I do not know how many times I have eaten on Hanover Street in the North End and never set foot into Galleria Umberto. I lived in the North End for some time and I am saddened that I never knew about the popular and inexpensive lunch time spot, next to the Sovereign Bank. Better late than never.
During the prime time lunch window, the line was nearly out the door and it took us around 20 minutes to order. Once we got the front, the counter staff greeted us and gave us a few minutes to compose our order and pay (cash only). Unfortunately, we only had one choice of flavors for pizza. Cheese. I appreciate the no frills atmosphere and what you see is what you get. However, I wish there were some slices of pepperoni pizza. I have a weakness for pepperoni.
There was a perfect ratio of lightly sweet sauce and soft and chewy cheese interior and crispy cheese exterior. The square shaped crust was so tasty and had a perfect crunch at the edge. One slice was not enough.