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Want thin crust pizza in Manhattan

Hubbie and me are craving really good thin crust pizza. Can you make any recommendations?

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  1. I have only one destination for thin crust: Angelo's Pizza. There are in two places though. 2nd Ave @ 55th St. and 57th St. bet. 6th & 7th Aves. on the north side of the street. The salads are also wonderful.

    1. Not a pizza joint, but Accademia di Vino (on 3rd Ave. b/t 63rd & 64th) makes very good thin crust pizza. Try the one with robiola, black truffle pate, pecorino tartufo.

      1. I've always liked Lombardis, adrienne's pizzabar, Bleecker Street Pizza, Grandaisy Bakery, and the flatbreads at Olives.

        1. Vezz, Posto & Gruppo are all owned by the same people and have the same extra thin crust pizza. It is awesome.

          1. I love Olives' flatbread escargot pizza. Also, Pazze Notte and La Vinera have good thin crust pizzas, more traditional style.

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            1. re: G3B

              That escargot pizza sounds AMAZING. Officially on the list of places I need to try asap. That's for mentioning it!

            2. You won't get a consencious on this on this board, but I am a John's of Bleeker Street fan. The trick is you MUST order garlic on the pie.

              1. Most pizza in NYC has a pretty thin crust. Are you asking for general recs or something even thinner than the norm?

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                1. re: a_and_w

                  But thinnes does vary alot. Joe's on Carmine is the best for the thinnest by the slice.

                  1. re: Stuffed Monkey

                    I agree with you on Joe's. Johns, and Lombardis are a totally different style of crust, + they're baked in coal burning ovens vs. a traditional pizza oven. I'm wondering where the other thin crust, Joe like pizza places are, anyone know if any?

                    1. re: michele cindy

                      Joe's is cooked in a gas oven. I'd try Pizza 33 for a place that does what Joe's does just as well, if not better. If I remember correctly, John's is a little thicker than Lombardi's. Another place for an unusual thin crust is Waldy's. But avoid anything with the preserved lemons -- vile.

                      1. re: a_and_w

                        I just remembered, I like two boots too. A slice with Andouille is my favorite.

                        1. re: michele cindy

                          Two Boots pushes the definition of pizza, but I love theTony Clifton slice. I sometimes ask them to add andouille, which I agree is tasty.

                2. Artichoke on 14th between 1st and 2nd
                  There's a post on it here... delicious, chewy crust, and an artichoke, spinach, and cheese pizza that is great, along with more conventional kinds. The place is new, personal, tiny, and fun to go to.

                  1. Pizzabolla-92nd and Amsterdam

                    1. Bleecker St. for conventional pizza place or Grano, which is a restaurant on Greenwich & W. 10th.

                      1. Haven't been in a while but John's Pizza in the Village always had the thiniest and best traditional round pizza. Last time I was there it did look like a pizza parlor though. If you are looking for a thin sicilian type pizza Adrianne's on Stone Street has an amazing pie and a great dining room (nice atmosphere) that you can eat in or take out.

                        1. I went to Lazzara's for the first time last night and thought it was great. It is not a traditional thin crust, but isntead is a sicilian style (square and in a deeper baking dish), but is thin crust. I thought it had perfect char and everything was spot on. I also liked that you can order a whole pie (6 square slices) or half pies (3 square slices), so you can try a couple kinds without breaking the bank. I went with one other person and we shared a half pizza of meatball/ roasted pepper and a half pie of pepperoni (which they cut like matchsticks and is great). A pie feeds 2 people.

                          It's on 38th st. b/t 7th and 8th aves, in a sort of non descript townhouse and you have to walk upstairs.

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                          1. re: offthebeatenpath1

                            Love Lazzara's. I'm told the pizza is "grandma style" though most grandma slices I've had are thicker with less cheese.

                            1. re: a_and_w

                              These are thin. Not super super thin, but quite thin given they are cooked grandma style. I found the balance of crust to cheese to topping to be perfect.

                              1. re: offthebeatenpath1

                                Yes, I like the ratio of crust to topping to be great there.

                                To the OP -- not sure exactly what you mean by thin crust. But if you like really thin crust (more cracker like), Otto is for you. Personally, it's not my favorite, but I think you'll be hard pressed to find a thinner crust than that.

                                1. re: Miss Needle

                                  i consider otto to be more of a flatbread pizza, but yes, it is very good as well.

                                  1. re: offthebeatenpath1

                                    To clarify, I meant the proportions of crust and cheese were unusual for grandma pizza.

                          2. A dangerous topic but I'll second John's and Lombardi's and throw in Una Pizza Napoletana. But the thinnest of all (excluding the flat bread variety like Sullivan, Posto and Olives) and best has got to be the one and only original Patsy's on 117th and First.

                            1. I'll give a shout out to Gruppo's on B by 12th.

                              1. Bettola on Amsterdam and 80th has great thin crust pizza. Went there last night and had the proscuitto pizza....best in the city.

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                                1. re: hesse23

                                  Completely agree with re: Bettola. Their think crust pizzas are exceptional. Also like the spicy sausage.

                                2. i third gruppo. it's pretty much as thin as you get here.

                                  1. pizza gruppo! It's the best best best thin crust.

                                    1. For thin crust pizza, Vezzo or Otto.

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                                      1. Though I was totally underwhelmed by everything else I had there, I really enjoyed the pizza at Gonzo. It is extremely thin - cracker-like crust, with toppings that are more of a condiment than a topping. Very tasty. But the rest of the food - meh. I was there years ago, though, so maybe things have improved/changed.