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Pizza in New York: Bond45

Where: 154 W. 45th St. [map], New York, ny, United States, 10036
August 16, 2007 at 11:30 AM | by | ()

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Though you'll probably be surrounded by families from Des Moines on their way to see Mama Mia, eating at Bond45 is truly a New York experience. What could be more Manhattan than eating a thick slice of pizza while looking out at the giant Cup O' Noodles hanging in the middle of Times Square?

Located in the middle of the theater district, Bond45 is more than a pizzeria--but pizza is its specialty. In fact, the menu boasts that New York Magazine's insatiable critic, Gael Greene, says it's "the best in New York." We know some places that would argue that, but Bond45 does have our fave: Arturo Schwartz's Salsiccia Pizza, with sausage, rosemary potatoes, mozzarella and basil.

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Pizza in New York: Mariella Pizza

Where: 960 8th Avenue [map], New York, ny, United States
August 15, 2007 at 11:15 AM | by | ()

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If you're the type that enjoys a thicker crust on your pie, head to Mariella Pizza. In midtown and close to the Theatre District, you'll spot Mariella's by the droves of 9-to-5ers mixed with nearby construction workers on breaks, all stopping in to pick up hearty slices laden with lots of cheese and sauce. One will fill you up, trust us.

Try a piece with hefty toppings--broccoli, chicken cutlet or baked ziti--and you'll be stuffed. The white slices are also a favorite standard, with some garlic baked on top they offer a mix of cheese and spice. Be ready to order when you step up to the bustling counter at lunchtime though, these Italians don't wait for anyone indecisive--not even Oprah, who's been known to stop in for a slice.

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Pizza in NYC: Two Boots

Where: 42 Avenue A [map], New York, ny, United States, 10009
August 8, 2007 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

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If you like your slices un-standard, and with loads of spicy sauce, then be sure to hit up Two Boots, famed NYC pizzeria/movie house/softball team home that serves some of the citys most inventive pies.

Try The Newman--after everyone's favorite Seinfeld chubster--and indulge in sopressata and sweet italian sausage on a white pie or The Larry Tate--the boss from Bewitched--with spinach, plum tomatos, and fresh garlic. Pies start at $9.95 and you'll enjoy the fun trinkets in the restaurant while you wait. Not to worry if you're not a downtowner, you can also head to other locations at Rockefeller Center or Grand Central.

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Pizza in New York: L&B Spumoni Gardens

Where: 2725 86th Street [map], Brooklyn , NY, United States, 11223
August 1, 2007 at 11:13 AM | by | ()

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After you hit the beach in Brooklyn, head to the best local pizza joint Bensonhurst has to offer: L & B Spumoni Gardens. Opened way back in 1939, today's Spumoni Gardens doesn't boast any fresh foliage (save the hanging plastic floral assortments) but does boast some of NY's best pizza.

Served in generous sicilian slices, Spumoni's pizza is topped with cheese first, and then covered in tangy tomato sauce and spices. Each bite results in a nice surprise of flavors and the sauce has enough time to cool before hitting your mouth, avoiding that nasty tongue scalding effect often caused by too-hot NYC pizza. Two slices is enough to fill you up, but be sure to save room for the signature spumoni ice cream, a perfect combo of vanilla, chocolate and pistachio that's both creamy and icy, all served in a resistant paper cup. Sit outside and don't miss the display of Brooklynites that come from near and far for Spumoni's.

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Pizza in New York: Otto

Where: One Fifth Ave [map], New York, ny, United States, 10003
July 26, 2007 at 10:29 AM | by | ()

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If you're willing to spend a little more for your next slice of NYC pizza, and want a little bit of a scene to go with it, stop by Otto Pizzeria right off Washington Square Park. Yes, it's part of the Mario Batali empire, and yes, you'll have to wait a bit for a table without reservations. But the pizza's delicious, thin crust and crispy with just the right toppings like lardo, shaved fennel, or even chiles.

The wine list is extensive, and it's easy to take down a few glasses while you're waiting for your table and glancing up at the train station timetable device (retro and fun), while leaning up against the marble-topped enoteca entrance area. Pizzas don't top $14, and wine is offered by the bottle and quartino. They also do wine classes where you just might be surprised with an appearance by Molto Mario himself.

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Pizza in New York: Patsy's Pizzeria

Where: 67 University Place [map], New York, ny, United States, 10003
July 17, 2007 at 8:40 AM | by | ()

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Take a stroll from Union Square south toward Washington Square Park on University Place and you'll come across Patsy's Pizza. Grab a seat on a sunny afternoon at one of the tables at the edge of the large windows and dig into pizza family-style. Thin crusts, coal-fired in the giant brick oven, are perfect companions with fresh mozzarella and your choice of toppings.

We'll be honest, it's not the best pizza in the city, but there's something homey about the atmosphere (filled with locals and NYU students and their bewildered parents) that keeps us coming back. Soda and beer come in pitchers and the small marble tables join together quite easily, so it's good for groups.

No reservations are necessary and you can snack on fresh salads and garlic bread while you wait for your pie. Careful -- the pieces are conservative but it's easy to fill up fast.

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Pizza in New York: Slice, The Perfect Food

Where: 1413 Second Ave [map], New York, ny, United States, 10021
June 14, 2007 at 9:22 AM | by | ()

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If you think all NYC pizza has to be greasy and fattening, think again. Or just head to Slice, the Perfect Food, a homey, healthy alternative to the standard pizzeria on the UES.

You can dig into the freshest, organic ingredients and even partake in soy or rice cheese or organic mozzarella on unbleached, herbed crust. We know, sounds interesting, but take our word for it, its delicious. Slices are close to $4, but well worth it. Your cholesterol will thank you and your do-good genes will too. Its best to order out - the shop is pretty tiny and its just as delicious at home, without the pools of grease that seem to result from normal pizza delivery.

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Pizza in New York: Delizia

Where: 1374 First Avenue [map], New York, ny, United States, 10021
June 6, 2007 at 12:56 PM | by | ()

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It's always a mixed sign when a New York pizza place is crowded. Can the slices really be that good, or is it late night on a weekend and everyone's desperate? Thankfully, at Delizia, the pizza's really is that good. Baked at just the right temperature, the crust is adequately thick and the cheese is real - not that artificial, salt-laden frozen stuff many other NYC pizzerias try to pass off. The tomato sauce is just the right mix of sweet and tart, and it seems they're always taking a fresh pie from the oven the moment we walk in.

Popular with the locals, Delizia is often full of families, and its hidden back room camouflages kids' birthday parties nicely. At any time of day, you might encounter the corner construction crew rubbing elbows with UES yuppies home from a tough day at the office. You can get everything else here too - salads, chicken parm, meatballs, antipasto - we highly recommend the pinwheels. Hard to resist, these pizza dough rounds ($1.85/each) are full of cheese and veggies and perfect for snacking on if you ever actually have to wait for a slice here.

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Pizza in New York: Posto Pizza

Where: 310 Second Avenue [map], New York, ny, United States, 10003
May 31, 2007 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

If you're always on the search for the most delicious thin crust pizza in town, be sure to taste test at Posto Thin Crust Pizza, right off NYC's Gramercy Park neighborhood. With a cozy tavern-like feel (whitewashed walls, tin ceiling, dark wooden bar) it's easy to waste away an evening snacking and sharing amazing pizzas like the fafandone (marinara sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet italian sausage, fresh mozzarella ), or the Big Pineapple (marinara sauce & cheese, fresh pineapple, smoked bacon, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil), or create your own and pick from a ton of toppings including honey ham, button mushrooms, and feta. Pizzas are perfectly priced for sharing ($12-$20) and can be washed down with vintage sodas or a variety of Belgian brews. Just be sure to bring your patience, it's a locals favorite, you might end up waiting a bit.

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Destination: Pizza Gruppo

Where: 186 Avenue B [map], New York, ny, United States, 10009
February 7, 2007 at 12:00 PM | by | ()

Pizza in New York is tough stuff. The competition's fierce and everyone has their own opinions on what's good and where to go for what. If you're a thin crust, gourmet fan, check out Pizza Gruppo in the East Village.

You can go basic with marinara and fresh mozzarella/basil, or be adventurous and try one of their amazing signature pies. The "Shroom Town" is our favorite. Dripping in mushrooms of all kinds and sprinkled with truffle oil, it's simple to take down the whole pie in one sitting (although the $22 price tag makes it great for sharing). The "Fafandone" isn't bad either, with sweet Italian sausage and sun-dried tomatoes. Gruppo's a nice place for a weekday lunch, if you can swing it, and fun for dates as well. Delivery covers most of the neighborhood, but be warned and call ahead, because it can take a while to get those mushrooms just so.

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Tiramisu Restaurant in NYC

Where: 1410 3rd Avenue [map], New York, ny, United States, 10028
December 6, 2006 at 1:10 PM | by | ()

We used to love the pizza at Luzzo's on First Avenue, but the last time we tried it, it was too doughy and floppy. According to a poster on Menupages, Martha Stewart raved about the place on her show sometime this year, so that could explain it: an influx of new customers, and the quality goes down when the place can't keep up. Not that there's anything terrible about a floppy slice of bread smothered with mozzarella, but we love brick-oven pizza and prefer it crispy.

For a fresh thin-crust fix uptown without overwhelming crowds, try Tiramisu, a sit-down Italian joint on 80th & Third that's not exclusively dedicated to pizza. The oven crackles right within your sight in the main dining room, and the pies that come out of it are great. They're small and the perfect size for sharing with a friend (unless you're absolutely famished). We recommend you keep it simple and order a Margherita--it will come delicately seasoned with light tomato sauce, fresh cheese, and enough crispy backbone to hold it all in.

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