You're probably already here, so my tip to GO BEFORE OPENING is probably wasted on you. So I'll just say, GET A WHOLE PIE. Round or square. Both great. It's not worth the wait for only a slice or two. Read more.
Almost all the pizza here is great, but the grandma slice and grandma slice with pickled vegetable are KILLER. Also? BEST MEATBALL SUB in the city. Read more.
My two favorite pizzas here are the brussels sprout and pancetta pie and the cherrystone clam pizza. But you really can't go wrong with whatever calls to you on the menu. Read more.
Owner Paul Giannone has a gift for great topping combos. My favorites are the Anise & Anephew and the Hellboy (hot soppressata & spicy honey). For brunch, the Monte Cristo is absolutely craveworthy. Read more.
First-class pizza in all respects, but there are a couple of unique items here. Try the montanara, a pizza whose crust is first FRIED(!) then baked. The carbonara is an interesting brunch option. Read more.
The old-fashioned pizza, basically a grandma (or "nonna") pie, is insanely great here. It's THE pizza to get, plain or topped. A riot of crust textures, crisp, chewy, springy-fried. Read more.
The atmosphere alone here is great, but the pizza is killer, too. My favorite is the Cortes, but just go with whatever calls to you. And the nonpizza food options are insanely delicious. Read more.
Excellent pies. Get the stratchatella. Get the margarita. Also try the plain bread with sea salt. excellent. just don't expect to get "your own table." Read more.
A sister pizzeria to Luzzo's in the East Village, but I think even better. Don't miss the pizza a cono (cone pizza), which seems gimmicky but is actually really good. Read more.
The plain slice here is not going to blow your mind, but it is miles above other pizzerias in the area. It's basically a quintessential NYC slice. They're thin and light. You'll need at least 2 slices Read more.
Chances are you know this already, but if you're a noob to L&B, the square slices (or pies) are a must! Finish it off with pistachio spumoni. Read more.
Rosario's looks like an Italian market. It is. But it has KILLER PIZZA. Get a slice now, thank me later. Also ... one of the best Italian combo sandwiches ever. Read more.
Get the vodka pizza. Made with a sauce infused with pancetta, Parmesan, and vodka, it brings an undefinably savory quality to their thin, crunchy bar-style pies. Read more.
Skip the sit-down Neapolitan pizza. It's got a tough crust and isn't that good. Where this place shines, though, is the NYC-style slice in the take-out shop. It is absolutely sublime. And cheaper. Read more.
Solid wood-fired-oven pizza from an alumnus of Paulie Gee's. Clam pie is very good. Get it. And is this weird, but the Bibb salad is nice, too. Read more.