These Are the 12 Best Pizza Places in New York City
From Lombardi’s OG coal-fired Neapolitan, to Prince Street’s famous Spicy Spring pizza.
New York is definitely no stranger to pizza, and with the amount of restaurants across the city, New Yorkers all have their own preference when it comes to the best joint in the Big Apple. This Italian specialty has been a part of the city’s food history ever since Gennaro Lombardi migrated from Italy in the 1890s and started selling pizzas in a small grocery store in Little Italy. Due to its popularity, Gennaro had to open up a separate pizzeria in 1905 called Lombardi’s.
Whether you’re a loyal fan of Lombardi’s coal-fired, thin-crust Neapolitan or you simply can’t get enough of Joe’s Pizza’s classic NY-style slice, our diverse list of the best pizzerias in New York City has got you covered. From Grimaldi’s Pizzeria situated in DUMBO, Brooklyn, all the way to Gotham Pizza on 9th Ave, read on and find out if your favorite made the cut.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the nine best pasta restaurants in NYC.
What to order: New York pie.
Location: 1617 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
What to order: Buffalo chicken pizza.
Location: 144 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Brooklyn
What to order: Brick Oven pizza, White pizza or The Original Large Pie.
Location: 1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria
What to order: A classic cheese pizza with its signature thin crust or the Tri-Pie.
Location: 168 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
What to order: A classic New York slice.
Location: 7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014
John’s of Bleecker Street
What to order: Brooklyn Style pizza, Coal Fired slice or the Cheese pie.
Location: 278 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
What to order: Original Margherita or White pizza.
Location: 32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
What to order: Brick Oven pizza (request to add basil and garlic atop your large pie, as well as a side of dipping sauce).
Location: 575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
What to order: Original Coal Oven pizza, Margherita pizza or Bolognese pizza.
Location: 2287 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10035
What to order: Benny Gee or Vegan Regina.
Location: 60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Prince Street Pizza
What to order: Pepperoni-loaded Spicy Spring pizza.
Location: 27 Prince St A, New York, NY 10012
What to order: Famous Original or Bee Sting pizza.
Location: 230 Park Ave, New York, NY 10169