Where to Get Pizza To-Go During the COVID-19 Shutdown
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Pizza is synonymous with takeout and delivery, and many of Boston’s best continue to proffer their pies during the social-distancing era. Whether you're looking for a satisfying slice of pepperoni to fold in half or something a bit more bougie, the mix of old-school institutions and modern indies below should fulfill your pizza fix.
You may not be able to experience the Eastie establishment’s endearingly salty service, but you can still snag their thick, cheesy pies via takeout and delivery. The pleasantly charred Italian Cheese pizza at Santarpio’s will never steer you wrong, but if you decide that the times call for something more substantial, don’t hesitate to order The Works, which piles on onions, peppers, garlic, sausage, pepperoni, extra cheese, and anchovies. (Note to the ’chovy-averse: there’s a fish-free version of The Works on the menu, too.)
Picco is open for takeout and delivery daily, slinging Margherita and Pepperoni pies as well as less traditional offerings like the Alsatian topped with sautéed onions, shallots, garlic, crème fraîche, bacon, and Gruyère. You can also indulge in a ricotta-stuffed Calzone filled with ingredients of your choice.
A pie fix from the South End enoteca, Coppa, can take the form of the white pizza Quattro Formaggi—topped with mozzarella, scamorza, taleggio, and rosemary—or a carnivore-pleasing Salsiccia made with tomato, pork sausage, ricotta, mozzarella, roasted onion, and fennel pollen. While you’re at it, you can even pick up a Margherita Pizza Kit or plain-old pizza dough to make your next pie at home. You can order takeout and delivery daily from 4 to 8 p.m.
Area Four continues to sell chewy, charred-crust pies from its Cambridge location through Caviar or DoorDash Tuesday through Saturday. Options range from classics like the Margherita to house-favorite pizzas like a hot pepper-topped Clam & Bacon and the Not Pepperoni crowned by soppressata, mozzarella, and pecorino.
The Salty Pig
From 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, you can pick up a pie from The Salty Pig or have one delivered via Caviar. The stone-grilled pizzas include the Margherita Pizza; the Verde, topped with roasted garlic ricotta, asparagus, and ramp-basil pesto; and a rule-breaking eponymous pie “The Salty Pig Pizza,” which features mustard cream, arugula, beer caramel sauce, and “salty pig parts.” DIYers can also order a Make Your Own Pizza at Home kit containing everything you need to build a pie.
Union Park Pizza
Union Park Pizza is selling their New York-style pies Tuesday through Saturday via curbside pick-up. Favorites like The Standard, made with garlic-infused olive oil, aged parmesan, and aged mozzarella; or the Buffalo Chicken with homemade ranch, are sold in different formats: Choose from hot, ready-to-eat, 16-inch pies or vacuum-sealed, 12-inch Take & Bake Pizzas that can be reheated at home. Many of the hot pizzas are also available gluten-free.
This nearly century-old pizza institution is serving takeout and delivery from its locations in the North End, Fenway, Allston, and Medford. There are over two dozen brick-oven pies to choose from at Regina Pizzeria, including the Meatball Pomodoro Fresco and their white St. Anthony’s pie topped with sausage links, roasted peppers, and garlic sauce.