Monday, May 26, 2008
Cheap Eats: Pizzeria Regina
There are few places in this city where you'll find locals and tourists lining up next to each other to wait for a table. But at Pizzeria Regina in the North End, this is a common occurance. True, it's not a classy place, what with the waiting outside, the old school booths, the pitchers of beer, and the occasionally surly waitstaff, but the food is good, and really, that's all that matters.
If it's your first visit to Regina's, a basic cheese pizza ($7.75 for a small, $12.25 for a large) is the way to go. The crust is crisp, with just a little bit of char from the brick oven, which has been in continuous use since 1881. The sauce is filled with fresh tomato flavor; there's nothing weird in it to gunk up the taste. And the cheese - well, it's a little greasy, but what good pizza isn't? Bostonist also likes the Formaggio Bianco pizza ($9.99/$17.99, pictured above), topped with mozzarella, ricotta, pecorino romano, parmesan, garlic olive oil (instead of tomato sauce), and tons of fresh basil. The different cheeses blend together to form a creamy, salty, gooey, fantastic meal.
The original Pizzeria Regina is located at 11 1/2 Thatcher Street in the North End. Sure, you can get Regina's at many local malls, but it's definitely not the same as the real thing from the original store.
Originally posted on Bostonist.