One of the most popular and long-lasting pizza restaurants in Boston's North End has been named one of the 2018 "America's Classics" by the James Beard Foundation.
Galleria Umberto was one of the five restaurants across the country that received the honor this year which honor "regional establishments, often family-owned, that are cherished for their quality food, local character, and lasting appeal."
Galleria Umberto, a North End staple for the past four decades, is a cash-only pizza place known for its long lines and amazingly delicious Sicilian slices. If you want to try it out soon, you'll want to get there early. The shop closes after all the pizza they've made for the day sells out.
The James Beard Awards are one of the most prestigious honors for restaurants. The "American Classics" award focuses more on smaller, neighborhood restaurants that have been serving great food for a long time.