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Jan 31, 2007 05:55 AM

Pizza 33

Per recommendations on this board, I gave it a whirl. And it was awful. This is not what I would even consider real pizza. As far as I can tell, great pizza in Manhattan doesn't exist anymore...with exception to Adrienne's and I can enjoy a great plain (forget the toppings) pie from Lombardi's here and again. But that's about it. Vezzo actually makes a very good pizza-like concoction, but alas, it isn't really pizza.

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  1. Which location? I've always found the 23rd/8th location a reliable slice joint but wouldn't classify it with the "better" places. Sure it's not Adrienne's, or Lombardi's, or even Kinchleys(!), but it sure beats most of the crap being passed off as pizza these days.

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    1. re: harrison

      that's fair. It was the 33rd/3rd. location. And it does not beat most of the crap being passed off as pizza. It's exactly that.

      Nice mention of Kinchleys. I'll be eating Kinchleys more often now that I'm moving back to Bergen County. Maybe even this weekend!

      1. re: dkstar1

        I have not tried that location..and won't. Good luck with the move to the dkside..

    2. Pizza 33 on 3rd ave and 33rd street is not real pizza. Their prices are unacceptable as well.

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        1. I'd say real pizza only exists in the bouroughs. Good pizza is more and more difficult to find in the city.

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          1. re: angelo04

            Where? Where in the outerboroughs is there a great slice other than L&B and DiFara?

            Food service delivery companies (e.g. Sysco) and American economic mobility have taken freshly made tomato sauce and Italian chefs out of most slice pizzerias.

            Go to Patsy's Harlem, Naples 45 ToGo (open at lunch) or DeMarco's for a non-food service slice.

            1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

              Krispy in Brooklyn. Joe and Pat's, Ciro's, & Benvunitti in Staten Island, to name a few. The swill that is served in the city doesn't compare.

              1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

                similar to Naples 45 is....Cafe Centosette on 2nd Ave (LES) it's worth a try if you are in the nabe. yummy individual pizza

            2. Actually, there's a pizza place right at the Bedford stop (L Train) that makes a damn good slice the way pizza was intended to be. Couldn't tell you the name of it, but it's better than anything I've gotten in Manhattan (with exception to Adriennes, though its a totally different species of pizza).