NYC Pizza

When you think of New York City food, the first thing that comes to mind is pizza. And with good reason. I’m not sure if it’s as good as pizza in Italy (probably not), but whatever European pizza turned into here in the Big Apple is ridiculously delicious, and we all crave it. Walking by a pizza store, smelling the fresh baked pies is a ball to indulge. However, at this point there are soooo many pizzerias, you just don’t know which one to choose. Over the past few years, social media has lit the way, blogs have told you where the best ones are. I’m not sure if there is such a thing as a bad pie here, even the dollar pizzas aren’t half bad. so here are a few of my favorites! I typically consume pizza as a dinner meal, so a slice doesn’t do the trick, I choose individual pies, because sometimes you even have leftovers, and who doesn’t love that…..

San Matteo

Located on the Upper Eastside, San Matteo has some of my favorite pies. Baked Neapolitan style in a wood burning oven, these are fresh and hot and delicious. My recommendations here are Quattro Fromaggi Pizza with Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Swiss Emmenthaler, and Provologne, it’s a cheesy dream come true, and the Capricciosa, which is topped with Mozzarella, Parma Ham, black olives, mushrooms and Parmigiano-Reggiano. These toppings are different, and you might just fall in love.

Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza

Ok, sometimes New York pizza has to be prepared Detroit style. Francis Garcia and Sal Basille (who make the famous/amazing Artichoke pizza) got together and opened up this awesome spot, Squares Detroit Pizza. Located on West 14th Street, you can indulge in these mini square pies with a crunchy, caramelized cheese crust. I tried the Pepperoni pie (with thick cut pepperoni and caramelized cheddar crust), and the Vodka pie (with vodka sauce and caramelized cheddar crust). These pies are nothing like the average New York pie, and I simply love them.


This place is highly recommended, and I found it while googling during a rare day of nothing to do. My son took me here for my birthday, and it’s adorable. Please keep in mind that Keste might still be temporarily closed during the covid times, but it’s worth waiting for. My son and I ordered the Truffle Burrata Pizza with prosciutto, super fresh, loaded with toppings, and the Diavola with Sopressata, tomatoes and Mozzarella. Simply divine.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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