Santarpio's Pizza

$ $
111 Chelsea St (at Porter St)
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-9871
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm

The local favorite (Usher’s too, apparently) has already seen its fair share of fame after winning various best-of-Boston pizza lists over the years. Santarpio's, which opened in 1903, sticks to their traditional roots when it comes to the infamous slightly chewy and satisfyingly wet slices. Their menu consists of a variety of options, but includes a list of customers' favorite combos, like a pie that pairs sausage with garlic, ground beef, and onions, and even "The Works": mushrooms, onions, peppers, garlic, sausage, pepperoni, extra cheese, and anchovies. First-timer? Order Santarpio’s most popular pie — mozzarella, sausage, and garlic — to establish a baseline.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015





  • Andrew Zimmern stopped by this family-owned restaurant and local favorite. He tried pizza and the grilled combo, which includes a grilled lamb skewer, grilled sausage skewer, bread and peppers.
  • Sausage. Order it with a garlic pizza. And do it yesterday.
  • Best Pizza Perood
  • Don't touch the pay phone... Ever..
  • Established in 1903, Santarpio's is probably East Boston's most famous restaurant. With delicious traditional pizza and a friendly, family-feeling atmosphere, you really can't go wrong.
  • Fresh picked hot peppers and a fantastic pie make this classic a must. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Phenomenal! Authentic pizza and amazing sauce and the sausage and lamb were great appetizers!
  • Try the Italian Cheese, Chicken, Broccoli And Garlic Pizza - Excellent
  • Santarpio's in Eastie is the place to go to shut up your obnoxious New York friends when they claim there's no good pizza in Boston. [Eater 38 Member]
  • I went with the Works - Without Anchovies pizza... solid!!!
  • This delicious pizza will destroy your mouth. Let it cool down before you take a bite.
  • Tony is a perfect person and if you dislike the pizza here, well, you have never lived.
  • Bring cash, they do not accept credit cards
  • Fresh picked hot peppers and a fantastic pie make this classic a must. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Nothing goes better with a pie than a carafe of the house red wine.
  • Pepperoni and garlic, hands down best pizza in Boston
  • They don't do slices. You have to buy pies at a time.
  • When in Boston, it's a must. Lamb skewer and pizza was fantastico.
  • This is the best pizza in Boston and the one place that is a can't miss on a trip into the city. Cash only!
  • This place went downhill. The food used to be the best around. The pizza is made of tomato sauce and grated cheese and loaded with oil. However their lamp tips are great

Nearby places

300 Hanover St (btwn Parmenter & Prince St)
95 Marginal St (at Cottage St.)
100 Legends Way (at Causeway St)