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Italian Express Pizzeria

#2 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
+1 617-561-0038
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mexico, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for not only fabulous Italian food AND the rapt attention of the owner, go here on a weeknight. The five of us had a GREAT time trading jokes and anecdotes with Mr. Iannuzzi! I felt like we were in a scene from the Dean Martin Show in the 60's! Every item we ordered was superb! Meatballs... More 

1 Thank Sue Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Italian food in a very long tinime! Great pesto! Eggplant parmesan was to die for! Service was excellent, great atmosphere. Worth the trip!

1 Thank threesistersitalian
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at the Italian Express Pizzeria for lunch today. Visiting family in Medford from Rochester NY, Seattle WA, and Baltimore MD. The food was phenomenal!! The home made fettuccine was not only cooked al dente and had just the right texture but the accompanying frutti di mare was absolutely delicious. The pesto sauce was the tastiest ever and had just... More 

1 Thank dentalteam
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family from Baltimore, Seattle, Rochester (NY), and Boston went to Italian Express Pizzeria today and loved it. We had the pesto chicken, chicken caccitorre, marsala, mussels, and meatball sub. Large portions. Each dish was amazing. Friendly servers. And we met Jim who was featured on Food Channel. The joint is quite small and near a lovely park in East... More 

2 Thank daswifty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked more than a mile to Carb-load on Homemade Ravioli and Arguably the best Eggplant Parmegian around. We ordered Calimari Fra Diavlo with Home made Fettucini as well. There was fear over how much garlic was used but alas we fell under its spell and were very pleased with our meal and journey.

2 Thank grandejuevos
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Italian Express Pizzeria food is exceptionally tasteful. I personally like their Pepperoni pizza.I am sure all there food is just a good.

2 Thank Joseph T
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joe and the crew are personable, the atmosphere is chill, drinks are great and the food is perfect! Was looking for an escape from election night 2016 and something in the neighborhood. Highly recommended for good quality, great customer service and large portions. Can't wait to bring my spouse!

2 Thank Stephen W
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited in mid October this restaurant was rated #1 in Boston. Today it is rated #2.I have been a cheese pizza lover my entire life so you can imagine my surprise when I bit into my slice and it was a mouthful of big disappointment.Hardly any taste,except for the unpleasant sauce taste.My husband had pasta w marinara and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small place east Boston! Food all fresh made by the owner Jim! Very friendly come early he gets busy!!! East side eating at its best! A must do!

1 Thank Ftlaud9876
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I live near Italian Express and order their pizza frequently because it's convenient. Their pizza is pretty standard- I usually go for buffalo chicken or pepperoni. I've gotten their pasta a few times, and each time find that it's too "pasta-y" with not enough sauce. I usually order to-go, so maybe the experience would be different if you eat in-house.

Thank Julia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Sumner St, East Boston, Boston, MA 02128-2124
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-561-0038
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?