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my top three square pizza slices -- any others i should try?

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instrumental Jul 13, 2006 01:38 PM

(1) de marco's
(2) l&b spumoni
(3) difara

i'm pretty sure demarco's has the best square slice on the planet. crisp bottom, tangy sweet sauce, perfect blend of cheese, and so light to bite down on! i tried difara's square last night, hoping it would be even better, but the texture was a bit heavier, cheese a little too strong.

i've tried the squares elsewhere in the city (not so much in brooklyn, yet) but so far nothing else deserves to be on this list. any suggestions???

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  1. guttergourmet RE: instrumental Jul 13, 2006 01:41 PM

    I'd change the order to DiFara's, DeMarco's (a good but pale imitation of the father) and footnote L&B with the caveat only if you like tomato pies. I'd add Adriennes (Wall Street sister of Nick's) square grandma old fashioned to the list and if you are a fan of L&B then the pizza truck at various locations.

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      dkstar1 RE: guttergourmet Sep 12, 2006 08:45 PM

      If L&B is anything like the premade, rock hard "dough" they use in the pizza trucks, I won't be going any time soon.

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        guttergourmet RE: dkstar1 Sep 14, 2006 02:02 AM

        L&B much better (and fresher) than the pizza trucks again if you like tomato pies. Add Vinny Vincenz on 1st avenue and 13th the the square slice pantheon.

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      eastvillager RE: instrumental Jul 13, 2006 03:02 PM

      my fav in the city is vinny vincenz on 1st ave right below 14th. i usually get the plain or with arugula or basil only. the crust is crispy and the sauce is slightly sweet. plus, they have dollar glasses of beer while you wait.

      i found this while googling for the name: http://www.sliceny.com/archives/2004/...

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        guttergourmet RE: eastvillager Sep 12, 2006 07:32 PM

        good call

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        Desidero RE: instrumental Sep 12, 2006 08:25 PM

        The square slices at Famous Ben's on Thompson and Spring are excellent. I wish I could say as much for their round slices.

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          sushiman RE: instrumental Sep 12, 2006 08:42 PM

          Anyone tried Krunch up on Second Ave. yet?

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            sjjn RE: sushiman Oct 3, 2006 12:20 AM

            Been there twice for lunch. Had most of their slices and they are pretty good if not slightly expensive. The White slice has been my fav so far.

            If this post is sicilian slices than Frank's on 23rd between park and lex is my #1.

          2. dkstar1 RE: instrumental Sep 12, 2006 08:43 PM

            Adrienne's PizzaBar.

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              Beans RE: instrumental Sep 12, 2006 08:43 PM

              I'd put Sullivan Street Bakery's square slices in the mix, even though they are just about a different genre in themselves.

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                Bill L RE: instrumental Sep 12, 2006 08:57 PM

                Ben's Pizza on Spring Street next to Metropolitan Lumber. Try the one with onions and fresh tomatoes.

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                  jenniebnyc RE: Bill L Sep 13, 2006 12:34 AM

                  I vote for Ben's too.

                  There is a new place on 52 and 2nd called KRUNCH. Might be worth a try.

                2. thievery RE: instrumental Sep 12, 2006 09:17 PM

                  it's a dive, but the grandma's slice at maffei's (22nd & 6th) is damn tasty. no threat to the top 3, but worth a try if you're in the neighborhood.

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                    jona2325 RE: thievery Sep 13, 2006 02:00 AM

                    I agree with thievery - Maffei's is very good. I haven't been to the three instrumental first listed but I went to Pala (Allen just south of Houston) recently and thought it was even better than Maffei's...in fact, I've been back about three times now.

                  2. Mickey Blue RE: instrumental Sep 14, 2006 02:28 PM

                    You MUST try Adrienne's Pizza Bar. Its the talk of the town!

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                      JamesB RE: instrumental Sep 14, 2006 05:02 PM

                      The top three slices you have not tried, in order of preference:

                      1) New Park Pizza - Howard Beach
                      2) Pizza Box - Bleecker b/w McDougal and Sullivan
                      3) Naples 45- NE corner of Grand Central

                      1. Polecat RE: instrumental Sep 19, 2006 01:54 AM

                        Try the sicilian slice at Rose & Joe's Bakery in Astoria, under the El near Ditmars. Next to the otherworldly slice at L&B's, this place gets my vote.

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