Numero 28

4.6
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81 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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Lunch Special

Enjoy our lunch special for 12$ everyday from Monday to Friday 12pm to 4pm !

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 14, 2019

Ends: November 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-4:15PM

BRUNCH IS HERE!

Come in Saturday or Sunday starting at 10:30am for our NEW BRUNCH! Featuring an optional $25 1-hour unlimited BOOZY BRUNCH!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 12, 2019

Ends: November 13, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:30AM-4:00PM
Sat 10:30AM-4:00PM

Try our NEW LUNCH SPECIAL!

Come in between 12-4 to try our new $12 lunch special menu!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 12, 2019

Ends: November 13, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-4:00PM

Manager WINE Special!

1/2 price manager select bottles of wine Monday-Thursday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 2, 2019

Ends: November 3, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00PM-11:00PM

What 81 People Are Saying
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HK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not nearly as good as usual. Seemed to be busier than they were able to handle so both food quality and service suffered.

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most delicious mushroom truffle white pizza!

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pasta was a little too al dente but otherwise fantastic

SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza was great but expensive

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was great there is just a $15 corking fee per wine bottle to be aware of!

CH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very overpriced for servings presented. Food was delivered very quickly but then we were abandoned by the wait staff and had to flag them down (with arms waving wildly) to get their attention. The food was virtually unsalted and we had to beg to get salt delivered to the table. A very underwhelming experience for a restaurant that is in a great location and very cute to look at.

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pizza was great. Like the ambiance. It was a rainy quiet night and it was definitely a bit hot in the space but we had a good time.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We didn’t have the greatest experience at this restaurant. The day we came it was gorgeous out; however our party of 6 was too large for them to accommodate outside despite three of the four outdoor tables being open. We ended up being seated close to the front of the restaurant and were able to take in the nice weather and outdoor ambiance. However our food came out at random moments with the pizza arriving before our appetizers and the risotto arriving as we were all wrapping up and getting ready to leave. For some reason the waiter was having difficulty generating our bill and after 20 minutes of waiting we were told we’d have to pay in cash. After much debate he finally said we could pay with credit card but we’d have to re-input everything we’d ordered into his terminal to generate a bill. Fine. It took all of five minutes and we were out of there. Unfortunately we will not be returning.

T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside where it’s light, bright and a great people watching spot. Inside is another story as I find it too dark. Pizza is delicious especially the Rustica & the bianco with mushrooms and peppers. It’s kind of pricey , $50 for a large flatbread pie.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The pizza was so good!

F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything delicious, great pizza, scrumptious artichoke salad, sinful small cannoli, and lovely Falanghina to complement it all. Warm and attentive service. Any doubt we will be back soon?

B
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Great food but the staff was really terrible. I had to hunt them down multiple times. They started by bringing salads to the three of us that ordered them at the same time as everyone else’s entrees. It was awkward. They also refused to substitute out pasta sauces on my dish, weird. I had to get up to ask them for a second bottle of wine and then hunt them down to discuss desert. On a Friday night I might understand this, but it was Monday and they were not busy.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite family restaurant. Good food, comfortable atmosphere and pleasant staff!

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6 of us went for early sunday dinner to catch up on life......were never rushed and treated like regulars! the waitress made several suggestions, but we stuck with the family pie to share and a pasta dish she recommended......all delish! the blush sangria was excellent as was the house red........overall we would all go back!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great food, brought out a lit tiramisu for my brothers birthday unexpectedly ! It was great and so thoughtful. Love this spot one of my favorites!!

l
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza here is glorious....if you really love good pizza, as I do, this is the best in the city. My friend and I shared one and we each had 8 amazing pieces of the Regina....
My one complaint was that there were two "moms", with extremely noisy, loudly yelling children, and the staff did nothing to modify their behavior.

CE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really tasty and fresh and simple like you would expect to find in actual Italy. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with the wood on the walls and the fun decoration, unpretentious and nice, and you can see the cook make pizza dough which is always entertaining. It’s actually a restaurant where you can hear yourself speak for the most part. Finally, service is really good and reactive. Will likely become a regular place for my husband and I to go on our date nights!

BM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Eating at Numero 28,as opposed to having the food delivered is like night and day.Eating in is the only way to go.The bruschetta was excellent(2 orders) and the pizza was great.Overall,good eating experience.And my picky 11 year olds always like the food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Numero 28 is Numero Uno! Friendly, family feel. Cool place but warm. Great, no BS food. My second time there and my first was just a couple of weeks prior. Such a great asset to the UES. Love it. Thank you Numero!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salad, pasta, and the pizza were all very good. The mussels/claims appetizer lacked flavor. Overall, very satisfied with the meal.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Delicious pizza

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CR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered pappardelle, one of the special prosciutto pizzas and the ‘fish soup’ and while the pizza was lacking of flavor (taste below your average pizza) the pasta and the soup were pretty salty. And in the end the bill amounted to a much higher balance than what a casual everyday dinning merits. I’ll give them that the staff was insanely nice and the place is very comfortable, further, this is one of the few places in the city in which they don’t make you feel/know they want you out ASAP so that they can sit someone else.

CD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went with a big group and really enjoyed the family style long pizzas! The food was delicious!

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The pasta was under cooked and cold. The pizza was great in presentation but lacking in flavor. Wines were subpar.

v
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite pizza ever!

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LF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good, but do think it could be better. It was a little salty.

D
New York Area
284 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pizza, Pastas and Salads. Will continue to return - also BYOB optional.

s
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first visit to this venue after several visits to its sister restaurant in East Village on 2nd Ave. all enjoyed the cuisine, octopus was outstanding. we will be back!

DJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Our reservation at this location required a credit card on a Wednesday at 7:15 and when we got there it wasn’t busy at all ... not exactly sure why?

The servers seem confused about the flow of how to serve a table, from leaving extra settings on the tiny table tops where the space was needed for the pizzas and salads ordered ... to taking drink orders.

For our party of five, three pizzas and two salads were ordered and when requested to bring everything at once, the server replied but salads are fast to make so they come first. We said but we are eating the salads as a meal, not a first course, that still didn’t make a difference. Two giant plates with salads arrived within minutes and with no place to set them we began to move around the plates and glasses to make room ... with the rest of the evening being a juggling act to no knock over someone’s glass or bump a series of plates while using utensils to eat.

With two salads sitting there, one person began to eat. Eventually when three pizzas came, one of them being couple’s size on a large board ... again the numerous glasses and plates and water bottles plus heavy dinner plates and side plates stacked on one another in front of each person suddenly had to be shuffled ... which again required a group effort in the most awkward of ways and demonstrated the lack of understanding / training of how to serve a table in a sit down restaurant.

The food was EXCELLENT. The salads were fresh and delicious, the pizzas were so satisfying from crust to toppings and the presentation was right on the mark. The beers offered on tap were tasty and good value, the prossecco was nice and a red wine on their list (a Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley) was un-typically syrupy sweet for that grape and region (not a palate pleaser).

Locations of Numero28 nearer to us were unavailable to seat a table of 5 around 7pm so we made the hour return trip to this one. Food = great, service needs a touch of training.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pizza!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Need more air conditioning

AH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for pizza and picked up the family pizza to be able to taste 3 different pizza flavors.
It was really delicious !
We will come back for sure.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

A tip was included in the bill for a party of 5 plus one toddler. This was done without telling me and then giving a screen to sign with an additional tip already included.

l
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Kitchen had no idea what they were doing Wanted 45 minutes just for our salad. Staff was unattentive
Pizza was underwhelming. Not good. Will not return

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, had a table outside so not sure about the noise level inside. Table service could have been a little more attentive. Would def enjoy again.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The DOC pizza was so good with great flavors. The couple size pizza is larger than expected, but we finished it and had a salad and bruschetta appetizer. It was all really good!

BS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves dining at Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana 1st Ave
The food is absolutely delicious and authentic and the service is fantastic.
One of our very favorite neighborhood spots!

h
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cozy place for very good pizza. Wine is a bit overpriced for what it is, but that may be a product of the neighborhood.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is the Bees knees! The pizza is incredible. I would eat here once a week if I lived here. Some of the best pizza I ha e ever had. Thanks so much!

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