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Nov 10, 2006 06:27 PM

Top Pizza in NYC

Please help me out! I searched for the perfect slice in Mid-town East the other day and wound up with a burrito from Chipotle! Give me your top three please...

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  1. Not sure if you're must looking in midtown or in general. Here's a thread (there are many others) on best pizza in the city:

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    1. re: Lucia

      best in the city...I just happened to be marooned in east mid-town with a craving for a good slice. Not much looked worthy of wolfing on Lex or 3rd Ave in the upper 40's to mid 50' I went for the tried and true burrito. I do need to kn ow the best destinations for pizza wherever they may be in the Big Apple...please give me your Top parlours.

    2. Well, I went to dinner at John's on Bleeker last night for the first time.

      My friend and I ordered one pie:
      half plain
      half meatballs, pepperoni, peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

      The plain was fine. It was nicely charred/crispy and the sauce was not overly sweet or tangy. I found it was just right. The cheese tasted good and wasn't too stringy when bitten into.

      We both started on the plain, and by the time we got into the topped slices, they had cooled off considerably. The slices became slightly bogged down and were somewhat soggy. I think I'll save the topping overload to deep dish pies from Uno's or the like.

      I enjoyed the plain slices very much and the topped ones slightly less. My friend and I both hadn't had pizza in quite a while, so we didn't have any memories to recall for a basis of comparison.

      1. By no means am I saying that my following suggestion is the Best in NYC, but mid-town east isn't the greatest neighborhood for pizza, so I'd say the Two Boots in Grand Central may be a good bet.

        And the best in the city is... Joes!

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        1. re: Michael Ambrosio

          As I mentioned recently in another thread, Joe's used to be fabulous but has changed greatly since moving. Its slices are completely ordinary now, not at all like they once were.

          1. re: Michael Ambrosio

            For Midtown East, Oxford Cafe on Lex & 52nd has a decent slice.

            1. re: Michael Ambrosio

              The best pizza in NYC - a real sleeper if you love thin crust and a surly server......LAZARRA;s on W 38th St
              THE BEST - try there pizza w/ clams

              1. re: hls102660

                hello, i often eat at lazarras, the pizza is good, to call it the best...not me

            2. I'm actually eating a slice or margherita right now from Brick Oven Pizza 33 and it's incredibly awesome!!

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              1. re: frenetica

                for that area of town, i agree with brick oven 33 - i go there every time i'm in the area (33rd and 3rd) - great combination of the typical margherita ingredients. brick oven 33 also has locations throughout chelsea

                1. re: meredith315

                  Walked in here randomly and had a great slice!

                2. re: frenetica

                  Brick oven 33 is incredibly bad pizza.
                  Of course I might just be tasting my own tears in the cheese as I cry and lament the fact that I'm constantly stuck eating 33's horrible junk.

                3. I would second Two Boots in Grand Central. Pizza Rustica (on Lex and 46th) can be good sometimes, but it's hit or miss.

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                  1. re: martigrl

                    I went by Pizza Rustica thinking it was the same exotic Pizzaria as on South Beach, no such luck. Everything looked a little lame-so I passed.