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Jan 3, 2010 04:28 PM

sicilian pizza

where is the best slice of sicilian pizza in manhattan?

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  1. i love rosa's grandma...right by nylife...28th btwn mad and park

    1. I haven't been but Veloce is next on my list.

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      1. re: Lucia

        Its excellent but needs to be eaten right away. Leaving a slice over in the pan will turn it soggy and greasy.

      2. best Scicilian slice is at Royal on 3rd and 38th.

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        1. re: princeofpork

          Royal is my definition of the classic NYC Sicilian; a bit bready, thick coat of cheese, sauce with a kick. It reminds me of the slices that used to be ubiquitous in the 1970's. I love it!

          1. re: NYJewboy

            get on the train and go to brooklyn to difaras
            dominic's sicilian with artichoke is my choice for my last pizza on earth
            just there two days ago
            this is in my opinion the single best pizza in the world bar none
            forza pizza

        2. Artichoke's basille's makes a damn fine square slice - i wasn't all that impressed with the namesake artichoke dip slice when i was there, i found it a bit gimmickey and the particular slice we ordered was from the last quarter of the pie to be sold and wasn't as hot as id like. id rate their sicillian up there with dominic's on a good day (dominic, when hes on, is untouchable, in my opinion) and say its definitely a contender for best square in the city.

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          1. re: tex.s.toast

            you are quite right the sicilian at artichoke is the best in manhattan
            the namesake artichoke is good for a bite or two
            the margherita is better
            dominics pies do vary, best to go on the off hours when he is not busy

              1. re: ossauiraty

                dominic's pizza is served at difara's on e 15th and avenue j in brooklyn. for some reason, unknown to myself, dominic demarco is the pizzaolo at difara's which does not, officially, bear his name. my family hails from midwood and has been eating his pizza since long before his internet fame and as such i was introduced to his pizza, and difaras, as "dominic's" long before i realized that the sign out front - and every internet post about him - referenced the place as difara's. search the outer boroughs boards for discussions, ad nauseum, of the quality/value of his pizzawork, but despite detractors and those who question the hype surrounding the place, know that no legitimate discussion of the best pizzas in new york does not, at some level, reference difaras and the man's lifelong contribution to nyc pizza. those in the know know that his square pie is where its at, but in a true showing of versatility his round pie is also one of the best around.