Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stone Hearth Pizza Co.

A few nights ago I was lucky enough to have dinner at my favorite pizza place in Boston - Stone Hearth. As if it wasn't enough that they offer gluten-free pizza and pasta, they also patronize local, organic farmers whenever possible! A match made in heaven.

We went to the cozy Cambridge location, whose handful of tables were filled with happy diners. I befriended an adorable toddler named Nora while we perused the menu. My two co-workers and I were most tempted by a classic Magherita and my go-to, the Peperonata. We were a little disappointed to find the GF crust only comes in one size, 12", so instead of splitting a large we ordered two smaller pies. The waitstaff seemed very cognizant of dietary restrictions, making the experience that much more enjoyable.

Every time I go to Stone Hearth I am impressed with their pizza, and I was not let down.
Our pizzas came out piping hot, smelling of fragrant basil and smoky cheese. Their crust is just how I like it - thin & perfectly crisp, with no strange or cloying flavors often found in GF breads. I can't get over how well the caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and fontina cheese blend in the Peperonata. My non-Celiac friends devoured the pizzas, unable to differentiate them from wheat-containing crusts.

Unfortunately we were unable to save room for dessert, but I was happy to see a number of GF options: brownies, cookies, and gelato! I should also mention they serve GF beer as well as Original Sin Hard Cider, one of my favorites.

So far, Stone Hearth is my top recommendation for Celiacs in Boston. Prices are reasonable (though they do add $2 charge to all menu items ordered GF), and there is a good variety. I hope in the future they offer more topping combinations on the GF crust, so far there are only four. Next time I vow to try a pasta dish and dessert!

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Stone Hearth Pizza Co.
1782 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140 (Map)
57 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478 (Map)
974 Great Plain Ave.
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 433-0600

1 comment:

Nita Van Zandt said...

I randomly found your blog and, living in NH, am thrilled you posted about a Boston restaurant. I'll go looking for them!