423 Lexington St. Auburndale,
Call : (617) 969-4979
we love to order tom's at work - great salads and wings
I really do not care for most pizza in Boston. No, I'm not a New Yorker, but I've lived in the Boston area for 7.5 years and this is the only place I can find that has pizza that I actually like!
I lived and worked near Tom's for a short while which is how I found it, but now I go there everytime I find myself in Auburndale. The last time I went was a few weeks ago (and the first time in probably two years) and the pizza was just as yummy as I remembered it to be AND a large was really cheap...I think less than $16.
My favorite Pizza place. I grew up in Newton, so I've probably been to this place a thousand times. I've been going since I was 9 years old (I'm 22 now).
It's an unassuming pizza place. Not much of a sitdown place either. There are a few seats that are semi-booths, but at most you can fit maybe four people at one table. You're better off getting take out.
The reason I love this place is the Pizza. I've never tried the sandwiches because I never had to. The cheese pizza is basically perfect. There's a lot of it, as opposed to other pizza places that are more sauce based. The pizza is coma-inducing. I'll have four slices over an hour and feel tired for an hour or two after. It's pretty great to get pizza at 6pm, hang out for two hours and go to sleep early at 8 or 9. Maybe that's lame, but I've done it before #noshame.
It's also very cheap. Since Newton, I've gone on to live in New York and Los Angeles. A large at Tom's is $11-$14 dollars, depending on toppings. In LA, a plain cheese is $15 dollars. In New York it was common to see $16 dollar or $18 dollar cheese pizzas. Ridiculous. At Tom's the Cheese was $11.60 and you could get a personal pizza for $6 dollars. Super cheap, in my opinion.
I've gone on four hour drives from New York to Newton, just to eat this pizza (it was my birthday). I thought it was worth it. Maybe I'm a fanatic but I really like this place and I haven't found another pizza that tastes like it.
Oh, and the Hawaiian is pretty good too.
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