Although it faces stiff competition from cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, there is no doubt that New York City is one of the best places in the country for anyone needing their pizza fix. By now you should be well aware of The 8 Best Places to Eat Pizza in St. Louis, so it seems only fair that we do the same for the city which is home to world-famous pizzaiolos, and most diverse pizza scene in the US.
This coal-oven pizzeria has been delighting customers since the early 1930s and has yet to disappoint. The philosophy here seems to be that less is more, as their best (and original) offering might also be the simplest: a delectable concoction of fresh, cheesy mozzarella on top of a classic tomato sauce and smooth, thin crust. As if that wasn’t enough to convince you, Patsy’s also serves some of the most affordable pizza in the city - a big pizza here only costs $12.
This pizzeria is another old-school favorite. Opened by Italian immigrant Domenico DeMarco in 1964, the octogenarian has made almost every pie by hand since. Notable for using imported ingredients, pizzas here are made from San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella cheese from southern Italy and a generous helping of olive oil. The lines go around the block, with hungry New Yorkers waiting to samples one of DeMarco’s famous, fresh creations. Although the restaurant closes whenever DeMarco isn’t available, visitors to the Big Apple would do well to make sure Di Fara Pizza is one of their first stops.
New York City has the most skyscrapers of any city in the US, with 237, and worldwide it’s only second to Hong Kong. In fact, when it comes to tall buildings Yoreevo notes how New York has an unprecedented amount of buildings higher than six stories. It’s no surprise then that it also has a range of bars and restaurants in the sky that offer sweeping views of the city. Sitting atop the 17-story Aloft Hotel, Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden is one of these high-flying places for those looking for a fresh twist to their pizza. Here, customers can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from hundreds of feet in the air while enjoying pizza with an Asian twist and downing exotic Asian beer.
At this particular pizzeria, everything is freshly baked right out of the oven, although that’s not what sets it apart. Williamsburg Pizza separates itself apart because of its grandma squares (thin, square pizzas for those of you who don’t know your pizza lingo) that are complemented by a doughy and buttery crust and a border of grated cheese. What’s also unique about this place is its three-cheese Apple Bacon slice, topped off with a sprinkling of walnuts.
With a green-and-orange color scheme and rec-room inspired interiors, Paulie Gee’s décor suggest a tongue-in cheek hipster irony. Luckily the pizza here is for everyone and the shop recalls a bygone era of pizza slices, before the dawn of mass production. Customers can opt for either the old-school “The Mooz” made plain with aged mozzarella or chomp on the fiery spicy honey-infused pepperoni delight that is aptly named “The Hellboy.” With such showstoppers in their arsenal, its no wonder that even the New York Times rates them among the top 10 slices in NYC.