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Dec 7, 2007 02:15 PM

Great pizza in Murray Hill?

Any recommendations?

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    1. 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

          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

            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

                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

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

                  1. re: princeofpork

                    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

                      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.

          2. 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

              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

                The pesto pizza is worth experiencing.

            2. 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

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