Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Best Pizza in Boston: Picco

My girlfriend has lived in Boston for twelve years and has eaten pizza just about everywhere, in search of somewhere that will live up to her memories of Pontillo's Pizza in Rochester (though she's also taken me to Pontillo's, where we've found it's (surprise, surprise), not as good as it used to be). After more than a decade of research, she declares that Picco is the only place in Boston for her.

At first, I thought it was just okay.

She really likes the margherita with pepperoni and caramelized onions, salty and sweet. I've never been into pepperoni though, so I'm always trying different topping combos. This time I got broccoli rabe, gruyere, and mushrooms. It was decent.
I'm more of a NYC pizza girl, into the big thin slices with light sauce. She's an Upstate NY girl, who likes thick, chewy pies with a few good quality toppings. Picco is great for her.

This time my half was arugula and goat cheese. Who knew there'd be a whole salad on top of my side? I scraped some into a bowl and had a side salad, what what!

Finally, for my third pizza, we decided to get an Alsatian pizza: sauteed onions, garlic, creme fraiche, bacon, and gruyere

I was converted this time. Of course, I love white pizzas. 



I have been converted to even the red pizzas now. I've never had a pizza with such a good, fresh, real tomato sauce. Also the crust is amazing. The perfect amount of char, a soft chewy crust. The crust seriously stays chewy for two days in the fridge, guys. For this style of pizza, you can't find anything better.



They have a new mushroom and ricotta pizza. I love it, but it's creamily intense.

But Picco is also great for its other stuff. They have an ever-changing selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pastas, plus some fish tacos that always stay on the menu.

Goat Cheese and Chicken Enchiladas ($11) - These were so good.

Carnitas Tacos with cabbage slaw, avocado, red onions, creme fraiche and cilantro - (1 of 2 pictured) $7.00 - This may also have suffered from not being eaten immediately. It was just okay at home.
They make ice creams and sorbets in house:
Chocolate chip cookie dough - YES!

Coconut chip - Their ice cream is so creamy and light and smooth, and you can taste the realness of all the ingredients involved.


Picco on Urbanspoon

Random OCD shit:


Beef tenderloin bruschetta with horseradish creme fraiche $9.50 - The meat was great, and the whole thing worked, except I wouldn't recommend ordering it for takeout. That's much better eaten fresh. Dumb dumb dumb.

Preserved lemon goat cheese blueberry and red wine sauce bruschetta - We finally tried an appetizer at the restaurant! This one was exquisite. This could've been an appetizer or a dessert. All the flavors were perfectly harmonized.