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Apr 27, 2011 10:41 PM

Great Pizza in the Bronx (besides the usual suspects)

Hey guys,

I've been on a mission to find all the best pizza in the NY metro area--popular and undiscovered--and the one borough thats given me trouble is the Bronx. I know there are definitely some good places going under the radar (especially towards the north) but I haven't been able to find them. What places would you guys reccomend as particularly noteworthy? Style, price, and location aren't a factor, just looking to find places that serve great pizza. I'd really appreciate any help you guys could give, and I WILL use all of your reccomendations. Here's where I've been thus far in the Bronx:

Trattoria Zero Otto Nove - Amazing
Mario's on Arthur Ave - Great
Coals - Unique, very good
Yankee JZ - Solid
Patricia's -Solid
Fratelli's - Solid
Sorrento - Solid
Sam's - Good
Louie & Ernie's - Good
3 Boys from Italy - Ok
Jasper's - Ehhh
Arturo's - Bad
Antonio's Trattoria - Bad

Zero Otto Nove
2357 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

Antonio's Trattoria
2370 Belmont Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

2342 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458

Louie & Ernie's Pizza
1300 Crosby Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

1888 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10461

1082 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

2507 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10469

Sam's Pizza
232 W 231st St, Bronx, NY 10463

3555 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10463

Yankee J-Z Pizza
1599 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10472

Arturo's Pizzeria
5189 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10463

Sorrento Pizzeria
2004 Williamsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10461

Three Boys From Italy
704 Burke Ave, Bronx, NY 10467

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    1. I'll chime in ... especially since a lot of places in the Bronx (as of late) have been a let down. Stopped in at Full Moon on 187th and the guy there gets $3.50 for a plain Sicilian slice. It was just GOOD at best. Even my standbys have become questionable at this point. Circle Pizza was a big let down on my last visit trying to serve me a slice of pale almost cheeseless trash. Scratch them off until further notice. Dominick's on Allerton Avenue remains solid. Their regular pizza is hit or miss, BUT the Chicken slice with fresh diced tomatoes remains EXCELLENT, as does their Sicilian.

      Some other shops worthy of a visit are Frank's Pizza on Middletown Road for their grandma slice or cheese and sausage calzone. Loretta's Pizza on Layton Avenue has many good "topped" pizza choices, but their regular still remains lackluster. Cestra's Pizza has a new location at Westchester Square and their pizza is very good if you catch it fresh at lunchtime. Cestra's was voted having the BEST pizza by local students in the community.

      Also, be reminded that the pizza shops mentioned in this reply are your typical NY pizza joints that use Grande low-moisture mozzarella cheese. None of the names mentioned are coal oven, mozzarella di bufala using places ,,. sooooooooo, keep your expectations in check.

      Loretta's Pizza and Heros
      3276 Layton Ave, Bronx, NY 10465

      Dominick's Pizzeria
      1015 Allerton Ave, Bronx, NY 10469

      Full Moon Pizzeria
      600 E 187th St, Bronx, NY 10458

      Frank's Pizzeria
      2823 Middletown Rd, Bronx, NY 10461

      Circle Pizza
      112 Hugh J Grant Cir, Bronx, NY 10472

      3 Replies
      1. re: Cheese Boy

        Valentino's on 149
        that's high on my list to try.

        1. re: Jeffsayyes

          oops, I meant Venice. Venice on 149. I see you already reviewed it on yelp though..

          772 E 149th St, Bronx, NY 10455

          1. re: Jeffsayyes

            Yea Venice is good, just not a "Chowhound place" if you know what I mean. Never had their pizza, so who knows