The 10 Best Pizzas in NYC

The 10 Best Pizzas in NYC

What does it take to make our Top 10 Best Pizza list?

It’s been a challenge taking in all those extra calories to review pizzas for our top 10 list of best pizzas in New York City. Here at, we tried to break it down as to what makes for a great one. A couple piped in that the pizza is so good in Manhattan because of the water, others said it was the cheese and sauce.

Well, maybe so to all of it! What we all firmly agree on:  the mastery of these pie makers and their creations help put NYC on the map for being one of the best places in the world for pizza!

A combined 10 pounds heavier (for our team)  yet we got to our top 10 Best Pizzas in NYC for 2012!

We hope you enjoy our hot list as much as we do!


The place for shi-shi pizza at this stunning pizzeria. Specialty pizzas such as the Brussels Sprout pizza with pancetta– a crowd favorite, or go simple with one of the best Margherita pizza’s in Manhattan.

349 E 12th St # A New York (212) 777-2644


If you like paper thin crust, then Spunto’s is your place. How they manage to keep something so thin so crisp is their secret, and a pizza lover’s “win”.

65 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 (212) 242-1200

New York Pizza Suprema

Located across from Penn Station, this pizza icon has been serving up Manhattanites since the 60’s and owned by the same family for 48 years.  The White Pizza is all about the “ooze”– a triple cheese threat melding Romano  Ricotta and Grande Mozzarella cheeses together for a supreme masterpiece!

413 8th Avenue New York, NY (212) 594-8939


Old school pizza with a modern twist, and some of the “prettiest” pizzas on the list. Check out the Red Pizza, the Spinach Pizza and house specialty, the Mediterranean Pizza, which will leave you wanting more, more, more.

325 Church Street New York, NY 10013 (212) 226-7900

John’s of Bleecker Street

Serving pies since 1929, this coal fired brick oven pizzeria is known for simple toppings and out-of-this-world calzones. This is a no ressie, cash only joint.

278 Bleecker Street New York, NY (212) 243-1680

Lombardi’s Pizza

Claiming to be the first pizzeria in the United States, Lombardi’s was founded in 1905 in Manhattan’s Little Italy. Story goes that in 1905 an employee- Antonio Totonno Pero began selling tomato pies, and the rest is left for foodies to take a bite out of history.

32 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 (212) 941-7994

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

If you’re into insanely good pizza, this sleek and beautiful pizzaria is for you. Three locations– East Village, West Village and Chelsea boast an incredible Whole Artichoke Pie complete with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese. Ahhhmazing.

328 East 14th Street New York, NY (212) 228-2004

Joe’s Pizza

Be prepared for a wait at this ever-so-popular iconic Greenwich Village institution founded by Pino “Joe” Pozzuoli. Not only famed for their impeccible pies, but don’t miss out on their bread sticks and garlic knots.

7 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 (212) 255-3946


A veggie lover’s Stuffed Vegetable Vegetarian Pizza offers a tasty medley of spinach, broccoli, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Also on the hot-list, Grandma`s Gourmet Pizza Extra virgin olive oil, San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella cheese on a thin crust.

686 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10010 (212) 929-0949

Best Pizza of First Avenue

A whole in the wall wedged between a UPS store and Furry Paws, this pizza palace stands in line with its namesake– “best” for so many reasons. From their New York style with all the fix’ns to a margarita with a whole wheat crust, everything is fresh and prepared in their wood burning oven.

1038 1st Avenue New York, NY (212) 644-8400

Image: Motorino Pizza