>> Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Stone Hearth Pizza was started by two MBA students last year. With an aim to reach the "underserved suburban markets," Stone Hearth Pizza has opened up in Sudbury, Needham, and Belmont. They buy fresh, local ingredients from nearby farms.
We went there recently with Bryan's parents to visit his aunt, who lives in Needham. We shared 5 pizzas were all very pleased with the food. The thin-crust pies are individual sized (they fit on a plate) and are quickly fired in the brick oven. What emerges is a delightfully crispy pizza topped with farm fresh ingredients. Many people picked as their favorite pizza the asparagus, arugula, and mushroom pizza (a special of the day). Another favorite was the "farm fresh" pizza, which contains fresh, local vegetables from the farm. Our farm fresh pizza had artichokes, roasted red peppers, arugula, tomatoes, and fresh mozarella cheese.
The restaurant has a decent choice of wine, beer, and even sparking wine as well (which is what I ordered). They also sell pizano (similar to a calzone) and gelato.
We enjoyed all the pizzas that we ordered at Stone Hearth. Although Bryan said he still liked Upper Crust better (and I agree), we still agreed that the pizza was very good and that if we were in the area, we would definitely return.