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Best pizza stop between White Mountains and Boston?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok, this may be kind of a weird question, but I'll give it a shot anyway. On the way home from the White Mountains (Loon, Waterville, Cannon, etc.) my kids and I usually stop for dinner at Wendy's (in Londonderry, NH, Exit 4 off I-93).

Tomorrow we're going to Waterville (finally, conditions look decent again!). I thought we might try pizza tomorrow on the way home (partly for something different, and partly b/c my son recently decided he's vegetarian). We could always hit Papa Gino's (same exit) or some other chain, but there must be something better that's still convenient.

So, I'm looking for recommendations for good, tasty pizza places that are:

1. Directly on the way home from the Waterville area, so we don't have to go out of our way (i.e., close to the freeway).

2. Close to or more than half way to Boston (don't want to stop too early).

3. Kid friendly (9 and 7 year old kids, well behaved but still kids).

Basically, we want something right off of I-93 that's *rougly* 40-60 miles north of Boston or so.

FWIW, we prefer Italian to Greek pizza, but good Greek would be ok, too.
post #2 of 15
Well, If you take Rte. 3 where it splits from 93, and go through Nashua, at exit 1 there is Lui Luis, very kid friendly, that is the clientell they target, familys with kids, and pizza is good too.

then you can hop back on 3 and take it to 128 (95) (that road will always be 128 to me. I guess I am showing my age.) and then pick up 93 again in burlington...

I thought of that one because its very kid friendly. the best Pizza IMHO in nashua is Nashua House of Pizza, but it is just a dinky little house of pizza type place, not especially kid friendly and its Greek pizza but MAN is it good. of course its always the creepy little places that have the best food.

there is, of course Chuck E. Cheeses off 293 in Manchester, too, if you want that arcade type place, with all the games and tickets and stuff for the kids.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Linda! I should probably clarify what I mean by kid-friendly. This is usually a pretty quick stop, so something not fancy with good pizza is really what we're after. I just don't want to bring kids (and my grimy self after a day of skiing!) into a "nice" or romantic, couples kind of place. I'd actually prefer something not so kid friendly as Chuck E. Cheese

Anyone know of anything good off of 93?
post #4 of 15
There's a place called Derry Pizza & Restaurant off exit 4 (go east on 102 past the Ben Franklin's on the left), haven't been there but it seems like a good fit, maybe someone else has a review? I know it's Italian and has a kids' menu.

For a hole in the wall Greek place, there is Salem House of Pizza off exit 2, head east, just across 28 on the left. Everything on the menu rocks.

Vegetarian can be tough to deal with, good luck. My daughter made the decision at 5 and she's 12 now... wife is diabetic and celiac... so much for family dinners!
post #5 of 15
Alley cat...Manchester NH
post #6 of 15
Closest grocery store and grab yourself a DiGiorno 4 cheese stuffed crust. Man they are good!
post #7 of 15
Go to Pizzeria Regina in Boston. It BLOWS away any other pizza in this country, bar none.

Polcari's, on route 1 in saugus, uses their pizza recipe, but the quality is slightly less.

Having had a house at Loon for many years, I don't honestly remember much good food along the way back to Boston, sorry.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
Go to Pizzeria Regina in Boston. It BLOWS away any other pizza in this country, bar none.

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I have to take issue on this point. although not between boston and the whites, If you want good pizza, head to NY. my personal favorite is littlevincents in hunthington, LI, but ANY NY Pizza is better than anything in new england!

(and I am from NE, and a Pats and sox fan...)
post #9 of 15
Here we go someone had to open up the New York/Boston thing...
Sigh... It's great to love where you eat, but don't assume its the best because you love it.
My favorite, is Bianci's in Revere beach, I love it, but am open to finding other places that rock too.
post #10 of 15
meh.

the BEST PIZZA ON EARTH was My Three Sons in Elizabeth NJ. now closed.

take your boston nyc philly nonsense away, lackeys!

(I'll settle for a little red, white and green on a napkin from a pizzeria in Montana)
post #11 of 15
Pizzeria Uno in Concord, NH might work out. It's right at exit 14 (Loudon Rd) easy on/off. I've never tried this but you might call ahead from your cel and have a pizza ready. I sometimes get a pizza to go from there and hit the road, let it cool enough to get "solid" but still warm...best technique for eating pizza while driving. Also for anyone travelling that route Cafe Monte Alto in Plymouth, an awesome coffee shop! right in the center of town.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by doublediamond223
Go to Pizzeria Regina in Boston. It BLOWS away any other pizza in this country, bar none.

Polcari's, on route 1 in saugus, uses their pizza recipe, but the quality is slightly less.

Having had a house at Loon for many years, I don't honestly remember much good food along the way back to Boston, sorry.
Is Regina's the one near Haymarket Square? The one I went to was sort of on a back St. It's hard to remember as it was 35 years ago and we were in Boston to go a Kinks concert at the Boston Tea Party across from Fenway. I don't remember much from back then but I still remember the pizza as being unbeleivable.
post #13 of 15
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Is Regina's the one near Haymarket Square? The one I went to was sort of on a back St. It's hard to remember as it was 35 years ago and we were in Boston to go a Kinks concert at the Boston Tea Party across from Fenway. I don't remember much from back then but I still remember the pizza as being unbeleivable.
The REAL, original location, where the pizza is best, is on Thatcher St. in the North End. It is a hole-in-the-wall kind of place, with small booths and mean waitresses, but the pizza is second to none. (10+ best of boston awards). The pepperoni, specifically, is amazing.
post #14 of 15
In Franconia if I'm not mistaken is GH Pizza, its really good, right along the main highway to Cannon. Bode Millers favorite place, and they do in fact have really good pizza.
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks for the suggestions, folks. while I agree that Regina's rocks, it's a bit too close to home for this purpose

last weekend we ended up at Papa Gino's, yuck.

maybe next time we'll try Derry or Salem House of Pizza, or hit Concord if we're hungry earlier.
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