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Great pizza in Murray Hill?

Hinterlander Dec 7, 2007 02:15 PM

Any recommendations?

  1. steeltowngrl Dec 7, 2007 04:53 PM

    Patsy's is pretty good.

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    1. re: steeltowngrl
      travpard Dec 11, 2007 09:05 AM

      I second.

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      jessesgirl Dec 7, 2007 09:36 PM

      I always liked Pizza 33 (3rd + 33) for a quick bite (the Margherita) but for fab always walked down to Totonno's (26 + 2nd).

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      1. re: jessesgirl
        LeahBaila Dec 8, 2007 11:55 AM

        Yum...love Totonno's

        1. re: jessesgirl
          a_and_w Dec 11, 2007 08:55 AM

          Pizza 33 is great -- quintessential NY street slice. I personally think this "Totonno's" like the other "Patsy's" is a pale imitation of the real thing.

          1. re: a_and_w
            princeofpork Dec 11, 2007 09:43 AM

            Pizza 33 is certainly not the quintessential NY street slice. Most of their slices are covered with pasta, salad or other crap that in no way is quintessential NY. La Pizzeria on 32 and 3rd is much more NY

            1. re: princeofpork
              LeahBaila Dec 11, 2007 09:47 AM

              Hahahah! Amen.

              1. re: princeofpork
                a_and_w Dec 11, 2007 09:54 AM

                I stand by my description. Compare a plain cheese slice at Pizza 33 to a plain cheese at Joe's, and you will see what I mean.

                BTW, I don't know the last time you went into a corner slice joint, but crap like pasta on pizza is pretty common.

                1. re: a_and_w
                  princeofpork Dec 11, 2007 10:10 AM

                  There is a lot of stuff they put on Pizza these days and that makes it even less "NY Quintessential"

                  1. re: princeofpork
                    a_and_w Dec 11, 2007 10:21 AM

                    LOL! You can split semantic hairs all you want. But I still maintain that a plain cheese slice at Pizza 33 is as good a representation of NY street pizza as I found in Manhattan. It does what Joe's does but better.

                    Is it Difara or Patsy's in East Harlem? Of course not -- but those aren't what I would call "street pizza" either.

                    1. re: a_and_w
                      chundi Dec 11, 2007 10:26 AM

                      i agree that pizza 33 is a very good slice. i've don't think i've had anything with toppings there but their regular slice hits the spot, though i still like joe's better, though i haven't been to joe's since the corner location closed.

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            delish317 Dec 11, 2007 08:40 AM

            Vezzos on Lexington is great thin crust pizza. I go there all the time. It is also a nicer atmosphere than most pizza joints. I second pizza 33 but Vezzo has more of a dining atmosphere.

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            1. re: delish317
              jakew8 Dec 11, 2007 08:44 AM

              What's your favorite pie at Vezzo? I had the mushroom pizza and it was woefully undersalted. Looking for a better choice there.

              1. re: jakew8
                MichaelK Dec 11, 2007 07:08 PM

                The pesto pizza is worth experiencing.

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              shivohum Dec 11, 2007 07:14 PM

              Pizza 33 is nice, but I have to go with Imperial Pizza over it. The Pizza 33 red sauce is too light and underspriced for my taste. It has a fresh taste, but I'd prefer sauce which is darker and with more bite.

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              1. re: shivohum
                princeofpork Dec 12, 2007 05:39 AM

                My personal favorite in the area is the Sicilian slice at Royal on 37th and 3rd

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