Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, grabbing a slice of authentic New York City pizza is a must while you’re in town. The heart and home of pizza in America, New York offers a plethora of true pizzeria institutions to choose from and narrowing it down can be a challenge, so read on for our pick of some of the best the city has to offer.
A true piece of New York foodie history, Lombardi’s was established in 1905 and is well known as ‘America’s First Pizzeria’. Still located in the heart of Little Italy, the pizzeria serves up no-nonsense coal-fired pizza with a simple and pared-back menu of original Margherita or specialty white pizza – a true slice of old-fashioned New York. Make sure you leave yourself time to wait – this place can get extremely busy as tourists flock to sample the original American pizza eatery.
80-year-old owner Dom DeMarco still makes almost every pizza by hand at this Brooklyn institution, considered by many as the best in New York City. DeMarco uses many ingredients imported specially from Italy to create the perfect pie, which customers have been enjoying at this Avenue J joint since 1964. It gets seriously busy, so expect a line out the door at popular times, but regulars will tell you it’s well worth the wait.
For a more contemporary take on the classic NY, pie try Roberta’s in Bushwick. This hip pizzeria has a laid-back-cool vibe that perfectly fits with its Brooklyn location. There is an outdoor Tiki bar where you can have a couple of drinks while waiting to sample the delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas on offer. Try the Crushed Velvet for a unique take on eggplant parmigiana, with a combination of mozzarella, pecorino, eggplant, toasted sesame seeds, and mint.
This Greenwich Village institution first had its door opened in 1975 by Naples-native Joe Pozzuoli, and at 75 years old he still owns and operates the establishment himself. Positioned on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine Street, Joe’s is an independent, single-location restaurant committed to the same simple philosophy as when it first opened – serving the best NY street slice with no fads or gimmicks. It’s popular with locals and tourists alike, and has been consistently well rated in publications such as Time Out and New York Magazine. In 2009 GQ Magazine even named Joe’s Pizza as one of ‘The Best 25 Pizzas on Earth’.
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