In addition to its long stretch of sand and always-interesting people watching, Revere Beach is typically known as the home to the original Kelly's Roast Beef, but did you know that it is also home to one of the best pizza places in the entire Boston area? Indeed, not only is Bianchi's Pizza one of the greatest places in the region to get a pie, but it is also one of the only pizza spots in and around Boston that does a good job of making a New York style pizza.
Located just south of Kelly's along Revere Beach (within walking distance, actually), Bianchi's Pizza has a similar setup to Kelly's; that is, window service, no seats, and lines that move quickly. And also similar to Kelly's is the fact that diners often take their food across the street and either sit on the wall or on one of the benches in the pavilion area. The two dining spots really are cut from the same cloth, although Bianchi's is not all that well known, while Kelly's is famous around the Boston area and beyond. And, of course, Bianchi's has pizza, and oh, what pizza it is; fresh mozzarella cheese layered on top of freshly made sauce that comes out of a big pot, all of which is placed on top of a thin, crispy crust with a slightly charred bottom (and corn meal, which can be a plus or a minus, depending on who you talk to). It is very close to pizza perfection, and awfully close to the incredible pies you might get in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Manhattan.
Don't go to Bianchi's Pizza looking for a relaxing, comfortable meal; and definitely don't go to Bianchi's on a first date, unless he or she is a HUGE pizza fan. But for everyone else, Bianchi's Pizza is something special, as this unassuming Revere Beach dining spot represents a slice of the area's honky-tonk past (no pun intended), and is indeed a worthy rival to the best pizza places in Boston.
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