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Best Pizza Slice in Midtown

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  1. Preference for east or west midtown?
    IMHO the best pizza in midtown west is Zigolini's, a relatively new place with great Neapolitan pizzas. It's admittedly a step below some downtown spots, but I think their crust in particular has continually improved and they are nearing the quality of some of the best in the city. The prosciutto is particularly good.

    Zigolinis Pizza Bar
    675 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: orthorunner

      Just realized you were asking for a slice, so assume you want a place that sells by the slice specifically? If so, there is a Two Boots location in Hells Kitchen and in Grand Central if you like a nontraditional slice. Haven't had much success with other slice spots in midtown.

      Two Boots
      109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

      Two Boots
      625 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      1. re: orthorunner

        Two Boots is ish dont think so. Are there any decent ny slices in midtown, 2.50 at the most

    2. New York Pizza Suprema near Madison Square Garden, 413 8th Ave

      New York Pizza Suprema
      413 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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      1. re: thegforceny

        Second NY Pizza Suprema. Best slice in Midtown without question.

        1. re: rifkind81

          Sunk plenty of money in those adjacent parking garages over the years and NEVER thought of stopping in that pizza shop EVER. Gonna check it out now for sure -- especially after seeing the banner that's proudly displayed above their storefront touting ... "Awarded, One of the 10 Best Pizzas in NYC".

          1. re: Cheese Boy

            The upside down is great, as is the marinara and basil. And of course, the regular old plain cheese is very good.

            1. re: thegforceny

              absolutely agree. the Upside Down is spectacular. it's a bit of a sicilian feel, the crust is light and crunchy, just perfect.

      2. Patsy's, but it ain't Midtown...

        Patsy's Pizzeria
        2287 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035

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        1. re: menton1

          And do they serve slices? OP is looking for MIDTOWN. SLICE. (See above)

        2. Previti's Pizza on 41st and Lex does an okay slice, I prefer their foccacia slices.

          And Royal Pizzeria on 38th and 3rd does a decent slice if it's fresh out of the oven.

          Midtown pretty much sucks for slices though, it's not to good for whole pies either.

          Royal Pizza
          592 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

          Previti Pizza
          122 E 41st St, New York, NY 10165

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          1. re: WestIndianArchie

            +1 on Royal especially if it's fresh out of the oven.

          2. Naples 45, at 45h between Lex and Venderbilt. Make sure you get it when it is hot. Very thin, nicely blistered, good quality sauce and mozzarella cheese.

            Naples 45
            200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166

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            1. re: comiendosiempre

              They serve by the slice at Naples 45?

              1. re: RCC

                Just had 2 today, it's in the take out section which is not easily accessible from the street.

                And my pizza @ 11:15 was barely room temperature.

            2. I second Naples 45 (yes, they have a by-the-slice place). Plus a nice discount in the afternoon.

              I also like Previti.

              I will add Pizza by Certe to the mix. Square Italian Wedding slice is really good.

              Naples 45
              200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166

              Previti Pizza
              122 E 41st St, New York, NY 10165

              Pizza by Cer Te
              132 E 56th St, New York, NY 10022

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              1. re: boccalupo

                how much is a slice at naples 45?

              2. Get two slices - one from 2 Bros. Pizza on 9th Ave and 40th St and one from 99C Fresh Pizza catty corner across the street.

                99C Fresh Pizza was NYC's FIRST dollar slice spot. It's famous for being around forever and serving classic New York slices. It actually originally opened to give the needy affordable meals, but serves lots of Port Authority commuters now.

                2 Bros. Pizza is also a dollar slice NYC chain. These two spots have had a rivalry for years. Try both of them out.


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                1. re: AdrienneK

                  Head a couple of avenue's over to 6th ave and 38th and the 2 bros there have 75c slices. Not the highest quality - but bang for your buck wise, it is high on my list.

                  Otherwise, Pizza ber Cer te which has been mentioned here is excellent. The mushroom with quinoa crust and the buffalo chicken (with no chicken) is superb.

                  1. re: r32nissan

                    Yeah the 2 Bros there is great for pizza in a pinch. It's 75c because of a price war (did anyone see the NYTimes article covering it?) with 6th Ave Pizza (also called Bombay Pizza) next door, which is also worth a visit.

                    1. re: AdrienneK

                      Definitely saw the Times article - *crosses fingers for 50c slices*...however, I must say, since dropping to 75c, the quantity of cheese seems to have declined. Understandable when they're selling them at bargain basement prices - but worth noting nonetheless. Mmmm...pizza.

                2. Two boots in grand central.
                  I love the tony clifton slices.