Three-Unit Family Restaurant Fills Neighborhood Niche

(Belmont, Mass…August 1, 2007) The team behind the sustainably-focused Stone Hearth Pizza Co. is thrilled to share the good news that they just took home Boston magazine’s much sought-after Best of Boston® West award for Best Pizza. Chef/General Manager Michael Ehlenfeldt, Co-founders/Co-owners Christopher Robbins and Jonathan Schwarz, and Operations Manager/Finance Director Melissa Klein celebrated this exhilarating accomplishment together last night at the Best of Boston party at South Boston’s Carson Beach.

The group attributes their success to the wonderful support of the Belmont, Needham and Sudbury, Mass., communities, the partnerships they hold with dedicated local producers, and the fantastic behind-the-line and front-of-the-house teams that make Stone Hearth Pizza a friendly and delicious neighborhood hot spot, day after day.

The August 2007 issue of Boston magazine writes:

“…you can’t do better than the thin, chewy-crusted pies at Stone Hearth Pizza. If rarified toppings like arugula, white beans, Yukon gold potatoes, hot Thai peppers, and all-beef, nitrate-free pepperoni sound a smidge pretentious–well, yea, they are. But they also make a mighty tasty pizza.”

Stop in soon to congratulate the Stone Hearth folks yourselves, and check out Chef Ehlenfeldt’s August specials: BBQ chicken pizza with charred peppers, red onions and scallions and Watermelon salad with local greens dressed in balsamic vinaigrette. Click here for a full menu.

About Stone Hearth Pizza Co.
Stone Hearth Pizza Co. debuted in August 2005 in Belmont, Mass., when longtime friends Christopher Robbins and Jonathan Schwarz leveraged a combined 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience to open an upscale neighborhood dining spot based on their shared core values: friendship, good food and family. The company’s commitment to sourcing sustainable, organic and, whenever possible, local ingredients ensures a superior product, supports family farming, protects natural resources and strengthens local economies. Chef and general manager Michael Ehlenfeldt’s menu offers both classic and unexpected varieties of Neapolitan-style, oven-fired pizzas, as well as a regional beer and wine list. A second location in Sudbury, Mass., opened in May 2006, and a third location in Needham, Mass., opened in April 2007. Plans for more locations are in the works. Visit to learn more.

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