Best pizza in Manhattan? Totonno's?
(1544 Second Avenue location. I have some business in that area.)
Coming from Montreal. Is this a fairly representative pizza place for the NY-style pie? Don't want to spend 45 minutes waiting in a line . . .
For a slice in that neighborhood, go to Mimi's on 84th and Lex. It is representative of how slices were in the past, when stores made their own sauces, had their own signature approach, etc. Now it seems like non-Italians following the same script with the same canned food. (Though I STILL love most New York slices.)
For the best pie, in Manhattan, spend an evening at Arturo's on Houston.
And wait a few more hours...this thred will be filled....
We live in the neighborhhod and recently gave Totonno's on 2 Ave a try. It is worse than when we were there five or six years ago. They opened with great pies but went downhill fast.
Take a taxi or M15 bus up to Patsy's on 1st Ave at 117 Street. I would advise staying away from the sausage topping, otherwise enjoy a great pie.
agree with the others - go to arturo's on houston st or patsy's on 1st ave in east harlem.
the former is in a much better neighborhood than the latter. patsy's has better pizza but arturo's is fine, and you may not want to go to a somewhat dicey neighborhood if you're visiting from out of town.
don't bother with any patsy's other than the original on 1st ave. and don't bother with either totonno's in manhattan. the original in coney island is great, but a trek from manhattan. and if you're going to go that far into brookyn, you may as well go to di fara, which is by far the best in the entire city/region.