The Ultimate Pizza Guide: The Best Pizza Restaurants in New York

The Ultimate Pizza Guide The Best Pizza Restaurants in New York

Hey, you hungry pizza lovers! If you’re in the Big Apple and looking for a slice (or a whole pie), you’re in for a real treat. New York City is the land of pizza paradise, with some of the best pizza places in the world. From the classic margherita to some crazy and creative toppings, this guide will help you find the most scrumptious pizza joints in NYC. Don’t be a fool and miss out on this slice of heaven; let’s pizza party!

As Joshua Wood, the CEO of Bloc, a hospitality tech company, said, “The best pizza comes from New York City, and the best New York City pizza comes from the small coal-fired ovens from grass roots venues.” So, get ready to explore New York, Brooklyn and beyond for the ultimate pizza experience.

1. Di Fara Pizza

Brooklynites, listen up! You gotta try Di Fara Pizza in Midwood. This joint is famous for its thin crust pizza with just the right amount of char. Domenico DeMarco, the owner, has been slinging pies for over 50 years and let me tell you, his Neapolitan-style pizza is worth the wait in line. Trust me, once you take that first bite, you’ll understand why the place is always packed. Get ready to have your taste buds blown away!

2. Lombardi’s Pizza

Lombardi’s Pizza in Nolita is considered by many to be the first pizzeria in the United States. They’ve been serving classic pizza since 1905 and are known for their coal-fired brick oven pizzas. Their margherita pizza is a must-try, using only the freshest ingredients including San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala. It’s no wonder that Lombardi’s is always busy – it’s a slice of history that you don’t want to miss.

3. Goodfellas

If you’re craving some authentic Italian cuisine, then you need to check out Goodfellas, the restaurant in Staten Island. It may be quite far from Manhattan, but trust us, it’s worth the trip. From the homemade pasta to the classic meatballs, Goodfellas serves up all your favorite Italian dishes and pizza with a side of New York charm. And make sure to save room for dessert – the tiramisu is to die for. Trust me, this is one restaurant you don’t want to miss.

3. Roberta’s Pizza

Craving a pizza that’s not your average Joe? Make your way to Roberta’s Pizza in the cool Bushwick hood of Brooklyn. This joint is all about unique eats with toppings like pork belly and sweet honey on their wood-fired pies. Don’t worry, they also serve up classic options for the traditionalists out there. Plus, they have a sweet outdoor area that’s perfect for kicking back with buds and enjoying some pie.

4. Juliana’s Pizza

If you’re on the hunt for some mouth-watering pizza in New York, look no further than Juliana’s Pizza in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. This joint is the brainchild of the legendary Patsy Grimaldi, who’s been slinging pies for over six decades. And let me tell you, these coal-fired brick oven creations are the real deal – crispy crusts, flavour-packed sauce, and an array of fresh toppings to choose from. Oh, and did I mention the view? You’ll be gawking at the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline while getting your pizza fix. Don’t miss out on this must-visit spot!

5. Lucali

If you’re in Brooklyn looking for a romantic spot and some thin-crust goodness, head to Lucali in Carroll Gardens. This intimate joint has got all the feels with dim lighting and candlelit tables. And let’s talk about that pizza – it’s not overloaded with toppings, but what they do serve is fresh and downright scrumptious. It’s the perfect place to show your date some love or celebrate a special occasion. Don’t miss out on this slice of heaven!

New York City is the ultimate destination for pizza lovers. We hope this guide has helped you discover the best pizza restaurants in the city, from classic pies to inventive toppings. So, grab a slice and enjoy! As Joshua Wood said, “Pizza is a universal language, and in New York City, it speaks with a Brooklyn accent.”

Scott Hamlin
Scott is the editor-in-chief of Spice Market New York. He is also an author and publisher of his own craft.