Hello pizza lovers! Cozy here. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a big foodie, and so is my husband and our two boys. We love trying new restaurants and new cuisines all the time. We’re so lucky to live in New York City where there is so much diversity and so many cool places to eat in every price range.
But by far, our favorite food is pizza! We love, love, love pizza so much that every fall and winter we travel all over the city to find the very best pizza in town. We call it The Friedman Family Pizza Tour!
So being the pizza experts that we are, I’d like to give you, my loyal readers, a special gift this holiday season and share our findings with you right here on the blog. Let me know if some of your favorites are here, and if there are some you think we should try. If you go to any of our faves, let me know!
The Best Pizza in NYC
(according to the Friedman Family!)
- DiFara Pizza - Truly THE BEST! This is old school pizza at its finest. Expect a long wait, but when you see Mr. DiFara cut fresh basil right on top of your pizza, you’ll know it was worth the trip! 1424 Ave. J, Brooklyn – www.difara.com
- Original Patsy’s - More old school pizza, you can taste the history in every bite. Love the thin crust and delicious ingredients. Very child friendly and great for big groups. , E. Harlem – 2287 1st Ave. (corner E. 118th St.) - www.thepatsyspizza.com
- Rubirosa Pizza – Not a traditional pizza place, but fantastic. The entire menu is great, but the pizza is special., Soho – 235 Mulberry St. (betw (Prince & Spring) www.rubirosanyc.com
- Roberta’s - Hipster all the way. No reservations but they do their best to accommodate you. Love all the creative pizzas, many options so it can be challenging to chose your pie. Brooklyn – 261 Moore St., Brooklyn - www.robertaspizza.com
- Artichoke - Known for their artichoke pizza, which is awesome, but their regular pizza is great, too. It’s heavy-duty pizza, very filling. East Village – 328 East 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), Greenwich Village – 111 MacDougal Street (at Minetta Ln.), Chelsea – 114 10th Ave. (betw. W. 17th & W. 18th St. ) - www.artichokepizza.com
- Motorino - Artisanal pizza in a funky, cool spot. Delicious. East Village & Brooklyn- 349 E. 12th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), Brooklyn – 139 Broadway - www.motorinopizza.com
- Lombardi’s - Talk about old school! They even gave us a tour of the kitchen. Tends to be touristy but a fun time with good pizza. NoLIta – 32 Spring St. - www.firstpizza.com
- L & B Spumoni Gardens - Some people say L & B is the best, and it’s great, but I’m still partial to Di Fara’s. Brooklyn – 2725 86th St. - www.spumonigardens.com
Other spots on our list that we’re hoping to get to soon: Franny’s and Grimaldis. I’ll keep you posted!
Mangia! from my family to yours.
Next on the agenda: The Friedman Family Taco Tour! Stay tuned.)