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“Not Your Average Pizza Place”
Review of Flatbread Company

Flatbread Company
Ranked #1 of 53 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Pizza
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Description: Flatbread Company is a mostly organic, wood fired, full service pizza restaurant. We have a commitment to source local and organic foods whenever possible, while giving back to the community through benefits and sponsorship.
Boston
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
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“Not Your Average Pizza Place”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

When we're in the mood for something a bit different, we take the family over to Flatbread Pizza in Bedford. They offer a family-friendly (and civic-minded) organic food, locally grown. Even the beers are local.

The decor reminds me of a hunting lodge - lots of wood, high ceilings, fire roaring, and odd decorations. Check out the ceiling lights.

While you can get the basic Pepperoni Pizza if you want, the Weekly Pizza Specials are our highlight. There are always 2: one meat and one veggie. The carne ones we especially liked were The Hamburger Pizza with ground beef, ketchup, mustard, onions and lettuce; the Reuben with Pastrami, Cheese, sauerkraut and Russian Dressing; and the Taco Pizza with taco meat, cheddar cheese, lettuce, olives, and crushed tortilla chips. (I could be a bit off on these -- I'm doing it from memory)

They often host fundraisers for local charities or schools during the week. They hosted one for my daughter's elementary school a few years ago, with a portion of the proceeds going to the school.

The farms that they get the produce from are listed on plaques near the kitchen, with farms from Lexington, MA, Bedford, Groton, and New Hampshire most often. They also grow some produce on site.

Occasionally they host live music. We've been to a few summer-time shows on Wednesday nights and they've been great, if loud (we were right next to the stage)

The organic salad is a favorite of my wife and daughter. Its pretty big. We also recommend the specialty drinks from the bar -- which also have seasonal specials. The taps rotate, as well, so don't get to comfortable with one particular local brew (Long Trail Pale Ale?) as it might not be there next time.

Pizzas are thin -- real thin. And they aren't super filling, but pack a lot of taste. I don't particularly care for the pepperoni, but the sausage is great. In fact, one of the things we always order is a large Cheese and Herb pizza (no sauce) with sausage. It's custom, but tastes great.

There are usually a good number of kids around. They can sit on the bench in front of the oven and watch the pizzas being made and cooked, or play with a piece of pizza dough, or color.

  • Visited May 2014
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Rindge, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I was in a hurry and order the hamburg pizza. When it came it was...mustard, ketchup and pickles. uh oh. But..it was delicious! Interesting decor and friendly staff.

Visited February 2014
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LexGSR
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“Crunchy”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pizza is good. Although huge, the flatness means it's not as filling as it looks. Consider one of their salads - they have very nice, fresh vegetables.

It's a big, open place and can get loud. Good for kids.

Visited October 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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111 reviews
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“Fantastic Flatbreads, wonderful entertainment”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

I went to Flatbread with a business group of about 12 people. We ordered about 6 large flatbreads to share along with a sampling of the deserts. The flatbreads were fantastic! Super tasty, tons of variety and very tempting to keep sampling. We ordered too many for our group, but it was nice as two locals took some home. Other than the wonderful taste of the flatbreads, the live music that played that night (on a Monday no less) was excellent. There was a live band and they were really great, playing Mumford and Son's type songs. The service was also very friendly. I will definitely go back again when I am in town.

Visited December 2013
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Massachusetts
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“it's all about the flatbreads”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Flatbread keeps its menu simple by serving only salads, flatbreads, and a few desserts. You won't find anything else. Flatbread proudly buys from local farmers for its ingredients, like eggs, cheese, meats.

I like thin-crusted, wood-oven-baked pizza with no red sauce. My favorite is the cheese & herb, though I like other pies as well, including the daily specials. We go to the local Flatbread almost monthly.

Every Tuesday, Flatbread hosts a benefit and part of each pizza goes to the charity of the night. It's a real community-involved company.

Flatbread now has online ordering. They even have a mobile oven, for catering, though that may be for NH or New England only.

  • Visited November 2013
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