Best of NH 2020 Pizzerias & Ethnic Food Restaurants

Try a world of cuisine right here in New Hampshire. This list has it all – burritos, Chinese, rustic Italian and plenty of pizza.

Editor’s Picks

Pizza Disguised as a Salad

Darren Garnick100x100by Darren Garnick
The “Tree Hugger” pizza at the 1750 Taphouse restaurant in Bedford is a virtual farmers market: carmelized onions, bell peppers, mixed mushrooms, spinach, black olives, tomatoes and artichoke hearts. I like to order it with extra tomato sauce, forcing the pizza to become a sixth-grade engineering project to see if the crust will collapse under duress. The 1750 Taphouse is overly generous with their toppings, making this a definite knife-and-fork pizza. If that’s not enough veggies for you, try a side order of grilled shishito peppers prepared Russian roulette-style. One out of every 20 peppers is “dangerously hot.”

California-Approved Tacos

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by Michael Hauptly-Pierce
As a 20-plus-year resident of California, which was before I was a 20-plus-resident of New Hampshire, I take my tacos pretty seriously.  As Dr. Leary will tell you, with tacos, set and setting are everything. Great tacos are key, but give me The Experience. Joel and company at Dos Amigos Burritos in Concord deliver experience. In distant, sepia-toned memories, live music was playing during a tap takeover and crowds rejoiced, as we shall surely see again. When the refried beans hit the fan, Dos was one of the first in Concord to offer takeout, and they kept Concord fed for weeks. Super-fresh fish tacos on housemade blue corn tortillas are my go-to, with spicy mayo and extra chips, because their chips are awesome all by themselves.

Pizza and a View

Victoriaarlen100x100by Victoria Arlen
I was born and raised in New Hampshire, and even though I live in LA, I will always call New Hampshire home. Lake Winnipesaukee is my all-time favorite spot to be — my family has a home there and it has been my happy place for as long as I can remember. The beautiful thing about Lake Winni (aside from the insanely amazing views) is that you can explore for hours. Over the years, my family and I have created quite a few family traditions, one of which is getting pizza by boat at Nolan’s Brick Oven Bistro in Wolfeboro. The pizza is delicious and out of this world. Whether we are dining in or taking pizza to go while watching the sunset by boat, the experience never disappoints. It is pretty much a staple stop whenever we have company in town visiting.

Readers’ Poll Winners

Burrito Me
Laconia and Plymouth

Burritos Multilocation Local
Dos Amigos Burritos
Portsmouth, Dover and Concord

Chinese Restaurant
Lilac Blossom

Greek Restaurant

Indian Restaurant
Taj India/New Taj India
Manchester and Nashua,

Irish Pub
Patrick’s Pub

Italian Restaurant
Patty B’s Ristorante Italiano

Italian Restaurant Multilocation Local
Fratello’s Italian Grille
Manchester, Laconia and Nashua

Japanese Restaurant

Mediterranean Restaurant
Matbah Mediterranean Cuisine

Mexican Restaurant
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana

Mexican Restaurant Multilocation Local
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Overall
La Festa Brick & Brew Pizza

Pizzeria Concord Area
Constantly Pizza
Concord, Penacook

Pizzeria Concord Area Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region
Ziggy’s Pizza
West Lebanon and Sunapee

Pizzeria Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Multilocation Regional
Pizza Chef
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Great North Woods
The Burg

Pizzeria Lakes Region
Tilton House of Pizza

Pizzeria Manchester Area
Alley Cat Pizza

Pizzeria Manchester Area Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Monadnock Region
Athens Pizza House and Restaurant
(603) 352-5370

Pizzeria Nashua Area
Nashua House of Pizza

Pizzeria Nashua Area Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Salem Area
Granfanallys Pizza Pub

Pizzeria Salem Area Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Seacoast Region
The Community Oven
Epping and Hampton

Pizzeria Seacoast Region Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza
Multiple Locations

Pizzeria White Mountains Region
Boston Brothers Pizza
North Conway

Pizzeria White Mountains Region Multilocation Regional
Flatbread Company
North Conway and Hampton

Pizzeria Gourmet
900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Taco Beyondo

Tacos Multilocation Local
Las Olas Taqueria
Exeter, Hampton and Wells, Maine

Thai Restaurant
Thai Smile/Thai Smile 2
Plymouth, Durham,


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