The Slice is Right
If you asked my husband what he wanted
to eat any day of the week, he would 9/10 times say pizza. I mean, is there a better food out there? I would personally say sushi, but maybe that’s just me! So knowing we were going out to Massachusetts I knew that we were going to be in for a treat with Pizza options. I worked in New Haven for two years, and knew that pizza had a special place and rich history embedded in the northeast. Pizza was everywhere, and each business boasted of the best pizza. The same could be said of the pizza establishments in New York! The Berkshires are no different, and we could find a pizza joint every couple of blocks. Needless to say, we enlisted the help of some hungry opera singers on the quest to find the best pizza in the Great New Barrington area. We narrowed our search down to three pizzerias (thanks google!) and ordered two pizzas from each location. One cheese, and one pizza that they recommended.
My personal favorite new fact: if you’re in the Northeast and the pizzeria is “name of place” + “house” it’s Greek owned!! The group affectionate called these slices the “bowling alley” pizza. Salty, and melted cheese goodness that you just want to eat after a long day at work. Great Barrington Pizza House has been a staple in the Berkshires for over 40 years, and we could all see why. We ordered the cheese pizza and their house special. The pizza is completely done from scratch, with a house dough and special tomato sauce. The house special was generously topped with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, peppers, meatball, and sausage.
That‘s right. SOURDOUGH pizza baby. This pizza had an incredibly unique flavor profile, and all of us could taste the difference in the crust. Situated on a corner, it’s not unusual to see a long line waiting into the street. We ordered the Queen Margherita for our cheese option- a mouthwatering house tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, basil and garlic infused made for an incredible flavor experience. The suggested pie was their Dolce Vita. It had tomato sauce, wilted spinach, fresh mozzarella, california dried figs, gorgonzola, prosciutto, parmesan topped with rosemary infused olive oil. The crusts were phenomenal on both options, and I couldn’t speak more positively of the crispy crust.
Mexican-American owned, Roberto’s has a New York influence on its pies. Their brick oven pizzas are hand stretched and have a beautiful char to the crust. Roberto’s is technically in Sheffield, but so many of the locals raved about it, we had to add it to the list. The cheese was another margherita, and completely different to the Baba Louie’s. The “Good Fella” Margherita was simple featuring tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and Parmigiano. The recommended pizza of the evening was their special of the night- house made vodka cream sauce, fresh mozzarella, mushroom and prosciutto.
Best sauce: Roberto’s
Best cheese: Great Barrington Pizza House
Best texture: Great Barrington Pizza House
Best combo of both: Roberto’s Best specialty pizza: Roberto’s
Best overall pizza: Roberto’s Margherita