If you’re a fan of the nationwide Detroit-style pizza trend, there’s a new spot in Boston.
Detroit Pizza Co. will open in Brighton’s Oak Square district in early August. The restaurant, which offers take-out and delivery only, plans to introduce customers to a kind of pizza that has become a national favorite while growing its presence in Boston. Owner Anastasios Anastassiadis, who has worked in pizzerias for most of his life, said he’s excited to see Bostonians turn to this signature dish.
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“I grew up in the pizza industry,” Anastasiadis said. “I have been in this business for over 20 years now.
Detroit-style pizza is a deep-dish rectangular pizza that is cooked in a blue steel pan. Wisconsin brick cheese is spread to the edges, caramelized and baked to a crisp. Anastasiadis says the dough is fluffy and similar to focaccia. The Detroit Pizza Company puts the cheese first, then the toppings and sauces, with some exceptions.
Detroit Pizza Co.’s menu includes several specialties. These include the Motor City Roni featuring Cup and Char Pepperoni and Shaved Fontina. OG Buffalo is made with fresh buffalo chicken and a ranch or blue cheese dressing. Patrons can also build their own pizza by choosing toppings such as sausage, thick-cut smoked bacon, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and Mike’s Hot His Honey. For those who want to eat something other than pizza, you can enjoy salads, chicken wings and tenders, and soft drinks.
Boston.com readers are familiar with their pizza. A recent Greater Boston Pizza Guide recommends over 100 restaurants and lists Regina Pizzeria as the most popular. New pizzerias are set to open in the area, with the Sally’s Apizza chain offering New Haven-style pizza in Woburn Village and Seaport later this year, each scheduled to open in 2024.
Anastasiadis said he wants to bring Detroit-style pizza, often overlooked in Boston, to the Brighton area.
“Anyone can try this pizza,” he said. “There are a lot of students in the area, a lot of young professionals, a lot of people just working in the area.
Detroit Pizza Co., 600 A Washington St., Brighton