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Nov 28, 2008 09:21 AM

Best Pizza UES--80s or 90s


We're looking to order some take out pizza in the E.80s or 90s tomorrow night for a little get together. Do you have any ideas on where is the best pizza? We like Nina's but I'm not sure our guests will appreciate it. They typically like more NY style thin crust. Thanks.

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  1. I really like the pizza at Nick's - my favorite is one I've 'made up' - white pizza, all mozzarella, with raw tomatoes, red onions, prosciutto and basil.

    1. Mimi's Pizza on 84rd and Lex.

      1. I second Nick's. Though for a more traditional NY pizza, Delizia is a good choice.

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        1. re: ajs42548

          I would say Nick's or Giovanna's if you want high-end pizza.

          If you want something more standard, then Delizia is probably your best bet. Gotham and Il Fornaio are better, but the former is in the 70's and the latter closes early on Saturday.

          Another option is Pinetaile's on (I think) 91st and Madison. It's far from traditional though. I'd call it a fancy take-out joint.

          1. re: chet steadman

            I think their crust is whole wheat only - I don't like their pizza as much as Nick's, and, while I live much closer to Pintailes than to Nick's, my pizza inevitably arrives sloshed all over the box etc.

            1. re: MMRuth

              Yup, it's whole wheat only, and most of their pies use cherry tomatoes in lieu of sauce. It's deliberately non-traditional, but some of their pies are really good.

        2. Two Boots pizza has opened on 84th and 2nd. Not traditional NY pizza but its pretty good as well as the stromboli.

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          1. re: eddieandhismommy

            We ended up getting Nick's pizza and it was delicious. Thanks so much for the recs.

            1. re: jackieparis

              Oh good. What toppings did you get? In case I decide to branch out!

              1. re: MMRuth

                We got one with anchovies and red onions, one with garlic and pepers, and one with mushrooms and olives. They were all excellent!