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Italian Express Pizzeria

#1 of 2,355 Restaurants in Boston
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336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived to this place literally the last 3 minutes before closing. I had just arrived from the airport, and it was my first time in Boston. I was really impressed with the level of service i received from the workers but especially the owners. They were so down to earth even though they have been in "diners, drive-ins and... More 

1 Thank Ricardo R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The boys and gals at italian express know how to make you feel welcome. We came down from edmonton alberta today and we stopped by for our first meal. Authentic everything. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. They made sure our meal was everything we wanted and more. Very friendly. Can't say enough great things about this... More 

1 Thank Michael J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a teen visitor from France who just HAD to try the #1 rated Restaurant in Boston, so we stopped on our way to drop him off at the airport. Now, full disclosure, we cannot rate anything except the pizza because that's all we had time for, but what a LET DOWN. Don't get me wrong; the pizza was pretty... More 

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

The only thing that was a let down was reading your review! We have people that visit us from every continent all over the world and say that we are one of the best parts of their trip to Boston! We've been featured on the Food Network (internationally) over 50 times! We have the most popular restaurant Facebook page in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Being from Idaho, we don't have a lot of choices for authentic Italian food. After seeing multiple glowing reviews (Trip advisor, Yelp, 10 Bests - Boston) we chose this restaurant for one night of dinner on our vacation. Very cozy little place in a cozy neighborhood...and you just know it's a local favorite when you arrive and see a Boston... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a hotel near Boston Logan and wanted a place for dinner, so I consulted Trip Advisor and a couple of other websites. This restaurant was very close to where we were staying and very highly rated. I thought that we wouldn't be lucky enough to get in. There were 7 of us. We tried and got... More 

2 Thank Chris34D
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to Italian Express in a number of years. The food is still delicious and plentiful. Word has gotten around, for the numbers of people that come in for take out overwhelmed the kitchen. Sitting at the table meant you had a bit of a wait. The wait was the only thing that didn't give it an... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals we had on our 2 week stay in the US. the restaurant is smaller but the decor is great with lots of famous people who have eaten there. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The service was quick and the food was excellent. Don't be put off by the word 'Express'. it is all... More 

2 Thank 276Alison
Lee Center, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of four and my six Italian in-laws had spent the day walking around Boston's North End exploring and walking quite a bit. We are all from New York and staying at a hotel near Logan Airport. Since all of the restaurants in the North End were busy on a Saturday evening and not having reservations, we decided to... More 

2 Thank Robert R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. I'm not a big Italian Restaurant fan but when ever I'm in Easty & waiting for hair cut, this family restaurant ( cash only) has some great home cook meals with generous portion. The great thing about it, it's within walking distance from Logan Airport

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best homemade Italian food around. They treat you like family they can't do enough for you. There meatballs are the best they will even give you extra gravy in the bowl for dipping the bread. Reasonable prices great service and the best Italian meals plenty to choose from. The only draw back is the parking street parking only and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 16175610038
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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