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Best pizza in NY that's not too cheesy for a picky eater?

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I grew up in NJ eating good pizza, moved to the west coast, and now abstain unless I'm back in NY/NJ. Problem is, I don't know where to go. I like Joe's Pizza on Carmine Street, although it's not out of this world or anything. I also like that $1 slice place on St. Mark's, although that's nothing special, either, and not as good as Joe's. I love Kinchley's Pizza in Ramsey, NJ if anyone knows what I'm talking about.

I'm pretty disgusted by melted cheese in general, except on good NY pizza (that's not too cheesy). I like it plain, you know, a tasty tomato sauce and mozzerella (but again, not too much cheese).

Slices are good, as are places with pies. Thin crust only.

What can I say? I'm picky about my pizza. Any suggestions? I'm going off my "primal" diet for this trip back east and want to eat well. :)

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  1. NY Pizza Suprema at 31st and 8th has a great mozzarella slice that is exactly what you described.

    1. Louie and Ernie's, Pelham Bay, in the Bronx. Leave the Sicilian, take the plain slice.

       
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      1. re: DaveCook

        L&B Spumoni Garden. One of the truly great New York pizza's and its much more tomatoey than cheesy.

        1. re: cgorange

          Johns Pizza on Bleeker

          1. re: cgorange

            Agree with L&B review, very good pizza. You will be surprised of the pizza on Morris Park Avenue also, huge slices, good and tasty.

          2. re: DaveCook

            FORGET the plain,it was a slice of cardboard with cheese and sauce on it,a disappointment. The sausage was better, but the price $3.50 or $3,75
            I will not try that taxi cab guy "fathead"who gave himself the tour hype of the boroughs food,he is full of yeast
            The place is out of the way.......