Kaitlyn Quinn & Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff
Two Lasell students ventured off to find the tastiest and most affordable pizza in the Newton area. Tom’s Pizza of Aburndale, NY Pie of Waltham, and Campus Center Cafe were selected. Brianna sampled cheese pizza while Kaitlyn sampled pepperoni.
423 Lexington Street Auburndale, MA 02466 (617) 969-4979
A slice of cheese pizza came to $1.70. The pizza was ready to serve. The slice was surprisingly hot and tasted fresh. It was a little heavier on the cheese, lighter on the sauce, and very greasy. The pizza and the outside crust were thick. There are few seating options with a handful of small booths. Overall: Good size slice for the affordable price. 4.5 out of 5 stars
A slice of pepperoni pizza is $2.00. The pizza is fresh and hot out of the oven. The pizza is greasy, but with lots of cheese and pepperoni and a thick crust; the grease is no problem. The customer service was great from the minute we walked in to the second we left. You need to be able to walk or drive to Tom’s because they do not deliver. For an average size of pizza, the price is definitely right. 4.5 out of 5 stars
Campus Center Cafe
Arnow Campus Center, Seminary Ave, Lasell College
Two different size options of small or large. A small pizza is $2.99, while a large pizza is $5.29. The difference in size is either half a flatbread or a whole one. This pizza was made fresh and to the specific order. The small cheese pizza was hot and fresh loaded with cheese and sauce. This made it a little bit messy to eat but it was not too greasy. The pizza was made on a flatbread and was thin and crunchy with not much of an outside crust. 4 out of 5 stars
A small square pepperoni flatbread pizza is $2.99. It is made fresh for you when you order. It is a thin pizza with lots of pepperoni and sauce. There is minimal grease and it is definitely the healthiest option of the three pizza choices. 4 out of 5 stars
934 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02451 (781) 373-1548
An enormous slice of cheese pizza came to $2.94. This pizza was also ready to serve. It did not taste very fresh and it was clear it had been sitting out for quite a while. The bottom of the pizza was warm but the sauce and cheese were cold. It was heavier on the sauce than on the cheese. The crust was a little thinner because of the enor- mous size and not too much grease on the top. No seating was available except for five stools facing the traffic. 3 out of 5 stars
A slice of pepperoni pizza is also $2.94. That may seem pricey, but the pizza sizes are about double what you would expect. The pizza was lukewarm and extremely greasy. The pizza itself is very saucy and has a thin crust. There wasn’t much pepperoni on the pizza and it took awhile to receive the actual pieces of pizza, while they were sitting on the counter behind the registers. However, you do not need to leave your dorm, as NY Pie does do delivery. 2.5 out of 5 stars
Each pizza slice option has their positives and negatives. If you are looking for a cheaper option with a short walk, Tom’s Pizza is the best option. Tom’s Pizza is not only the cheapest but it is fresh and tasty. The only downside is they do not deliver so in order to eat it, you need to walk or drive over. NY Pie definitely had the biggest slice of pizza for an option at a reasonable price. The pizza was not as hot or fresh but if you do not want to leave your dorm, they will deliver it right to you. Campus Center Cafe is no question the most convenient option. It is also the healthiest option, as the pizza is made fresh as it is ordered. The downside is it is the priciest out of all three options.
We unanimously agree that the best pick was Tom’s Pizza. Not only was it the cheapest, which every college student can appreciate, but it was a reasonable size, tasteful, hot and fresh. It is definitely worth taking the shuttle to Shaw’s and walking to Tom’s from there.