The Best Pizza in New York City

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Altesi Ristorante, Bice Cucina FKA Bistro Milano, Masseria dei Vini
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Upper East Side, Midtown West

Altesi Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Upper East Side
564 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
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 “CapuRead more
88% recommended

Bice Cucina FKA Bistro Milano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown West
911 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
In addition to serving up an elegant mix of Northern Italian and American fare in the heart of Midtown, Bice Cucina offers something of a culinary unicorn—a lower fat, lower sodiumRead more
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in New York / Tri-State Area

Masseria dei Vini

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown West
1,831 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 thRead more
95% recommended
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Lil' Frankie's

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
746 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
This Downtown throwback to classic New York is a serious contender for the title of best pizza in NYC. It's got serious pizza game in a laid-back setting. Diners can enjoy a full bRead more
100% recommended
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Paola's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Upper East Side
1,454 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Often referred to as the “perfect neighborhood restaurant,” Paola's offers authentic Italian cuisine and a sophisticated dining experience to an array of loyal locals and impressedRead more
94% recommended
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Vic's

$$$$·Italian·
NoHo
1,050 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
For those seeking upscale Italian dishes of all kinds, Vic's is an ideal eatery. In operation for over 15 years, Vic's is famous for offering authentic Italian cuisine to a wide vaRead more
93% recommended
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Leuca

$$$$·Italian·
Williamsburg
899 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
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 withRead more
92% recommended
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Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina

$$$$·Italian·
Gramercy / Flatiron
836 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
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 MRead more
88% recommended
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Angelo's Pizza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hell's Kitchen
219 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food
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 theirRead more
83% recommended

Roey's

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
98 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Providing an array of Italian eats as well as a casual atmosphere, Rosemary's Pizza is great for singles, dates, groups, and more. It showcases a variety of specialty pizzas or pasRead more
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Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Hell's Kitchen
424 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Tapas
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 busineRead more
89% recommended
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Pizza Secret

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Park Slope
37 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
  • Hot Spot
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 SecrRead more
100% recommended

Freds Madison at Barneys New York

$$$$·American·
Upper East Side
1,846 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch
  • Kid-friendly
Another brilliant take on Neopolitan cuisine, Freds Madison offers an authentic Italian dining experience right in the heart of New York's Madison Avenue. A dough made from 100% KiRead more
100% recommended
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Ribalta Pizza

$$$$·Italian·
Union Square
1,027 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Fun
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 cuiRead more
98% recommended

Lazzara's Pizza Cafe

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Midtown West
172 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-insRead more
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Bleecker Street Pizza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
West Village
15 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Showered with plenty of accolades and awards, Bleecker Street Pizza is a must-try when it comes to the best pizza in NYC. It's a New York institution—the menu offers everything froRead more
89% recommended
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Tramonti La Pizza

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
9 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Casual
Serving a menu inspired by the cuisine of the Amalfi coast, Tramonti La Pizza offers some of the best pizza in NYC. Tramonti's dedication to authenticity is what sets them apart—thRead more
100% recommended
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Giorgione - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
SoHo
689 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Offering an array of authentic Italian dishes in a comfortable, relaxed environment, Giorgione was created to provide a casually celebratory venue offering amazing food, right in tRead more
90% recommended
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