From the Author: We lived on Revere St. on Beacon Hill for 4 years, and Mike worked on Myrtle St. for over 6 years. We love this neighborhood and know it well. If you have any questions, we respond quickly to comments!
Pizza isn’t necessarily the first thing I think of when I think of Beacon Hill – one of the oldest, most charming neighborhoods in all of Boston.
But there are some truly great slices to be had here.
Whether you’re looking for a quick slice during your lunch break, or a 1AM “crawling back from the bar” slice – we’ve got your back.
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1. Florina Pizzeria & Paninoteca
The best pizza you can get on Beacon Hill is found at Florina Pizzeria on Derne St., right across from the Massachusetts State House.
Florina’s, two time winner of “Best Pizza in Boston“, makes their pizza two ways – Classic & Sicilian. I prefer the Classic (pictured below) but I’ve had the Sicilian and it’s delicious too.
They have good indoor seating space – both tables and bar tops, and the staff are incredibly friendly. This place is just an all around winner.
The only negative thing I can say about Florinas is that they’re closed on weekends! So if you’re looking for a Beacon Hill slice on a Saturday or Sunday, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
2. Upper Crust Pizzeria
The Upper Crust on Charles St. specializes in New York style thin crust pizza and is one of six such locations in Massachusetts.
I’m a big fan – the cheese and sauce they use on their pizza has so much flavor. Their crust is a little bit on the softer side (I like mine crunchier) but overall it’s a great slice.
There’s plenty of indoor AND out door seating here – great for “people-watching” on Charles St. while you eat!
3. Figs by Todd English
Another Charles St. pizzeria with amazing pizza and great indoor and outdoor seating is Figs, by Todd English.
Figs is one of the only pizza places on Beacon Hill with a proper wood fired oven (helps keep the indoor space cozy during the winter time!).
Their pizza definitely stands out from all the others on this list – you can only order it whole, no individual slices, and it has an irregular shape to it.
This place is known for their toppings, so don’t be boring and only get a cheese pizza. And you can add more than one topping to each pizza!
4. Felcaro Pizzeria
We’ve now come to our “late night, early morning slice” pizzeria.
Felacaro Pizzeria on Cambridge St. is the best slice you can get past 1AM on Beacon Hill (open until 2:30AM Thursday – Saturday).
The Pizza is thin with a great crunch. Not a TON of flavor, but it’s good. And let’s be honest, at 1AM good is GREAT.
5. Primo Pizza Restaurant
During my summers in college I worked at my sister’s place, Presidential Properties on Myrtle St., right across the street from Primo’s. I must have eaten here 90+ times, so I’m a bit partial to it.
Their pizza is a thicker than most slices on the Hill, but it still has a great crunch to it. It’s also a tiny bit greasy, but overall it’s good pizza.
Admittedly, I ate their Turkey Club with fries far more often. I get hungry just thinking about that sandwhich…
6. Nino’s Pizza and Subs
Nino’s might be the longest standing pizzeria on Beacon Hill.
It feels a little bit like walking back in time when you step into this place off of Charle’s St.
Their pizza has a good look to it, but it is a little too crunchy and just a tad too greasy for my liking. The guy also barehanded my slice into the oven to heat it up – not great!
7. Whole Foods
A bit surprising I know, but Whole Foods on Cambridge St. makes a pretty decent pizza! They have an entire section of their store dedicated to it.
You can walk up and grab a slice, or you can order a whole pizza(s) to go.
8. Cafe Podima Pizza
Cafe Podmia Pizza is further up Cambridge St. and is last on my list.
Their pizza reminds me of the pizza I used to get as part of my meal plan in college – it’s just very average. Which kind of makes sense, considering Suffolk College has a few buildings right next door.
Their indoor space also felt a bit unkept. I definitely wouldn’t go out of your way for it!
Toscano isn’t a pizza shop in the traditional sense – it’s a Beacon Hill restaurant on Charles St. But it earned a spot on this list.
Toscano is definitely a lot more formal than the pizzarias shared above, so be mindful of your attire.
And you’ll want to call ahead and make a reservation as they often get quite busy (Mackenzie and I learned this the hard way several times!).
But go ahead and order the Funghi di Bosco pizza (wild mushrooms & fresh mozzarella) and thank me later.