Zagat has declared the North End’s Galleria Umberto as the best pizza in Boston in its “ultimate list of the top pie shops in 23 U.S. cities.” Galleria Umberto is located at 289 Hanover Street.
In the Zagat article:
“Locals rightfully rave” about this “definitive North End experience”, a “no-nonsense, cafeteria arrangement” providing “dirt-cheap”, “amazing Sicilian pizza”, arancini and calzones for lunch; “get here early” not only to “avoid painful lines”, but because “they literally put down the gate when they sell out”, and it’s often “well before closing time at 2:30 PM.”
And for all you Zagat number crunchers:
There is one very serious problem. Someone forgot to tell Zagat and all the other news sources piling onto this list, that Galleria Umberto closes for the month of July.
The line was long before … just wait until they reopen after vacation!