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Italian Express Pizzeria

336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
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Ranked #4 of 2,818 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to try this place out since we had recently moved into Boston together, and honestly, it may been one of the best choices we've made in finding a place to eat. The food is always fresh and the portions are more than enough. Always full and always satisfied whenever we visit. The customer service is... More

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Paris, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The mussels were more like a mussel soup than sautéed mussels. The mussels themselves appeared to have been overcooked in the heavily garlicked marinara sauce that the mussels were floating in. The onion rings were very good and cooked to perfection. The owner was present and he was very friendly and the service was somewhat slow since we were the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walked into this cute little restaurant and immediately felt like we belonged. The service was like being with family. The owner came and introduced himself, the staff was friendly and informative. On top of the great service, the food was amazing! Large portions of pasta that taste straight from Italy. And the cannoli was the best we've ever had. Our... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

If you want GREAT made come scratch Italian food in Boston then you must check this place out. Just be warned that the service is horrible. You will wait even if there are empty tables and the staff doesn't even acknowledge that you are there. You will be 100% ready to walk out because of how bad the service is... More

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

Hi Roberto, Thank you for your nice compliments on our amazing food!!! We were sad to hear that you did not have the best service when you came to our restaurant! We strive to give the best service possible to every customer... Our philosophy is to treat everyone like family and do whatever it takes to make you happy! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This isn't the most exotic restaurant we have ever been to by a long shot but if you are looking for excellent Italian food in a casual comfortable homey environment in the Boston area this is the place! Fruitti de mar was a highlight as featured on DDD but everything we had was great. Friendly owner/host treated everyone like extended... More

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manchester, nh
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

From the minute you walk into this small little Italian restaurant you are reminded of how a real italian restaurant should be. The decor, tables, smell of garlic and sauce. The staff was wonderful, the food was homemade, authentic and delicious. We drove over a hour to visit this little gem and we cannot wait to return. It is tucked... More

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Austin, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stumbled upon this place by accident tonight. catching an early morning flight out of Logan, driving to the airport and played Yelp roulette. This place was great. Old neighborhood charm, Jim (the owner) was a very friendly guy who seemed like he loved what he was doing and everything was authentic and homemade. Had the chicken parm with homemade ravioli... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Conveniently located just three blocks from my hotel (Embassy Suites), my coworker and I walked down to Express. Walking into this small shop nestled on a street corner in this quiet neighborhood, I felt like I was walking into Nonni's house filled with the aroma of authentic Italian dishes. And that's exactly what it was. I went straight for the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

So I've been here multiple times, and each time is as amazing as the last. With a group of friends, on dates, with family; it's perfect for them all. The atmosphere is great, and the people who work there are awesome. Both owners are outgoing, and if it's slow they'll sit with you and strike up some friendly conversation and... More

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Conroe, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

During our visit to Boston, we read the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to try it out. This place is so good. Simple non-formal dining with really good food. I had a pasta dish that was spicy and I enjoyed every bite. Don't remember the name of the dish. If I know anyone going to Boston, I will recommend this... More

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