The Worcester Style Pizza


Posted: January 12, 2017

Every major city has its own take on what makes a great slice of pizza. Deep dish, cracker thin, no sauce, just sauce, novelty toppings, square slice, wedge slice…the list goes on. However, in the heart of Massachusetts, the old guard agrees on a well greased round pan, tomato paste, and easy-melting mozzarella. 


Dacosta's Pizza Bakery (Photo for MassFoodies by Belisle Photography)

The Pioneers of Pizza

If you’re looking to explore the pioneers of Worcester’s pizza scene, look no farther than The Wonder Bar on Shrewsbury Street. Order a Tomato Sauce and Cheese pie for $10 and soak up 80 years of tradition.

Greek Style Crust 

The Greek community has contributed a great deal (if not everything) to Worcester’s distinct pizza profile. No one does Greek style crust better than Jason’s Pizza of June Street, established in 1961. A personal 10” pie will run you just $5.50. Bring friends! Order any four pies and get a fifth cheese pizza for free.


Dacosta’s Pizza Bakery (Photo for Mass Foodies by Belisle Images)

Best for Delivery

If you’re looking for ease of delivery, Blue Jeans has worked hard to remain relevant for over 25 years. Order online and pizza will appear at your doorstep in no time, or visit the restaurant on Park Ave. and watch the hand tossed dough take shape before your eyes. 

New School Pizza Joints

Worcester is filled with classic pizzerias on every corner. If you’ve got your heart set on a new school slice, try Volturno, Dacosta’s Pizza Bakery, Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern, and Birchtree Bread Co. for a taste of something different.

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