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Italian Express Pizzeria

#2 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had pizza, good but not amazing. If I lived nearby I would eat here all the time. But is it the 2nd best place in Boston? No. It is worth stopping if nearby but not a special trip.

Thank bruce h
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

i consider myself a bit of a pizza snob and this pizza was definitely up to snuff! I would highly recommend anyone going here to enjoy a excellent pie!

Thank James G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to go to Italian express. We are from New York and love pizza we never had pizza in Massachusetts but we had to try it, and let me tell you it was hands down one of the best thin crust pizzas I have ever had the owner is extremely nice and makes you feel right... More 

1 Thank Ryan O
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in East Boston, and have been to Italian Express more times that I can count. For travelers, the location is convenient and close to the airport. East Boston was once dominated by Italians, so you are definitely enjoying some authentic, family-style cuisine (portions are huge)! The inside is small, so I'd suggest making a reservation (though I never... More 

Thank Lucas R
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't know if we would make it over to this area during our trip to Boston, but I am so glad we did! We stopped in on a Monday evening and didn't have to wait long for a table. My husband ordered the stuffed shells and I ordered Chicken Piccata with homemade fettuccine. OMG so good! The portions were... More 

1 Thank hollydiane1207
Irving, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in East Boston doing the Air BnB thing. Turns out it was about half a block away. Went in and got sat quickly. Most of their business seemed to be of the take out variety. Tried the Pasta Fruta di Mare which had linguini, with mussels, clams, calamari, and shrimp in their marinara sauce. Very tasty. Just know that... More 

1 Thank Michael W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cozy little place had the best spaghetti carbonara we've had since we we fell in love with the dish in Italy. Both of us ordered the entree but one portion would have been more than enough - the portions were huge! Half of each went back with us. The restaurant was a bit of a walk from the Maverick... More 

Thank dannyboyIndianapolis
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I feel very lucky that I am able to visit this restaurant at least once a week! I have had almost everything on the menu and it is all amazing. This is an absolute must for anyone!

Thank William C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is awesome. Definitely my favorite place in East Boston & it's up there with one of my favorite restaurants in the entire city. Portions, friendliness, price and flavor are all five stars.

Thank Matthew C
Greenfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit this place each time we have come to Boston. Finally when I discovered it was right down the street from the embassy suites Boston Logan airport location where we were staying I was thrilled. It is a small restaurant we were seated right away. My daughter got penne Alfredo with broccoli my son and... More 

Thank monica s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?