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Italian Express Pizzeria

#1 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
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336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
617-561-0038
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Our customers truly love our food. Portions are huge and the value can't...
Our customers truly love our food. Portions are huge and the value can't be beat; not to mention our great service. You can dress up or dress casual. The atmoshpere is very classy, but laid back at the same time. When you leave, you will feel like family. Come be a part of our family today!
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic!

Best food in Boston! Incredibly fantastic staff and portions are so HUGE you'll surely need to bring some home!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Antonio D
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best food in Boston! Incredibly fantastic staff and portions are so HUGE you'll surely need to bring some home!

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Everett, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in E. Boston and decided to try Italian Express. From the moment we entered we were greeted with a friendly smile and huge welcome to Italian Express. The aroma of Italian food from the kitchen was just what we were hoping for. After finishing our appetizers of Rolled Eggplant Menino and a side of Meatballs... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had such a great experience at this restaurant. It was on a cold and snowy day in Boston, and we had two hours before we had to be at the airport. We wanted to make sure that our last meal in Boston would be great, so we heeded the advice of our hotel operator and went to Italian Express... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My co-workers and I are attempting to visit every Massachusetts location shown on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Last night, we stopped at Italian Express Pizzeria. Our experience was superb. I arrived early and was greeted by Jim, one of the owners. He was very friendly and set the tone of the evening. As we prepared to order, Jim frequently checked... More 

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I went to visit Boston on a short trip and felt the need to check out the craze about Italian express pizzeria. We were pleasantly surprised to find the atmosphere and more importantly, the food, fitting of the raves. The environment was very clean, quaint and whimsically decorated. As for the food, we ordered three slices with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've only been once. Our dinners were both tasty, but nothing extremely special. Where this place shines though is it's diner interaction. Fast, friendly and personalized service!

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Chichester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Like going back in time to the good old days. Nice friendly neighborhood with a nice mix of locals and tourists eating here. Many locals stopping in on the way home for take out. Jim the owner makes you feel right at home. Good food, good service and reasonable. If you take a cab here, make sure you say SumNer... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had extra time on the way to the airport and stopped in. Wow! What a treat. Shrimp Fra Diovlo was spicy and delicious and huge. Eggplant was the same. Waiter came out to bring up to-go boxes, but we had cleared our plates! I wish they were in my hometown. I'd be there every week.

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Harbin, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My fiances's birthday was coming up and I like to bring her to the city for a nice dinner. After some research, I found this was the #1 rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. Traditionally, one might think that the #1 rated restaurant would be a "high end" super chic restaurant. Reading the reviews and seeing the pictures you get the idea... More 

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jim brought over some meatballs while I waited for my food and they the incredible! I wish I had ordered it before. Definitely a loyal customer!

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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: 617-561-0038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Our customers truly love our food. Portions are huge and the value can't be beat; not to mention our great service. You can dress up or dress casual. The atmoshpere is very classy, but laid back at the same time. When you leave, you will feel like family. Come be a part of our family today!
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?