Just west of Boston, sits the tiny Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza. By being pretty popular and only having some bar seating and a table or two, Max & Leo’s is definitely not for the claustrophobic. However, their pizza is worth it if you are lucky enough to get a seat, and they offer carry-out as well. Plus, they can take your order while you wait for a seat, and their coal-fired oven cranks out pies pretty quickly at 900 degrees.
Max & Leo’s coal-fired oven creates a charred edge to their pizzas’ crust. However, the rest of it is soft and moist, making their crust cooked very well in my opinion. The sauce is somewhat sweet, and their meats are salty and full of flavor. Overall, the pizzas at Max & Leo’s are thin and greasy just as pizza should be on the East Coast, and I enjoyed them.
What I Ate: Sausage and Pepperoni
Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza
325 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458