The Best Pizza Places to Visit in New York City
When it comes to Pizza, New York City takes the crown. Sorry Italy, sorry Chicago, its no contest. There are an endless number of pizza places to try in New York and new restaurants and gimmicks (pizza in a cone?) are popping up all the time.
Some of the new restaurants are my favorite, and some old standing are still the best.
Motorino, with two locations (one in the East Village and one in Williamsburg) serves a delicious authentic Neapolitan style pizza pie. The dough is cooked to perfection, on the fluffier side, and the mozzarella cheese is incredibly fresh. My favorite pie from here has to be the Brussels sprouts with pancetta.
When it comes to coal oven pies, Lombardi’s on Spring Street takes the cake. Well-known as the oldest pizzeria in New York City, Lombardi’s is constantly packed with tourists. This is one place that is worth the wait though. The pies are enormous and have an authentic New York style taste.
There are several arguments about the best slice in the city. A lot of people like Joe’s in the West Village, but I prefer Bleecker Street Pizza. It’s a clean, simple slice that is on the crispier side. No wonder the food network awarded this as the best slice in all of New York City.
If you don’t mind traveling for your slice, then Brooklyn is a must visit. Between Lucali, Grimaldi’s and Franny’s, Brooklyn is stacked with some of the best slices in all of the city.
Lucali is my favorite of the aforementioned three and although the slices are some of the most expensive out there ($5 a slice!) and the line is usually around the block, it’s well worth it. I love Lucali and only wish I could head out there more often.