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Italian Express Pizzeria

336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
+1 617-561-0038
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
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Reviewed yesterday

Jim the owner is very friendly and serves up generous portions of homemade Italian food. Fresh made sauce is delicious. I've had the shrimp with linguini and cannoli. The pizza is huge! The place is small but takes reservations. Cash only, I believe.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank amybgoldstein37
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth every bit the hype. Arrived at 530 to a near empty place and within 30 min it was almost full! Owner Jim walks around talking with guests and it really feels homey. Oh yeah, the food....AMAZING! Chicke parmesan with raviolis was Soo good!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jason4caps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled to Boston for the first time with my wife to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. When we travel, we like to use the TV Food Maps app on our phones to find food that has been on the food network. We mostly like to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of thirteen spanning three generations visiting Boston and staying at the Embassy Suites at Logan. We made reservations and made the easy ten minute walk to this restaurant. The staff makes you feel welcomed, like you were visiting Cheers. We sampled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here hungry one day as I had only heard great things. This restaurant lives up to the hype for sure. My favorite dish from as long as I can remember has always been chicken parmigiana. The chicken is perfectly pounded thin and pan...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank james_deangelis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a cheese pie , pepperoni pie, fried ravioli’s and chicken parmigiana sandwiches. I think the raviolis were over rated and the sauce was average. The pizza was pretty good but not outstanding. The chicken parmigiana was above average and definitely not over cooked....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theplumbingmedic
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We really liked the place and staff as well as the food was so tasty, we had different pizza, all of them were amazing. The place is so clean and waiters are so helpful. Deserve 100 stars

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank jackLones
Reviewed December 3, 2018

My friends and I came here around 9PM on Saturday and had a very enjoyable experience. The restaurant closes at 10PM and the staff was happy to serve us last minute. The homemade fettuccine was incredible along with the bruschetta. I would highly recommend this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Man oh man, I have never seen a place look so unassuming, yet contain such treasures! The Italian Express Pizzeria is an oyster, lol. We had just finished a very long trip to Boston, and though all we wanted to do was rest, our hungry...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank MattNunavut
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Pizza was good, however the house salad & bread were not. The 2 gentlemen (that own the place) do most of the cooking & serving. I appears that they are resting on the hype of Guy Fieri's visit. Salad & Italian dressing were awful, bread...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank saravo2016
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Charlotte H | Reviewed this property |
They do have delivery at Italian Express Pizzeria. We had our meal delivered one evening.
November 12, 2017|
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Response from jaimesupah | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. This place is tiny, tiny.
July 4, 2017|
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Response from Jgenao | Reviewed this property |
it's Off-street parking next to the restaurant...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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>  > Jeffries Point
  • Neighborhood: Jeffries Point
  • Phone Number: +1 617-561-0038
  • E-mail
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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