We’re not going to screw around. In our quest to find the ultimate slice, we wanted to introduce you to… our NYC Best Pizza Cheat Sheet.
Admit it, there are so many joints in New York City, it’ll make your head spin. We wanted to make it easy. So here’s a best pizza list not to be missed… from the village to the boroughs.
146 W. HOUSTON WEST VILLAGE, NY 10012
With artisanal Neapolitan pizza using the freshest ingredients in innovative combinations, these slices are made by authentic pizzaiolos from Italy (yum) and cooked by wood-fire in their brick oven. It’s been named a Critic’s choice by The New York Times and deemed ‘consistently excellent.’
32 SPRING ST NEW YORK, NY 10012
The oldest pizzeria in the US. Lombari’s was originally a grocery when, in 1905, they began serving pizza. Need we say more? This is a New York institution and they know how to do it right. Now getouttaheah.
278 BLEECKER ST NEW YORK, NY 10014
Can you believe these mofo’s have been around since 1929? Serving the same thin-crust pizzas from the same old recipe. Like a fine wine, pizza recipes only get better with age.
2287 1ST AVE NEW YORK, NY 10035
Okay, the place is run or trained by guys named Gennaro Lombardi and founder Pasquale “Patsy” Lancieri. It’s like the Godfather on dough.
Una Pizza Napoletana
349 E 12TH ST NEW YORK, NY 10003
Mellow, wood-fired, crisp and chewy. When you’re in the hood, do the wood.
Di Fara Pizzeria
1424 AVENUE J BROOKLYN, NY 11230
Motz, motz and more motz. Okay, that’s not really how you say it, but these thin-crust gems keep the BK dwellers happy. Loads of cheese, grated Padano and freshly cut basil. Some say it’s the best in NYC.
Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitano
1524 NEPTUNE AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11224
Neptune Avenue, baby! We love Brookie and we love Totonno’s original Coney Island location. This place has a crew of fans who are true pizza lovers.
295 FLATBUSH AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11217
Gotta love Park Slope with its sustainable attitude and co-op ways. The owners here use renewable energy, made up of 35% wind power and 65% small hydroelectric power. This new spot keeps the neighbors happy by opting for farm-fresh and fancy-free. We hear the pizzas aren’t very large (about the size of a large plate) and they don’t come cheap, but the ingredients are fresh, the cocktails unique, and the apps are said to make up for your over-the-top gluttonous cheese and dough cravings.
575 HENRY ST BROOKLYN, NY 11231
They say Carroll Gardens is the place to get the pie. You be the judge. This newbie spot has seen the likes of Jay Z and Beyonce and offers flavorful brick-oven pies in a rustic setting. De-lish (but make sure you get there early and expect a wait). It’s also BYOB.