Numero 28

4.2
113 Reviews
$30 and under
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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  • HAPPY HOUR!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:45 PM, Mon - Thu 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:45 PM, Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

    Come try our new Happy Hour! Every day from 3:00pm-5:30pm, enjoy a selection of $8-$10 bar bites, $6 Beers, and $8 Sangria and Wine! Unbeatable value, incredible taste! (limit 60 mins per party, thank you!)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 113 people are saying
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stefanob
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Party of 8. Arrived 7 pizzas and not the last one. When we asked for the remaining pizza, they said it was coming. But it wasn't and eventually arrived a half-hour later. The restaurant was almost empty. It's very expensive, and the ratio of personal pizza vs. familiar pizza doesn't make any sense; it is actually more convenient to buy a personal pizza rather than a familiar. The feeling is that they were ripping you off.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Came here with my family on Sunday as we came last time they visited and my dad really enjoyed the Cacio e Pepe. The service was pretty subpar… they definitely changed the menu or cook. The calcio e pepe was awful. The pizza was so oily. The zucchini bites were drenched in oil.
I was very disappointed with the experience. Additionally, the music was extremely loud. I never like to complain about things but I wanted this to be special and it was disappointing.

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vipBlake
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Super delicious food, just a bit (~20%) overpriced.

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curvyheights
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been here a couple of times in the food love the bruschetta is always great they also have great wine that I love a nice low-key spot where you can get some nice Italian food also the music is always on point!

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vipTizLoz
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Pizza and arancini are very good but I’ve to say the service is slow because even if the restaurant is almost empty they give priority to take out delivery...so once you book take your time.

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ZondraB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this place....excellent service (nicest people) and really great pizza...not the most beautiful place but hey, it a pizza place! Btw, had the artichoke appetizer for the first time and it was so delicious - perfection! Also, good wine by the glass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overpriced

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ChristineH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love numero 28 FH. It’s the perfect local spot for lunch or dinner. Their food is delicious and their staff is wonderful. Even the head chef came out to check on our food and ask how we were enjoying our meal. Their aperol spritz is my personal fave drink, so light and refreshing! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipDebbieS
New York Area
368 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Indoor during COVID, so very quiet and a little eerie - can’t wait to be in a bustling restaurant again. Food, however, is delicious. Closest to Italy we’ve found for a casual meal. Excellent ingredients simply prepared. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a good dining experience at all. The restaurant permitted 7-8-9year olds to dine at their establishment without their parents present. The parents dropped their children off to dine “down the block”...is this even legal at a restaurant that serves alcohol? I felt like I might have been in the Robert Wagner school lunch room. The kids were running from table to table, and were not well behaved; why should they be...after all, no adult supervision. The restaurant should not have permitted this and it made for the worst dining experience ever. Plus, this restaurant’s $58 pizza was less than adequate. I did say something to our waitress and she said that this group of families does this all of the time. I do not recommend this restaurant —their way way overpriced food and service were less than adequate. It was more of a “Chucky Cheese” experience for myself and my guest.

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UESreviewer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here for my daughter’s birthday and enjoyed the service and delicious pizza. Very worthwhile restaurant to go to.

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vipblondefoodie
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times, it never disappoints! Great food, drinks, ambiance and happy hour!

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Lexie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor set up with really delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently serves great food. We enjoyed ourselves in the heated outdoor space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best time of my LIFE. It was my first time visiting NYC and this was by far an experience. The food, music, and drinks were definitely top tier. I cannot wait to return!

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vipDan878
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrated my brothers bday. We were a big group of 8. They service was good. Although food came out a bit longer but understandable. Puizza was amazing! Chicken piccata was good too. The fam loved it, so i would say it all went well.

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EricaFiore
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pizza was very good. It was a bit annoying that 2 different musics were coming from the bar end the kitchen.

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Daveid
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza is always superb. Probably the best pizza in NYC. The wait staff are always nice, friendly & efficient.

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vipA0488
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food really is fantastic!! Amazing pizza!! Amazing pasta!! The service was great.

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Understanding it’s outdoor dining, unfortunately this establishment has done nothing to soften the 1st Avenue noise like blocking off the open space
between the street & seating as other restaurants on the avenue have done.
Even a few trees would cut the noise & help guests feel like they are at their restaurant & not in the street
There is also tons of bike traffic which can’t be avoided
Both sadly took away from our experience
The food was good, service fine
During times like this it is what it is, these little things count.

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vipSamanthaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Due to “covid rules” they no longer accept BYOB! Such a fun perk to coming here. Disappointed because this actually isn’t a new implemented rule and I have done byob at other restaurants this summer since outdoor dining has commenced. I asked if they could honor just this time, but no luck. Still a great dinner but beware if you were planning to BYOB like the good days! No one came to check on us after 2 hours. 4 or so tables got cleared before someone came back to us. The restaurant was not busy.

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AndKar
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening great food!

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vipLisaL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the numero 29 on Carmine not first avenue. I did not know there were two of them.. But the pizza was so fresh and delicious. We ordered the 18 inch half cappriciosa and half regionale... The cheese was so incredible and the sauce, no skimping there. I have had the pizzas delivered to my home, but eating outside there is the key to the best pizza.

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vipchuck
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza was excellent. the serving for 2 people was bigger than expected & it was excellent.

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vipJowens
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, great salad, great drinks! Perfect summer spot.

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roberto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great but their menus were not updated and actually didn't have enough so we had to give up some of our menus to the adjacent table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. All of the locations are incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious, perfectly cooked and the flavors that I was looking for. However the service was disappointing. When my party of four had arrived and placed our order, we were the only ones in the restaurant and by the time we had left only a few of the tables were occupied. Still our waitress completely forgot about one of the pizzas we had ordered to share as a table. When we asked her about it she just kind-of stared at us and wasn’t very apologetic. We ended up telling her to forget about it because our meal was almost finished anyway.

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vipMeganL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I used to frequent this restaurant but management and service was gone down hill and food is mediocre. I recommend going somewhere else with all of the other great choices in the upper east side.

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vipMaruzella
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious pizza with a variety of toppings !
The service was very friendly and courteous.
Pizza is delicious but a bit pricey for what it is ...

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vipgr8food4me
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a large last minute reservation near closing time on Christmas Eve and the staff could not have been more gracious or the food more delicious. We will go back over and over.

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vipdoowopl
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just ok. Things that were on website were not offered. None of our food was hot. Mediocre tasting.

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vipHK911
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

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

The most delicious mushroom truffle white pizza!

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

The pasta was a little too al dente but otherwise fantastic

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

Pizza was great but expensive

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vipJessicaZ
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!

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vipCHS2
New York Area
9 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.

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vipAnonymousFoodie
New York Area
3 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.

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Casey
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.

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You can order delivery directly from Numero 28 using the Order Online button. Numero 28 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Numero 28 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 772-8200.

Numero 28 is rated 4.2 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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