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Jul 8, 2004 11:26 AM

NYC-style thin crust pizza

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I'll be in Toronto in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone knows of good, thin crust, NYC-style pizza there. Preferably cooked in a brick oven.

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  1. First, I have to say I don't know what a NYC-style pizza is. All I know, in TO yellow pages, a place called New York Pizza, 96 Gerrard St. East, advertises "authentic Italian Food". Their Phone No.: 416-977-1836 - Hope you find what you want!

    1. I've lived in the Toronto-area my whole life, with they exception of the last few years - in NYC.

      I've never seen or tried pizza in Ontario that vaguely resembles NY pizza. Why... I'm not sure. But I think your best bet is to try and forget about a NY style pizza, and try and enjoy good "Canadian pizza" for what it is (although, man, it's tough when you've had a good NY pie).

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      1. re: Dan in LIC

        I'm going to NYC in a couple of weeks. Any suggestions where I should go to try an authentic NYC pizza?

        I'll be staying in Manhattan - times square area.

          1. re: RYP


            Lombardi's on Spring Street is the city's oldest pizzeria (1905), albeit at slightly a new location. Amazing (try the meatballs)

            Patsy's (Harlem location - don't be afraid) is another terrific, very simple-style New York pie.

            If you want to cross over into Brooklyn, give Grimaldi's a try, then swing by the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.

            (and if you're in the mood for the ultimate Chowhound experience, take the rather extended trip to the Coney Island area for a square slice at DiFara's)

            The key to a New York pie is the relationship of the crust to the sauce to the cheese. I find the tendency in Canada is to load up pizzas with a ton of toppings. Try to avoid this in New York - single item pizzas cook a lot more evenly, and you'll get a much better end result.

            Have fun! (and be sure to comb the Manhattan and outer borough boards for a zillion great recs)

        1. Never been to New York, but for thin crust, we love ordering from Gerrard Pizza (Daforth and Coxwell). Very thin crust, delicious toppings. They don't deliver however; eat in or pick up only.