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Italian Express Pizzeria is an extraordinary, authentic Italian restaurant. Jim and Jon are absolutely amazing owners and extremely hospitable and make you feel welcome. We have been coming to this place for several years and it is amazing every single time. This is my all...time favorite place to dine or takeout from. The food is always fantastic whether it be salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Always fresh and delicious. They absolutely stand by their sign above the door: “enter as strangers, leave as friends” ❤️More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

We drove into Boston to fly out the next morning and wanted something really good. We found it! Italian Express was so good and the guys were amazing. it was packed but they still took the time with each person. Love it so much! The...salad and pizza were amazing! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020

While at the Embassy Suites the night before an early flight, the Italian Express Pizzeria fee is well, and we only had to go as far as the hotel lobby. He ordered Spaghetti and Meatballs. The meatballs were bland and two-bites size. The sauce also...bland; a packet of parmesan may have improved the meal. She ordered Saltimbocca, which was yummy. Both meals were ample size. We shared a Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake; alone the cake would have been unremarkable the frosting and salted caramel made it just-right. I The order-taker was organized and spoke clearly. The delivery person called from the parking area and met us in the lobby. Although expected delivery time was 45 minutes, the food was delivered in about 25 minutes.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Food is amazing. I had the Frutti di Mare (mussels, shrimp, calamari) and it was delicious. The owner chatted with me briefly and was such a great guy. Glad to know this place is so close to my layover hotel. I will definitely...be back next time I am in Boston. Lots of famous people have eaten here and now I know why.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

The food is as delicious as always! Stopped in for dinner and had a few drinks. I can never walk away with out the eggplant Menino! It is fabulous! Also, had the homemade cheese ravioli. Another Winner. My husband had the chicken cacciatore. Covid has...not changed the quality of the food you get here! The portions are huge and great quality!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Great find! This place is fantastic. The food is outstanding , the portions huge, and a great atmosphere. I had a calzone, my wife had spaghetti and meatballs. We both ended up taking food home. Thanks Jim. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020

I liked this little restaurant, good general atmosphere, I ate a good cheese pizza, good size, freshness and well stocked, perfect

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

Amazing food and warm, friendly staff. The best pizza I have ever had. Go to Italian Express Pizzeria, you won’t regret it!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent. Service was not but I am not taking the service into consideration with the 4 stars bc the food was so good. Was picking up my daughter from college and the evening before we saw this place on DDD and decided to...check it out. Got there for a Saturday dinner at 6pm. Tiny no frills place. By the time we left, it was complete mayhem and the staff was obviously having trouble keeping up with both take out and tables. Food was very, very good. Huge portions. Enough pasta on 1 plate for 2 dinners. Had veal and eggplant parm with ravioli. Nice size portion of veal, very soft and the sauce was delicious. The ravioli were obviously homemade and there were enough ravioli for dinner alone and this was the side dish. My wife had the same dish but with ziti and there was enough ziti to feed 2 additional people. Not kidding. Daughter had pasta carbonara which was also delicious and enough for 2 people. The hands down star of the night was the Pizza. I am a pizza snob and take my pizza seriously. This was honestly one of the best pies I have ever had. Crispy on the bottom, sauce perfect and you can tell they use high quality mozzarella. Outstanding. Same for the cannoli. So good. Very creamy, not too sweet. One of the best we've had. Cons- the service. No problem when we got there at 6pm. One of the owners took our order promotly. However, they were so busy at the end it took them 45 minutes to clear the table and I had to grab a bus boy and ask him if we can order dessert. Had to ask 3 times for the check. It was crazy busy by the time we left and the poor staff was running around like crazy. Not sure if they were understaffed but other reviews mentioned this too. Need more staff. However, the food was so good we will go back but will go for early dinners only. Can't wait to drop the kid off in September so we can go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

The food was incredible! The fettuccine Alfredo was rich and creamy. The Italian fries with marinara sauce was very good. My husband loved the sausage. The portions are huge. The service was great! Best Italian food that we have had in a long time.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Response from Clouserge | Reviewed this property |
I know they have Uber Eats in that area not sure if they would be available for you or not other than giving them a phone call...
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Absolutely not. This place is tiny, tiny.
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