The BEST Pizza In NYC

When it comes to boring pizza, food writer Julia Turshen simply isn't having any. And, the dining scene in New York is good enough that you shouldn't, either. We knew Turshen would sort us out. She worked on Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook It's All Good, after all. So, we had her scour the five boroughs for the best pizza in NYC. She found soppressata-topped delicacies in Greenpoint, the king of thin-crust pie in Staten Island, and the undisputed best slice on the Upper West Side. Here, straight from the pro, are eight reasons to ditch your stack of delivery menus.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paulie Gee's.
Paulie Gee's: "Greenpoint's gift to the pizza world, Paulie Gee's pies are perfectly blistered and wonderfully topped, especially the addictive 'Hellboy' with sopressata and Mike's Hot Honey."
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Photo: Courtesy of Paulie Gee's.
Paulie Gee's, 60 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-987-3747.
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Photographed by Nicolas Bloise.
Di Fara: "Mecca is located in Midwood, where Dom DeMarco has been personally making each and every perfect pie since the '60s."
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Photographed by Nicolas Bloise.
Di Fara Pizza, 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn; 718-258-1367.
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Photo: Courtesy of Joe & Pat's.
Joe & Pat's: "The thinnest of thin crusts are in Staten Island. You can even get a heart-shaped pizza! Hello, Valentine's Day..."
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Photo: Courtesy of Joe & Pat's.
Joe & Pat's, 1758 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island; 718-981-0887.
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Photographed by Meagan Long.
Rubirosa: "The son of Joe & Pat has brought great thin-crusted pizza to Little Italy. I'm especially fond of the one topped with vodka sauce and plenty of fresh mozzarella."
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Photographed by Meagan Long.
Rubirosa, 235 Mulberry Street (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-965-0500.
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Photo: Courtesy of Zero Otto Nove.
Zero Otto Nove: "After a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens, head to this Arthur Avenue favorite for unmissable brick-oven pizza."
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Photo: Courtesy of Zero Otto Nove.
Zero Otto Nove, 2357 Arthur Avenue, Bronx; 718-220-1027.
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Photographed by Nicolas Bloise.
La Pizza & La Pasta: "With access to some of the best Italian ingredients in Manhattan, it's no surprise that the pizzeria inside of Eataly is churning out great pies."
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Photographed by Nicolas Bloise.
La Pizza & La Pasta, 200 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan; 212-229-2560.
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Photographed by Meagan Long.
Sal & Carmine: "The best slice on the Upper West Side."
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Photographed by Meagan Long.
Sal and Carmine, 2671 Broadway, Manhattan; 212-663-7651.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Other End Pizza Parlour.
The Other End Pizza Parlour: "The best pizza in the Rockaways makes a beach trip even more memorable."
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Photo: Courtesy of The Other End Pizza Parlour.
The Other End, 97-14 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens; 718-945-4871.
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