I think for how big the slices are, NY Pizza on Tremont/Mass Ave is 'affordable', even with toppings.The best affordable slices I can think of are Harvard House of Pizza (Greek, Cambridge), Angelina's (Italian, Somerville), and Pinocchio's (Sicilian, Cambridge). Anything in Boston proper?
Regarding Sal's, it's pretty mediocre but I don't think it's too big of a ripoff considering how enormous the slices are (from what I can remember, it's been a while since I ate at one).
NY isn't about hot dogs anymore. It's all about dollar pizza now. I've lived off that shit when times were tough.Was just in NYC and stayed in midtown. There were at least 5 shops selling $.99 pizza slices that were actually pretty decent. Hard to believe that can't exist in Boston
When I lived in NYC, I thought the dollar slices were usually terrible.NY isn't about hot dogs anymore. It's all about dollar pizza now. I've lived off that shit when times were tough.
Regina is great, so are Santarpio's and the Pleasant (you are totally wrong about their pie and other menu offerings). But I think the issue is that these are singular places against dozens of mediocre places. The contrast with New York is two fold:Are we not mentioning Regina's because it's generally understood to be the best pizza in Boston or are we doing the hipster, nose-in-air, "Askually, Regina's is very over-rated" thing?
I'll admit the the chain pizza isn't as good as the original location stuff but it's still a lot better than ever other chain pizza and the original location is still the best pizza in Boston.
I'll also give a shout out to Tony's in West Roxbury as one of my personal favs and say that I think the pizza from the Pleasant in Rozzie gets way too much love. (Though the Pleasant itself is a very cool place, the entire menu kinda sucks).