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Penguin Pizza

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Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
Italian, American, Pizza, Gastropub
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735 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-6304
617-277-9200
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Today
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: Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Crispy Crust!

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?!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Nance Z
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
374 reviews 374 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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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CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

You certainly wouldn't want to come here for a romantic evening, or possibly even a first date, as this place is noisy! I have to say though, that this is some of the best pizza I gave ever eaten-- and I work in NYC, so that's saying a lot. The beer list is tremendous! would try each and every one... More 

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An American living in Northwest England
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147 reviews 147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We just found Penguin Pizza as we were driving down Huntington. Delightful surprise - great pizza, lots of other choices, great selection of beers, friendly atmosphere, nice staff. If I lived in Boston I would go back frequently!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This joint has some seriously great pizza. I very highly recommend checking it out. Their three cheese blend is to die for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Penguin Pizza is a fantastic spot to stop in for a slice (or a whole pizza!) with a variety of unique combinations of toppings. Their beer selection is always great, more than the regular pizza shop options. Good stuff in the Brigham Circle location!

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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, 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

Questions & Answers

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