Pizza in New York: Patsy's Pizzeria
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.