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Title: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: HarryHaller73 on March 31, 2018, 12:38:46 AM
Go.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on March 31, 2018, 01:04:07 AM
Any style or just ny?
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: HarryHaller73 on March 31, 2018, 01:08:15 AM
Any style or just ny?

Deck or coal in NY
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on March 31, 2018, 01:35:10 AM
Iím a Brooklyn boy:
Johnís in village
Suprema
Lou and Ernie, Bronx
Marioís, Bronx
Giardini, Carroll gardens
Luigis, south slope
Espresso, bay ridge
New Park

- havenít been to espresso in years but it was a mainstay when we played softball out there. Iím willing to roll the dice itís still good.
- havenít tried the Staten Island or queens joints except amore and new park

so many great places left off the list, an embarrassment of riches

Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: HansB on March 31, 2018, 09:07:03 AM
In no particular order.

Patsy's, Harlem
Margherita
Pizza Suprema
Best
Robertas
Don Antonio
Prince Street
Motorino

But if the world were really ending I'd have the Ns1 at Xi'an Famous Food.

Edit: I thought the title stated NY Style pizza. List now includes all types.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: Rainier42 on March 31, 2018, 03:56:50 PM
None of the above ... I head straight to Pies and Pints in WV then gorge myself on pizza and beer!  Since I wouldn't have to fight for parking, there would be more time to drink and eat.      >:D
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: TXCraig1 on March 31, 2018, 04:26:11 PM
No particular order - since this is a completely BS scenario, I'm bringing some place back to life because they deserve it.

1) Franny's
2) Margot's
3) Motorino
4) Luzzo's
5) Juliana's
6) New Park
7) Roberta's
8] Wheated
 
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: jkb on March 31, 2018, 04:42:06 PM


But if the world were really ending I'd have the Ns1 at Xi'an Famous Food.

Per se and Le Bernadin.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: TXCraig1 on March 31, 2018, 04:43:34 PM
Per se and Le Bernadin.

If you are going to fundamentally change the question, why limit yourself to NYC? Or even this planet for that matter...
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on March 31, 2018, 05:37:59 PM
If you are going to fundamentally change the question, why limit yourself to NYC? Or even this planet for that matter...

craig, you did the same thing on a lesser scale. It's NY style, deck or coal.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: TXCraig1 on March 31, 2018, 06:07:38 PM
craig, you did the same thing on a lesser scale. It's NY style, deck or coal.

I followed the original instructions "Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice"
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on March 31, 2018, 06:39:52 PM
interested in your picks for the clarified poll:
Deck or coal in NY

harry, maybe you could edit OP and supply us with your picks
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: TXCraig1 on March 31, 2018, 07:04:52 PM
interested in your picks for the clarified poll:
Deck or coal in NY

Again, no particular order, (and yes, I've been to Patsy's in Harlem and left them off the list)

1) Juliana's
2) Luzzo's
3) New Park
4) Best
5) Prince St.
6) Williamsburg on Union
7) John's
8] Johnny's (have not been, but if it's what I expect it to be, it likely would have been on my other list).
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on March 31, 2018, 08:38:35 PM
thanks! in some ways, it's more interesting to see what we've left off our lists.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: jvp123 on March 31, 2018, 08:47:44 PM
thanks! in some ways, it's more interesting to see what we've left off our lists.

 ^^^

Not sure I can list 8 as consistency seems to be an issue these days at some of my favorite places. 

I would definitely include the RUBIROSA Vodka pie though. I've never had a bad one of those.


edit:  Come to think of it - I'll add the Prince st pepperoni square.  I've had it twice and both times I really enjoyed it.  Unique to the standard slice joint square and IMO great tasting.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: hammettjr on March 31, 2018, 08:50:27 PM
Ok, here's my list, subject to change after more thought.

Its an interesting question. Depending on your experience and personality, some people will pick 8 places they've been to, while others won't. I havent been to enough places to come up with a full list, but here's a start.

Places I like and would want to go back to:
NY Pizza Suprema
Margherita Pizza

In between place:
Lillian - I used to live across the street from it, so I've had it before, but that was almost 15 years ago and I wasnt as pizza obsessed then.

Places I havent been to, but want to given recommendations and hype:
John's
Difara

Still have 3 more spots TBD
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: hotsawce on March 31, 2018, 09:56:18 PM
I have fond memories of a lot of these spots, but I've gotten some very sub-par pies recently from most of them (everywhere except Williamsburg on Union and Prince Street.)
For me, it's probably (in no order...)

1) Prince Street "Spicy Spring"
2) Joe's "plain slice, not too hot"
3) Williamsburg Pizza "plain slice, not too hot" with a Boylan's orange soda...
4) L&B Spumoni Gardens "Square" (Small spumoni to follow...)
5) Rubirosa "Vodka Pie"
6) DiFara "One slice, one square"
7) Lucali/Giuseppina "Pie half beef pepperoni and shallot, half plain, all basil"
8 ) Sam's on Court Street. (With a Lemon Ice from Court Pastry for dessert..) I really wanted John's to be on the list (particularly because everyone else loves the place) but the pie I had the last couple times, while crispy, was so dry and dense and toppings were so mediocre....

PS - I wish Best was still as good as the first few times I had it. I'm less than a 5 minute walk from them and never go anymore. The texture has been off and the last few slices I had were very oregano heavy. But I still think the Salumeria Bielese pepperoni is a super pro move...and maybe the white slice would make my top 8...if I were in the mood for a white slice (Best white slice in the city no doubt.)


Again, no particular order, (and yes, I've been to Patsy's in Harlem and left them off the list)

1) Juliana's
2) Luzzo's
3) New Park
4) Best
5) Prince St.
6) Williamsburg on Union
7) John's
8] Johnny's (have not been, but if it's what I expect it to be, it likely would have been on my other list).
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on April 01, 2018, 05:45:23 PM
Lou,

  that's a good list, but it's the pistachio ice (with real pistachios) at court st pastry! were you to nino's across from Cammareri's when it was open?
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: novawaly on April 27, 2018, 09:50:44 AM
Again, no particular order, (and yes, I've been to Patsy's in Harlem and left them off the list)

1) Juliana's
2) Luzzo's
3) New Park
4) Best
5) Prince St.
6) Williamsburg on Union
7) John's
8] Johnny's (have not been, but if it's what I expect it to be, it likely would have been on my other list).

I actually live in NY and saw your attempt at recreating the Johnny's pizza. Which place is this? Google search returns quite a few Johnny's in NYC
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: invertedisdead on April 27, 2018, 10:00:11 AM
I actually live in NY and saw your attempt at recreating the Johnny's pizza. Which place is this? Google search returns quite a few Johnny's in NYC

Johnny's in Mt.  Vernon.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: jkb on April 27, 2018, 10:19:49 AM
If you are going to fundamentally change the question, why limit yourself to NYC? Or even this planet for that matter...

I wasn't necessarily limiting myself to nyc. That said, I wouldn't want to waste any of my last 48 hours on a plane and I certainly wouldn't waste it eating pizza.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: TXCraig1 on April 27, 2018, 12:37:57 PM
In that case, me either. I want to drink myself to death on Romulan ale.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on November 06, 2018, 09:42:59 AM
I was always disappointed harry didn't post his favorites. He did eventually post them on another site, I hope he doesn't mind the cross-post here.

My son is working on a political campaign on staten island and asked for our help today, so we're off to stand in the rain and monitor a polling site  :o Still, it will be fun to finally try staten island pizza, one of harry's recommendations is close by.

Manhattan: Plain pie at John's of Bleecker, Half plain/half clam pie or garbage pie at Denino's, Half plain/half pepperoni or vodka pie at Rubirosa, Squares at Rizzo's Fine Pizza, Patsy's in Harlem, long pie at Numero28 in West Village. Slices at NY Suprema, Sacco, Fiore's, P&M Classic Pizza in Harlem, Como Pizza in Washington Heights.

Queens: Slices at New Park Pizzeria, Margherita, Lucia, Amore, Lillian, Dani's. The upside down Sicilian square and a pepperoni pinwheel at Rosa's in Maspeth or Astoria, Grandma slice at Louie's, Sicilian square at Alfie's

Bronx: Sam's Pizza on 232 W. 231st St., Tommy's on Tremont Ave, Louie & Ernie's, Frank's in Country Club, Yankee J-Z Pizza in Soundview, Ivana's Pizzeria in Belmont, Pugley's.

Brooklyn: Squares at L&B Spumoni, DiFara. Slices at Luigi's, Pizza Wagon, Sicilian at J&V Pizzeria.

Staten Island: Joe and Pats/Pier76, Denino's, Lee's Tavern, Mimmo's, the Ciro Special, Sfincione Sicilian pizza at DOUGH
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: Pizza Shark on November 06, 2018, 05:42:26 PM
Again, no particular order, (and yes, I've been to Patsy's in Harlem and left them off the list)

1) Juliana's
2) Luzzo's
3) New Park
4) Best
5) Prince St.
6) Williamsburg on Union
7) John's
8] Johnny's (have not been, but if it's what I expect it to be, it likely would have been on my other list).

Is this the Johnny's Pizza you are talking about (in Brooklyn)?  If so, this would be on my list.

http://www.johnnyspizzeria.com/ 

An ex girl friend of mine's father was a NY cab driver for several years who lived in Brooklyn and he swore by this place.  I could eat here every day (although it has been 20 years).  When I think about what an old school, unchanged, NY neighborhood pizza place should look like and offer - This place fit the bill. 

The photos posted on Yelp are eye candy and the place hasn't changed a bit from what I can see (other than a flat screen TV screwed into the wall back in the little dining area). 

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/johnnys-pizzeria-brooklyn-2
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on November 07, 2018, 08:51:44 AM
^ no, itís johnnyís in mt Vernon. Jeff versano has it rated number one in the world on his website. I live about 45 minutes away but havenít made it there yet.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on November 07, 2018, 02:17:57 PM
Deninos was 5 mins from the polling site, we decided to take Harryís suggestion of half cheese and half garbage. Pizza was delicious, tf btw .06 and .07, the garbage slices were really interesting, the combination, placement and amount of toppings all worked harmoniously.

On another note, my son was a field manager for a house campaign, his candidate was an underdog but ended up winning! Now to see if he gets a job as an aide!
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: invertedisdead on November 07, 2018, 03:35:05 PM
garbage pie!  :drool: With that thickness (or is that thinness?) I might just mow down that whole thing  :-D
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: CIZ28 on November 13, 2018, 03:48:09 AM
Johnnyís Mt. Vernon (Fantastic all around!)
Juliannaís
Totonnoís
Johnís Bleecker
Grimaldiís Brooklyn
Patsyís Harlem (Way too thin but great taste)
Lombardiís
DiFara
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: jvp123 on November 13, 2018, 02:49:11 PM
Johnnyís Mt. Vernon (Fantastic all around!)
Juliannaís
Totonnoís
Johnís Bleecker
Grimaldiís Brooklyn
Patsyís Harlem (Way too thin but great taste)
Lombardiís
DiFara

I like this list!
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: NY_Mike on November 15, 2018, 02:04:12 PM
I'm a Long Island guy so there's a few less knowns on this list but:

1) Patsy's (Brooklyn)
2) Lucali
3) Little Vincents
4) Keste
5) Johns of Bleecher
6) Emmet's
7) Branchinelli's
8 ) Massa's
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: wotavidone on November 15, 2018, 05:39:55 PM
garbage pie!  :drool: With that thickness (or is that thinness?) I might just mow down that whole thing  :-D
As I have stated more than once, I've never had a NY pizza. Until now, the pictures I've seen have not made me feel like I'm missing anything. Usually they look downright unappetising to me, particularly the crust.
But, I reckon I'd be keen to try that there garbage! That looks real good.

Edit: looking back to when I joined the forum umpteen years ago, I used to think that NY style described the sort of pizza I liked at the time.
Now, I like to call me pizzas Nearlypolitan.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: CIZ28 on November 19, 2018, 10:59:38 AM
I like this list!

Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: mikep on February 15, 2019, 07:29:02 PM
I am a New Yorker.

Ribalta 12 Street NYC, pie: DOC Neapolitan wood oven-WOW
Nino's, Bayridge, Pie: Grandma's-WOW
Giove's, Staten Island. pie: Margherita -WOW
Zero Otto Nove, Arthur Ave, Bronx. pie: Margherita
DOUGH by Licastri, Staten Island. pie: L&B Style Square-WOW
Totonno's, Coney Island, Brooklyn. pie: Margherita
DaVinci's, 18th Ave, Brooklyn. pie: Sicilian fresh from ove....wait for it
Europa, 20th Ave, Brooklyn. pie: Capricciosa




Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on February 16, 2019, 12:39:54 AM
Mike, great list, but not sure if you saw reply 3, itís ny style, deck or coal.

Best,
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: mikep on February 16, 2019, 07:15:11 AM
Thanks, Quiet.
Not sure any of my choices fit. Never mind. lol
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on February 16, 2019, 01:42:37 PM
Mike, all good, as I said, that's a great list. The point of my post was to prod you to post another list because I'm sure that's gonna be great too!

going off topic for a moment, is embers in bay ridge still good?
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: mikep on February 16, 2019, 05:32:39 PM
 Was there about a year ago and was still  very good .
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: natonic on February 21, 2019, 08:59:09 PM
I know the Manhattan scene very well. In Brooklyn, I've only had Di Fara and Grimaldi's. Haven't tried any in the other Boros.

1) NY Pizza Suprema - regular slice, and upside down - both superb
2) Di Fara
3) Prince Street - Spicy Spring
4) John's of Bleeker
5) Sauce Pizzeria
6) Joe's
7) Grimaldi's
8) Roberta's (the Midtown east one)
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: jvp123 on February 21, 2019, 09:18:00 PM
I know the Manhattan scene very well. In Brooklyn, I've only had Di Fara and Grimaldi's. Haven't tried any in the other Boros.

1) NY Pizza Suprema - regular slice, and upside down - both superb
2) Di Fara
3) Prince Street - Spicy Spring
4) John's of Bleeker
5) Sauce Pizzeria
6) Joe's
7) Grimaldi's
8) Roberta's (the Midtown east one)

Nice list!  :chef:
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: hammettjr on February 21, 2019, 10:44:55 PM
I know the Manhattan scene very well...


Any places we may not have heard of?
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: jkb on February 22, 2019, 01:38:11 AM
I know the Manhattan scene very well. In Brooklyn, I've only had Di Fara and Grimaldi's. Haven't tried any in the other Boros.

1) NY Pizza Suprema - regular slice, and upside down - both superb
2) Di Fara
3) Prince Street - Spicy Spring
4) John's of Bleeker
5) Sauce Pizzeria
6) Joe's
7) Grimaldi's
8) Roberta's (the Midtown east one)

I'd go back to John's and Joe's.  Suprema might get a second shot (it was the lunch rush and the accumulation of bench flour permeated the crust).  Spicy Spring no way.
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: foreplease on February 22, 2019, 10:36:05 PM
Thanks, Quiet.
Not sure any of my choices fit. Never mind. lol
Those pics looked like a liftetime of great pizza to me!
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: HansB on February 22, 2019, 10:50:42 PM
Scarr's should be on any Manhattan list...
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: wb54885 on February 25, 2019, 05:36:18 PM
This list is specifically for plain cheese pizza sold by the slice.

I'm also taking into consideration that it's the apocalypse, so with that in mind:

Lucia
New Park Pizza
Patsy's
Louie and Ernie's


These 4 would be my essential, must-haves. If Lucia wasn't open or was overrun by people trying to have their last earthly meal, Margherita Pizza in Jamaica could serve as a stand-in. But these 4 are worth fighting across the city to get to before it's all over.

Since there's bound to be collapse of infrastructure and potentially unmanageable transit situations occurring, I'll hope that the next 4 are also still available and that I can get to them in time:

NY Pizza Suprema
Pugsley Pizza
J&V Pizza
Sal & Carmine's (ask for it well-done)

But if I'm limited in mobility or access, or some of the above have simply shut down or been destroyed already, my alternates list looks like this:

L&B Spumoni Gardens (square)
Pizza Wagon
Joe's (if Joe is working--his cheese hand is a little heavier than other employees)

___________
Edit:  This is based on having made it to 35 of the ~60 places on my list, so I'll update this in the future if things change. Lots more out there I'm still looking forward to!
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: Gian323 on August 18, 2019, 02:12:38 AM
Cali guy here:

Patsy's East Harlem - Whole pie, aged mozz
Louie's - Grandna
Corner Slice
Totonno's
Margot's (haven't been but I support Adam Kuban)
L'industre - burrata slice
Rosario's - plain slice (want to try the rare square though)

Last would be a tie between these:

Paulie Gee's Slice (been a fan since Serious Eats - any slice)
Dani's (pesto slice w extra sauce)
Joe's (plain slice)
Sal and Carmine's (plain slice)

Personal preference, some are sentimental picks and of course the list is adaptable
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: Pizza lover on April 14, 2020, 06:44:57 PM
Difara - squares with the hot peppers
Lucali
Joes in the village - slice
Numero 28 - village Diavolo
Patsy's upper east side - by the slice
Frank Pepe's -
Bar pizza- Bacon and mash potatoes' sounds gross but really good
Fort lee pizza - for lee NJ
Title: Re: So the World will end, Pick 8 NY pizzerias in 2 days to eat. what's your choice
Post by: quietdesperation on April 14, 2020, 07:28:37 PM
^ Great list but Pick 8 NY pizzerias