New York City is synonymous with its Pizza, just like Peanut Butter is like that with Jelly and now Sarah Palin’s nutjob craziness is aligned with Donald’s Trump’s endless clown car insanity. That being said, it is hard to really choose where to go to get the best pizza slices in the city. There are so many to choose from and chances are, you won’t be let down as this is the best place in the world for that kind of delicacy. So which places are the best? Let’s break it down.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza (326 E. 14th Street)
Artichoke has six different locations, plastered throughout New York City as well as Astoria and Brooklyn, however the focal point here that leads people to sheer pandemonium of epic pizza deliciousness is their Lower East Side location, directly next to one of my favorite bars in the city called Nowhere. You will find people lining 14th street until late at night just to experience how great their Artichoke slice is, which is so rich and flavorful that you really only need one slice and you are good. It comes with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese and is one of the best slices in the city. Their menu is limited but is chock full of the best of what this city has to offer when it comes to Pizza, albeit a Vodka slice, Margherita slice, or a Sicilian, they have you covered. Check out their official site for more information.
Adoro Lei- 287 Hudson Street
Adoro Lei has only been opened for a short period of time, but they are building themselves as much as possible to be the next big thing in Italian cuisine here in New York City. They do a freaking phenomenal job with their top of the line and innovative pizzas that they create as well.
From my original review of them, “Ones to recommend on the red side are The Rosina (Margherita, Tomato, Parmigiano, Pecorino, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil), The Pietro (Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Pecorino, Wild Arugula, Prosciutto, Parmigiano Shavings &Truffle Oil), The Romeo(Spicy Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Tomato Sauce & Fresh Mozzarella). For the white side, I would recommend The Tullia (Fresh Mozzarella, Ground Sausage, Mussels & Sambuca) and the Medici Magnificent (Pesto, Soppressata, Roasted Peppers & Fresh Mozzarella). I normally don’t have pizza & seafood as a combination, but The Tullia really was impressive with its use of Mussels, Sausage and Sambuca all in one dish. The same goes for The Medici Magnificent as I really enjoyed the combo of the Soppressata and Roasted Peppers.” Check out their official site and enjoy.
Fratelli’s- 1317 1st Avenue
The Upper East Side’s most amazing gem when it comes to what you can try with Fratelli’s pizza innovations. I had the pleasure of experiencing Fratelli’s for the first time almost two years ago, and their pizza has been met with rave reviews with customers since their debut in the New York City food scene almost ten years ago. Your best bet would be to split a pie half and half, like in the picture, and do half Pizza Verde, and half Pepperoni. Classic and simple, but gets the job done when it comes to flavor, taste, texture, and so much more. Check out their site for more information.
Rosa’s Pizza- 1 Penn Plaza
For many of us who frequent Penn Station, we all known damn well where to get a really good slice of pizza as it is right inside the magical land of crazy that is this location. Rosa’s Pizza is absolute heaven for the busy commuter going to and from Long island or New Jersey, especially during the work rush home or those drunk late night’s when you are with your friends and enjoying yourselves. In this situation, keep at simple and just get a classic regular slice. It is always prepared incredibly well and you really enjoy what you are getting each and every time. Nothing more, nothing less. Check out their official site for more information.