The standard New York-style pizza takes a minimalist approach to creating wonderful flavors. The original pizza makers came to NYC directly from Italy. Their local culinary traditions focused on thin dough, robust tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese slice.

The pizza in New York City has evolved over the decades. Today, you can find traditional NYC style slices and experimental styles that take unique approaches to the pizza experience.

When you’re looking for furnished apartments for rent in New York, make sure you stop at one of these pizzerias to get a taste of the neighborhood’s style.

NYC Best Pizza Slice

Roberta’s

Location: 230 Park Ave

Phone: 718-417-1118

Roberta’s established itself as one of the best pizzerias in Midtown by using fresh ingredients straight from its local garden. Fresh cabbage, onions, radicchio, and basil have a chance to shine on top of Roberta’s wood-fired pizza.

Some favorite pizzas at Roberta’s include the Margherita, the Beastmaster (topped with pork sausage, caper, onion, and jalapeno), and Rob’s Rebellion (topped with broccoli rabe, garlic, lemon, and egg yolk).

Roberta’s also serves classic Italian dishes like cacio e pepe, panzanella, and grilled culotte steak.

roberta's pizza slice
Roberta’s Pizza

Motorino

Location: 349 East 12th St

Phone: 212-777-2644

Motorino’s location in the East Village is a cozy neighborhood joint that predominantly serves the type of pizza that you would find in Rome. The Motorino menu features a classic Marinara pizza, a cheeseless pie that’s topped with tomato sauce, oregano, garlic, sea salt, and olive oil. Other classic pizzas include the Margherita, Soppressata Piccante, which has a little spice to it, and Prosciutto Di Parma.

If you’re looking for Manhattan short term rentals on the Upper West Side, then you can visit Motorino’s location at 510 Columbus Ave.

Joe’s Pizza

Location: 7 Carmine St

Phone: 212-366-1182

Joe’s Pizza opened its first location in Greenwich Village in 1975. Since then, it has started three more locations throughout the city. Amazingly, Joe Pozzuoli, who was born in Naples, Italy, still operates the restaurant even though he’s over 75 years old.

Joe’s Pizza is the perfect place to grab a slice while you’re hunting for short term rentals in NYC. The restaurant doesn’t use pretentious toppings. Instead, it focuses on the quality ingredients that make NYC-style pizza terrific. When you visit Joe’s, you know that you’re going to get a classic New York slice or a Sicilian square that will satisfy your hunger.

joe's pizza slice
Joe’s Pizza

San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar

Location: 1739 2nd Ave

Phone: 212-426-6943

If you’re feeling tired after visiting sublets in NYC, then you need to have a meal at San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar. As the name suggests, you can enjoy espresso drinks that will keep you going through the evening.

The restaurant has a diverse menu of white pizzas, red pizzas, antipasti, panuozzi (a cross between a pizza and a sandwich), calzones, and desserts. For a slice of traditional NYC pizza, try the Margherita, Napoletana, Capricciosa, or Diavola.

All of the red pizzas at San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar are crafted from homemade mozzarella, tomato sauce, and fresh toppings. If you haven’t had a white pizza in New York, try the Tartufata. Its toppings include truffle pate, mozzarella, parmigiana, and prosciutto.

New York City has some of the world’s best pizza. Even the cheap slices that you buy at neighborhood shops taste great. When you visit these restaurants, though, you will have an experience that changes your pizza expectations.

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