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Dec 17, 2008 01:12 PM

Your favorite underrated slice?

What a bunch of great responses to my recent underrated burger post. How about slices? Not the usual suspects - Joe's, Bleecker St, DiFara, Artichoke, etc. I really need to find those great slices I don't know about yet. I'm especially motivated to hear your responses because I just had a truly horrible slice in Midtown. And it was 4 bucks!

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    1. re: guttergourmet

      i'd say pasty's is an overrated slice

      italian village 80th and 1st

      1. re: thew

        I tried Italian Village when I first moved to the neighborhood. I felt transported back to a crappy strip mall in Queens again.

      1. re: kelea

        I don't mean to sound rude but I'd rather not steer other 'hounds wrong... Koronet is really, really bad. Huge slice, but bad. I believe it's a sentiment shared by many, except for hungry, drunk Columbia students (which I was one years ago, I admit it!)

        1. re: uwsister

          i agree, uwsister. i've tasted far worse but koronet definitely falls in the bad category.

          1. re: nativeNYer

            i third that. i went to columbia and TRIED to eat a slice from this joint twice. i think kids just raved about it b/c it was cheap and kosher. it is enormous and BAD. i'd rather have a jeno's frozen pizza from the store. really.

        2. re: kelea

          Koronets really is just awful. If you're in the neighborhood, I highly recommend Sal & Carmine's -- best pie in the UWS.

          1. re: lawstud

            I found the crust over-the-top salty the last time I went to Sal & Carmine's a few months ago. Was that a fluke?

            1. re: Pan

              Nope, that's a common observation. It can be both tasty and a little too much at the same time.

              The Vegetarian New Yorker:

        3. Wow, such a lack of response! I hope that doesn't mean finding a surprisingly good slice where you least expect is an impossible dream. I had a decent one at Pizza Box on Bleecker St, but certainly nothing special. Help me out!

          1. Vinny Vincenz's square slice is pretty good.

            1. The Grandma slice at Maffei's is good to very good (21st and 6th). If you feel like a gut-bomb for lunch, get any of their pastas. The rest of their pizza is decent, not great. No seats.

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              1. re: Sugar

                the Maffei slice topped with grilled chicken is basically 1-2 meals. In a slice.

                1. re: eeee

                  Muzzarella (14th and A) makes a good sicilian slice (thick, a little doughy, not a grandma slice). I also like their chicken, tomato, onion slice but it has to be HOT.

                  1. re: Sugar

                    Agree - they do have a great sicilian slice. They also make awesome hero's.

                2. re: Sugar

                  second on maffei's: a classic sloppy nyc slice; heavy on the cheese and the sauce with a thick crust to boot; love it with a couple squirts of hot sauce. eat standing up, its a messy one.