A buddy and I have recently gone on an NYC pizza tour and I figured I'd share my experience with the folks on this board. Great Board BTW!
Some of the highlights for NY style pizza include Di Fara's (Brooklyn), Louie & Earnies (Bronx), Joe & Pats (SI), Joe's of Carmine St (Manhattan), Artichoke (Manhattan)
Some of the highlights for Neapolitan style pizza include: Company (Manhattan) John's of Bleeker St (Manhattan), Keste (Manhattan) Zero Otto Nove (Bronx) Grimaldi's (Brooklyn),
First Place: Without hesitation the pizza at Company was the best I've ever tasted period Neapolitan style or otherwise. The Margherita was perfect, sweet delicious fresh tomato sauce, creamy buffalo mozzarella and a bubbly charred flavorful crust. Each taste just explodes on your tongue and each is perfectly balanced. Their Stracciatella pie was even better than the Margherita. I didn't think anything so good was possible. This pizza is similar to the margherita with globs of Stracciatella cheese (instead mozzarella) offering up an almost sweet and creamy like whipped cream flavor. Ridiculously good. This incredible pizza is topped off with fresh Arugala leaves. Bottom line the best pizza I've ever had.
Second Place had to go to Zero Otto Nove. This was my favorite before Company. Their excellent Margherita pie has a great authentic flavor but the sauce and crust was just a tad less vibrant and tasty than the margherita pizza at Company
Best New York Style Slice I would say is Di Fara's for the flavorful tomato sauce, variety of delicious cheeses and the delightful fresh basil that Dom cuts onto each piping hot pie. Unfortunately the crust was a little too oily for my taste. I think Dom puts the olive oil on a little too thick. Therefore for s delicious crispy airy thin crust I'd have to give top honors to Ernie & Louie and Joe & Pats
Alls I can say its great to be a pizza lover in NYC