By Krista Dejulio & Samantha Plumley – Co-Editor-in-Chief & 1851 Staff
With four locations, Oath Craft Pizza is slowly taking over the watering mouths of pizza lovers everywhere. The original restaurant, with “a mil- lion dollar view,” is located on Nantucket and doesn’t want to be just another pizza place. The restaurant was created with the idea of giving back, sustainability and to just have really good pizza. The restaurant succeeds in just that.
Walking into Oath Craft Pizza, you might think it’s just another hipster-like, craft pizza place but without sounding cliché, it’s so much more. You have your fresh tomatoes, cheese, basil, pesto, mushrooms, chicken, the works. But it is so much more than just throwing your favorite ingredients together and calling it a pizza. They claim to make the pizza in 90 seconds and they deliver within that short time frame.
The pizza is made right in front your eyes, the pizzas either being half or wholes. After ordering a half, you’ll wish you ordered a whole for lunch the next day (or to even finish in one sitting). The dough is perhaps the best part of the pizza. It is made extremely light, tasting like fried dough, but doesn’t take away the taste of the main ingredients.
Although the wait is short, it is excruciating. Watching customers already enjoying their slices is torture. People-watching out the window would be a better distraction if the aroma of melting cheese didn’t waft through the restaurant.
The cozy Chestnut Hill location is inviting with earth tones represented in the decor. In large letters on the right wall “this is a happy place” is spelled out, confirming suspicions of delicious pizza. Sitting at the tables or the bar by the window with friends and sharing a pizza is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or a free common hour. The playlist of indie-rock is golden and an added bonus that is almost as good as the pizza.
The menu features the standard cheese and pepperoni options for picky eaters. Gluten conscious customers will easily find something to eat, especially with labeled toppings. The main attraction is the menu section of pizzas with delicious and creative topping combinations. The Muffled Trushroom is loaded with mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan cheese and roasted mushrooms topped off with a superb truffle sauce. Each bite in the light slice is full of flavor.
Salads are the alternative for a diner not in the mood for pizza. The stand-out is the John Hancock salad with mixed greens, roasted cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, red onion and feta. Before making the difficult decision of what to order be sure to check out the specials board for more heavenly pies and salads.
The three locations that are a little closer to home as opposed to Nantucket are inside South Station (700 Atlantic Avenue, Boston), Chestnut Hill Square (210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill) and Davis Square (280 Elm Street, Somerville) all accessible by T.