When you think classic New York City food, a classic slice of pizza folded in half usually comes to mind. Distinguishable by its thin crust and wide slices, New York pizza has become a nation-wide favorite since the first store opened in Manhattan’s Little Italy in 1905. The pizzas were originally sold for five cents a pie, and even though prices have increased slightly, this Italian treat is still going strong. Here are some of Times Squares best pizza restaurants.
John’s of Times Square
260 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Opened in 1929, this famous pizza joint is located in a massive restored church. They take advantage of the massive space, as this restaurant draws huge crowds looking a slice of this New York treasure. This joint doesn’t serve single slices, so make sure you’ve got a group to share a pie with or a massive appetite.
158 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
This small hole in the wall pizzeria is known for its big flavor. Located just one block away from central park, this midtown favorite serves up some of the best thin crust pies and garlic knots in the city. Grab a whole pie or just a slice. This local favorite also serves bread and pasta sides.
Patzeria Perfect Pizza
231 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
This no-frills pizza stop located in the theatre district serves up pies whole or by the slice. Patrons can also grab a New York favorite, the Grandmas Slice (square slice with sauce on top), for a true NYC experience. Patzeria Perfect Pizza offers a large variety of toppings including spinach-ricotta and margarita.
Little Italy Pizza
55 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
Offering a wide range of options, including gluten free, Little Italy Pizza a local favorite. They also offer subs and stromboli on their lengthy menu. Though this venue often has a bit of line, it moves quickly and most patrons agree it’s definitely worth the wait. Guests can grab pizza by the slice.
547 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Capizzi still uses traditional brick ovens to cook up their famous pies. Conveniently located near the Port Authority, this pizzeria is a favorite of travelers and locals alike. Order a small pie for two, or grab a single slice – either way you won’t regret stopping by this old-school pizza joint.