Paulie Gee's Slice Shop · 3.If you want to save some money, head here for the best cheap pizza in New York. The classics of cheese and pepperoni are joined by the slices of Hellboy (pepperoni with warm honey from Mike's) and Freddy Prince (an upside-down Sicilian with a sesame seed background) in the informal spin-off of Greenpoint Darling. True to Brooklyn style, the restaurant's menu from the 1970s includes four vegan cakes. Inaugurated in 1965 by the Italian Domenico (Dom) De Marco, Di Fara has been a labor of love for more than 50 years.
Working 7 days a week for decades, De Marco had a tireless and uncompromising quest to create the best cakes for his client. Pasquale Lancieri, one of New York's leading brick-oven pizzerias, opened its first pizza place in Harlem in 1933 (although its pastries originate even further afield, on the Lower East Side). He is often credited with inventing the New York portion itself, the store located in Turtle Bay %26, on the Upper West Side, is now owned by the fourth generation of family pizza makers. Known as “America's first pizza place,” Lombardi's is both an American institution and a New York one.
What began in 1905 by Neapolitan immigrant Gennaro Lombardi is still a Little Italy staple, promising a pizza baked in a charcoal oven with a smoked crust, topped with purist tomato sauce, fresh whole milk mozzarella and basil. Head to the upper part of the city for a cozy atmosphere and delicious pizza in a brick oven right in front of City College. Then there is the Italian owner from Tuscany who prefers Roman pizza to Neapolitan pizza, but he is the one who likes New York pizza the most. Here's a quick summary of the types of pizza you'll find in New York City (textures vary depending on the type of pizza).
However, Staten Island is undoubtedly one of the highlights of any New York pizza tour, which begins with a ferry ride from Lower Manhattan and ends with the main event: pizza. As Frank Sinatra sang in the iconic song about New York: if you can succeed there, you can do it anywhere. Unlike most of the other places mentioned on this list, Patsy's is actually an Italian restaurant that serves pizza. As an ode to the owners' heritage, Joe %26 Pat's produces Neapolitan-style pizza in the shape of crackers right in the restaurant for all to see.
Staten Island goes unnoticed when it comes to New York's boroughs, perhaps because it's the only district that isn't connected to the city's main subway system. Roberta's wood-fired pizzas helped make a name for Bushwick, Brooklyn, and are known as one of the best pizzas in New York. With nearly 1.5 million residents, many of them pizza makers, the Bronx is home to a good number of pizzerias in the city. Fun fact Some people speculate that the minerality of New York City's water supply differentiates the city's pizza from all other pizzas.
Because of prohibitive environmental regulations, pizzerias with charcoal ovens like Patsy's are a charming rarity in today's New York. Leo's star pizza is NY Slice Pie, a huge pizza with eight large slices topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, provolone, garlic, oregano, chili and pecorino cheese. It's not surprising, because of the name, that Tony's Brick Oven uses a brick oven to prepare New York pizza, as well as garlic knots and other Italian specialties.