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  • On Capital Heels

    Used to live across from Upper Crust Pizza back when I lived in Beantown. Loved it! Can’t wait to see if the DC outpost is as good as I remember it.

  • Boston Pizza

    Anyone who has ever been to Boston knows that Santarpios and Pizzeria Regina are regarded as the best pizza places in Boston.

    • pizzaloverfromboston


    • Beth

      I was just going to say the same thing. No way is Upper Crust the best pizza in Boston!

    • kwame

      oh man great calls on both of those. day-dreaming about santarpios sausage now.

    • MtP

      Agreed, Santarpios is the best

    • Usedtoliveinboston

      Santarpios was the best. I spent a decade in Boston and the pizza was OK. Also there used to be an upper crust on Pennsylvania near the white house but i think it closed down a couple years ago. Why are they trying again?

      • Anon

        Because inebriated people are much more likely to crave pizza; there are many more inebriated people by U st than the WH.

    • JCo

      +infinity. Eastie born & raised, so all I have to say is long live Santarpios! I smiled so hard at the mention of it when I saw “Spotlight” earlier this year.

    • Jessica

      Agreed! Upper Crust is okay, but I always thought that Fig was better in that neighborhood.

    • JCo

      I just realized that I just replied to my very own husband.

  • jumpingjack

    I like this place. I think it’ll do better here than it did on Penn.

  • VeggieTart

    So, right across the street from another pizza place?

    • Rich

      It’s across from a place that does tomato sauce on cardboard (&pizza0. If it isn’t any better than that, then it deserves to fail. If it is better and fails, it doesn’t say much for DC.

      • dcgator

        This is blasphemy–&Pizza is life.

        • oh2dc

          +1 – &Pizza is great.

          • anon

            I agree & pizza’s a bit overrated. Some of the recipes are way too heavy handed.

          • Rich

            And this is why good pizza is so difficult to find here.

          • Anon

            Rich, there’s actually a fairly solid availability of “good pizza” all over the district. You just have to avoid the chains. (2 Amys, Etto, Menomale, Vaces, All Purpose, Bacios, etc)

        • Anonymous

          Sounds like you need to get out more.

      • James

        This exact location is actually across from Jumbo Slice. &Pizza is a half block down.

        I preferred Figs as well. Its a shame the one on 16th closed.

  • DCrat

    Boston’s best pizza? Is that like saying New York’s best clam chowder?

    • Uh, ever heard of Manhattan clam chowder? It’s the red one.

      • Philippe Lecheval

        And it pales in comparison to New England clam chowder, in my opinion.

      • DCrat

        Manhattan clam chowder is probably from Rhode Island and from what I heard it was used in the derogatory way. I like it also, but it’s not clam chowder.

      • dcd

        And the more reliably good one. New England clam chowder, well done, is fantastic – but all too often it isn’t well done and tastes like wallpaper paste with chunks of potato and no discernible clam flavor – a gummy, pasty mess. Manhattan clam chowder doesn’t have the same reputation, but it’s much harder to screw up.

      • Rhode Island clam chowder, the clear one, is the best.

    • Hill Denizen

      There’s a huge Italian population in Boston. Why wouldn’t they have good pizza?

    • Hill Denizen

      There’s a huge Italian population in Boston. Why wouldn’t they have good pizza?

      • JCo

        I’m one of the said Italian folks from Boston and I can confirm that Santarpios/Regina are just as good as, if not better than any slice of pie you’ll have in NYC.

  • hammers

    meh; upper crust isn’t great. I just had it a couple weeks ago for the first time in years, and it was a solid C.

  • Tsar of Truxton
    • Tsar of Truxton

      Also, I think the lawsuit resulted in the chain or one of the locations being purchased by the employees, but I can’t remember all the details.

    • JCo

      +1 — wonder why they’re not seeking space closed to DOL HQ down here

  • JB

    Upper Crust is exactly as expensive and 75% as good as Pete’s Pizza. Their business practices are deplorable. DC pizza may be underwhelming, but I would not go to Upper Crust unless everything else was closed.

    From Boston Globe: But in the summer of 2010… a lawsuit was filed by former Brazilian workers at stores in the Boston area accusing Upper Crust of exploiting employees. More damaging allegations were reported in a December 2010 investigation published by the Globe that revealed immigrant laborers from a poor village in Brazil were underpaid for long work weeks while owners indulged in luxuries such as a yacht and a plane. Federal labor officials eventually ordered the pizza chain to pay workers about $350,000 in overtime, but company executives then allegedly came up with a plan to take the money back by slashing wages, resulting in a class-action lawsuit and another labor investigation.

    • JCo


  • Kate

    But will they serve chicken bacon ranch pizza?

  • UMass grad


    No, but seriously. Pizzaria Regina is good, but y’all just got an Antonio’s. Antonio’s is the best. Pizza. Ever.

  • Pizza4lyfe

    I thought Boston’s favorite pizza was Papa Ginos…..at least that’s what the jingle taught me.


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