Ipswich’s Best Pizza


Brian Milano and Toby Adams

Ipswich, MA is well known for its beautiful beaches and famous clams, but an underrated aspect of the town is the variety of delicious pizza places. Each has its own unique atmosphere, style, and flavor. In this review, we will take a closer look at five of the most popular pizza places in Ipswich, discussing their menu options, atmosphere, and customer reviews. We created our own intricate rating system to find out which restaurant is the best overall place to go to for a fresh pie.

Our rating system consists of six different aspects of a pizza: sauce, cheese, crust, droop, price, and service. Due to the many different styles of pizza offered by each restaurant, we did our best to remove any bias for particular styles and simply rated each aspect based on appeal. The sauce rating was simply based on the amount of sauce and the flavor of it. The cheese rating was mostly dependent on the taste but was also affected by the texture. The crust rating reflected how much we liked it based on the style they went for. The droop rating was based on the flop of the pizza and the amount of grease used. The price rating was based on the size of the pizza compared to the price, to find out the best value for your dollar. Lastly, the service rating was based on the customer service we received when ordering and receiving our pizza.

Pomodori’s is a popular pizza place in Ipswich. The restaurant features a range of pasta dishes, including spaghetti carbonara, fettuccine Alfredo, and lasagna, as well as seafood dishes, such as shrimp scampi, grilled salmon, and lobster ravioli. Customers have praised Pomodori’s for its welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly service. The restaurant was recently purchased by an Ipswich family, adding to its local  appeal. The Ipswich family must be doing something right as Pomodori was awarded the top customer service rating on our elite scale. Unfortunately though, Pomodori lacked high ratings in the crust and droop categories, which led to its lower end rating of 6.7. 

The Choate Bridge Pub is a historic restaurant and bar located in Ipswich. The pub offers a menu of classic American pub fare, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of appetizers, as well as a range of pizza options. The interior of the pub is cozy and welcoming, with wood paneling adding to the historic charm of the building. Overall, the Choate Bridge Pub is a beloved local institution that offers a taste of history along with good food and drink. The Pub has a unique pie. The crust of the Choate Bridge Pub is what sets them apart from the rest. It is a much thicker and tastier crust with a great crunch, receiving the highest rating of 9.1. Though the price of the pie from this cash only restaurant is what held them back from the races. The Choate Bridge Pub received a final grade of 8.2.

Ipswich House of Pizza is a casual, family-friendly pizza place that offers a variety of Italian dishes, including pizza, calzones, subs, pasta dishes, salads, and more. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and offers both dine-in and take-out options. Customers praise the restaurant for its affordable prices, delicious food, and friendly service. After testing the pizza at IHOP we concluded that their cheese and crust were their strongest factors earning a 8.8 and 8.6 respectively, while their sauce was clearly not their strong suit earning only a 6.1 on the pizza scale. Overall though this restaurant earned a final rating of 7.9, earning a podium third place finish.

Georgia’s is another popular pizza place in Ipswich, known for its variety of pizza options and flavorful sauce. The restaurant also offers gluten-free options for customers with dietary restrictions. Customers have praised Georgia’s for its crispy crust and variety of toppings, as well as its friendly service. We found that the praised crispy crust was similar to that of Pomodori’s located further down High Street, though Georgia’s crust received a rating of 6.2. Unfortunately for Georgia’s, the price of the pie and droop of the slice is what brought them down, receiving a 5.8 and 5.9 respectively. Overall, Georgia’s is a great place located in the center of Ipswich to buy a pizza, with a rating of 6.6.

Riverview is one of the most popular pizza places in Ipswich. The restaurant is located by the river and is known for its delicious pizza. The restaurant offers both dine-in and take-out options, and customers rave about the friendly service and delicious food. If you are looking for a classic pizza place with a cozy atmosphere, Riverview is the place to go. Riverview was recently reviewed by Barstool’s Dave Portnoy, who granted their pizza an above-average 8.2 rating. He was most fond of “the aesthetics of the place, which looks like it hasn’t been touched in a hundred years.” After our rigorous taste testing and grading, Riverview received an 8.8 rating. Soaring above the competition in both the sauce and price category, Riverview was the obvious champion of pizza in Ipswich.

 In conclusion, Ipswich is a town full of delicious pizza options, each with its own unique atmosphere and flavor. Whether you are looking for a classic pizza place with a cozy atmosphere or a restaurant with a range of Italian dishes, Ipswich has it all. With so many great pizza places to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is the best. Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal preference, so be sure to try them all and decide for yourself which one is your favorite. Using our rating system though, we found a clear winner. Riverview is the standout pizza joint in Ipswich.