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Best pizza in NYC?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Renault78law, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    We had lunch out at L & B Spumoni yesterday - was OK
     
  2. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Joe's on the corner?! Puh-leaze, bro. It's not even the best pizza on the block.
     
  3. bradp

    bradp Senior member

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    well then what is
     
  4. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    John's, although I don't think either are in the upper echelon of pizza right now. John's might crack the top 15, but probably not. Another place a few doors down called Keste is really good, but I only had their pistachio and sausage pizza which is too esoteric to build a reputation on. They also serve some gluten free shit, which is admittedly contemptible.
     
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  5. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Last time I was at John's (at least a year ago), they were using the regular cheap pepperoni and also shredded cheese, which I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it was mozz. I haven't been to the one in the theater district (is it still there?) in over 10 yrs. A decent pie in mid/uptown is Angelo's on 57th. The building had a coal overn in there forever so they built the pizzeria around it.
     
  6. Jbravo

    Jbravo Senior member

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    The best NY slice I've had recently was in.... Berlin (Germany). The place is called Villa di Wow. Run by a Spaniard from NYC.
     
  7. StephenHero

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    Alright, I kind of take back what I said. I had a slice at Joe's last night and it was bonkers good. It has a uniquely charred crust for a regular slice. Maybe it is better than John's.
     
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    Nice! I love the flavor of the sauce and level of greasiness in addition to crust texture. I actually haven't had johns but will try this week. Will report back
     
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    Joe┬┤s is great
     
  10. Jbravo

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    John's on Bleeker str. is pretty good imo. i dont mind grated mozzarella on a NY style. Keste is very good but you can't really compare these two as they are two different things: classic NYC brick oven pizza and la vera pizza Napoletana baked in a wood fired oven.
     
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    Great slice on the UWS: Sal and Carmines on B'way at 101st.
     
  12. dmbp

    dmbp Well-Known Member

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    This is the truth.

    What's not to love about Lucali?

    The ambiance is there
    The menu is direct (there is no menu. Do you want pizza, or calzones?)
    The hours are "exclusive," which to be honest is not a bad thing.
    and of course, it's BYOB.


    Oh... and it's the best pizza in the city.
     
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  13. bradp

    bradp Senior member

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    Tried to go to lucali twice in two different years. Wasn't happening either time. If you have a job, forget about getting there early enough to get a table.
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    Lucali is unquestionably in the top tier of pizza in this city, but I'd certainly not say it's the best.
     
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    the problem with places that have 2 hour waits is that the wait becomes part of the experience and the attraction, and that's clearly something that should stay in San Francisco.
     
  16. aravenel

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    The wait at Lucali isn't too bad if you can go early on an off night. Luckily, we live just a couple of blocks away, so if you head home from work a bit early (or go on a holiday weekend) you can get in right when they open without too much of a problem.

    Honestly, the best thing at Lucali isn't even the pizza, it's the calzones. There are easily a dozen other places in the city that make pizza just as good as Lucali's, but their calzones are out of this world. Best thing on the menu by far.
     
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    Any dodgy pizza place around little italy
     
  18. deepitm

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    Just wrapping up a NYC jaunt. Hit up:

    Joe's Pizza on Carmine in the Village. Very solid. Went with a slice of fresh mozz.
    Prince Street Pizza in Nolita. Very good. A little sweeter. Went w a slice of Sicilian style pepperoni. Had those pieces of pep that turn into tiny little grease bowls. Love those.
    Patsy's. Went to the location on the UES. Pretty darn good. Had heard a lot of people rag on it abt it becoming a chain and what not. Still a really solid pie. Standard pepperoni pie.

    I have had John's, Grimaldi's, Lombardi's, Two Boots, and others on previous trips, but I must say I thought that all of the 3 I went to this time really held their own. Still haven't had the patience for Lucali yet.
     
  19. bradp

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    slipped my mind to mention this a few months back upthread, but i think my favorite pizza in nyc (or at least favorite in a tie with joe's) is rose pizza at penn station. It never fails to satisfy me. had a slice at 10 am yesterday (breakfast of champions) on the way back to visit my parents on LI.
     

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