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The Best Pizza in New York City

The unofficial fashion capital of the nation, New York City's mantra is, "If you can make it here, you make it anywhere." The same holds true for the city's pizza scene, where turn-of-the-century Italian immigrants took this humble dish and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon. With slices available everywhere from the Staten Island Ferry terminal to the heart of Times Square, authentic pizza is part and parcel of what makes New York so unique. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Check out our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From wood-fired pies to foldable slices to those dressed with exotic ingredients, NYC has elevated the humble piece of pizza into an art form—and a cultural institution in its own right. In a city with a pizza shop on virtually every corner, diners will want to follow our list of some of the best pizza in NYC.

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9 Restaurants
Updated January 28, 2021
Restaurants:Altesi Ristorante, Masseria dei Vini, Leuca
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Upper East Side, Midtown West, Williamsburg
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Altesi Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Upper East Side
4.6
752 reviews
Pizza purists rejoice! Altesi Ristorante's downtown location pays attention to pizza detail, right down to their custom crust. The restaurant uses a unique flour blend called "Caputo 00" which produces a crust that creates a perfect char in their wood-burning oven while still yielding an al dente middle. Diners can start with the classic Margherita, and then branch out to something more adventurous like the Pizza Bolognese, topped with a pork ragu. The best pizza in NYC comes down to the details, which Altesi Ristorante carries in spades.

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Masseria dei Vini

$$$$
Italian
Midtown West
4.7
2481 reviews
Masseria dei Vini boasts traditional Neapolitan pizza made exclusively with freshly sourced Italian ingredients to ensure authenticity and old-world Italian quality this side of the Atlantic, helped by a wood-burning oven. The lunch and dinner menus both offer a comprehensive list of 10 options with something for everyone, from the meat and cheese lover to the vegetarian, with a few variations from afternoon to evening. In true New York fashion, diners in a rush to make it to their matinee performance of nearby Broadway plays, or just looking to take it to go can still enjoy several options from the takeout menu.

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Leuca

$$$$
Italian
Williamsburg
4.5
966 reviews
Williamsburg’s Southern Italian heritage shines through at Leuca—relaxed ambient lighting, monochrome photographs, and new age art by the famous Marela Zacarias mesh perfectly with the delectable menu. Chef Andrew Carmellini’s elegant offerings cover everything from classic Italian appetizers (the sheep’s milk ricotta comes highly recommended) to superb wood-fired pizza. Those looking for a true Southern Italian classic will find the crispy suckling pig, caper honey, and charred rapini all perfect options. The pig is a meal with a proper sense of occasion and Leuca delivers the dish admirably.

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Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina

$$$$
Italian
Gramercy / Flatiron
4.3
1023 reviews
A contemporary Italian eatery that is most famous for its fresh Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP (which is flown in twice a week from the Italian cheesemakers in Campania), Obica Mozzarella Bar offers an array of authentic Italian appetizers and entrees. No matter if customers want to try their famous mozzarella bar or one of their various specialty pizzas (which are prepared with stone-ground white and whole wheat flours imported from Italy), diners seem to thoroughly enjoy the experience. Obica is certainly an option for diners looking for the best pizza in NYC. Speaking of pizza, the dough used to make their pizzas is left to rise for a minimum of 48 hours, which gives it a uniquely flavorful crust that keeps customers coming back for more.

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Angelo's Pizza

$$$$
Pizzeria
Hell's Kitchen
4.4
345 reviews
Created by a fourth-generation pizza-making family dynasty, Angelo's originated when the original Angelo traveled to NYC in the late 1930s. Primarily concerned with providing their customers with the perfect pizza, there is emphasis placed on using only fresh ingredients and creating the perfect crispy, blackened crust. With a sincere passion for making perfect pizza combinations of all kinds, various member of Angelo's immediate and extended family have helped to continue thier pizza-making legacy to this very day. The sauce and dough are 100% vegan, making this spot a favorite of meat eaters and vegetarians alike. No matter if customers are looking for pasta, calzones, or a whole pizza pie, they can find it at Angelo's. Diners should try some handmade dumplings, a flatbread pizza, their signature pastas, or even a seafood dish or two. Angelo's Pizza always aims to please.

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Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Hell's Kitchen
4.8
586 reviews
With various seafood, Mediterranean, and Italian dishes, the Blue Seafood Bar offers an eating experience unlike any other. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in a business casual environment, the Blue Seafood Bar is ideal for couples, power lunchers, and more. Their brick oven pizzas are one of the main attractions of this venue, with the Burrito Pizza and Seafood Pizza being two of the most interesting options to try. Diners can choose a seat at the bar and have some appetizers or an entire meal with family and friends. The restaurant's signature New England clam chowder is a particular favorite around lunchtime, and diners are encouraged to sample the seafood pizza. Mussels, clams, octopus, calamari, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley make for it quite an impressive pie!

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Pizza Secret

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Park Slope
4.7
65 reviews
Located in lovely Park Slope, this restaurant is certainly one of the best-kept secrets in the city. Offering a variety of pizzas and other tasty appetizers and entrees, Pizza Secret is loved by the locals in the area. One of their top attractions is that they offer tasty food at very reasonable prices. With its great value in a nice laid-back venue, Pizza Secret likely won't be a secret for much longer.

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Ribalta Pizza

$$$$
Italian
Union Square
4.5
1454 reviews
Contemporary decor, thought-provoking photographs, and modern artwork go hand in hand to produce one of New York's finest pizza parlors. Ribalta Pizza brings classic Neopolitan cuisine to life—the dough is as authentic, the ingredients are fresh, and the ambiance is one of a kind. While the dough may be traditional, Ribalta doesn't shy away from unusual pizza combinations or even customized pizzas. The signature zucchini pizza is layered with a zucchini puree and topped with Italian speck, making for a creamy and pleasantly spiced slice. Diners looking for a classic marinara or Parma can enjoy imported Italian Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma. The mascarpone is a particular favorite of Ribalta's regulars and the fresh fruit di bosco comes served in a half-biscuit shell with a generous scoop of vanilla gelato—a true indulgence.

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Lazzara's Pizza Cafe

$$$$
Pizzeria
Midtown West
4.5
190 reviews
Tucked away right in the heart of New York's Garment District, Lazarra's Pizza Cafe embraces innovation and new flavors with stunning success. The charming decor and Neopolitan-inspired aesthetic aside, Lazarra's most defining characteristic is its unique sauce—it's tangy and sweet, with just a touch of basil. This standout sauce pairs well with Lazzara's signature Ravioli Pesce or their famous tomato and seafood pizza. Diners looking for a pizza parlor that bends the rules in terms of flavor combinations will find themselves right at home. And, of course, the menu doesn't shy away from the traditional Italian classics.

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