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**Best Pizza Slice in Midtown????

I work in Midtown and need a great slice of pizza. Problem is John's only serves pies. I heard that Little Italy pizzeria is supposedly good. Does Angelo's serve slices or just pies? Please any help would be appreciated! Thankssss

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  1. I only know of chains that do slices in midtown, and of those La Familia (just north of Times Square on ... Broadway?) is probably the best. If you go when it's busy and the slices are coming from pies straight out of the oven, it can be excellent.

    Or if you like a corn-mealy crust, go to Two Boots in the basement of 30 Rock.

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    1. re: Paul N

      NOOOOO! I mean no disrespect to Paul N, but don't punish your pizza loving taste buds to the terror that is Two Boots pizza. If you doubt my opinion on this, just skim down my massive amount of back-up support and look at all the negative comments in regards to Too Boots: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/205865

      Personally, there's only one good place I know of near midtown to get good pizza. Because yea, La Familia isn't bad, but you can get better than a chain restaurant in NYC. It's a bit out of the way, but there's a deli/bistro/marche-(yes I know, most people say if it's anything more than just a pizza place don't go, but this place is the exception to the rule) on E 39th near the corner of Madison, I think it's technically next to the bank which is on the corner of E 39th and Madison. I ate their pizza everyday for three summers straight, it's good stuff.

    2. Royal, 40th and 3rd. Best Sicilain slice in the city!!

      1. Little Italy Pizza
        Naples 45 (slices in the back)
        Lazzara's

        1. Sacco's on 9th.

          Also, I think there was a thread just a week or 3 ago that asked this same question. You should be able to do a search and find it.

          1. I too agree with Sacco's on 9th. Though make sure you eat it hot, cause their pizza doesn't do well reheated.

            1. Little Italy isn't good.
              In Midtown West, the best place to get a slice is NY Pizza Supreme on 8th Ave. but they close early (9pm).
              In MIdtown East, the best place to get a slice is Rocky's II on 2nd Ave, hands down. Technically, Rocky's is in Murray Hill, but it's very close to Midtown East. Plus Midtown pizza sucks. Rocky's is a great place to dine, and has good delivery. The sauce is excellent. All pasta dishes are good. But the pizza slices are better than just about any place.

              1. 39th and 1st: Royal Pizza. Excellent sicilian. Old school, like a 1970's slice.

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                1. re: NYJewboy

                  What do you mean by a "1970's slice"?

                  1. re: Pan

                    Q: What do you mean by a "1970's slice"?

                    A: It comes with a mustache on it.

                    1. re: Pan

                      It is a conjunction of several things. It is mostly the type and thickness of cheese (quite thick, and uniform) and the evenly placed stylized layer of sauce underneath. Standard '70's square slice in Queens. Remember Pizza Garden or Pizza Den?

                      1. re: NYJewboy

                        No. I'm a Manhattanite. In the 70s, people raved about Famous Original Ray's on 6th Av., and even then, it didn't impress me that much. In my neighborhood, there was Sal & Carmine's, which is still there but in my last trip was off-the-charts salty. The thickness and overall look and feel of their slice hasn't noticeably changed, though, I think. Further uptown was V&T, which may still be there, on Amsterdam between 110th and 111th. It was never that good, but I think it's in the style you're describing. Except that I mostly had round slices when I was growing up (still mostly do, actually - round slices and round whole pizzas).

                        1. re: Pan

                          I was addressing the Queens Sicilian slices of my youth. Saved my life many an afternoon after 14 hour acid trips.

                    2. re: NYJewboy

                      I know the place. I think it is on 3rd Ave though. Sicilian is above average. Regular slice average at best. Definitely haven't changed the look of the place since the 70's. A good thing IMO.

                    3. Little Italy is a solid "B." The crust is pleasantly chewy and not overly thick. They use cornmeal on the bottom - some people hate that but I like it fine. The cheese and sauce isn't artisinal quality but then, this is a New York City street slice.

                      I worked in the area for awhile and Little Italy was our first choice when we ordered in. I wouldn't walk more than 4 blocks to visit this place but it's a very solid choice if you're in the area.

                      Recently there's been a flurry of posts about Little Italy and I figured it would be worthwhile to revisit it to see if it was as good as I remembered. It was.

                      The place is crazy busy at lunch time - there's a reason for that. Best to go after work or at off peak times. For $2.75 you can make up your own mind.

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                      1. re: Bob Martinez

                        I enjoy the newmann slice at two boots, all others are crap.
                        Little italy is OK
                        Gianetto's pizza truck is prob the best midtown has to offer

                        1. re: notsochubbychubette

                          Tony Clifton plus some adouille sausage is also decent at Two Boots.

                      2. Angelo's Coal Oven on 57th serves pies. Very Tasty, imo best in midtown area. (fwiw, Lombardi's in my favorite pie across all neighborhoods). Also, there's another Angelo's on Broadway which is also pretty good, but I prefer the 57th st location.

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                        1. re: bradyjkim

                          Love Angelo's but the man asked for slices (albeit two years ago).

                        2. Dont go to Little Italy on a Friday....

                          1. Little Italy Shrimp Parm Slice...yum!

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