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About Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana 1st Ave.

Welcome to Numero 28 - voted the "Best Pizza in New York" by Citysearch.com readers. We specialize in authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked hot and fast in a brick oven to achieve a not-too-thick, not-to-thin chewy, smoky crust made from a recipe that's been handed down through five generations of… pizzaioli (pizza makers). Our one-of-a-kind dough is then stretched into an oblong shape, topped with the freshest ingredients available and sold al metro "by the meter" just like you would find in Italy. To further the authentic Neapolitan dining experience, Numero 28 provides a casual, welcoming atmosphere of heavy wooden tables and whirring ceiling fans. Our friendly staff welcomes both neighborhood regulars and visiting strangers like long-time friends. In addition to our pizza, Numero 28 offers classic Italian dishes such as lasagna, rigatoni alla Bolognese, eggplant parmigiana, homemade tiramisu, and an assortment of antipasti.

1431 First Ave
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm –11:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 772-8200

Website:
http://numero28.com/

Public Transit:
Subway: 6 to 77th St.

Additional:
Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana 1st Ave. can accommodate all your special event needs.

Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana 1st Ave. Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.1

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3.8

value

4.0

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I have been to several locations of Pizzeria 28 and the quality is always good. The uptown location is open but under some renovations so it was a little messy. Pizza is excellent, rice balls, salads and service will keep me coming back.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Simply fantastic! We ate like we do in italy.
Pizza was very good!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

My husband and I had a great time at Numero 28 on Tuesday. We were invited by the band. We will definitely be back! Our dinner was EXCELLENT! Servers were great and the environment was relaxing--perfect for a date night or a get together with friends.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food quite good, and nice wine selection. Only slight downside is that the noise level can be significant depending on where you sit. Not great acoustically. Also, the chairs/benches kind of hard, which discourages lingering. That's probably their intention! They were also having problems with their credit card machine, so we had to fork over a fair amount of cash. Great pizza, though. Best in the area.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I messed up online reservation and hostess graciously was able to seat our party of 5, despite planning for 2! Food was wonderful!! We all enjoyed the live music and delicious salad, pizzas and pasta!! Only thing lacking was a bit of attention to water glasses, but was helpful when asked for more. Overall will return when in area, and recommend for small groups/families!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Numero 28. We shared the pere salad, mushroom and truffle pizza and the sausage/pepper pie. I had the sauvignon blanc and my fiancé had an IPA ( I don't remember which one). Our service was attentive and able to answer any questions we had. The food came out quickly and was really fresh. The mushroom truffle pizza in particular was really yummy! We came around 7 on a Saturday (we made a reservation but it wasn't necessary) and there were about 6-7 other tables full. We'll come back to try some more of the menu!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

New to the upper east side, will definitely be back. Good food, atmosphere & service,

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Had a fine family dinner. Pizza was great. Service was friendly. Great addition to the neighborhood.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

YUM! We were on girls trip in NY and a friend of mine recommended this place for pizza. A-Mazing! We had gotten individual pizzas and they were soooo good! The mini pizza was big enough for two people.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Always love coming back here for the delicious pizza!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We love Numero 28!
They are SO accommodating and welcoming...
The pizza is delish‼️

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great BYOB pizza place.. Rice Balls and Cacio e Pepe was delicious too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Excellent pizza; but I think this is one of the most understaffed restaurants I've been to in a long time. Only two waitstaff for the whole space, who were completely overwhelmed. Took us forever to get the menus/ order drinks/ order food/ order more drinks/ had to actively ask several times to get our water refilled/ get the check...I don't blame the waitstaff, they were friendly and did their best. But the management is being really irresponsible and careless by not hiring an adequate number of people.
Is the pizza still worth it? It is great pizza. But I'll probably stay away for a while.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

One of the best pizza places, I love it! I would definitely recommend this place to a friend :)

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was terrible, and the restaurant was hot and dirty. The only good part was our waitress, who was very nice. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Delicious food and great service! Our pizza took a bit longer than expected, so the waitress gave us a delicious dessert and 2 glasses of champagne on the house. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Great surprise that we found this place just two blocks from our daughter's apartment. Best pizza I have had in NY to date. Amazingly simple with the perfect crust.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We made a reservation for Christmas Eve to meet friends visiting from Florida. The restaurant was almost empty. We had been to Numero 28 previously and thought the pizza was excellent. Unfortunately this time was a disaster. All pizzas were extremely undercooked and flavorless. The salad was limp and lifeless. Annoyingly, the pizzas arrived at varying times. Our appetizer (bruschetta) was NOT what we had ordered and the last item to arrive at the table. (The kids left hungry!) We decided not to complain because it was Christmas Eve and the staff was pleasant. We might try it again. Here's hoping it's was just one bad night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Muy agradable y más para una comida

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Damn, that's good pizza.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Service follows the fashion that we should all eat in thirty seconds, so plates are cleared as soon as humanly possible. In one case, the plate was pulled out from under the diner while he was picking up the last piece of pizza. And that was a pizza that was so heavily sauced that the crust was soggy to the point of nearly non-existence.

All of this would be par for a standard New York City quasi-Italian pizzeria were it not for the prices, which are far too high for such treatment and quality.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2016

I love this place! The pizza is incredible, staff is attentive and sweet and the ambiance is great. Numero 28 never disappoints!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Service was poor. I was with a party of 6 and we had to consistently ask for things like plates and silverware. They took way to long to take our order. Also, they charge a $9 crock fee per person.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Delicious as always! Not sure if it was before, but now BYOB. $9 fee but seems worth it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Great pizza and nice hostess

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2015

Pizza is delicious here. Salads good. Atmosphere and wine list are not so good, but the tasty pizzas are the reason to come.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Food was very good - we got the mixed greens salad, pasta bolognese, and a large pizza, which was more than enough food for 4 people.

Issue was service/ambiance. We had an unsteady table that never got fixed (we asked multiple times, and actually got attitude in response). The place was really hot as they sat us right by the oven. And in general, should have been in and out much faster than we were given slow service (and overall bad attitude by the wait staff).

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2015

It's the 3 rd time in 2 months we came to Numero 28 UES and it keeps gettting worse everytime. Yesterday was to the point we decided we won't be coming back. Service was beyond appaling: waited 10 minutes to be seated when we had a reservation and plenty of empty tables (waiting for that long with a hungry toddler was not fun at all), waitress kept forgetting to bring our order (beverages and dessert), beer was at room temperature, pizza came cold and the crust was not to numero 28 brick oven standards, coffee was undrinkable with so much lots coffee grinds that we had to return. Music too loud making conversation difficult. It was painful to pay such an expensive bill having such a poor service/food/experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2015

Some of the best pizza I've had in NYC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2015

the pizza & meatballs A++ front of house excel in customer service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2015

THE EGGPLANT PARMESAN WAS UNDERCOOKED AND NOT TASTY. THE PIZZA WAS SALTY AND BELOW EXPECTATIOMS. THE TIRAMISU DESERT WAS NOT REALLY A TIRAMISU BUT A CUP WITH LOTS OF CREAM AND SOME COCOA ON TOP.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2015

My wife and I had salads and shared a 14" pizza there. The salads were wonderful and the pizza was delicious. The restaurant is not large and it is a bit noisy. But the food is outstanding, especially for a neighborhood place. They serve quite a few other Italian dishes in addition to the pizza and we saw other diners ordering (and finishing) those other dishes. We will go back there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2015

I can't see how you can go wrong when going to Pizzeria 28.
Pizza is amazing, fine crust and just the exact amount of toppings.
All servers have that italian vibe, always joyful and happy to serve. AND they will do the unthinkable to find you a place outdoors (even though it's always full) if that's what you're looking for.
Go, try it, and find yourself going back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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