Joe’s

This classic slice joint is a Greenwich Village institution. Unlike other places you’ll see in this round up, you don’t have to buy a whole pie here. Stop for a uniquely New York snack.

7 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-1182

 

Motorino

The pizza here has won the heart of The New York Times food critic Sam Sifton, who called it “the city’s best”. The artisanal pies are puffy and charred around the edges and the crust is pliable even when cold. Try the one topped with brussel sprouts, it is different but delicious.

319 Graham Ave (between Ainslie St & Devoe St)

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 599-8899

349 E 12th St. (between 2nd Ave & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-2644

 

Di Fara’s

The thin crust pizzas here can be just a little wet in the middle but are absolutely delicious. They are worth the trek to this little pizza shop in Midwood, Brooklyn. The store is full of character and watching pizza maestro, Domenico De Marco work is almost magical. De Marco’s hands seem to be made of asbestos as he feels each pie for doneness. When he tears fresh basil over the piping hot pies, the aroma is intoxicating.

1424 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230

(718) 258-1367

 

Lombari’s

Though often criticised as too touristy, locals know this place can always be counted on for a quality pie. After all, it was founded in 1905, making it the oldest pizzeria in the United States. There has been plenty of time to perfect the recipe. Lombardi’s is a solid bet for those who like super-crisp crusts.

 32 Spring St. (between Mott St & Mulberry St)
New York, NY 10012

(212) 941-7994

 

Grimaldi’s

At this Brooklyn pizza spot, look forward to uncommonly fresh toppings and a quaint atmosphere, complete red-chequered tablecloths. But prepare to wait, reservations aren't accepted and there is always a long line.

19 Old Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 858-4300

 

Hungry for more? In a pizza-crazed city like New York, the options are endless. This list simply gives you a taste of what is on offer. For more information on where the locals go, check out guides like Zagat or even noted pizza blogs like Slice. Food tours can also be informative. With some research, any visitor can have the best pizza experience!