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psawce Jul 21, 2008 11:02 AM

I know about all the whole pie joints, but where can I get the best slice (besides Joe's)?

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    fooodie Jul 22, 2008 01:41 PM

    For slices my favorites are: Pizza 33, Bella Vita, and some place maybe around 2nd and A that I have a vague recollection of a deliciously saucy slice (anyone know what I might be talking about??). I did not enjoy Two Boots when I had it, way too much cornmeal on the bottom IMO. Looking forward to trying Artichoke.

    Brick Oven Pizza 33
    489 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Bella Vita
    211 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: fooodie
      JungMann Jul 23, 2008 06:19 AM

      I have never liked Two Boots. I almost always walked the extra few blocks back to my local pizza parlor when I lived down there, but perhaps I will have to give Two Boots a try.

      Vinny Vincenz I thought was over-hyped, but Artichoke definitely deserves the lines and praise. That is a terrific slice of pizza.

      1. re: JungMann
        kcijones001 Jul 23, 2008 06:48 AM

        Jung Mann, honestly, I'm not a fan of Two Boots either..JUST that specific slice (the newman). Try it and report back!

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          guttergourmet Jul 23, 2008 08:01 AM

          I'll defend the bayou beast slice too-jalapenos, andouille, soppressata and crawfish- a Nawlins slice if there ever was one.

          1. re: guttergourmet
            JungMann Jul 23, 2008 08:27 AM

            I tried that one before. It didn't really work for me. There was too much competing for attention on the slice. Perhaps without the soppressata and a different sauce it might've worked. I'll try the Newman next time I'm around.

    2. holland_oats Jul 22, 2008 10:27 AM

      A bit pricey, but Amish Market in Hell's Kitchen has great 'personal pies' and Sicilian slices.

      Amish Market
      731 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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      1. re: holland_oats
        offthebeatenpath1 Jul 22, 2008 10:30 AM

        agreed. I go to the amish market in midtown east on 45th street and they make really good, thin crust personal pies with a nice array of fresh toppings. They also make whole wheat crust, which is very earthy. Nice choice for a lunch/dinner on the go.

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        venezuelan Jul 22, 2008 10:03 AM

        The slices at Posto on 18th and 2nd are always good.

        Two Boots every once in a while.

        Lasso on Kenmare and Mott isn't the greatest but I always hit up their happy hour bet. 4-7 for 99 cent slices. when I'm in the neighborhood. Just make sure you get them well done!

        Def. the square slice at Artichoke. Not consistently good but is sometimes great!

        1. thew Jul 22, 2008 07:52 AM

          italian village 80th and 1st

          there are a million unknown local pizzerias w/out the name recognition that have great pizza.

          i have yet to try artichoke, but as i've said before i was always underwhelmed by patsy's

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          1. re: thew
            a_and_w Jul 22, 2008 08:22 AM

            There are NOT a million unknown local pizzerias with no name recognition but great pizza in NYC. It's amazing to me people can't see the damage they do by perpetuating this myth. Visitors erroneously believe they can walk into any pizzeria in NYC and get a great slice. But they can't -- the truth is you have to search out great pizza like all chow in NYC.

            1. re: a_and_w
              thew Jul 22, 2008 08:38 AM

              yes, a million is hyperbole. forgive me for using a rhetorical device.

              i didn't say all of them were great. like anything that is widespread most is crap. but one doesn't need to trek to pasty's or di fara to find a good slice either. there are more than 5 great places to get a slice in NYC. there is probably one in your neighborhood right now

              1. re: a_and_w
                kathryn Jul 22, 2008 08:52 AM

                Great maybe not but decent, especially compared to pizza in other parts of the country! Everything is relative.

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                  offthebeatenpath1 Jul 22, 2008 09:07 AM

                  I think this is one of those debates that will go on forever, but there isn't an answer for. I know people that love Sbarros and would rather have it over DiFara. Some people are perfectly happy with a slice of Ray's, while others (like us), will scour the chowhound boards looking for the best slices with great ingredients. To each his own. At the end of the day, pizza is just bread, cheese and sauce.

                2. re: a_and_w
                  nicely2x Jul 22, 2008 09:26 AM

                  I've been to many of the named places on this board, but for my money, the best slice I can get is from a tiny walk-in on Varick & Carmine - Phil's. Yes, it's sometimes inconsistent, but on it's better days, I'll take it over anything.

              2. misnatalie Jul 22, 2008 07:32 AM

                Bleeker Street has a really good slice

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                1. re: misnatalie
                  kobetobiko Jul 22, 2008 09:50 AM

                  I like Bleeker Street too. But I only order their Nonna Maria and Grandma slices. I feel that their cheese and tomato is always very fresh, and not like the cheap stuff you get elsewhere.

                  I know a lot of people like Joe's closeby but I like Bleeker Street's better. Personal preference, I guess.

                  1. re: kobetobiko
                    Miss Needle Jul 22, 2008 11:41 AM

                    I fully concur. I find Bleeker much better than Joe's.

                    Last night, I felt like ordering pizza for dinner. Lazzara closes early on Monday so I was limited with my options. I've wanted to try Naples 45 after seeing some reviews on the board, but they didn't deliver. Did some research and found Pizza Suprema near Penn Station. There are better, but it's not bad for the area. Crust was crisp and bubbly and cheese was OK. The sauce was a bit too sweet though.

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                  foodwhisperer Jul 21, 2008 04:41 PM

                  Try different kind of pizza that is outstanding at Grand Daisy on Sullivan St

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                    kathryn Jul 21, 2008 03:36 PM

                    Ditto to Patsy's and Artichoke. Vinny Vincenz's squares aren't bad (haven't had the opportunity to sample Artichoke's).

                    For roman style pizza, I also like Sullivan St. Baking Co. or Grandaisy.

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                      LJW Jul 21, 2008 03:24 PM

                      sal and carmine's - 102nd and bway.

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                        jenny444 Jul 21, 2008 02:23 PM

                        I really like the pizza at Waldy's Wood-fired Pizza on 6th ave between 27th and 28th. It's not by the slice, but they do sell really small/individual-sized pizzas. Delicious.

                        1. kcijones001 Jul 21, 2008 01:29 PM

                          I personally LOVE the Newmann slice at Two Boots...Soppresata (sliced real thin) and crubmeled andoule sausage on top of a white pie. Thin crust, not too much ricotta..Perfect if you ask an italian girl like me!

                          Little Italy isnt so bad either....

                          1. guttergourmet Jul 21, 2008 11:10 AM

                            Patsy's and Artichoke.

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                            1. re: guttergourmet
                              a_and_w Jul 21, 2008 11:19 AM

                              Agreed. Just hit Patsy's East Harlem the other day, and it was still going strong. I prefer the square slices to the round at Artichoke. Another solid choice for slices is Pizza 33.

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