NYC'S BEST PIZZA
One thing that continues to get better and better around New York City is its pizza. From quick street-style slices, to those truly Italian in creation, those simple in spirit and the idiosyncratic pies loaded with extravagant toppings
...this is your ultimate guide to NYC PIZZA.
slices & pies
The classic NYC street-style pizza joint (by-the slice or a full pie), Joe's Famous Pizza, is a “Greenwich Village institution” and has since expanded to many locations around the city.
7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)
150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)
211 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
1435 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 (Times Square)
16 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Brooklyn)
A popular Nolita pizza shop specializing in square pizzas and New York-style pies. Available by the slice or as a whole pie, all of the pizzas are named after streets in SoHo. The space is tiny and aside from a few counters, there isn't much seating. Prepare to wait on line (worth it) and eat your slice on the street like a true New Yorker.
27 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 (SoHo)
Huge & hearty artisanal pizzas loaded with toppings in flavorful combinations like their namesake Artichoke Pie (artichoke hearts, spinach, a white cream sauce, mozzarella and pecorino romano cheese).
321 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)
114 10th Avenue New York, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
111 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012 (Greenwich Village)
22-56 31st Street Astoria NY, 11105 (Queens)
148 N 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Williamsburg)
Wyckoff Ave & Troutman St Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
Prepare for hand snipped basil & an hour+ wait. This no-frills spot is made famous by the guy who makes the pies, Domenico DeMarco who has been making them himself since the early ‘60s. Di Fara's pies are straight up New York pizza, topped with sweet tomato sauce, a salty mix of cheeses, fresh basil, and a drizzle of oil.
1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
“Pizzaiolo Caporuscio forms and punches dough, tops it with San Marzano tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella—the classic!— and fires quickly in a wood-fired oven built by experts from Naples. Charred with desirable air pockets, this pizza proves that perfection can be found in simplicity and it’s a New York City favorite.” - Alain Ducasse
271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
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Popular neighborhood eatery (and favorite of many celebrities) serves thin-crust classic Neapolitan style pizza, with a small selection of toppings like peppers, shallots and pepperoni. BYOB, cash only.
575 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Carroll Gardens)
Photo Credit: Evan Sung
Compared to its older sister Emily — the beloved Clinton Hill pizzeria and burger joint — Emmy Squared has similarities but also a major, key difference: Detroit-style pies. The pizza here is rectangular (not round) and utilizes the "frico" technique, in which cheese is drizzled onto the edges of the pie to create a crispy brown exterior.
364 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
83 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)
404 12th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
A family-run, Italian-American, neighborhood ristorante and pizzeria in the heart of Nolita famous for their pizzas — such as the vodka pie and the Rubirosa Supreme — classic dishes like mini rice balls and meatballs alongside a wide array of pastas made fresh in-house daily. A dark space with a homey and comfortable atmosphere welcomes every occasion, from family-style group dining to drinks and antipastos at the bar.
1235 Mulberry Street New York, NY 10012
There's nothing game-changing or trendy about Lil Frankie’s Neapolitan-style pizza, but when a pie is just plain good—and consistent—it’s just great. The crust comes out of a custom brick oven looking like an inflatable pool: An airy, outer cornicione puffs to the max with charred bubbles, while its softer middle holds up to dollops of mozzarella and whole leaves of fresh basil and spicy salami.
19 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)
Cozy Brooklyn spot with a creative, non-gimmicky take on Neapolitan-style pies, topped with next-level ingredients like house-pickled pineapple, Canadian bacon, pastrami and Mike’s Hot Honey. The Cherry Jones—made with fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, prosciutto, dried Bing cherries, and orange blossom honey—is a thing of beauty. There's also a long list of vegan options and a "secret pizza" list at the back of the menu.
60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Neighborhood spot with an old-school wood-burning oven churns out everything from pies to Italian-American classics. The Margherita is pure and simple, while The White Album is decadent with freshly-pulled mozzarella, ricotta, Provel, pecorino, parmesan, and bèchamel.
63 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002 (LES)
376 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 (Clinton Hill)
A hip, fast-casual take on the slice joint, with thin Roman-style slices, personal pies, amazing appetizers, and mini champagne bottles. The pies on the menu are divided into red and white categories—you can't go wrong with either.
98 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)
It only take 90 seconds for this spot to create a mouth watering pizza, and only about 60 seconds to devour it. Located just across the street from Meatpacking’s Whitney Museum and Highline Park, Simo Pizza is the perfect spot for a post-museum bite or a casual/quick dinner. With standout pizzas such as Cacio E Pepe, traditional Margarita, and the Diavola (spicy pepperoni), you’re sure to find something to satisfy anyone's cravings (and for $10 and under)!
90 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY (Meatpacking)
Get your firey pies at the fast-casual outpost of Brooklyn famous 'Za. Whether year-round at the Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall or seasonally at their outdoor markets.