Pizza and Sausage

Cons: Not enough tables so you have to wait

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I'm a former New Yorker who now lives in Los Angeles where the are no good pizza joints. On a recent visit to Boston I asked my friend to take to a good pizza joint so he brought me to Santarpio's. The pie was outstanding. I loved the thin crust and the sauce. The sausage was was also very good. I loved the fact there were no frills, pizza in one size, either lamb or sausage and the decor was something out of the 1940's. There is no way a place like Santarpio's could even get an operating permit in sanitized Los Angeles. The service was fine up until the point where my friend informed the waiter I was a Yankee fan at which point the insults started to fly, not only from the waiter, but from other customers as well. It was all done in good taste and added to the experience. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Boston.

2
★★★★★

I'm a former New Yorker who now lives in Los Angeles where the are no good pizza joints. On a recent visit to Boston I asked my friend to take to a good pizza joint so he brought me to Santarpio's. The pie was outstanding. I loved the thin crust and the sauce. The sausage was was also very good. I loved the fact there were no frills, pizza in one size, either lamb or sausage and the decor was something out of the 1940's. There is no way a place like Santarpio's could even get an operating permit in sanitized Los Angeles. The service was fine up until the point where my friend informed the waiter I was a Yankee fan at which point the insults started to fly, not only from the waiter, but from other customers as well. It was all done in good taste and added to the experience. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Boston.

Pros: Outstanding Pizza, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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If you want maybe the worst service, add on a sprinkle of rude bartenders, long lines and below average pizza, please come to Santarpios. Seriously if you are a local, come on in, if you are not, beware. This place might have been good at one time, but let me tell you not anymore. I will admit the crust on the pizza was different and tasty (garlic), but I just can't get past how disappointed I was I had heard how amazing pizza it was. Coming to Boston for business quite a bit, I can tell you without hesitation Regina's destroys this pizza. BEWARE IF YOU ARE NOT A LOCAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want maybe the worst service, add on a sprinkle of rude bartenders, long lines and below average pizza, please come to Santarpios. Seriously if you are a local, come on in, if you are not, beware. This place might have been good at one time, but let me tell you not anymore. I will admit the crust on the pizza was different and tasty (garlic), but I just can't get past how disappointed I was I had heard how amazing pizza it was. Coming to Boston for business quite a bit, I can tell you without hesitation Regina's destroys this pizza. BEWARE IF YOU ARE NOT A LOCAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Get the food to go

Cons: Service, behavior of staff, behavior of manager, don't bring women or children

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If you like average pizza, rude and non attentive service, and a ridiculous long wait to get in the place. I would recommend this so called pizzeria.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like average pizza, rude and non attentive service, and a ridiculous long wait to get in the place. I would recommend this so called pizzeria.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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Santarpios has - quite possibly - the best pizza in the U.S. Sounds extreme, but if you have not had it, you are missing out. The pizza is amazing. The sauce is unique and like no other you've tasted. The sauce is most likely the secret to the flavor. The ovens are wood burning or brick - not sure, but the crust is to die for. They also offer a sausage barbecue that is out of this world. They make their own sausage. It's a small joint like setting, don't let the atmosphere fool you, you won't try better pizza anywhere.

5
★★★★★

Santarpios has - quite possibly - the best pizza in the U.S. Sounds extreme, but if you have not had it, you are missing out. The pizza is amazing. The sauce is unique and like no other you've tasted. The sauce is most likely the secret to the flavor. The ovens are wood burning or brick - not sure, but the crust is to die for. They also offer a sausage barbecue that is out of this world. They make their own sausage. It's a small joint like setting, don't let the atmosphere fool you, you won't try better pizza anywhere.

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This was the Best Pizza place in New England hands down. This place has been there for over 100 years and all the big names have stopped in when in the area and the pictures on the walls show it. I have eaten from this place for the last 30+ years and over the last 4-6 years it has gone down hill and family members that are running it now should be ashamed. This place is an institution and how they make the food is as important as what is on the menu. The larger menu and bubbly waitresses are not in the spirit of the founder. A real shame I can not even take my children to the place as it is becoming no different than PizzaHut !!!!!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

This was the Best Pizza place in New England hands down. This place has been there for over 100 years and all the big names have stopped in when in the area and the pictures on the walls show it. I have eaten from this place for the last 30+ years and over the last 4-6 years it has gone down hill and family members that are running it now should be ashamed. This place is an institution and how they make the food is as important as what is on the menu. The larger menu and bubbly waitresses are not in the spirit of the founder. A real shame I can not even take my children to the place as it is becoming no different than PizzaHut !!!!!!!!

Pros: Original location and New England Insitution for over 100 years

Cons: latest generation of the family in operation changed too much and quality is down !!

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You looking for some real pizza? I'm talking the good stuff here. Santarpio's is hands down the best pizza i have ever had. I grew up goin to this place with my big italian family (although it was a little tuff to fit all of us in there) and make a point to keep up the tradition. However, if your looking for a nice sit down resteraunt, you might wanna move. Lets just say that tarp's has a .... um... a unique atmosphere. The walls are covered in boxing memorabelia and the place is a bit crowded. If you are looking for something other than pizza, lamb tips, or sausage then this place aint for you. But, if your in the mood food for one of the three, make your way over to Santarpio's in East Boston, beacause there is no place better.

5
★★★★★

You looking for some real pizza? I'm talking the good stuff here. Santarpio's is hands down the best pizza i have ever had. I grew up goin to this place with my big italian family (although it was a little tuff to fit all of us in there) and make a point to keep up the tradition. However, if your looking for a nice sit down resteraunt, you might wanna move. Lets just say that tarp's has a .... um... a unique atmosphere. The walls are covered in boxing memorabelia and the place is a bit crowded. If you are looking for something other than pizza, lamb tips, or sausage then this place aint for you. But, if your in the mood food for one of the three, make your way over to Santarpio's in East Boston, beacause there is no place better.

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I grew up practically across the street from Santarpio's and it's always been a landmark I give when people want directions to my house.... I would never go there on a weekend night or a holiday because the lines are ridiculous....but the pizza is good... some love it a lot and some not so much... Personally, I LOVE the lamb barbeque.... It's delicious, simple -served with fresh bread they make there and hot Italian peppers - and not expensive. They also barbeque sausages in their same brick oven but I am not a sausage fan but I have tasted them and folks love them because they are delicious....

The waiters have all been there for years and so have the dishes, glasses and silverware... it's part of their "charm" ... no extras like salad or coffee it's true, but it is what it is and that is good.... Too bad there was the one bad review about an inattentive lawyer who embarrassed a customer saying he hadn't paid after he left a 30% tip!! I hear they expanding to the second floor of their building... who knows if that will bring an expanded menu...but hopefully the lines won't have to be outside so long... especially in the snow or hot summer time!

It's worth the experience and the food... TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT!!

2
★★★★☆

I grew up practically across the street from Santarpio's and it's always been a landmark I give when people want directions to my house.... I would never go there on a weekend night or a holiday because the lines are ridiculous....but the pizza is good... some love it a lot and some not so much... Personally, I LOVE the lamb barbeque.... It's delicious, simple -served with fresh bread they make there and hot Italian peppers - and not expensive. They also barbeque sausages in their same brick oven but I am not a sausage fan but I have tasted them and folks love them because they are delicious....

The waiters have all been there for years and so have the dishes, glasses and silverware... it's part of their "charm" ... no extras like salad or coffee it's true, but it is what it is and that is good.... Too bad there was the one bad review about an inattentive lawyer who embarrassed a customer saying he hadn't paid after he left a 30% tip!! I hear they expanding to the second floor of their building... who knows if that will bring an expanded menu...but hopefully the lines won't have to be outside so long... especially in the snow or hot summer time!

It's worth the experience and the food... TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT!!

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I live in Chelsea and people have been recommending Santarpios since we moved here three years ago. Recently we were in Eastie and stopped there...and to be honest, we have no idea what people are raving about. The pizzas were huge, which is nice, but the crust was soggy, there was too much cheese, as others mentioned the atmosphere and service are sub-par, and the glasses for soda were dirty/spotty. I like a gritty, historic atmosphere, but this place didn't cut it. I'll even stop at Little Stevie's on Boylston Street at 2AM, so I'm not a pizza snob.

I would never recommend Santarpios to someone without a caveat. In fact, I actually think DiGiorno's is better.

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★★★☆☆

I live in Chelsea and people have been recommending Santarpios since we moved here three years ago. Recently we were in Eastie and stopped there...and to be honest, we have no idea what people are raving about. The pizzas were huge, which is nice, but the crust was soggy, there was too much cheese, as others mentioned the atmosphere and service are sub-par, and the glasses for soda were dirty/spotty. I like a gritty, historic atmosphere, but this place didn't cut it. I'll even stop at Little Stevie's on Boylston Street at 2AM, so I'm not a pizza snob.

I would never recommend Santarpios to someone without a caveat. In fact, I actually think DiGiorno's is better.

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: All of the above

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"Great pizza, no doubt. But there's little atmosphere to speak of, and it can be hard to get to if there's airport traffic."

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★★★★☆

"Great pizza, no doubt. But there's little atmosphere to speak of, and it can be hard to get to if there's airport traffic."

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I lived in the North End for 10 years and would go to Santarpio's at least once a week. Best sauce and crust. Highly recommend the gralic pizza and the bbq combo (sausage and lamb tips) cooked on their indoor charcoal grill. Great casual old school envirnoment that has stood the test of time.

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★★★☆☆

I lived in the North End for 10 years and would go to Santarpio's at least once a week. Best sauce and crust. Highly recommend the gralic pizza and the bbq combo (sausage and lamb tips) cooked on their indoor charcoal grill. Great casual old school envirnoment that has stood the test of time.

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I have been dining out at Santarpio?s for more than 4 years. I cannot complain about the food but the waiters are sometimes impertinent, some of them don?t pay any attention to their clients at all.
For instance, today, after spending almost one hour time, there and having interaction with the waiter 6- 7 times during my stay, at the end I handed to the waiter the total amount due + 30% tip and asked him for another glass of water for my wife. We stayed 5 more minutes at the table after I paid the check, On our way out the waiter came after us (yelling ) to tell me that I left without paying and embarrassing me in front of dozen of people waiting in line.
Respectful, I told him that I paid $ x amount and remembered him that I handed the money to him, then he went: yeah? I remember?. And that?s was it..

I thought that 30% is a good tip?apparently they don?t give a s?, Next time I will not leave any tip and I am sure I will be remembered.

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★★★★☆

I have been dining out at Santarpio?s for more than 4 years. I cannot complain about the food but the waiters are sometimes impertinent, some of them don?t pay any attention to their clients at all.
For instance, today, after spending almost one hour time, there and having interaction with the waiter 6- 7 times during my stay, at the end I handed to the waiter the total amount due + 30% tip and asked him for another glass of water for my wife. We stayed 5 more minutes at the table after I paid the check, On our way out the waiter came after us (yelling ) to tell me that I left without paying and embarrassing me in front of dozen of people waiting in line.
Respectful, I told him that I paid $ x amount and remembered him that I handed the money to him, then he went: yeah? I remember?. And that?s was it..

I thought that 30% is a good tip?apparently they don?t give a s?, Next time I will not leave any tip and I am sure I will be remembered.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: waiters need to pay more attention to their clients

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I have lived in Ohio 7 of the last 10 years and every time I come home Santarpios is a must! Even though my Sister moved to New Hampshire I still fly into Logan so I can stop there on the way out. The only pizza place that has come close to Santarpios is a little cafe in Rome, Italy and there sauce was only half as good. If you want a salad with your pizza, better bring your own becasue you won't find one here. Don't expect anything fancy, just casual and comfortable, nothing pretentious about this place. Definitely worth the wait no matter how cold it is outside!

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★★★★★

I have lived in Ohio 7 of the last 10 years and every time I come home Santarpios is a must! Even though my Sister moved to New Hampshire I still fly into Logan so I can stop there on the way out. The only pizza place that has come close to Santarpios is a little cafe in Rome, Italy and there sauce was only half as good. If you want a salad with your pizza, better bring your own becasue you won't find one here. Don't expect anything fancy, just casual and comfortable, nothing pretentious about this place. Definitely worth the wait no matter how cold it is outside!

Pros: Great hand-tossed pizza with fresh ingredients, nothing frozen here.

Cons: none worth mentioning.

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I would go to Santarpio's every weekend if I could! The pizza is fantastic, inexpensive and fast! I went on a Sunday night, good time to go, and there was no line. There isn't much ambiance, but who needs it when the pizza is that good!

2
★★★★★

I would go to Santarpio's every weekend if I could! The pizza is fantastic, inexpensive and fast! I went on a Sunday night, good time to go, and there was no line. There isn't much ambiance, but who needs it when the pizza is that good!

Pros: Pizza and a good value

Cons: Out of the way

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This is real Boston. I've lived in Chicago for the past few years, and everytime I come home to Boston.....Santarpio's is a must. This is a Boston insitution...plain and simple. My family has been in Eastie since the 1920's, and this is a family tradition. The simple fare, ambience, and people are the real deal. I've lived in the Back Bay, the South End, Cambridge and have been to all the fancy high end pizza places in those neighborhoods
( Upper Crust)...and these places don't even come close.

2
★★★★★

This is real Boston. I've lived in Chicago for the past few years, and everytime I come home to Boston.....Santarpio's is a must. This is a Boston insitution...plain and simple. My family has been in Eastie since the 1920's, and this is a family tradition. The simple fare, ambience, and people are the real deal. I've lived in the Back Bay, the South End, Cambridge and have been to all the fancy high end pizza places in those neighborhoods
( Upper Crust)...and these places don't even come close.

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I ate there for the first time tonight, and I was amazed. From me that means a lot. My friends
will tell you how easily I could just go on a tangent, and bore you with moisture content, density
and acidity etc. I have suffered years of undercooked overcheesed (give me strength, frozen dough?) pies to find this one. If I had never eaten that pie in the villiage with my dad in 1983, this would have been the best I had experienced in my life. By the way that particular restaurant has changed hands but kept its' name, and now makes a horrid pie ...if you must know. The only thing that kept this pie from absolute perfection was an odd lightness and dryness. Yes, I've had Regina's. No, it isn't even close. This is a different level.

2
★★★★☆

I ate there for the first time tonight, and I was amazed. From me that means a lot. My friends
will tell you how easily I could just go on a tangent, and bore you with moisture content, density
and acidity etc. I have suffered years of undercooked overcheesed (give me strength, frozen dough?) pies to find this one. If I had never eaten that pie in the villiage with my dad in 1983, this would have been the best I had experienced in my life. By the way that particular restaurant has changed hands but kept its' name, and now makes a horrid pie ...if you must know. The only thing that kept this pie from absolute perfection was an odd lightness and dryness. Yes, I've had Regina's. No, it isn't even close. This is a different level.

Pros: serious pizza.

Cons: parking, serious.

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We ate dinner at Santarpio's on a recommendation from a friend, and we are so glad we did!
The pizza was great and the service was good as well.
The place was very busy on a Friday night, but two can get a table easily, since it's a family dining kind of place.
Would recommend it to anyone looking for good pizza.

2
★★★★★

We ate dinner at Santarpio's on a recommendation from a friend, and we are so glad we did!
The pizza was great and the service was good as well.
The place was very busy on a Friday night, but two can get a table easily, since it's a family dining kind of place.
Would recommend it to anyone looking for good pizza.

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I've been going to Santarpios for decades sometimes 2 or 3 times a week.
To know them is to love them, the pizza is Incredible, Buts theres nothing better then sitting at the bar talking sports with Lefty eating a double Lamb with extra bread and peppers. Tom was great when his son won the Olympics. ( ask theres some serious History)
I now live in Florida and Sartarpios is always my first stop out of Logan.
If your reading this Hey Lefty, Joe, Tom, Tony, I'll be there soon gene in FLA.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Santarpios for decades sometimes 2 or 3 times a week.
To know them is to love them, the pizza is Incredible, Buts theres nothing better then sitting at the bar talking sports with Lefty eating a double Lamb with extra bread and peppers. Tom was great when his son won the Olympics. ( ask theres some serious History)
I now live in Florida and Sartarpios is always my first stop out of Logan.
If your reading this Hey Lefty, Joe, Tom, Tony, I'll be there soon gene in FLA.

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Imagine eating a tick slice of soggy bread with gross tomato sauce and a tinny portion of cheese at a trashy joint and you will have experience Santarpios. TERRIBLE!

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★☆☆☆☆

Imagine eating a tick slice of soggy bread with gross tomato sauce and a tinny portion of cheese at a trashy joint and you will have experience Santarpios. TERRIBLE!

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As a Bostonian who moved to Florida 4 years ago, I can tell you every time I land at Logan the first place I am going is Santarpios. They have the best pizza of anywhere. The BBQ is to die for. And for anyone who complains about the service...........get used to it!

2
★★★★★

As a Bostonian who moved to Florida 4 years ago, I can tell you every time I land at Logan the first place I am going is Santarpios. They have the best pizza of anywhere. The BBQ is to die for. And for anyone who complains about the service...........get used to it!

Pros: pizza, bbq

Cons: parking

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This is the place to go if you liked to be yelled at for not clearing the 6 empty dixie cup size glasses (last time I checked that was the waiter's job) eating half raw sausage, bricks (oops sorry I meant bread) and pizza with sauce that looks like tomatoes thrown on it and cheese that is at least 3 inches from the edge of the crust. I have realized that this may be the perfect place for local Bostonians but not for a country girl from Rhode Island. My b/f teases me that we don't know how to cook in RI but at least we serve our SODA in 20 oz glasses and know what a Hawaiian pizza is! Never going back!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the place to go if you liked to be yelled at for not clearing the 6 empty dixie cup size glasses (last time I checked that was the waiter's job) eating half raw sausage, bricks (oops sorry I meant bread) and pizza with sauce that looks like tomatoes thrown on it and cheese that is at least 3 inches from the edge of the crust. I have realized that this may be the perfect place for local Bostonians but not for a country girl from Rhode Island. My b/f teases me that we don't know how to cook in RI but at least we serve our SODA in 20 oz glasses and know what a Hawaiian pizza is! Never going back!

Pros: None

Cons: Horrible parking, Cramped, Loud

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after reading all 53 reviews on this site, i realize that most people come here for the ambiance and that most of them can't appreciate what Santarpio's means to most of Eastie,
without question it the best pizza in Boston, and the BBQ is just that BBQ, either lamb or sausage. cooked the way you order it by Lefty, a real person who cooks and bartends and is one the last of the best of Eastie, it's the place that i have coming to since i was a child and i still remember the thrill of sitting at the bar with my dad, drinking a coke and being
treated like a princess by all the quys at the bar, those shady characters (to outsiders)
who had hearts of gold, i am at Santarpio's almost every Friday and wouldn't trade places with anyone , it's the best of Eastie.

2
★★★★★

after reading all 53 reviews on this site, i realize that most people come here for the ambiance and that most of them can't appreciate what Santarpio's means to most of Eastie,
without question it the best pizza in Boston, and the BBQ is just that BBQ, either lamb or sausage. cooked the way you order it by Lefty, a real person who cooks and bartends and is one the last of the best of Eastie, it's the place that i have coming to since i was a child and i still remember the thrill of sitting at the bar with my dad, drinking a coke and being
treated like a princess by all the quys at the bar, those shady characters (to outsiders)
who had hearts of gold, i am at Santarpio's almost every Friday and wouldn't trade places with anyone , it's the best of Eastie.

Pros: great pizza, friendly waiters, a real place

Cons: the wait, hard to park

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I have been going to Santarpios for the past twenty years and there is absolutely no experience like it. My father grew up in East Boston and his family has been going there since the 1930's. We used to drive down from New Hampshire twice a month just to get a sausage bbq and pizza. I have thus lived in NY for the past six years and still have tasted no pizza even close to as good as Santarpios. Everytime I go visit my parents, we make sure we make a trip to chelsea street in east boston. Bring your appetite when you go, because you'll want to eat a whole pie on your own. If you know anything about pizza, you'll never eat a better slice.

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Santarpios for the past twenty years and there is absolutely no experience like it. My father grew up in East Boston and his family has been going there since the 1930's. We used to drive down from New Hampshire twice a month just to get a sausage bbq and pizza. I have thus lived in NY for the past six years and still have tasted no pizza even close to as good as Santarpios. Everytime I go visit my parents, we make sure we make a trip to chelsea street in east boston. Bring your appetite when you go, because you'll want to eat a whole pie on your own. If you know anything about pizza, you'll never eat a better slice.

Pros: pizza, atmosphere, service

Cons: too far away for me

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Hands down the best place in the area to eat. My buddies and I eat here religiously on Fridays (get there before 5pm or you'll be waiting outside for a table). If you have the appetite for it, get a combo (lamb and sausage) and I reccommend a pizza for every two members of you party.

2
★★★★★

Hands down the best place in the area to eat. My buddies and I eat here religiously on Fridays (get there before 5pm or you'll be waiting outside for a table). If you have the appetite for it, get a combo (lamb and sausage) and I reccommend a pizza for every two members of you party.

Pros: food, price, location

Cons: nothing

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This place is like the 80's...bi hair and tight jeans. The staff is rough and there's no b.s. unless your an Eastie resident and you've been there more than once. Everyone needs to go in and eat at least once in their lives, or at least go to the back entrance in the kitchen for your take out. Only downfall only cash and basically no menu but pizza, and grill.

4
★★★★☆

This place is like the 80's...bi hair and tight jeans. The staff is rough and there's no b.s. unless your an Eastie resident and you've been there more than once. Everyone needs to go in and eat at least once in their lives, or at least go to the back entrance in the kitchen for your take out. Only downfall only cash and basically no menu but pizza, and grill.

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I am 32 years old and live in the South Shore and I travel to Santarpios through Boston once a week for the great food, inexpensive menu, and friendly treatment from Lefty and Carl at the bar.(That Boston accent makes that last one sound good)

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★★★★★

I am 32 years old and live in the South Shore and I travel to Santarpios through Boston once a week for the great food, inexpensive menu, and friendly treatment from Lefty and Carl at the bar.(That Boston accent makes that last one sound good)

Pros: Cheap, Great Food, Atmosphere

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Nothing has changed at Santarpio's since the place open three generations ago. Start with with a Sausage & Lamb BBQ combo with freshly baked crusty Italian bread with cherry hot peppers. With any luck Lefty will be on the bar and the grill. Then order a sausage, garlic, extra cheese pizza. After finishing this dinner, life will be complete, because you have had the best.

2
★★★★★

Nothing has changed at Santarpio's since the place open three generations ago. Start with with a Sausage & Lamb BBQ combo with freshly baked crusty Italian bread with cherry hot peppers. With any luck Lefty will be on the bar and the grill. Then order a sausage, garlic, extra cheese pizza. After finishing this dinner, life will be complete, because you have had the best.

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My cousin and I have been going to Santarpio's since we were kids. These guys can be a little rough but trust me they are GREAT people. The pizza is the best WE have ever had. Its just a great place to kick back in jeans and have a carafe of the house wine and a few laughs with a good friend or a group. When you go dont forget to bring your buck for the jukebox and play sammy's (candyman) for Tony & something from pretty woman for Patrick!! The Girls!

2
★★★★★

My cousin and I have been going to Santarpio's since we were kids. These guys can be a little rough but trust me they are GREAT people. The pizza is the best WE have ever had. Its just a great place to kick back in jeans and have a carafe of the house wine and a few laughs with a good friend or a group. When you go dont forget to bring your buck for the jukebox and play sammy's (candyman) for Tony & something from pretty woman for Patrick!! The Girls!

Pros: excellent pizza, excellent bread, excellent prices

Cons: , none, none

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I really think that Santarpio is the best pizza in Boston. The people are friendly and food always melts in your mouth. You want to come back for more to enjoy great pizza.

2
★★★★★

I really think that Santarpio is the best pizza in Boston. The people are friendly and food always melts in your mouth. You want to come back for more to enjoy great pizza.

Pros: good food, friendly atmosphere, overall exciting

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Santarpios' is the best, I've been going there for years. I love this place, haven't been there in awhile, just thinking about it now makes me want to be there. It's great.

2
★★★★★

Santarpios' is the best, I've been going there for years. I love this place, haven't been there in awhile, just thinking about it now makes me want to be there. It's great.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Waiters.

Cons: Parking is scarce

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Santarpio's gets this review from a born and raised Bostonian! I left 16 years ago to move to Florida and anytime I go home to Boston, I go eat at Santarpio's. The place has been family owned for something like 75 plus years. Only the guys are allowed to be waiters, and the two items the place makes second which is second to none is the pizza and lamb shishkabob! The pizza is fresh, dripping with zesty cheese and out of this world! The shishkabob is grilled on an open flame with tender lamb on a skewer with hot peppers, and served with a piece of French bread! I sent an attorney friend who had a stopover at Logan Airport there for lunch, and he has never stopped raving about the incredible pizza he ate! The atmosphere is nothing but simple and unpretentious, but the food is absolutely the finest!

2
★★★★★

Santarpio's gets this review from a born and raised Bostonian! I left 16 years ago to move to Florida and anytime I go home to Boston, I go eat at Santarpio's. The place has been family owned for something like 75 plus years. Only the guys are allowed to be waiters, and the two items the place makes second which is second to none is the pizza and lamb shishkabob! The pizza is fresh, dripping with zesty cheese and out of this world! The shishkabob is grilled on an open flame with tender lamb on a skewer with hot peppers, and served with a piece of French bread! I sent an attorney friend who had a stopover at Logan Airport there for lunch, and he has never stopped raving about the incredible pizza he ate! The atmosphere is nothing but simple and unpretentious, but the food is absolutely the finest!

Pros: Superb Food, Reasonable, Neighborhood Charm

Cons: All Male Staff, Plain Atmosphere

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Santarpio's is absolutely the best pizza in the
U.S., not to mention the most succulent lamb around. I live in California now and I have literally cried over the lack of even half way decient pizza. I lived in Boston for thirty years and went to Santarpio's every week since I was three. I miss Santarpio's pizza soooo much, I might have to move back for it.

2
★★★★★

Santarpio's is absolutely the best pizza in the
U.S., not to mention the most succulent lamb around. I live in California now and I have literally cried over the lack of even half way decient pizza. I lived in Boston for thirty years and went to Santarpio's every week since I was three. I miss Santarpio's pizza soooo much, I might have to move back for it.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: , no parking

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For going on eighty years, members of the Santarpio family have been firing up pies so simple, thin and garlicky that generations of slice-centric Bostonians---not just in the neighborhood but citywide---have kept it on their radar. Forget…

 

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