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John's of Times Square
Ranked #248 of 14,378 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: Located in a unique 19th century church, the country's largest pizzeria is the perfect budget-friendly location for small and large groups to enjoy NY's famous thin-crust, brick oven pizza. Founded in 1997, John's is conveniently located in Times Square, and is the ideal restaurant to enjoy pre- and post-theater meals with family and friends. Capable of seating 400 people, John's can handle groups of any size gracefully in a NY minute
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We found out about this resterant through our New York Pass, when we arrived there was a que out of the door - this is always the sign of a good resterant. We qued for 45 mins to get a table, but we are glad we did. The food although expensive was tasty! We got sat near the front of the resterant so we didnt actually get to see inside, which is apparently impressive in itsself.

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Thank Lucyandscott25052012
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Friend's of ours living in New York recommended this place to meet and renew friendship on our recent visit to New York City. The restaurant is on 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. The restaurant is built in an old church, which was originally constructed in 1888 and converted to one of the largest pizzerias in town. It still has the stained glass windows, lighting and ornate cupola in the center of the dining room. They do not take reservations except for large parties so expect a wait on weekends. We went on a Saturday night around 7:00 pm and it was packed. The wait was about an hour. We had drinks while we waited and caught up on each other's lives. The time passed fairly quickly and our number came up on their large light board notifying us that our table was ready (the number they give you is not in numerical order so be sure to keep an eye on the light board so you don't miss your number when it comes up). Since the main dining room has high ceilings and holds a lot of people, it is fairly noisy but festive. If you order pizza, you start with a basic pizza Margherita, Bruschetta or White and then add additional toppings if you so desire (each topping adds an additional price based on the specific topping). The pizza is thin crust and baked in a brick oven which gives the pizza a crunchy, charred taste. The tomato sauce is more on the sweet side than acidic and spicy. We also ordered a Caesar salad and Fried Calamari. Although I like a thicker crust on my pizza (coming from the midwest) I really liked the thin, crispy and charred taste of the pizza. The salad was very good and enough for the four of us but the Calamari was a little bit greasy for our taste, still ok but not the best we'd ever had. If you are not in the mood for pizza, the menu also has many selections of pasta dishes as well as various meat entrees. They also have a nice dessert selection but we were too full to try anything. The prices are very reasonable for New York City and the overall quality and quantity were very good. If you are in the mood for pizza, this is not a bad choice.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I was in New York City on a business trip Monday November 11, 2013. A colleague of mine selected John's Pizzeria. He has lived in New York most of his life so he knew where to find good New York pizza. He picked well !

It is a very big place. It was an old church that still has the stain glass windows. The service was decent – it could have been better.

The food was excellent !

It is a noisy because there were a few very large groups of young kids.

I will go there again.

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Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Got food delivered last week when I stayed in a local hotel. Food arrived promptly, pizza and wings, was pretty average. Definitely not the best I had, but good.

Since there was such a long wait to get my order taken, seems like they were pretty busy , I was glad to get the food hot.

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Thank Ebony A
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We brought our son here for the first time yesterday for dinner. We love the pizza here. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful. The service is always fast and friendly. We also love a place that serves pitchers of beer.

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Thank BrianDonna1986
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