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Penguin Pizza

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Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
Italian, American, Pizza, Pub, Gastropub
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735 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-6304
617-277-9200
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool vibe

Recently grabbed a slice and a brew for lunch and enjoyed Penguin Pizza. Place has a cool vibe with decorations on ceiling and walls; with good music playing from sounds system. Lots of beer on tap and huge slices of thin crust pizza. Slices are actually a 1/4 of a large pie for $3.50. Fun place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Boston
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Recently grabbed a slice and a brew for lunch and enjoyed Penguin Pizza. Place has a cool vibe with decorations on ceiling and walls; with good music playing from sounds system. Lots of beer on tap and huge slices of thin crust pizza. Slices are actually a 1/4 of a large pie for $3.50. Fun place on early weekday afternoon... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Having had the urge for pizza the other week, my coworkers and I gave penguin pizza a shot. Not expecting anything amazing due to the odd name and location, I was pleasantly surprised! Considering myself a bit of a pizza connoisseur, this was one of the best pepperoni pizzas I had over the last few months. Had the right ingredients... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great atmosphere. Huge, delicious slices of pizza and lots of different beers!! Can't wait to try the all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I work near Penguin, and many times we order takeout pizzas for lunch. They have some of the most delicious and unusual toppings. The Tuscan Fig and Proscuitto, the Fungus Amongus, and the Agean are among my favorites.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went there last month...during the blizzard of 2015...after work...the pizza was really delicious!!! Great service, cold beer, hot huge slices of pizza! What else could you want?!

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Morrisonville, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

They have the best unfiltered local hard cidar- Downeast. The honalulu pizza was excellent. Its a good place to have an afternoon lunch but I wouldn't bring the kids.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you love fresh ingredients, thin crusts, magical tastes, great salads, get to the Penguin immediately, if not sooner! Penguin Pizza can be reached on the H Green line at the Mission Hill stop. My faves are the Greek salad and the Aegean Pizza, with fresh tomatoes, homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, spinach, kalamata olives, feta cheese.....only $11.99....soooooo yummy &... More 

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Alameda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had the caramelize onion, goat cheese, prosciutto, with fig jam thin crust pizza. This is to die for. Sweet, salty, and awesome.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I liked this place a lot. Was super packed and we had to wait about 30 mins for a table (two of us) but we were able to order from their drink menu while we waited. Atmosphere was welcoming and casual. Lots of great beer, and plenty of exciting options that aren't found everywhere. And once we got it, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place has great slices.....and a slice is a quater of a pizza! So don't do what my husband did and order other food too! The sub I got wads ok but the pizza and nachos were great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 735 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-6304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
  • Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
  • Phone Number: 617-277-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, Pub, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?