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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria

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734 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-6325
+1 212-749-1111
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10:00 - 23:00
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Miami Beach, Florida
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic New York pizza that tastes like a summer afternoon in Brooklyn being served up to the very inauthentic UWS soccer moms and their ageing frat boy husbands. What makes this place so great isn't only their pizza craftsmanship, but also in their careful selection of the purest ingredients. Famiglia bottles and uses only its own mountain spring water from... More 

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Irvine, CA
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639 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is said that the best pizza in New York is the one that's close by. I like the sentiment, but it's also important to know what you like. The crust at Famous Famiglia is a bit too thick and, consequently, not crunchy enough.

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Boulder, Colorado
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597 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Quick slice of pie on the run. Very good it was the real thing I'd hoped for in New York. Took the edge off until dinner

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Thank David B
Krakow, Poland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Really good pizza, we ate there all the time during our weekly stay in NY (changing only for nearby Little Italy which I also recommend). I've been to Italy many times (being from Poland, it's quite close) and I don't remember eating better pizza.

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Thank Sylwia S
Montreal, Canada
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Good pizza for a quick meal. Don't go there for a romantic outing or if you want to have a long dinner. Is a counter service on trays but it's steel quality and tasty food nonetheless. I had pizza and my partner had a calzone. He regretted it a little as it was precooked and the guy sliced it opened... More 

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Thank SimonL_Mtl
New York City, New York
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

If you like your pizza to taste like a giant glob of cheese with ketchup you will like this. Plenty of better places in the area. This is just disgusting. One slice will sit in your gut for a week

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We have spent hours eating slices at the 96th and Amsterdam Famous Famiglia. It was the lunch and early dinner stop, the place to play ISpy with the murals and photos of famous people, and the place to check in with one of FF's royalty, Michael. He is in the photo of the pie competitions, spinning a crust.

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Thank GenNYC
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We were just talking a stroll around the area when we felt hungry and stumbled into this place for lunch. As if turned out, we were really lucky! What an excellent slice of pizza! The portion was big and, needless to say, delicious! Certainly, one of the best slices of pizza I ever had. If you are in the area,... More 

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Rovaniemi
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We were walking around the area on our way back to our hotel and stumbled upon this place. Turns out it's the original location for Famiglia. The pizza was great, true classic feel to it. Staff was busy and nice. Will definately visit again for a pepperoni slice!

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Thank Jussi L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend took me here claiming it was the best pizza and when I looked at it, it didn't really look like anything special but MAN! Was I wrong! Best pizza my tastebuds have ever tasted! I wish they had this pizzeria back home because it was the BEST!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-6325
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-749-1111

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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