NEW YORK CITY PIZZA:
YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST

No food is more native to the big apple than New York City pizza. And, no one is more passionate about pizza than New Yorkers. State your favorite pizza, and if someone has an opposing view, you’re likely to be attacked! Let’s face it, there are pizza shops on just about every corner of the city. But, you should treat yourself to the best pizza you can get. It’s a very cheap, affordable lunch, dinner or snack! After you try samples from my New York City Pizza list, you’re likely to view this delicacy in a whole new light! Some of the city's best pizza is found in Brooklyn. See my picks below!

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BEST NEW YORK CITY PIZZA

Di Fara Pizzeria
1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn
718-258-1367
In the midst of a very modest facility, Di Fara turns out traditional style (not brick oven) and square pizza by the slice or pie. (Expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your pie or slice!) The crust is quite delicious and ingredient's freshness are evident, however, in my humble opinion, the pizza is just merely good. Is it worth $5 a slice? Uh, no. Many places rate this place very highly, so I've kept it on my list recognizing that everyone's taste is different. But, I won't be going back.


Franny's
348 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
718-230-0221
Dedicated to running an environmentally responsible business, Franny's pizza is known to be the 'best' to many. Franny's has a food and wine menu in addition to their pizza. My opinion: the pizza is delicious, a bit sparse on the cheese for $17 per pizza (a bit larger than a personal pie--it's for one.)

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
19 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn
718-858-4300
56 Avenue of the Americas
212-255-2144
462 2nd Avenue
646-833-7076
Other locations in Queens and Hoboken, NJ
Grimaldi's is my favorite pizza in the world. I actually go there on my birthday. A Grimaldi pizza (whole pies only) and a glass of wine is my idea of heaven. If you visit the original in Brooklyn, after dinner, take a leisurely walk to the water and take in the spectacular views of Manhattan. I love their pizza and the prices are fair!


John's Pizzeria
Times Square Area
260 West 44th Street
212-391-7560
Bleecker Street Area
831 3rd Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets
212-980-4315
Good, New York-style pizza! Not my favorite, but others love it.


Keste Pizza & Vino
271 Bleecker Street
212-243-1500
The authentic West Village pizzeria offers more than 50 different pies cooked in their wood fire oven! 


Lombardi's Pizzeria
32 Spring Street
212-941-7994
Great pizza from special coal ovens.

Marta
29 East 29th Street
(Between Park and Madison Avenues
212-651-3800
Crazy lines but worth the wait!

Motorino
349 East 12th Street
Between First and Second Avenues
212-777-2644
Motorino offers a variety of pies including some inventive one likes Brussels sprouts with smoked pancetta or the cherry-stone clam with parsley, lemon, and sea salt.  The crust is like nothing I've had before--extremely light and delicious.

Patsy's Pizzeria
2287 1st Avenue 
Between 117th and 118th Streets 
212-534-9783 
Enjoy slices and pies from the coal-fired oven. Open since 1932. 


Roberta's Pizza
261 Moore Street, Brooklyn
718-417-1118
I took a pizza making class at the Brooklyn Kitchen hosted by Roberta's. The class was a lot of fun and we turned out the best pizza that I have ever had in my life! So, I couldn't wait to visit the actual restaurant. We visited Roberta's last weekend. On the outside, the restaurant is so unassuming that you'll wonder what the heck you are getting yourself into. However, once you enter, you'll see that it's a very trendy type of place. All items on the menu were really excellent. The pizza was VERY good, however, not as good as we turned out in the class. I will return.


Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano
1524 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn
Coney Island
718-372-8606
Upper East Side Locations:
1544 Second Avenue
Between 80th and 81st Streets
212-327-2800
462 2nd Avenue
Between 26th and 27th Streets
212-213-8800
Delicious brick-oven pizza sold by the pie. They've been making pizza for more than 90 years! I've been to the Coney Island location and it's delish. The storefront is far from fancy.



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