Best Pizza in NYC
New Yorkers take their pizza seriously! 🍕🍕 Because this delicacy is one of New York’s most iconic dishes, there is a lot of selection out there and this wasn’t an easy list to put together. However, we have done the dirty work for you and have compiled our Top 10 favorite spots for some seriously good slices. Whether you prefer wood-fired, thin crust, deep dish, pizza by the slice, white sauce, red sauce, or just simply extra cheese, keep reading to find out our top picks! 🍕🍕
L & B Spumoni Gardens
2725 86th Street | Gravesend | Brooklyn
Deemed the best Sicilian slice in all of New York, L&B is the place to go for delicious pizza that’s a little different than most. Started by Italian immigrants in 1939, Spumoni Gardens is famous for their thick Sicilian pies as well as their delicious Italian ices. The Sicilian pie, or “square slice,” is comprised of a doughy yet thick crust, a thin layer of cheese, and is topped with their classic red sauce that is anything but ordinary. In addition to their mouthwatering pizza, try Spumoni Gardens’ famous ices. These ices fall in between an Italian Ice and gelato, and are simply delicious.
48 East 12th Street | Between University Place and Broadway | Union Square
Ribalta’s pizza tastes as if it was straight out of Italy. This cute little spot just a few blocks away from Union Square is a hidden gem. With around 20 different pizza creations to choose from, you cannot go wrong. Whether you have a gluten allergy, prefer white pizza to red, or you are in the mood for something different , Ribalta has got it all! We recommend trying the Peptio, Nerano or Nobile pizzas. Also, their appetizers are delicious as well. We like the meatballs and the sautéed shrimp.
1 Front Street | Between Dock St & York St | DUMBO | Brooklyn
If you’re looking for a fun activity and some delicious pizza, you should walk the Brooklyn Bridge and dine at Grimaldi’s. During the summertime, this is a great activity for visitors and New Yorkers alike. The views from the bridge never get old, and neither does Grimaldi’s pizza. Their pizza is as fresh as it gets and comes out of the oven warm, thin and crispy. And you can add a few toppings to your pizza as well if you’d like. Keep in mind that they do not take credit cards, so make sure to have some cash on you.
1082 Morris Park Ave | Morris Park | Bronx
Patricia’s has everything you could ever want from an Italian restaurant, including some pretty awesome pizza. While many come to Patricia’s for their amazing pasta, the Neapolitan pizza at this spot is extremely noteworthy. Their homey atmosphere is also a plus, and the service is great too!
Tip: make sure you save room for dessert! Their Nutella pizza is delicious.
364 Grand Street | Between Havemeyer St & Marcy Ave | Williamsburg
Sister restaurant to Emily, Emmy Squared is just as delicious. Unlike the original Emily, Emmy Squared offers up more appetizers and sandwich options compared to Emily. Interestingly enough, Emmy Squared serves both amazing pizza and amazing burgers. Emmy Squared is known for their Detroit style pizzas, so if you are looking for more of a unique slice in the Big Apple, you must head to Emmy Squared!
261 Moore Street | Between White and Bogart Streets | Williamsburg
With about 10 different types of personal pies to choose from, you cannot go wrong at Roberta’s. While they can now be found many food markets in New York, check out their flagship restaurant in Brooklyn to get the real Roberta’s experience. We recommend trying the Bee Sting Pizza, which has spicy soppressata and is drizzled with honey chili! You can also add any toppings you want for a few extra dollars!
32 Spring Street | Between Mott and Mulberry Streets | Nolita
Known as the first brick oven pizzeria in Manhattan, Lombardi’s is a foodie destination. Over 100 years ago, Lombardi’s was started by two Italian Immigrants and ever since it has been among the best in New York. Located just north of SoHo, this place is the real deal. Since they do not take reservations, be ready to wait in line. This wood-fired pizza cannot be beaten.
919 Fulton Street | Between Clinton & Waverly Ave | Brooklyn
The pizza at Emily is spot on. Since the venue isn’t huge and lines tend to form before opening (especially on weekends) you might want to get there early to beat the crowd. While they have four different categories of pizzas to choose from including “the reds,” “the whites,” “the pinks,” and “the greens,” you cannot go wrong with any of them. This place is definitely worth the adventure to Brooklyn!
235 Mulberry Street | Between Spring and Prince Streets | SoHo
Head over to Rubirosa for a real treat. This restaurant serves up amazing wood-fired pizza with unique toppings, and also offers delicious appetizers and pasta dishes as well! They also offer gluten free options. Honestly, you cannot go wrong at Rubirosa. The vodka sauce pizza is amazing, as is the “tie-dye pizza” – this thin crust specialty is a combination of pesto, marinara, and vodka sauce!
Di Fara Pizza
1424 Avenue J | Midwood | Brooklyn
Founded in 1964 and located in Midwood Brooklyn, Di Fara Pizza is consistently deemed some of the Best Pizza in New York City – no easy feat!
The legendary Domenico DeMarco (who is in his 80s) still makes every pie by hand while his friendly staff largely composed of his children take your order at the storefront window. The pizza was incredible and it was an amazing experience worth checking out.
Tip: Get a pie with 4 different types of slices (quarter pie each slice type)