Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Feb 5, 2010 02:57 AM

A good slice of pizza and a glass of wine

Not looking for a whole pie. Solo diner during lunch looking for a good slice or two and a glass of red wine in a seated atmosphere. Only alternative might be someone that serves an individual pie. Since I'm dining alone and would like to try several places don't want a whole pie for economical and gut busting reasons. Not concerned about location. Any place fit the bill? Seems seated,whole pie, and glass of wine is one norm while the other is a slice, stand or walkaway with no vino on board.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The pizzas at Otto are about the same as 2 slices and the wine program superb. You will not get good wine (if they even have a liquor license) at a slice-selling pizza joint. You are better off going to artisanal pizza making spots where the pies are small. Co. might also fit the bill.

    5 Replies
    1. re: chow_gal

      Co for sure, also Keste.

      I'm not a big fan of the pizza at Otto, although the wine list is fabulous.

        1. re: wojiparu

          Lombardi's pizza is mediocre at best. And I wouldn't call the wine they serve good.

          1. re: gutsofsteel

            Even if you by some stretch consider Lombardi's good you can't order by the slice.

      1. re: chow_gal

        I second Otto. I really enjoy the pizza there, though the antipasti are the best things on the menu. Sit at the bar for lunch; better than sitting at a table. The bartenders know their wines, especially Dennis the bar manager. Buon appetito!

      2. I'd consider Motorino. Great, individually-sized Neapolitan pies accompanied by a diverse list of Italian wines.

        1. I'd personally go to one of the better pizza places that serve individual sized pies, most or all of which serve decent wine to go with it. Motorino, Luzzo, Keste, Co., No. 28, Pizza Mezzaluna.

          A couple more upscale places might serve slices and wine, but you may need to confirm this. Pala (Roman style), San Marzano (Naples style). I think Vezzo does as well, at least at lunch. Veloce (thicker square style) used to do a slice and wine deal where you could eat at the bar. They have a pretty good collection of wines, but I am not crazy about their pizza. It is a bit heavy.

          Otto has much nicer wines than most pizza places and a large bar area where you can order their individual pizzas. I am not a fan of their style of pizza, but many like it, so you may want to give it a try. Gets very crowded though.