Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana - East Village

4.8
286 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipTK719
New York Area
260 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at Numero 28 East Village. My salad was delicious. And the vegan pizza with kale and mushrooms was just amazing. I finished with the chocolate cake, which was also excellent. The service was terrific and the prices most reasonable. Wonderful dining choice in the East Village.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food. Terrible service.

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vipPTCNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have been here many times but not in the past year. Overall I give them high marks. This time I had 2 minor issues. I didn’t think the pizza was as hot as it should have been when delivered the table. It was warm, not hot. My 2nd issue was re the music being played. I like jazz but felt everything about this place is Italian and the music should have been too! But don’t let this stop you from an enjoyable meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Took about 30 minutes to receive our appetizer and another 30 minutes for the entrees. Food wasn’t worth the wait or price. Very loud and crowded indoors. First and last visit there.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was amazing. Highly recommend the prosciutto pizza!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as usual here!

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CharlieH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had forgotten how DELICIOUS the pizza was at Numero28. I had a lunch date with two friends who lived in Manhattan and it was the perfect spot to get together - wonderfully spaced and clean per Covid regulations. Thank you Numero28!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner on 2/1 (yes the day after a nor’easter hit Manhattan, I know) and had a great time. They have small heaters on the ground standing and three attached to the ceiling of a concealed “patio.” Pretty warm considering it was freezing outside. Pizza was still amazing as usual, we had half capricciosa and half reginelle. They’ve added liquor to their bar and recently started taking credit cards. This is one of my top two (the other is Kestè) pizza places in the city. Happy to support them!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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BarbaraR
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Pizza is excellent! Wait staff friendly and bartender always take care of you. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They should make it very clear that there is a mandatory prix fixe menu if you BYOB and only the $45 or $60 options are available fridays and Saturday’s. We ended up spending ore than expected but overall a good experience. The prosciutto pizza was amazing!

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vipMike
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The manager was the rudest person. We had reservation for 7:00 pm and arrived at 6:36 , early. It was virtually empty. She examined her reservation list and saw my name and asked to see my phone for confirmation. Unfriendly and outright nasty. The three other people I was with didn’t even want to stay. She finally agreed to let us sit down at a table and then said we had to get up by 8:00. Seriously? You punish people for coming to your restaurant and act nasty and then tell them you have to leave your pizza place by 8:00? There are so many restaurants. Do you need to go to one where they are not gracious and happy to have you??

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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Emily
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

They used to have the best BYOB policy but they changed it. I miss the old way of doing it.

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vipMarcellaDerrick
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Servers were slow and brought out dishes in random order. Got one order wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little pizza and pasta place. Warm, cozy and excellent food.

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vipFrancesca
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outstanding pizza, delightful place, but try having a conversation across the table on a Friday night :)

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melissah
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant! The food and drinks were great! The wait staff was attentive and nice. The atmosphere was nicely decorated for Christmas and the lighting was dim. Will 1000% be back.

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alyssat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gluten free pizza in nyc

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vipVeronicaRA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Numero 28 pizza is awesome! Ffamily size recommended for four people

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AriY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

We did not get seated until 10:15 for our 9:30 reservation. Management did not try to accommodate us or compensate us for our extended wait time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Cash only or else there’s a surge charge. Waiters know exactly how much food to order for the table - trust them

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pizza here is AMAZING. It is pretty cramped and loud though. Fun place to go with groups.

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vipPTCNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I organized dinner for 8 people after work. We arrived at different times and I was delighted we weren’t told to wait until the entire party had arrived. That was just the start of a super dining experience. They accommodated one friend that was gluten-free while the rest of us devoured their signature thin crust pizza paired with a nice bottle of Italian wine. Highly recommended!

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vipStacey
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 19th birthday and it was perfect! Service and food were great!

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vipMazz1203
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was atrocious, we had an 8:00 PM Open Table reservation and they kept seating other parties while them claimed our table was getting ready. They were seating people who might have been regulars but it was hard to say as the place was loud, and the hostess had limited English skill Once we were seated it took twenty minutes for the waitress to appear, and then another twenty five minutes to get our appetizers, which were fried calamari, a rice ball and the meat ball. There after the two large pies we ordered (Large being two pizza's each feeding two people as we were a party of four) This took another half hour after our appetizers and when they arrived they were basically flavorless. Surprising because one was their "diavola" and the other was the Calabrese, and they should have both been flavorful given the ingredients. Unfortunately there were not, politely declined dessert and ran out as fast as we could to Venerio's around the corner for dessert. Very disappointed, not returning, so many better options in the area, starting with Joe and Pats on first Avenue and East 10th Street and Sauce down the block. Expected so much more from Numero 28 and it really disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza is really the best there is — so fresh and crispy and flavorful and saucy in all the right ways. Love it !

Feels very Italian and authentic. Deeply appreciate .

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BarbaraR
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! The pizza is always cooked to perfection. The staff is very friendly.

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AlexanderD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Pizza, pasta and appetizers are amazing.

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BarbaraR
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, Love, Love this place! Best pizza around! I have never had a bad meal here! Wait staff friendly and accommodating. Drinks are great. This is my favorite place to eat pizza!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente pizza excelentes ingredientes
Solo que no aceptan tarjeta de crédito

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JuliettaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were overcharged and when trying to fix the issue, we were ignored by the waitress and other staff. It was very disappointing and frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party for 9 12 year olds and the staff was so accommodating and nice! Food is excellent as usual! An east Village gem!

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vipSusanS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice (ambiance) place for this neighborhood. I was with kids (age 12-13) though and menu not as simple as it could be for a place serving pizzas. Pricey for what was served as well, but it was tasty. I would go here again with friends, but not with kids.

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LauraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, table was ready when we arrived, friendly staff

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ShirleyL
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing duo pizza, we ordered the truffle and parmaham, both sides were wonderful, price wise also very reasonable. Service and ambience are authentic Italian, will definitely return!

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Cosimo
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with delicious pizza and Italian food. Andrea will make you feel like at home!

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Jodi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Terrific service. The pizza was outstanding! I highly recommend and would definitely go back. My only issue was that it is a CASH ONLY restaurant! That's fine, however there was no mention of this on Open Table (at least none that I saw) and I was not prepared for that. I had to leave my guests to go to the bank and withdraw money because I was paying the check. So, just come with plenty of cash and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner at Numero 28 with a large group of friends. Ordered from the prefix menu and what an amazing deal! The most helpful, patient, attentive staff and the greatest pizza. Delicious an overall amazing dining experience!! One of my favorite restaurants in the East Village - would highly recommend!!

FAQs

Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana - East Village does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana - East Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-1555.

Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana - East Village is rated 4.8 stars by 286 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.