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steakman55 Oct 22, 2006 12:43 AM

As an afterthought to my post below re pre-theatre with my teenage daughter, she might actually prefer pizza once in NYC. Where should we go?? Thanks

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    socal boy Oct 22, 2006 07:22 AM

    Angelo's Pizza- close to the theatre district on 57th street. Try the fried zucchini and egglant appetizer.

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    1. re: socal boy
      Hungry Celeste Oct 24, 2006 03:01 PM

      The crust at Angelo's was pretty good, but the sauce--eh--not very inspiring. An okay pizza, but not great.

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      chow_gal Oct 22, 2006 03:07 PM

      John's at 44th for pie; Joe's on 6th ave/bleeker or is that carmine St.? for a slice eaten standing; DeMarco's Houston for either.

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        NAtiveNewYorker Oct 23, 2006 02:37 AM

        It's Carmine St., and I don't believe it's that good. Agree with DeMarco.

        On UES, Mimi's.

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        Manhattan4Life Oct 23, 2006 06:11 PM

        So after reading all these reviews of DeMarco I just went there for lunch. While the pizza looked like it should taste amazing, the sauce was bland, the crust cardboardy and overall it was really dissapointing.

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          Hungry Esquire Oct 23, 2006 06:52 PM

          Agreed. DeMarco's was VERY disappointing.

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            a_and_w Oct 23, 2006 07:28 PM

            DeMarco's can be hit or miss. I go pretty regularly and have been quite impressed with it recently. I usually take out and crisp up in the frying pan at home, so maybe that makes a difference.

          2. Nosher Oct 23, 2006 08:03 PM

            If you DO decide to go to John's on Bleecker Street (the better of the two locations by a long shot), here's a tip: Go as early as you can in the day-- noon, if possible. If you go at night, you'll wait forever for a table, but in the middle of the day, it is sometimes possible to just walk in and sit down.


            NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

            1. Brian S Oct 24, 2006 01:42 AM

              I don't think you can do better than Lombardi's on Spring St... unless you go to Patsy's in Italian Harlem.

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                cutthroat49 Oct 24, 2006 01:46 AM

                Johns on Bleeker for crust...Lombardies for Sauce

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                  Sweatshirt Guy Oct 24, 2006 02:56 PM

                  I like Sal and Carmines uptown on Broadway and 102nd St. For slice to slice it is usally great. Joe's has slipped through the years. I have Patsy's in Harlem often as I work up there frequently and it is good but not great. John's in the village is always fun, but get there early like a previous poster said. Lombardi's is not quite as good as John's and more exspensive. Bleecker Street Pizza on 7th Ave is solid as is West Village Pizza on 6th Ave/12th St.

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                    haleyjen Oct 24, 2006 03:00 PM

                    I love Sal and Carmine's too...I just wish they delivered!

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                      Manhattan4Life Oct 24, 2006 03:03 PM

                      Yep, Sal and Carmine's is outstanding.

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