The Absolute Best Pizza Places in New York City

Lets be honest, there’s no pizza like New York City pizza. 

Whether you prefer a perfectly fresh slice or a whole “pie” seasoned with your favorite toppings, NYC has it all. There’s a reason the city’s pizza quality has been praised for decades!

If you are not already drooling over the word pizza, keep reading to find out the best “New York style” pizza places in the Big Apple. 

Di Fara Pizza

You haven’t truly experienced pizza until you have had it in New York City. Di Fara Pizza is considered to be “the best of the best” by critics and locals. Every bite is a punch of flavor.

The round one pie comes covered in several cheeses and olive oil, while the crust is crunchy and salty. The pie’s fresh basil makes you wonder why every pizza isn’t covered with it. If you want a more zesty slice, get the square pie.

Di Fara’s mouthwatering pizzas are each handcrafted by the master, Domenico De Marco, who spent over 53 years perfecting his pizza with ingredients directly from Italy. Di Fara’s is notoriously expensive ($30 for a regular cheese pizza) and has over an hour wait, but it’s delicious!

Located:1424 Avenue K Brooklyn, NY 11230 

Joe’s Pizza

It’s all about the slice here, and no one does a simple, regular slice better than Joe’s.

Joe’s Pizza is known for serving classic New York street styled pizza, and is called the “Greenwich Village Institution.” This is the spot where each slice is truly as good as your last!

Located: 7 Carmine St. New York, NY 10014

Prince St. Pizza

 Noho’s Prince St. Pizza is the kin of square slices.

The three Sicilian styled slices offered have a crunchy bottom and soft inside, making it almost impossible to stop eating. It’s the type of pie you could eat in two seconds. If you want to be put in a food coma, definitely make your way to Prince St.

Located: 27 Prince St. A New York, NY 10012

Joe & Pat’s

Are you a thin crust pizza lover?

Joe & Pat’s, a.k.a. the best pizza on Staten Island since 1960, is known for its thin-crust, vodka-sauce pizza. The pizzas are crackery-thin and the cheese mixes into the sauce like tie-dye. While this is their most recommended pizza, they also serve delicious Italian food as well.

Is taking the ferry to Staten Island too far? Joe & Pat’s had opened their first ever Manhattan spot on the maps!

Located: 1758 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314

L&B Spumoni Gardens

If you are craving a doughy, thick pizza, L&B Spumoni Gardens is the place for you.

This pizza place is best known for its Sicilian pizza that’s thick and rectangle, with a crispy base and large amount of dough. It almost tastes like lasagna but better. If you have yet to try, go now!

Located: 2725 86th St. Brooklyn, NY 11223

Sauce Pizzeria

Want a place to eat your pizza and vibe? We’ve got the spot for you.

Sauce Pizzeria is more than a pizza shop, it’s your neighborhood pizza parlor that serves thin crust pies, Sicilian styled slices and homemade sauces. It’s definitely a “go-to” spot for those who want to eat and chill with friends in the aesthetically pleasing seating area.

But, what people really come back for is the sauce… it never disappoints!

Located: 345 East 12th St. New York, NY 10003

Which New York City pizza spot is your favorite? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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