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kimberlysgarden Mar 10, 2010 07:25 PM

Looking for a good, fresh, unique pie in Hell's kitchen. A fresh tasty salad as a side would be a great addition! Not looking for cheap, looking for good! Thanks!

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    orthorunner Mar 11, 2010 07:08 PM

    If you want unique, there is a branch of Two Boots; their pizza is very polarizing however and I would not consider it a "gourmet" slice along the lines of Co, Keste, Luzzo's, Motorino. THeir slices are thicker crust with oregano in it and their sauces have some zing; New Orleans-style flavors.

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      xny556cip Mar 11, 2010 08:52 PM

      Haven't had a chance to get up there yet,but this might be worth a shot ?
      It's some of the ex Cacio Vino people and I know they used to do a pizza there?

      http://mercatonyc.com/mercato

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      stephaniec25 Mar 11, 2010 06:24 PM

      Lazzara's - one of my favorite's - has a new branch in Hell's Kitchen! Square, thin crust, and very good. The original is at 38th st.

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        thousandrobots Mar 11, 2010 07:12 PM

        Glad you brought up Lazzara's. Can those who like it talk more about the appeal of it? I was at the 38th St location on Saturday and was unimpressed, to say the least. It took me a while to realize what the taste of the pizza reminded me of, but then about 3 slices in, I realized it: frozen pizza! Is this style of pizza native to somewhere? It didn't taste like typical (good) New York pizza, and it certainly wasn't Neapolitan (and I'm not saying that it was supposed to -- I'm just wondering). I don't mean to be unduly harsh -- but I thought it wasn't appealing at all, and even as I was eating it, I was thinking of posting here to ask why people like it.

        I've been to Co, Motorino, John's (long time ago), Patsy's East Harlem (often), Artichoke, Totonno's, etc., and I couldn't figure out why Lazarra's is often mentioned as maybe just one step down from these guys when actually it seemed like way, way below them in quality. Sorry again for being harsh...I'm just befuddled! What do you like about it? Are there other places making similar pizza so I could compare?

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          stephaniec25 Mar 12, 2010 06:19 AM

          It's just personal opinion and I guess it's not your cup of tea!

      2. tastyeating Mar 11, 2010 01:31 PM

        I enjoy Hell's Kitchen Pizza (47th St & 10 Ave) quite a bit. It's not specialty pizza like Co or Motorino but more like your NYC type pizza. I'm a huge fan of their Hellfire slice which is spicy in a good way. I think the toppings are hot italian sausage, pepperoni, and cherry peppers. I'm unsure if they offer salad though.

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          boccalupo Mar 11, 2010 08:13 AM

          Great pizza in Hells Kitchen is a void that needs to be filled.

          Angelo's is merely good. Fine if you are nearby.

          I agree with the others that a better bet is to head down to Chelsea (Co.) or West Village (Keste', No. 28, John's of Bleecker St.') and options increase. Chelsea all has newly opened Ovest Pizzoteca (affiliated with Luzzo's) which I have not tried yet.

          Co. might be the best bet for a decent fresh salad to go along with the pizza.

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            RGR Mar 11, 2010 07:36 AM

            With regard to pizza, you will not find what you are looking in Hell's Kitchen.

            Heading west, Angelo's, on 57th, b/t 6th & 7th, is supposed to have good pizza, but we've never tried it.

            Heading due south, the pizza at Co., on the corner of 9th & 23rd, is what you are looking for.

            Co. photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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              LeahBaila Mar 11, 2010 07:44 AM

              Have not yet been to Co., but I will second Angelo's.

              www.thelunchbelle.com

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                xny556cip Mar 11, 2010 08:58 PM

                Forget Co......Go to Jim Lahey's Sullivan St Bakery and get the slices there .It's the best in HK and it's what he knows how to do.His venture into Co. and that style is a disaster.

                http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com
                533 West 47th Street, New York, NY

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