When it comes to a mouth watering slice of of real Neapolitan style pizza, there are three elements that must be executed with loving authenticity: sauce, cheese, and crust. If one ingredient under performs, it's always a disappointing experience.
My friend recently brought me to Prides Pizza and promised me it was worth the caloric splurge. Three slices later, I was tempted to relocate to Beverly. The owner makes his sauce using his late grandmother's recipe, originating in their homeland of Italy. Not too sweet, not too thick, it marries perfectly with a savoy blend of cheeses. The crust holds up to the pizza-fold test, optimizing the amount of pie you can fit in your mouth. The dough is crusty on the outside, chewy on the inside - a buttery delicious crust you wouldn't think of tossing to the side.
This pizza would make any Italian proud. I'm already planning my next trip to Prides and can't recommend this place highly enough. One taste and you'll be hooked.
Pros: Trifecta of sauce, cheese, crust
Cons: Extremely addictive pizza