Before the last patches of snow finally melt, cozy up at these wood-fired pizzerias for a bit of warmth.
345 Congress St.
If size matters, then Pastoral’s imported 6,000 pound wood-fired oven is the hands-down winner of all things pizza—it can cook 77 pizzas in just 15 minutes. Can’t do a sit-down dinner? There’s a to-go counter where you can grab a personal-sized pizza.
Sacco’s Bowl Haven
45 Day St., Somerville
Organic food, free-range meats, an open kitchen, bowling, and pizza — it isn’t hard to see why Sacco’s has been a hit in Somerville, the Brooklyn of Massachusetts. Warm up by the heat of the oven or work up a beer-assisted sweat with a quick game as you attempt to nail some candlepins.
Stoked Pizza Co.
Locations vary, see website
For the days when the craving for pizza strikes at random, Stoked Pizza Co. offers a food truck complete with a wood-fired pizza oven. For the vegans and vegetarians out there, Stoked also offers options and substitutions so that no one is denied the chance to indulge.
Max and Leo’s
352 Washington St., Newton
Created by local twins Max and Leo Candidus, this namesake pizzeria delivers a pizza that even the most socially conscious can enjoy—they use a virtually emission-free anthracite coal rather than wood. This update allows for ridiculously hot temperatures (about 900 degrees), meaning each pizza is done in just a few minutes.