East Boston is a melting pot with many ethnic groups, restaurants and a surprising stunning view of Boston harbor from Piers Park.  Italian Express Pizzeria is a small neighborhood restaurant made famous by Food Network’s Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It’s the authentic Italian food that brought Guy here not once but twice.  In fact, the episode has been shown 45 times and the most requested from Guy’s show.

Owner/Chef Jim and Chris

Owner/Chef Jim and Chris


Owner/chef Jim Iannuzzi learned to cook from his Nonni and convinced me to order pasta carbonara because it’s made “the right way” and I can attest to that!  He perfected his pizza dough in Pisa and has pots of homemade soup simmering while rolling out pasta.  I happened to arrive between bustling lunch and dinner and not in the summer with a 2 hour waiting time.  Guy was right about this place and no wonder he keeps returning.

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