If you’re not collecting rental income from foreign investors, then dropping $100 on lunch for one (which is possible at many Back Bay restaurants) is less than ideal. But eating an affordable but mediocre meal is also not a great solution, which is why you should head over to Dirty Water Dough on Newbury. There’s lots of good pizza available, on a thin, crispy crust made with IPA. If you decide to go for a whole pie (there are slices too), you’ll have interesting options to choose from - like the ones topped with mac and cheese or cola-marinated steak. Dirty Water also has another location in East Boston.
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Puro Ceviche Bar is Latin tapas place, and it’s our favorite restaurant on Newbury Street.
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T&B is a Union Square pizza place with some interesting toppings and seriously good crust.
Scampo at The Liberty Hotel
A hotel restaurant with the added benefit of being housed inside a 19th Century jail.
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Regina Pizzeria in the North End is the original and best location of Boston’s most famous pizza.
The Salty Pig
The Salty Pig serves pizza and substantial charcuterie and cheese boards across the street from the Back Bay train station.
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