When you think New York, you think pizza. New Yorkers know their stuff when it comes to sauce, crust and cheese, and tourists come to the city on the lookout for the perfect slice. It’s hard to decide where to go while searching for the greatest pie in the city, so here’s a list of the 10 best pizza places in New York to get you started.
10. Speedy Romeo
Speedy Romeo is an artisanal pizza joint that made Michelin’s 2014 Bib Gourmand list. Not only does the restaurant have a cozy atmosphere and a wood burning oven, their pies have awesome names like “The Dangerfield” and “The Dick Dale”.
Jay-Z proclaimed on Jimmy Kimmel that Lucali’s was the best pizza joint in the city “by far.” The chefs make each pie and calzone with fresh ingredients. You’ll be thinking about the sauce for days afterwards.
The lineup always found outside of Marta does not lie. Their menu may be on the pricier side, but it’s well worth it. The pizza toppings are unique, delicious, and will satisfy the hungriest New Yorker.
7. Joe’s Pizza
Joe’s Pizza has been deemed a Greenwich Village institution. Featured in the film Spider Man, their simple toppings and thin crust are even good by superhero standards. New York Magazine called the pizza at Joe’s “slices of heaven.” With three locations in NY, you’re in luck if you’re downtown or in Brooklyn.
SRO is a speakeasy, a bar, and a pizza place. You have to get to it through a secret door, disguised as an arcade game, inside a burger joint. SRO offers up six different kinds of pies, all named after New York City streets.
5. Toby’s Public House
Toby’s Public House is a pub that makes some of the greatest brick oven pizza in the city. Their selection ranges from a seafood pizza with shrimp and mussels to a smoked pancetta pizza with black garlic.
There’s a place in Williamsburg called Motorino that is changing the pizza game. They’re putting brussel sprouts on pizza and making it taste shockingly good. Warning: you’ll eat a whole pie yourself.
3. Lil’ Frankie’s
Lil’ Frankie’s, located in the East Village, has some crazy good pizza thanks to their wood burning oven. You’re also extremely likely to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity while dining here.
Roberta’s has developed a following like no other in Brooklyn, due to their five-star pizza and hipster charm. There’s usually a long wait for a table, but it’s worth it, and in the warmer months you can sit in the backyard garden area.
1. Kesté Pizza & Vino
Kesté Pizza & Vino has been rated the number one pizza in the city by New York magazine. Fitting, seeing as how Kesté literally means “this is it”. The restaurant is just a little hole in the wall, but they’re serving up authentic Italian pies like no other.