No one can visit or live in NYC without knowing where to go for the perfect slice of pizza. From the cheesiest slice to a deep dish square packed with pepperoni, your tastebuds will be singing long after you take the first bite. In the city, there are quite a few spots to choose from, so we’ve maneuvered through most to bring you the very best the concrete jungle has to offer.
Prince St. Pizza
At Prince St. no slice is a bad one, but the prize-winner has to be their pepperoni square slice. The thick dough is met with just the right portion of cheese and loaded with small, thick pepperonis.
On weekends, you’ll normally see lines out the door and down the block, which comes as no surprise since the actual size of this restaurant is no bigger than a few feet wide. Normally, people will come in and grab their slices to-go, the real New Yorker way.
27 Prince St A, New York, NY 10012
This italian restaurant offers more than just pizza! They offer handmade pasta, tasty paninis and crafted drinks among other things. It’s cute, vintage interior will have you waiting up to an hour for a table, but it ends up being so worth it. When ordering their pizza, make sure to try out the tie-dye, which is designed with vodka, tomato, pesto and fresh mozzarella.
235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Like the name presents, this particular hotspot offers pizza with artichokes as the topping and it’s unique pairing is so rich and scrumptious. They also offer various other toppings and calzones that you’ll be craving with your friends midway through the week. With a few locations scattered throughout the city, it makes it easy to stop by and pick up a slice or two on the way home from work.
321 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
Lions, Tigers and Squares
Technically this restaurant is built on the idea of Detroit-style pizza, but the taste alone gives it all the reason to try it out in Manhattan. They offer thick square slices that are rich in flavor. For a unique option, try the vodka option because it won’t disappoint. It’s a plain slice substituted with vodka sauce and a caramelized cheese crust.
Fun fact: The co founders of Artichoke actually conceived the idea for this spot back in 2018 while filming their Cooking Show, Pizza Cruz. When they got a taste of a Detroit-style slice, they knew it needed a place in The Big Apple.
268 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
Established in 1905, Lombardi’s is one of the longest standing restaurants in the city with locations in both Little Italy and the Chelsea area. They offer unique specialty pies such as Buddy’s “Cake Boss” Pizza, which includes a red pie, prosciutto, mozzarella, arugula, romano cheese and basil. Their unique toppings and fun names make it worth the visit.
32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Roberta’s Pizza and Bakery
Sit out in a garden-themed area with a good slice of pizza in hand. Roberta’s is the spot to chill with family outside and enjoy a good meal with a beer for dinner. They even serve brunch with a few pizzas listed on the menu. Try out the Four Emperors, topped with arrabbiata, mozzarella, ricotta, capra con pepe, asiago and sesame seeds.
257 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Although there’s a Joe’s Pizza on just about every corner in Manhattan, this is the original and most sought-after one to try. Established in 1975, Joe’s constantly makes the Top 10 list on an array of publications, and they consistently serve the perfect slice to prove themselves worthy. This is the spot to truly savor the plain slice without the need for more toppings because they’re just that good.
7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014