Top Pizzerias: New York City

It is one of America’s favorite foods. It is also one that can be quite controversial. Friends argue, families split, and colleagues divide over the simple question of what makes a good pizza. Asking this question can prompt a great many answers. For some the crust is everything, though there is little agreement on the properties it should possess. For others it is the toppings that matter. Some partisans insist on meaty toppings; others are driven nearly to murder at the sight and smell of anchovies; while still others consider toppings to be completely anathema to what constitutes a pizza.

In New York City, home to some of the best Italian cuisine in the country, passions run especially high. Your own feelings about the question will influence your choice of the best pizzerias in the city. Here is a list of the top 5.

At number five is Brother’s in Queens. It is a favorite of Hollywood star Alec Baldwin. It is also known for making some of the best pizzas in the city.

Denino’s in Staten Island comes in at number four. This Sicilian pizzeria and tavern is one of the best known and most loved in the borough. The thick and pliant crust of its pizzas is one distinguishing features. Regulars are also fond of M.O.R. Pie, which is covered with mushrooms, onions, and ricotta cheese.

Di Fara has been in operation for five decades. Located in Brooklyn, the pizzeria has gained a fanatical following. Regulars are known to wait for hours just to get a slice. The freshness of its ingredients is what makes its pizzas so good. Indeed, Di Fara consistently makes Zagat Surveys annual list.

Coming in at number two is Lombardi’s. The pizzeria has been around since 1905 and has been satiating the palates of its customers since then. The restaurant is one of the last holdouts of Little Italy. It also has the distinction of being the country’s first genuine pizzeria.

The number one pizzeria in New York is Roberta’s. Its chef was named best new chef by Food and Wine in 2011. It too is located in Brooklyn. The pizzeria is famous for its highly innovative and experimental topping combinations.

Although all of the pizzerias described above are dedicated to providing the best food and service, no one can tell you what your own tastebuds will think. So find local businesses app and find your own top 5 pizza joints. Then come back and share what you’ve found.

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