T&B Pizza in Union Square isn’t your typical greasy-slice joint. Just down the street from their German tavern stronghold Bronwyn, owners Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann are out to serve elevated wood-fired pies on artisan crust with a chef-driven selection of toppings, alongside craft cocktails and awesome local beer.
The restaurant takes pride in its crust, serving both traditional thin Neapolitan and thick, buttery Roman al taglio-style, both of which take days to prep. Once you’ve decided, you can top that pie with toppings of your own choosing or pick one of the creative pies on offer, ranging from simple to sophisticated. While your pizza is crisping in the wood-fire oven, you can snack on shareable apps from wood-fired veggies to fancy pub food. Weekends are for brunching, and the chef’s dough-making skills are put to use making bagels to accompany your range of breakfast sammies and plates.
T&B is a cozy neighborhood nook perfect for unwinding with a pie and a pint. The copper-coated pizza oven casts a warm glow on the whole room, which is brick-lined and crisscrossed with wooden beams. Grab a stool at the wooden bar or lean on the rail and bask in the bustle, nobody’s going to judge your outfit here.
Just because it’s pizza doesn’t mean it can’t be fashion. Just like with the pie, T&B likes to offer something for everyone on the drink menu, meaning you’ll find a well-curated crafty draft list that takes cues from Bronwyn’s beer program and keeps things mostly local. But right next to the beer is a cocktail list that’ll give any bar in the city a run for its money, with infusions and house-made ingredients galore (with a separate list of breakfasty cocktails for brunch). If you like to sip from stemware with your pizza, there’s wine from all over the world available by the glass, featuring uncommon grapes at uncommonly reasonable prices.
251 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143