A quick recommendation for Regina Pizzeria in Boston’s North End:
I sat at the bar at Regina Pizzeria in Boston’s North End thinking about my day. I’d landed in Boston a few hours previously. The flight from San Francisco, 6 hours. The time difference, 3. I hadn’t slept well and was out before dawn now across the country, on my own, in city I’d never had the opportunity to visit. Fair to say I was spaced out.
My brother has assured me if I headed to the North End and wander around, it was impossible to go wrong finding a good meal. But I didn’t have the energy for either a wander or a sit-down dinner, so I asked the front desk staff at my hotel where to go for pizza.
Regina, they answered. A short taxi ride away and there I was, sitting at the bar with a glass of wine taking it all in while I waited for my prosciutto and arugula pizza. There was quite a bit to take in.
The service was friendly, atmosphere felt like a beloved local’s destination. I did some quick searching and found that to be true – not only is Regina a Boston favorite – it’s the official pizza of the Red Sox – it’s recommended by several travel websites. I was at the original location, serving brick oven pizza since 1926 and run by the same family for the past 60 years.
Then it was time to eat. The pizza was indeed good with a crispy medium-thick crust and generous toppings. Leftover pizza for breakfast!
Boston travelers, put Regina Pizzeria on your list.
Here’s a video of Regina Pizza chef Mark Murphy on the job: