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Taking family to NYC next weekend - need to know BEST pizza

Posted on 07/11/2010 8:19:37 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry

Taking the family to NYC next weekend and the wife is a total foodie. She wants to know the best pizza in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Help.


TOPICS: Food; Travel
KEYWORDS: nyc; pizza
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1 posted on 07/11/2010 8:19:41 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Total vanity here. Just looking for insight from knowledgeable Freepers.


2 posted on 07/11/2010 8:20:19 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Pizza Hut.


3 posted on 07/11/2010 8:21:21 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

If you are looking for the best pizza, go to Chicago.


4 posted on 07/11/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Someone will probably come along and give specifics. But, being a total NYC pizza - aholic when I go I typically only eat pizza for nearly the whole time I am there. To the point where my family is begging for something else. It’s hard to get a bad pie in NYC if you stick to the local places.


5 posted on 07/11/2010 8:22:31 AM PDT by riri
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Pizza is a food with a wide range of characteristics these days and whether or not it is “good” or “bad” is a matter of personal taste.


6 posted on 07/11/2010 8:22:47 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

There was a show on either the Food or Travel channel recently about NY vs. Chicago pizza. IIRC, one of the NY eateries that was featured was Ray’s. Now, there may be a number of eateries by that name that aren’t related to one another. It would be best to ask when there.


7 posted on 07/11/2010 8:25:28 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

“Knowledgeable Freepers” don’t go to NYC!


8 posted on 07/11/2010 8:26:15 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: riri
It’s hard to get a bad pie in NYC if you stick to the local places.

Agreed. It's a matter of personal taste, but if you like NY-style pizza, just stick to any place with an Italian guy's name (Angelo's, Dominic's, Tony's), and you should be fine.

Personally, when in NY and gorging on NY style pizzas, I also try to find a place that has good Italian Ices.

9 posted on 07/11/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT by Teacher317 (I'm sore)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

NY Magazine Best Food 2010

http://nymag.com/bestofny/food/

Zagat’s Best Pizza NY

http://manhattan.about.com/od/restaurantsandnightlife/a/bestpizzanyc.htm


10 posted on 07/11/2010 8:26:23 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
I grew up in The Bronx, lived for several years in Brooklyn, and have been in NJ for the last 30 years. You will get as many opinions on this subject as there are pizzerias in NY, which easily number in the thousands. Many people will swear that the little joint on the corner is the best in the world. I won't add fuel to that fire, but here is a link that might be of some use:

NYC best pizza

11 posted on 07/11/2010 8:26:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obama's Village: where pillage meets spillage.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Pizza Park on Ave. U in Brooklyn. Easily the best in all NYC.


12 posted on 07/11/2010 8:27:09 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Taking family to NYC next weekend - need to know BEST pizza

That would be in Chicago.

13 posted on 07/11/2010 8:28:20 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

The best pizza I ever had was from a street vendor in the Bronx. The real question “is there really a bad pizza in NYC?”.
The second question is - why are you taking your family there?


14 posted on 07/11/2010 8:28:36 AM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I was born and raised in NY yet my favorite all time pizza is Imo’s Pizza in St Louis.

Go figure.


15 posted on 07/11/2010 8:28:36 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Shytown.


16 posted on 07/11/2010 8:29:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Unos in Chicago.


17 posted on 07/11/2010 8:29:51 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

This is an easy one.

Famous Ray’s Pizza on the corner of 11th St and 6th Ave in Manhattan.

It’s the top of the West Village.


18 posted on 07/11/2010 8:30:27 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Do they sell pizza? If yes, it’s the best. Marginal restaurants don’t even bother opening in New York City.

My opinion and I have yet to be let down following that advice in that city.


19 posted on 07/11/2010 8:30:39 AM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: wastedyears

You do remember that Google can help you too? :)

http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/best-newyork-ny-top10-pizza_1ny.html

http://gonyc.about.com/od/restaurants/tp/best_pizza.htm

http://nymag.com/restaurants/cheapeats/2009/57893/


20 posted on 07/11/2010 8:31:14 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Teacher317

Regarding places with Italian names, you may want to check behind the counter too. Some of those guys don’t look like a Tony, Joey, Vinny, or Frank if you get my drift. Especially when the women working with them have head scarves and ain’t NY natives. I’m just sayin’. When you get to NYC, ask any cop on the street, especially if his name ends in a vowel, he’ll suggest a couple of places. Guaranteed.


21 posted on 07/11/2010 8:31:19 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: SeaHawkFan
If you are looking for the best pizza, go to Chicago.

BINGO! Now if you ask which pizza is best in Chicago I'd have to say Gino's East. But the only bad pizza is pizza at chain restaurants.

22 posted on 07/11/2010 8:31:42 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! and Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

But one concern might be the transfat ban (haven’t been there recently). If that is wrecking the pizza, then definitely hop the train to New Jersey and get real pizza.


23 posted on 07/11/2010 8:32:38 AM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

V & T Pizzeria

15 reviews
(212) 663-1708

1024 Amsterdam Ave (Between 110th Street and 111th Street)
New York, NY 10023 40.8033 -73.9638

Excellent pizza! Up near Columbia University.

http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile/11349683/new_york_ny/v_t_pizzeria.html


24 posted on 07/11/2010 8:32:59 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

You could always save the air fare, get an old dirty cardboard box, cut a desired size outta it, slap some tomato sauce on it, drip a little melted cheese and baddabing NY pizza.


25 posted on 07/11/2010 8:33:10 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I don’t know. The best pizza I ever ate was in Croatia.


26 posted on 07/11/2010 8:34:03 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Lombardi’s Pizza,
32 Spring Street. claims to be America’s first pizzeria. My one experience there does not inspire me to want to return. The pizza was below average and the service worse.


27 posted on 07/11/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Just make sure it’s CHEESE!!


28 posted on 07/11/2010 8:35:09 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

DO NOT eat your pizza with a fork and knife!!!! You fold the slice!

Comparatively speaking, any place that is not a chain will have great pizza!


29 posted on 07/11/2010 8:36:20 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

If you go past Queens into Nassau County I can help your out.


30 posted on 07/11/2010 8:36:26 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

There is no good pizza in New York City. If you want good pizza take the train to New Haven and then take a cab to Zuppardi’s just south of Main Street and Union Avenue in West Haven. Or take a cab to Wooster Square in New Haven and try Sally’s pizza. Nothing in New York can compare to New Haven pizza.


31 posted on 07/11/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Do you like your crust limp like a washcloth yet has the toughness of Kevlar?
Do you like your sauce airbrushed on?
Do you prefer cheese that typically just slides off and burns your mouth?
Do you like to fold your pizza over into a wad, ostensibly so you don’t have to endure the lack of taste for any length of time while you grind down your teeth on the leathery goodness?

If so, any pizza joint in NYC will do just fine. Just walk along the sidewalk till you see some place that’s name ends with a vowel. In the window you should see a cold piece of cardboard in a pie wedge shape that was heated the first time in the last 24 hours. Ask the shop owner to burn the bottom for you, hand him $4 and it’s all yours!


32 posted on 07/11/2010 8:39:40 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

DiGiorno


33 posted on 07/11/2010 8:42:14 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Village Voice says:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2009/06/our_top_ten—pi.php


34 posted on 07/11/2010 8:43:19 AM PDT by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; earlJam; ReneeLynn

Rays?

************

JERRY: What’s around you?

KRAMER: I’m lookin’ at Ray’s Pizza. You know where that is?

JERRY: Is it Famous Ray’s?

KRAMER: No. It’s Original Ray’s.

JERRY: Famous Original Ray’s?

KRAMER: It’s just Original, Jerry!

JERRY: Well, what street are you on?

KRAMER: Hey, I’m on first and first. How can the same street intersect with itself? I must be at the nexus of the universe.

JERRY: Just wait there. I’ll pick you up, and, Kramer, stay alive no matter what occurs, I will find you!

KRAMER: Aah!


35 posted on 07/11/2010 8:44:14 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. ~Ayn Rand)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Well, the top 500 neighborhood places are all very close to each other, and there’s no such thing as “the best”, given all the different styles and tastes.

HOWEVER

I, total NYC pizza snob that I am, like DiFara:

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn NY 11230
718-258-1367
~ cash only ~


36 posted on 07/11/2010 8:44:55 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Find a restaurant that serves Chicago style pizza.


37 posted on 07/11/2010 8:45:44 AM PDT by gdzla
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38 posted on 07/11/2010 8:45:51 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: CaptainK

Montana’s in Freeport! Umberto’s in Elmont!


39 posted on 07/11/2010 8:46:39 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeaHawkFan; Buckeye Battle Cry

Ditto


40 posted on 07/11/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: Malsua

LOL!

Actually, I love stringy cheese that slides right off (but you gotta be careful).

I bet someone somewhere has a similar writeup about Chicago pizza.


41 posted on 07/11/2010 8:47:54 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (You can evade reality, but you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality. ~Ayn Rand)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Ya gotta go about 900 miles west to Chicago.


42 posted on 07/11/2010 8:49:15 AM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

http://www.grimaldis.com/

http://www.patsyspizzeriany.com/

These two, forget the chains like Sbarro’s that are into mass production.


43 posted on 07/11/2010 8:49:59 AM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Also don’t bother with all the “Rays” pizza, greasy slop.


44 posted on 07/11/2010 8:53:13 AM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: mountn man

Yes !!!

If she claims she is a foodie she would already know which pizza joints in NYC are the favorites.


45 posted on 07/11/2010 8:53:14 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

That pic started the waterworks here.....almost nine years already.


46 posted on 07/11/2010 8:53:44 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Cugini in Mineola
47 posted on 07/11/2010 8:53:53 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

My advice? As soon as you get off the plane, walk to the ticket counter and book a flight to Chicago...for there is no pizza in NYC worth wasting your time on! ;)

regards,


48 posted on 07/11/2010 8:55:28 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Dengar01
Now if you ask which pizza is best in Chicago I'd have to say Gino's East

Gino's East is fantastic! Also Lou Malnati's is right up there with it and my newest favorite is Giordano's stuffed pizza. If you go to any of these three restaurants, you will be very satisfied and very full. There is also a Giordano's in Orlando. As far as pizza in New York...try the spaghetti instead.

49 posted on 07/11/2010 8:55:35 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Check out the specialty pizzas at Plum Tomatoes in Rockaway Beach. They'll even deliver to your beach blanket while you enjoy the surf.


50 posted on 07/11/2010 8:57:17 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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