Best of NH 2022 Pizzerias & Ethnic Food Restaurants

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Editor’s Picks

Exile Burrito

From Editor’s Pick Exile Burrito

Burrito Oasis
“Living in Berlin,” notes veteran-turned-restaurateur Adam Hammil, “can feel like you’re living in exile.” The former Coast Guard chef embraced the perception of Berlin — that it’s the “forgotten stepchild of New Hampshire,” he says — by naming his restaurant Exile Burrito. The fusion menu includes burgers, sandwiches and “ugly fries” doused in queso, sautéed onions and their Exile sauce (you can add beef to the mix as well), but the highlight is the design-your-own-burrito section. It’s got the usual suspects — carne asada, grilled chicken, carnitas — plus some more unexpected choices, such as cauliflower rice, Mexican quinoa and the option to substitute rice and beans with tater tots (the same goes for the fries). So next time you’re exploring the Great North Woods, make sure to fuel up in Berlin.

Community Staple
This recognition is long overdue — about 22 years or so — but we’re finally in on the not-at-all-well-kept secret that is Don Quijote on Union Street in Manchester. Owner Sandra Almonte’s menu has developed over the two-plus decades since she first opened the doors, growing from primarily Dominican flavors to incorporating more influences as other Latino immigrants settled in the state. It’s hard to choose any one item on the menu, but a few excellence places to start include mofongo (smashed green plantain stuffed with mojo sauce and chicarron), pernil (citrus marinated roasted pork) and beef or chicken empanadas.

Transport to the Caribbean
The Karibbean restaurant in Lebanon is far from Haiti and Jamaica, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting the food. You really can’t go wrong here, but a standout is the jerk pork served with Haitian-style rice and beans (diri kole). There’s also jerk chicken, stewed oxtail, fish steamed with butter, onion, garlic, coconut milk and okra, Caribbean pumpkin soup and more great dishes to try. Or maybe just stop in for your morning caffeine dose with their authentic Haitian coffee.

Readers’ Poll Winners

Burrito Me

Burrito Multilocation Local
California Burritos

Chinese Restaurant
Lilac Blossom

Greek Restaurant

Indian Restaurant
Taste of India

Irish Pub
The Peddler’s Daughter

Italian Restaurant (tie)
Villaggio Ristorante

Italian Restaurant (tie)
Fratello’s Italian Grille
Manchester and Laconia

Japanese Restaurant (tie)

Japanese Restaurant (tie)
Masa Japanese Steak House

Japanese Restaurant (tie)

Mediterranean Restaurant
Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Martini Lounge

Mexican Restaurant
Cielito Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant Multilocation Local
La Carreta

Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Overall winner
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
Charlie Mac’s Pizzeria

Derry and Warner

Pizzeria Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Multilocation Local
Ziggy’s Pizza

West Lebanon and Sunapee

Pizzeria Great North Woods Region
The Burg


Pizzeria Lakes Region
Tilton House of Pizza


Pizzeria Lakes Region Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza

Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Manchester Area
Alley Cat Pizzeria


Pizzeria Manchester Area Multilocation Regional
Sal’s Pizza

Multiple Locations

Pizzeria Monadnock Region
Zizza Pizza

Pizzeria Nashua Area
OakCraft Pizza

Pizzeria Nashua Area /Multilocation Local
Kendall Pond Pizza

Windham, Dover and Hudson

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
The Flatbread Company

North Conway and Hampton

Pizzeria White Mountains Region
Tartaglia’s Pizza

Pizzeria White Mountains Region Multilocation Regional
The Flatbread Company

North Conway and Hampton

Pizzeria Gourmet
900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

B’s Tacos & More

Tacos Multilocation Local
La Carreta
Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth, Derry and Londonderry

Thai Restaurant
Sara Thai

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