Yes, you might have to wait more than an hour to try this Midwood institution, but a visit to the original, standard-setting store founded by the late Domenico DeMarco in 1965 is a must for pizza lovers and pizza lovers around the world. Whole slices and pies are available. Another pizza place so good it's worth making a reservation. It's a little easier to get into Ops and it has a wonderful and comprehensive wine list.
You can also have a marinara, a margarita or a juno (broccoli rabe, potatoes, provola, ricotta salata) to go and buy a bottle in the store owned by the same owner, Forêt Wines, to pair it at home. Owner Chris Iacono worked at his brother Mark's pizza place, Lucali, before opening this place in Park Slope. First-rate ingredients, such as hand-cut pepperoni, fresh mushrooms and a mix of low-moisture mozzarella cheeses, fresh homemade mozzarella and imported parmigiano-reggiano, demonstrate a commitment to quality. Grandma Giuseppina's secret sauce recipe stands between those and the thin dough.
This newcomer to Park Slope began as a pre-pandemic vaccine project before opening its doors on Fifth Avenue this summer. The attention paid to sourcing, ingredients and the magic and science of pizza pay off with excellent Margherita, Sicilian and Grandma varieties. There's also wine, beer, and seating inside and out. It's the kind of place you go to when you want a fancy dinner, but you're too New Yorker not to eat pizza.
Some of the best thin-crust pizzas in New York City are served, and guests can bring their own beer and wine to properly complete the meal. As you read this list, keep in mind that this is my personal list of the best pizzas in New York City. Danny Meyer's first pizza restaurant serves excellent Roman-style ultra-thin crust pizzas in an elegant space inside the Redbury Hotel. That budding affinity for pizza has led him to dedicate his life to creating the best pizza in New York City and, as far as I'm concerned, he's been very close.
There's another place ideal for groups in the East Village, and Violet, Matt Hyland's Alphabet City grill pizza place, is a stellar date destination. This new Union Square Hospitality Group store, run by chef Nick Anderer, combines the Shake Shack shopping format with Marta's Roman tarts, and serves the coveted pizza inspired by the Eternal City at a good price. We've invested a lot of energy in understanding what makes a particular pizza so delicious, and few places have perplexed us like Bread And Salt in Jersey City. Unique to New York (except for one place in Michigan), this is the bit that people think of when they think of a piece of New York.
With this in mind, it's impressive that their pizzas can take center stage in a city full of restaurants specializing only in pizza. For example, you can spend years looking for the best pizza in New York City and finding places that surprise you time and time again. The president of the PAF Pizza Academy Foundation, Caporuscio, has begun teaching the artisanal preparation of Neapolitan pizza to chefs in the United States. Pizza here is still prepared with several different types of cheese, olive oil, and fresh basil, which will make you wonder why not all pizzas are covered in fresh basil.
Rubirosa has been one of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan for some time, and while the waits here are still long, the pizza is worth it.