Celebrate National Pizza Day with These NYC Pizza Hotspots

January 23, 2023 Desiree Homer

February 9th is National Pizza Day! It may just be another wacky holiday worthy of memes online. But if you're in New York City, it's a holiday worth celebrating! So, while you decide how you plan to celebrate, make sure whatever you do, you enjoy a slice from these iconic NYC pizza hotspots.

What Makes NYC Pizza So Amazing?

There are some regions of the country where pizza-making has become so iconic it earns its own name. Such can be said for New York-style pizza. Alternative to Chicago-style pizza that’s deep dish and ultra-savory and begging for a fork, New York-style pizza is characteristically light, with hand-tossed uber-thin crust. Often sliced in oversized triangles that are easy to fold and enjoy on the go, New York-style pizza brings all the things you love about pizza, including stretchy cheese and flavorful toppings, without the heaviness you’ll find with other pizza types.

Where to Get the Best Pizza in New York City

The best-of lists will vary about as much as your tastes when it comes to pizza. But you’ll be hard-pressed to find any rave reviews about New York-style pizza without these iconic pizzerias at least earning a mention. 

  • Juliana’s Pizza - Italian Restaurant in Dumbo
  • Grimaldi’s Pizza - Midtown Manhattan
  • Artichoke Basille's Pizza on MacDougal - West Village
  • Pizza Pot Pies - Greenwich Village
  • Don Antonio - Italian Restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen
  • Lombardi’s Pizza - Italian Restaurant in Nolita
  • Rubirosa - Italian Restaurant in Nolita
  • Roberta’s - Italian Restaurant in Williamsburg
  • BigA Bite - Italian Restaurant on the Lower East Side

Best Places to Grab a Slice

Some of the best New York City pizza doesn’t come delivered to a table in a restaurant. If you’re wanting to sink your teeth into that iconic slice, check out these NYC hotspots with the best.

  • Prince Street Pizza
  • Bleecker Street Pizza
  • John’s of Bleecker St.
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • Mama’s TOO
  • Pizza Loves Emily
  • Bros Pizza
  • Di Fara Pizza
  • Gelso & Grand

Is your mouth watering yet? Get out there and try some of these favorite pizza places in New York City. And you don’t need it to be National Pizza Day to enjoy a NYC slice!

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