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Italian Express Pizzeria

#1 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sioux City, Iowa
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I actually ordered delivery to my hotel room and they did an amazing job. Make sure you order about an hour before you want to eat because they are always busy. Even with the long wait, our pizza was still hot when it arrived and they even gave us paper plates and napkins! Highly recommend doing this anytime you do... More 

1 Thank nicholle b
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Italian express has a great selection. Parking can be a bit of a problem so consider carryout. You can call ahead and they will have your order ready when you arrive. CASH ONLY!

Thank dcfiread
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a pizza to go. Nice staff and good pizza. And it was really fast. But the place is small and noise. And there is no place to stay while waiting the pizza to get ready.

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

Hi Rana, Thank you for your review and compliments. Yes, our dining room is a bit on the smaller side and when it gets busy, can be a little noisy with people enjoying their food and talking with each other. But, at the same time, we play great music and it's a friendly social atmosphere. Additionally, there are plenty of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say that I'm Italian so it takes a lot to impress me at an Italian restaurant. My brother insisted that we try some food. We ordered the raviolis and meatballs. The ravioli was excellent, the meatballs were good. We also ordered the eggplant rolls which were good but not the best we have ever had. We also... More 

Thank Diane02151
Jonathan H, Owner at Italian Express Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hi Diane, After being featured on the Food Network many times for our amazing food, we have thousands of customers a year from all over the world, and the majority of them say that our food is some of the best they have ever had. Additionally, we get many Italians who live in Italy and are here in Boston for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sampled a pretty broad range of menu items and liked it all. Maybe the best cheese pizza I've ever eaten. Not many seats, make reservations or don't be afraid to carry out a couple of pies. You won't be disappointed.

2 Thank gregturcotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was all hyped to try this restaurant after reading all the reviews, but left thinking the food was only above average. We had the meatballs, chicken parmesan and pizza. The meatballs were ok, as was the chicken parmesan. We thought the pizza was meh, and that Regina Pizzeria had much better pizza. Don't get me wrong. the Italian Express... More 

1 Thank Rainbow T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place really is great. My husband, son and I ordered a white clam pizza and calamari linguine to share and it was amazing! The portions are large so we had more than enough and the value is great too. The service exceeded expectations, very attentive and personable. We saw the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode and had wanted to... More 

4 Thank Allison P
Boucherville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 6. We had a warm welcome and the usual wait for such a large party without a reservation. Everything was beyond our expectations. The meatballs were perfect. The Fettucine Alfredo (with/without broccoli) was divine. The antipasto salad was huge! And the cannolis were the perfect touch to finish the meal. Overall, possibly the greatest Italian restaurant experience ever.... More 

4 Thank Goulz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are craving a real neighborhood Italian restaurant with homemade everything....this is it. We live in San Diego and I am very picky about my Italian food as I grew up in Northern NJ...I miss restaurants like Jim's. He's a gem, takes time to sit w you while taking your order. It's like family. The food is flat out... More 

2 Thank Daniel I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was so delicious. We ordered the side of meatballs, Rolled Egglant Meninoxi, Chicken Pesto Pizza, Chicken Bancon Ranch Pizza, and the Frutti Di Mare with homemade fettuccine. We brought a cannoli and piece of red velvet cake home with us because we were stuffed and the desserts were equally amazing. Can't wait to try more stuff on... More 

2 Thank Michelle H

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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
  • 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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