What is By The Slice Pizza?

We all love a good pizza pie, but sometimes, you just need a slice or two. That’s where by the slice pizza comes in: it’s the ultimate on-the-go meal and a brilliant way to diversify your pizza portfolio.

By the slice pizza can refer to any portioned pizza, but it’s also the literal translation of al taglio, Rome’s famous style of ‘za. Whether you’re looking for al taglio, or any other pizza by the slice, you can find it on the aptly named Slice app.

Find out more about Pizza by the Slice!

By The Slice Pizza Near You
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Carnegie NY Style Pizza Rolls Bowls
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$6.90 Delivery
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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The Dons' Wood Fired Pizza
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Free Delivery
21018 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165
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Joe's Pizzaria
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$1.50 Delivery
22360 Sterling Blvd, Sterling, VA 20164
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Merone's Buon Appetito
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$3.45 Delivery
43720 Trade Center Place, Dulles, VA 20166
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Giovanni's NY Pizza
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$5.00 Delivery
520 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Solo NY Pizza
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Free Delivery
700 Fieldstone Dr NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Spice Town
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$2.50 Delivery
150 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170
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Lucia's Italian Ristorante
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Free Delivery
2531 John Milton Dr, Herndon, VA 20171
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Flippin' Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
11130 S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191
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Buon Appetito
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$3.45 Delivery
13932 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
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Giuseppi's Pizza Plus
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Free Delivery
335 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Pomodoro
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Free Delivery
12152 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax, VA 22033
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Tony's New York Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
13087 Fair Lakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033
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Luciano Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
2946 G, Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
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Mamma Lucia
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Free Delivery
14921 Shady Grove Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
By the Slice Pizza in New York
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Pizza Pete's
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Free Delivery
528 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
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Highline Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
503 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
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Little Italy Pizza
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Free Delivery
2476 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Pizza Park
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$2.00 Delivery
1233 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Little Italy Pizza
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Free Delivery
2047 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
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Famous Famiglia Pizza
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Free Delivery
1248 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028
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Famous Original Ray's Pizza
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$3.00 Delivery
204 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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Bardolino Pizza
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Free Delivery
1505 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
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La Vera Pizza
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Free Delivery
2547 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Libretto's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
546 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Roma Pizza
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Free Delivery
1701 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128
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La Trattoria Pizza
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Free Delivery
844 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017
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Famous Famiglia Pizza
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Free Delivery
4020 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
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Famous Original Ray's Pizza
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Free Delivery
811 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria 111th
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Free Delivery
2859 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
By the Slice Pizza in Brooklyn
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Knapp Street Pizza
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$1.00 Delivery
2157 Knapp Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229
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Charles Pizzeria
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$2.00 Delivery
4910 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
7502 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Princess Pizzeria & Restaurant
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$2.00 Delivery
535 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Vesuvius Pizza
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Free Delivery
1800 Kings Hwy, Brooklyn, NY 11229
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Jimbo's Hamburger & Pizza Palace
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Free Delivery
404 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Bella Pizza
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Free Delivery
208 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Cheesy Kosher
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$6.90 Delivery
314 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Perizia Kosher Pizza
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$5.00 - $10.00 Delivery
1626 E 16th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229
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J&B Yummy Pizza
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Free Delivery
5507 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Doroj Fried Chicken & Pizza
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$1.50 Delivery
2637 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria II
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Free Delivery
5011 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11234
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Spiro's Cafe & Pizza
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Free Delivery
942 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Taam Mevorach
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$3.90 Delivery
815 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Crown Fried Chicken & Pizza
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$6.90 Delivery
339 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
By the Slice Pizza in Philadelphia
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Luigis Pizza Fresca
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$3.50 Delivery
2401 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Steak 'Em-Up South Philly
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$2.00 - $4.00 Delivery
2600 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Wolf Street Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
2135 Wolf Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Savas Brick Oven Pizza
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$4.95 Delivery
3505 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Avenue Steaks & Pizza
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$3.90 Delivery
2655 S Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Allegro Pizza & Grill
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Free Delivery
3942 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Stadium Grille
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Free Delivery
700 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Old City Pizza
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Free Delivery
100 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Carangi Baking Company
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Free Delivery
2655 S Iseminger St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)
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$2.99 Delivery
2563 Trenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Pat's Pizza & Pasta
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$2.99 Delivery
1410 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Super Fratelli's Pizza
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Free Delivery
7732 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
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In & Out Express Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
5811 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Italian Express
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$2.00 Delivery
2641 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Domenic's Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
14258 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
By the Slice Pizza in Washington, D.C.
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Vace Italian Delicatessen
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Free Delivery
3315 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Epicurean & Company
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Free Delivery
3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
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Italian Pizza Kitchen
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$1.50 Delivery
4483 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20008
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Angelico Pizzeria
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$2.99 Delivery
7311 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
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Angelico Pizzeria
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$2.99 Delivery
2313 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
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Angelico Pizzeria
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$2.99 Delivery
3205 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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Mama's Pizza Kitchen
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$3.00 Delivery
2028 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
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Angelico Pizzeria
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$2.99 Delivery
4529 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Dc Pizza & Kabob
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$1.50 Delivery
2005 18th St Nw, Washington, DC 20009
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Pizzarro
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$1.99 Delivery
467 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Flippin' Pizza - DC NW
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$2.00 Delivery
1745 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Pizza Movers & Calzones
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$1.50 Delivery
1618 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20007
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Pizza Walay
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$1.99 Delivery
504 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Aladdin's Kitchen
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$1.99 - $30.00 Delivery
1782 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
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La Villa Pizza
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$1.99 Delivery
4632 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
By the Slice Pizza in Chicago
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Cleos Bar & Grill
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Free Delivery
1935 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
1149 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
158 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
1852 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
1435 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
4830 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630
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New York Halal Pizza
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$5.00 - $50.00 Delivery
2262 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
627 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
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Jet's Pizza
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$4.99 Delivery
1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60707
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Pizza Mania
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$6.90 Delivery
5777 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
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Venice Cafe
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Free Delivery
500 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661
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Jack & Ginger's
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Free Delivery
2048 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Tony & Bruno's
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Free Delivery
2284 Northbrook Court, Chicago, IL 60062
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Pauly's Pizzeria
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$5.50 Delivery
719 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

Find Pizza by the Slice Near You

Speaking of convenience, buying by the slice pizza is the easiest way to get a satisfying, hot meal. Whether you cannot decide on just one pizza type, or simply need a meal on-the-go, pizza by the slice is the simple solution.

What is Pizza by the Slice?

Simply put, by the slice pizza is a way of selling pizza – instead of a whole pie. Most often pizza joints sell NY-style pizza by the slice, but Sicilian and Grandma pies are often sold by the slice, too.

Looking for the best slice near you? Grab one, two (or more) with the Slice app. Order a slice for an easy curbside pickup or delivery with just one tap.

The History

So, who invented it? To answer that we need a slice of history. While there is no certain date when the first pizza was baked, in the 16th century it was sold by the slice as street food for Neapolitans who spent most of their time outside. However, this pizza sold back then was more like a flatbread.

In the US, the first pizza slice was sold by the first US pizzeria – Lombardi’s. As many of the customers couldn’t afford to pay for a whole pie. In the early 1900s Gennaro Lombardi’s started selling tomato pies by the slice, wrapped in paper and tied with a string.

Later, other pizza restaurants followed Lombardi’s example. Thus, one of the NY pizza staples, Patsy’s, had popularized selling pizza slices in the 1930s.

Today, while many pizzerias in the US sell both whole pies and pizza by the slice, there are many slice-only pizza joints. They make large pies that are usually pre-cooked and pre-sliced and are kept warm. However, they can be re-heated prior to serving.

By buying a slice you get the great, delicious pizza, without the waiting and typically made from scratch.

Pizza by the slice is usually sold in paper plates or cardboard boxes. In the US, New York-Style pizza is the most common type of pizza sold by the slice since it is easily folded and can be eaten on-the-go.

Pizza al taglio

In Italy is called pizza al taglio, or “by the cut”. This type of pizza was invented in Rome and accepted across the country.

The pizza is baked in rectangular trays and unlike the US it is sold by weight, in kilograms or grams. Pizza al taglio is cut in squares or rectangles and can come in many varieties.

Jumbo slices

When we speak about pizza more is always better, right? That was the idea that led to creating the jumbo slices.

Jumbo slices are usually cut from a circular pie, around 36 inches in diameter. These gigantic bites are often longer than 1 foot and can weigh 1 pound. Jumbo slices can have up to 1000 calories or more.

Chris Chishti, the owner of Pizza Mart in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. is believed to have used the words “jumbo slice” first. That was back in 1990 when Pizza Mart was opened and they started selling unusually large slices, that throughout the years only grew larger and larger.

Jumbo slices are most popular in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington D.C. but are made and sold in many other cities and states throughout the country.

The Best Pizza by the Slice Near You

Order Pepperoni or cheese from Angelico Pizzeria in Washington D.C. or choose from up to eight varieties of pizza by the slice from Brooklyn’s My Little Pizzeria. Both in the Slice app.

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