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**Best Pizza Slice in Midtown????

steakrules85 Feb 28, 2007 04:21 PM

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. jakew8 RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 05:57 AM

    The problem with naming a "best slice" is that the pizzas aren't made to order, so you can't tell how long they've been sitting around. Slices are inconsistent.

    Fortunately, a slice is such a small investment, you can just buy one and try it.

    If you've heard that Little Italy is good, try it. And please report back to everyone!

    Also, where in Midtown are you?

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      devil RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 06:12 AM

      Angelo's only have pies.

      1. NAtiveNewYorker RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 06:28 AM

        Naples 45 in the Met Life Building has great slices to go.

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          jackieparis RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 06:33 AM

          I think Pizza on 33rd is great on 3rd Ave and 33rd. I usually need at least 2 slices to be filled up.

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            ESNY RE: jackieparis Mar 1, 2007 06:56 AM

            Pizza 33 is mediocre and overpriced and they are obnoxious there.

            I second Naples 45, although I like getting their individual pies rather than their slices. A pie is around $8 from the take out section.

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            ben61820 RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 08:54 AM

            is 23rd too low? if not, go to mozarelli's right at the park. awesome 100% spelt slices as well as decent 'traditional' pies.

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              nycwriter RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 09:04 AM

              Little Italy is decent. Angelo's is worth buying an entire pie for just one slice. I have dreams about that pizza.

              1. Spoony Bard RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 10:13 AM

                Mariella Pizza on 8th Ave below 57th is my go-to in the area. Crust stands out, not too doughy, not too crispy. Toppings, however, are pretty standard- this isn't the place to indulge your ham and pineapple with red pepper flakes cravings. (though if you know of one in the area, please post!)

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                  steakrules85 RE: Spoony Bard Mar 1, 2007 11:34 AM

                  That's fine I am just looking for a good regular slice or margherita slice. DO they sell slices or just pies like a lot of the better pizzerias? And another question for all of you.... WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE ALONE AND WANT TO TRY JOHNS OR ANGELOS? They force you to order a whole pie for yourself? That is retarded!

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                    ESNY RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 11:41 AM

                    i guess the same thing you do if you're alone and want to eat a Peter Luger's porterhouse.

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                    davisready RE: Spoony Bard Mar 1, 2007 11:41 AM

                    I wonder if this is the same owner as the Mariella's on 3rd and 16th(17th?) When fresh out of the oven (around lunch or the after 5 rush) it is the best slice i've had in manhattan.

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                      randumbposter RE: Spoony Bard Mar 1, 2007 01:55 PM

                      I liked Mariella when I worked around that area too. Luigi's a couple of blocks down is not bad too. If you can get down to 9th ave, "9th Avenue Pizzeria" is pretty good in my opinion.

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                      Bethwick RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 10:34 AM

                      Try Bella Napoli on Madison between 30th & 31st.

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                        Angela Roberta RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 11:36 AM

                        I think Little Italy makes a good basic slice. If you go during the lunch rush, the cheese slices are usually fresh from the oven, haven't been sitting around.

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                          Drew E RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 11:44 AM

                          Where is Little Italy? Now that it's been mentioned, I have a vague memory of going there years ago.

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                            steakrules85 RE: Drew E Mar 1, 2007 11:47 AM

                            46th between 5th and 6

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                            ultbil RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 01:31 PM

                            Sacco pizza on 9th b/t 54th & 55th

                            1. jinet12 RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 06:23 PM

                              There is a place in Soho..Is it called "Ben's?"...Think so...It was pretty delish

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                                ben61820 RE: jinet12 Mar 6, 2007 08:33 AM

                                i remember ben's too. dont know if i actually ever ate there, tho...hehe, just remember from passing it by during hiskool and everyone kidding me about my name...

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                                shechow RE: steakrules85 Mar 1, 2007 06:31 PM

                                Definately Sacco's! althought, believe it or not the fresh mozerall at the Bread Factory Cafe on 8th between 55th and 56th is also very above average. Sacco's is by far the best, and depending on your appetite, you can eat at least 2 slices without feeling stuffed!

                                1. speedycj RE: steakrules85 Mar 2, 2007 11:35 AM

                                  Bella Napoli's 31st and Madison. Great slices. More uptown I would say LaBellezza pizza on 49th off of 3rd. Can't go wrong with either.

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                                    steakrules85 RE: speedycj Mar 2, 2007 03:26 PM

                                    There is a Bella Napoli on 49th between 6th and 7th. Wonder if it is the same owners. I went in there one day to see what the slices looked like and wasn't impressed.

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                                      adam RE: speedycj Mar 6, 2007 06:59 AM

                                      where exactly is la belleza? i was looking yesterday but couldn't find it. in this area (i'm at 51st and lex) i just can't seem to find a good slice, and the pizza truck is never there anymore either. very frustrating.

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                                        mohrt RE: adam Jan 28, 2011 06:39 AM


                                        145 E 49th St (between 3rd and 4th)
                                        123 E 41 Lexington Ave (park ave)
                                        1331 2nd Avenue (between 70th and 71st)

                                    2. ultraclay RE: steakrules85 Mar 5, 2007 06:33 PM

                                      I don't know the name, but the slices at the Pizza place on the corner of 33rd and 5th Ave are very good. In particular, the fresh mozz slices are fantastic. The crust is thin and the perfect level of chewiness.


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                                        mohrt RE: ultraclay Jan 28, 2011 06:33 AM

                                        that is little italy at 33rd and 5th


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