423 Lexington St. Auburndale,
Call : (617) 969-4979
IMHO, the best pizza inside the 128 loop. The Philly cheesesteak sub is awesome. Try the Vesuvius pizza. I will continue to support them for years to come.
Tom always has great sandwiches and pizza – The food here is delicious. When I last paid a visit to Tom's I had the philly cheesteak hot sandwich. The sandwich was delicious, and the meat was evenly cooked. The pizza is great. The cheese tastes fresh. I wanted to try the fish, but did not have the time.
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.