Well, I guess almost any pizzeria will have personal pies, 12 inch pies, pies just for you, pies you don’t have to share….. But! These are a little different, specialty pizzas if you will. New York has the best pizza in the United States of America, so we honestly eat a lot of them, you just can’t help it. Ergo: finding spots that make pizza that’s a little unique is essential. Here are a few places that I have deemed the best in my humble opinion!
This place has a location in Brooklyn, as well as one in the East Village. As the name suggests, the pizzas are always square. The crust is doughy, and from all the pizzas I have tried, this dough reminds me the most of pies I had in Europe. The toppings are off the beaten path, fun and delicious. The Big Ang will have vodka sauce, ricotta, pecorino, meatballs and banana peppers, Roni Supreme has Ezzo pepperoni and Calabrian Chiles, the Angel Pie features Ricotta, mushrooms and Truffleist mushroom cream. Just awesome, and you will never find these toppings anywhere else!
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Una Pizza Napoletana
No special toppings here, just solid pizza. Chef and owner Anthony Mangieri has crafted what some people feel is the perfect pizza. This place is a romantic, upscale feeling restaurant that serves just pizza (with a few small plates offered). If you want toppings, then you have to come on Friday or Saturday, because during the rest of the week there will only be pies with red or white sauce available (in a few variations). No problem, they’re scrumptious just the way they are.
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This place is just super unique! You’ll have to travel all the uptown, but it might be time you did anyway. Is it Harlem? Is it Washington Heights? Maybe in between. Who cares, this place is awesome. It is set up with items that are typically sold in a Bodega, like Bustelo coffee cans, there’s outside seating, and on a warm day, enough doors and windows are opened to give it an outdoors feel altogether. The pies have names sourced from Old School Hip Hop tunes, the toppings are one of a kind. “A Tribe Called Fresh” has tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic and sausage. “Love Supreme” features ham, mushrooms, black truffle oil, ricotta and mozzarella. I love this place!
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