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Italian Express Pizzeria

#1 of 2,879 Restaurants in Boston
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336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
+1 617-561-0038
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Welcome to the World Famous - Italian Express Pizzeria. Featured on the...
Welcome to the World Famous - Italian Express Pizzeria. Featured on the Food Network's - "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" with Guy Fieri. We offer the Best Italian Food, Pizza, Pasta, and Seafood in Boston! All dishes are made-to-order from family recipes that have been passed down for generations. We use only the Finest and Freshest ingredients in all of our meals. Enjoy our delicious food by eat-in, take-out, delivery, and catering. We have a beautiful dining room with lively music and a seasonal outdoor patio. We pride ourselves on serving the "Best Food for the Best Value"! Also, make sure you checkout our extensive Drink Menu that includes: Wine, Beer, Sangria, Martinis, Cocktails, and Cordials. We look forward to serving you soon and becoming your new favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria!
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal in a family atmosphere

As its number 1 on here we decided we had to investigate, tiny place in a quiet suburb and completely chilled. Simple good quality food, comprehensive bar menu, great atmosphere, friendly owner, fair prices and huge portions - ticks all my boxes!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jay F
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

As its number 1 on here we decided we had to investigate, tiny place in a quiet suburb and completely chilled. Simple good quality food, comprehensive bar menu, great atmosphere, friendly owner, fair prices and huge portions - ticks all my boxes!

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Birmingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor and based on the reviews decided we must eat here. The pizzeria is almost like stepping back in time, no frills just great food and atmosphere. If you are lucky the owner will be onsite (he is a hoot). It is clear that he is devoted to making sure you have the best food... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Took my family to Boston to run the marathon and we were looking for a place with good Italian food for the traditional "carb-loading" meal before the big race. I saw the reviews on "tripadvisor" and thought I'd see why they got so many "excellent" reviews. Let me first say that we've been to some of the other Italian restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Four of us went for a late lunch/early dinner on a Saturday afternoon. We got lucky due to the time of day as there were plenty of tables available but don't rely upon your luck; make a reservation as you never know who will show up to dine, such as Lady Gaga or Robert DeNiro. We had the Garlic Cheesy... More 

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Colombo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Being wanting to have a good pizza and highly rated on TA we decided to make a visit to Italian Pizza Express. Our hotel was in Copley and we decided to take a taxi which turned out to be a long and a comparatively expensive ride.Having not read the review in full we expected a large restaurant but instead found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must go, great food, friendly service, definetly worthwhile. I love their buffalo chicken pizza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the best Italian joints around ! Always come here for my signature chicken ziti Alfredo great service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We went here for our son's birthday as he had seen it on tv. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome. Nothing was too much trouble - including ordering us a taxi and then going to check that it had arrived. Pizza was huge and the best pizza we have tasted. Chicken parm was also massive and tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I try to go to as many new places as possible. I try a little, check out the ambience and go back if I like what I see, taste, and feel! I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and when the owner told me he was remodeling, I was worried I wouldn't like the change!!!! But the skinny pizza was absolutely filling... More 

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Newbury Park, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I hate to leave a bad review but we went to this restaurant simply based on reviews on the site. Service was atrociously slow and the bill was 50% overcharged. I'd like to think it was a mistake but the whole experience was a bad first night for us in Boston! The food was good but it left a bad... More 

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Jonathan H, Owner at Italian Express Pizzeria, responded to this review

This review is completely ridiculous. First, we have never knowingly overcharged a customer and it's very insulting to imply that. It's not impossible that someone could get the wrong check, but that could happen anywhere and would be straightened out immediately! Secondly, we pride ourselves on our prompt and friendly service. All of our food is made fresh, so there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-561-0038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Dining on a budget

Description

Welcome to the World Famous - Italian Express Pizzeria. Featured on the Food Network's - "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" with Guy Fieri. We offer the Best Italian Food, Pizza, Pasta, and Seafood in Boston! All dishes are made-to-order from family recipes that have been passed down for generations. We use only the Finest and Freshest ingredients in all of our meals. Enjoy our delicious food by eat-in, take-out, delivery, and catering. We have a beautiful dining room with lively music and a seasonal outdoor patio. We pride ourselves on serving the "Best Food for the Best Value"! Also, make sure you checkout our extensive Drink Menu that includes: Wine, Beer, Sangria, Martinis, Cocktails, and Cordials. We look forward to serving you soon and becoming your new favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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