This week’s weekly YELP e-mail dealt with the best New York pizza places. They list nine below, all of which I’d suggest checking out.
Yogi Berra once remarked, “Cut the pizza into fours because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” However you slice it, we New Yorkers take our pizza seriously, and while we’re not Gangs of New York divided over who’s got the perfect pie, it’s pretty darn close.
Some say it’s in the water and others say it’s in the gluten. Either way, there’s no denying the fact that John’s on Bleecker serves up pizza so tasty, it had Megan C smiling like her “underwear was made of hundred dollar bills.” If you have the time and the dough Lauren C guarantees satisfaction at Nick’s, where “the pizza is effing incredible. Incredible!”
Sometimes a little (ok, a lot) of booze helps sway the praise for a given slice – just ask Darbi W, who sings praise for Bleecker Street Pizza as the “Lord God King Ruler of All Pizza.” Even without a beer appetizer, if you’ve ever heard the expression “it’s to die for,” Anna L promises that “whoever came up with it must have been referring to Luzzo’s,” whose buffalo pizza pulls rank.
There are some places locals wish the tourists would forget; just ask Steven V who’s been working to “induce pizza amnesia” about Artichoke Basille’s through his Yelp review. Those five stars are hard to forget, Steven! And while Lombardi’s has monstrous waits, Michelle L considers them quite possibly the best on Earth! And to quell your queue anxiety, she tells us that “they have a bar upstairs so you can hang out there and have a beer or glass of wine while you wait.”
Thinking outside the (pizza) box, Katie M insists that the gluten-free crust from Mozzarelli’s “is the most similar to what I remember as being pizza-licious,” while Cafe Viva Natural Pizza serves up “vegan slices that are a dream” for Justine S. If you’d rather stick to the originals, follow Russel F uptown, where he remains fiercely loyal to the original Patsy’s, a joint that “retains the smoky charm of vanished Italian Harlem.” Or ask Chun L who hit Totonno’s on the UES and discovered a “pizza second only to divine intervention.”
We could really go on at this point, but we’re getting hungry, and besides, isn’t it time you joined the Great Pizza Debate yourself?