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Best Pizza UES--80s or 90s

jackieparis Nov 28, 2008 09:21 AM


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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    eddieandhismommy Nov 29, 2008 09:39 AM

    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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      jackieparis Nov 30, 2008 11:53 AM

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

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        MMRuth Nov 30, 2008 12:53 PM

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

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          jackieparis Nov 30, 2008 01:36 PM

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

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      ajs42548 Nov 29, 2008 07:53 AM

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

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        chet steadman Nov 29, 2008 09:25 AM

        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.

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          MMRuth Nov 29, 2008 09:32 AM

          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.

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            chet steadman Nov 30, 2008 04:38 PM

            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. NAtiveNewYorker Nov 28, 2008 12:08 PM

        Mimi's Pizza on 84rd and Lex.

        1. MMRuth Nov 28, 2008 10:29 AM

          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.


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