New York knows pizza. I have become such a pizza snob, I won't even touch Dominoes or Papa Johns. I honestly don't understand how I was even able to stomach it all those years growing up. See? I'm a pizza snob. I'm fine with it, too. There are many reasons I love New York but the food definitely ranks in the top three. And the pizza? You have to, I mean have to, indulge in New York pizza at least three times in your life. I don't know why I chose three but one time - it's just not enough. Whether you currently reside in New York, are planning to visit or planning to move here, refer to this list if you want the best pizza in New York. Here we go, I've rounded up five, of course, of the best pizzerias in New York. Bold, I know. Read on to find out why these restaurants made the list.
Roberta's serves up neapolitan style pizza and they are the best ones I have ever tasted. My favorite one to devour is the Bee Sting. It has tomato, mozzarella, basil, sopressata, chili and honey. Although this is my favorite, they have other specialties you should try as well. They have a couple locations in New York, one being a convenient 8 minute walk from my apartment, and they have one location in LA. You can also buy their frozen pizzas at select groceries stores but I highly recommend physically going to the restaurant or ordering in!
The most authentic place to get a traditional but delicious slice or pie. I simply prefer pepperoni and Joe's by far has the best pepperoni pizza of them all. The ingredients are so fresh and you can truly taste the quality. The tomato sauce alone is enough to arouse your taste buds. Multiple locations in New York and one in Michigan, stop by and grab a slice. Or a whole pie.
My taste buds weren't the same after biting into a slice of Adrienne's old fashioned pizza. While they do offer round pies, I strongly suggest opting for their old fashioned square pies. My favorite is the red pizza with crushed tomatoes, homemade fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese and I add pepperoni of course. They have the small pepperonis too and I don't care what anyone says - they taste better! This hidden gem only has one location on Stone Street.
This is one of my go-to's when grabbing a slice on the go. Serving up Cajun-Italian cooking, Two Boots gets its name from the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana. Known for their cornmeal pizza crust, their pizza is indeed unique. Throwing ingredients like andouille sausage, crawfish, spiced shrimp and double-smoked bacon into the mix, you truly get an original flavor. They have a couple of locations in New York and one in Jersey and Tennessee. Try it out for yourself and see what you think.
Cool-oven pizza with a side of live jazz? Yes please. While they do not have a website, I linked the heading to Eater New York's article so you can get a feel of the "old-school village charm" they portray in the most beautiful way. Pics included. Arturo's serves up other Italian dishes but the pizza is made to entertain. They only serve pizza by the pie so bring a couple friends or eat the whole pie yourself, no judgement. I truly go here more for the atmosphere. Although the pizza is indeed delicious, it's number five on the list for a reason. But do not let that stop you from dropping by one of the most historical pizzerias in New York.