When we think of pizza, we think of three things: cheese, toppings, and New York City. Let’s face it, New York City is home to some of the best slices in the world. Since Italian immigrants first introduced pizza to New York City in the early 20th century, the New York pizza pie has become as much of symbol of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.

Across the country, there are various types of pizzas and pizzerias. Yet all New Yorkers know that the concrete jungle is the true home to pizza in the United States. Below, you will find three of the best and mouthwatering pizza joints in the city. So if you are looking to grab a slice of Italy, be sure to check them out.


John’s of Bleecker Street

John’s is the quintessential New York City pizza that has captured the hearts and taste buds of its patrons since it first opened in 1929. The spot is infamous for its spurns toppings and exclusively sells pizza by the pie. When we talk about the pie, the additional toppings of pepperoni and sausages are true winners. But what makes this pie so diverse is the delicious and delectable crust. Usually some people have this misguided connotation of the pizza crust because of a bad experience. At John’s, the crust is made out of pure perfection. It is firm, thin, and foldable. Combine it with cheese and you have a pizza lovers dream.


Don Antonio

With its banquette seating and New York charm, Don Antonio has become the homage to the love and passion that is pizza. One thing to note is simply the excellent service that is provided by this family friendly Italian restaurant. The pizza is quickly made and the overall service is incredibly attentive. As for the pizza itself, Don Antonio is simply the only place that can bring the montanara pizza to the public. With a topping of smoked buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes cooked in a wood-burning oven, it is no wonder why people keep going back for more. In addition, make sure you get the prosciutto and mozzarella. One bite and you’ll feel like you are in Europe.



Whether you come into the restaurant or order in, Motorino pizza will allow you to experience love at first site. Hailed in Brooklyn, Motorino is seen as one of the most well recognized pizzerias in all of New York. For the pizza itself, it is simply delicious. The light and flavorful tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese will keep you smiling for days. In addition, the flavor of the crust allows the chef to creatively play around with such out-there toppings like Brussels sprouts with pancetta or broccoli with spicy sausage. If you have a chance at this slice of heaven, I highly recommend you go in and order Margherita. Trust me, you won’t regret a thing.