Winter and carbs are basically like summer and rooftops, and stick together through these frigid times, so why not warm up with pizza. As New Yorkers, we take our pizza very seriously and while we know our great city is known for a lot of things, food, tops our list for what makes New York so great. During these chilly times, a warm slice (extra cheesy) can cure any winter blue. Lucky for you, we’ve scoped out (truly a hard task, we know) the best spots to chow down at.
Rubirosa, is as authentic as it gets- this family-run, Italian-American, neighborhood restaurant and pizzeria not only dishes up the most drool worthy, thin crust, extra saucey pies but also offers anything from tasty salads to home-made pastas. While the wait can be long (expect up to an hour on busy nights and weekends) come hungry and expect to indulge. 235 Mulberry St, NYC, 212-965-0500, rubirosanyc.com
Pizza Loves Emily: Foodies concur, Pizza Loves Emily has made our wishes come true by serving up pizza & burgers all in one space. Make that, THE MOST DELICIOUS pizza & burgers. To snag this flavorful feast, just hop on the subway to Brooklyn, trust us it’s beyond worth it. Our advice…go with a friend and order their Emmy burger & one (or two, we’re not judging) of their pizzas. Believe us when we say, their food is what sweet dreams are made off. 919 Fulton St, Brooklyn, 347.844. 9588, pizzalovesemily.com
Roberta’s: This Bushwick orginal pizzeria joint has been serving up some of the city’s best wood-fire pizza with pies starting as low as $12 (basically free to New York standards.) What started out as just a pizzeria has turned into a full Italian restaurant and has expanded into multiple locations within city and because they got such a hype have started even blessing the West Coast with their goodness with their ocasional pop-ups. Also- just incase you become borderline obssesed the first time you try it, you can also order their frozen pizza online for when your craving hits bad. Visit Roberta’s at UrbanSpace Food Hall East 45th Street & Vanderbilt Avenue or visit their flagship at 261 Moore St, Brooklyn, 718-417-1118, robertaspizza.com
Patsy’s Pizzeria: Patsy’s which first opened it’s door in Harlem in 1933, is still serving up the same big cheesy pies but now with multiple locations within Manhattan. From the Upper East Side, to Midtown to Soho, this pizzeria boasts large pies that satisfies any pizza craving. From brick-oven pizza to pasta and or calzones, trust us you’ll want to come hungry. Multiple locations on Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Murray Hill and Downtown. For more info visit: www.patsyspizzeria.us
Motorino: Originally opening it’s door in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this ever-so-tasty-Neapolitan pizza, has quickly expanded opening locations in the East Village and Upper West Side. Known famously for it’s crispy yet fluffy crust, Motorino is a close second to even eating pizza in Naples, Italy. Our pick, either stick with the basic or venture out a try one of their specialty pies topped with brussels sprouts and smoked pancetta, dressed with mozzarella, garlic and pecorino. Are you drooling yet? Multiple locations, for more info click here: motorinopizza.com