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Best Pizza

Matthew's Pizza

3131 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-8755

Posted 9/17/1997

We know a guy who always took his first dates to Matthews Pizza on Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown. If they didn't like the pizza, it was their last date. One day, he was double-dating and the three others in his party weren't too crazy about Matthews' fare. They left, he stayed-and ate all four pies. Today, 30 years later, that guy claims that was the best night of his life. Matthews still serves up exactly the same pies it's been serving up for more than half a century. The plate-sized, deep dish delights are inconceivably tasty. There's nothing fancy-schmancy about Matthews' pies; the menu offers a mere seven choices, and four of those are simply different choices of cheese toppings. You can pick up your purchase or even buy frozen pizzas at Matthews, but the restaurant itself is worth the visit. Bring your own beer or wine if you wish and sit back and soak in the atmosphere. We can almost guarantee that on any given night you'll find two teenagers, making nervous small talk, doing the Matthew's Pizza taste test. Because Matthews is kind of Highlandtown's shack d'amour. One taste of the pie and you'll understand why.

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Other Awards for Best Pizza:

Joe Squared, 9/17/2008

Zella's, 9/19/2007

Iggies, 9/20/2006

Fortunato Brothers, 9/21/2005

Tutti Gusti, 9/22/2004

Matthew's Pizza, 9/17/2003

Angelo's Restaurant and Carry Out, 9/18/2002

Bella Roma, 9/19/2001

Donna's four-cheese pizza, 9/13/2000

Gil's Pizza, 9/15/1999

All Awards for Matthew''s Pizza:

Best Pizza Fries, 9/20/2006

Best Pizza, 9/17/2003

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