What is New York Style Pizza?

New York-style pizza is beloved everywhere for its thin crust, balanced sauce, and ample cheese. On average, an NY pizza measures roughly 18 inches in diameter, making it the ideal meal for large groups of pizza lovers.

Not in New York? Don’t worry! NYC is rightfully renowned for its pies, but you can find a great New York-style pizza anywhere in the United States with the Slice app.

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Carnegie NY Style Pizza Rolls Bowls
4.7(58)
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$6.90 Delivery
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Paisano's Pizza
4.9(21)
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$2.99 Delivery
44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
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La Porchetta Kitchen
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$2.99 Delivery
21950 Cascades Pkwy, Sterling, VA 20164
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Villa Italian Kitchen Leesburg
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$4.99 Delivery
241 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
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La Villa Roma Restaurant & Pizzeria
4.9(151)
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$3.99 Delivery
305 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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New Yorker Pizza
4.6(628)
Closed
$2.99 - $5.00 Delivery
828 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175
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Paisano's Pizza
4.7(35)
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$3.99 Delivery
1141 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170
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Gregorio's Trattoria
4.8(222)
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$3.00 Delivery
1428 North Point Village Ctr, Reston, VA 20194
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Paisano's
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$3.99 Delivery
12056 N Shore Dr, Reston, VA 20190
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Paisano's Pizza
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$3.99 Delivery
4078 Airline Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151
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Buon Appetito
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$3.45 Delivery
13932 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
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Mamma Lena Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
13507 Clopper Road, Germantown, MD 20874
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Paisano's Pizza
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$3.99 Delivery
12715 Shoppes Ln, Fairfax, VA 22033
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Manginos Pizza & Subs
4.5(219)
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$3.00 Delivery
13015 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874
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Paisano's Pizza
4.6(30)
Closed
$3.99 Delivery
8603 Westwood Center Dr, Vienna, VA 22182
New York Style Pizza in New York
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Fresco's Pizzeria
4.9(4900)
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$2.99 Delivery
804 W 187th St, New York, NY 10040
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Marinara Pizza
4.5(1038)
Closed
Free Delivery
1376 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
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Libretto's Pizzeria
4.9(1260)
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Free Delivery
546 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Bar 314
4.8(1131)
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Free Delivery
1260 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
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Marinara Pizza
4.5(751)
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Free Delivery
985 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Pick & Eat
4.8(925)
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Free Delivery
4179 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
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Broadway Slice of Washington Heights
4.8(425)
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Free Delivery
3932 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
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Famous Amadeus
4.8(210)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
840 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019
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Lexington Pizza Parlour
4.9(517)
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Free Delivery
1590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
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Jet's Pizza
4.7(157)
Closed
Free Delivery
1165 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Jet's Pizza
4.4(423)
Closed
$5.00 Delivery
120 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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NY Pizza Suprema
4.8(405)
Closed
Free Delivery
413 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
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Cheesy Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
2640 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Cassiano's Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
930 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Rocco's Pizza Joint
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$2.00 Delivery
148 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
New York Style Pizza in Baltimore
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Mario's Original Pizza & Pasta
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$2.99 Delivery
5849 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
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Eato's Pizza
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$1.99 Delivery
7914 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236
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Philadelphia Style Pizza & Subs
4.8(402)
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$2.99 - $3.99 Delivery
8224 Philadelphia Rd, Baltimore, MD 21237
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Antonio's Pizza Planet
4.8(934)
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$2.00 Delivery
6886 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21090
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A1 Pizza & Subs
4.9(496)
Closed
$3.75 Delivery
1061 Maiden Choice Ln, Baltimore, MD 21229
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California Pizza & Wings
4.8(427)
Closed
$1.00 Delivery
6902 Holabird Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
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Hopkins Deli
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$1.00 Delivery
110 W 39th St, Baltimore, MD 21210
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Lil Niro's Pizzeria & Subs
4.7(822)
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$1.50 Delivery
6701 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206
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Kings Pizza & Subs
4.8(426)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
907 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
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Pizza Villa & More
4.7(247)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
902 Leeds Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229
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Bella Roma Pizza
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Free Delivery
1101 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230
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Soprano's Pizza
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Free Delivery
6640 Holabird Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
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Arlon's Carry Out
4.8(215)
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$1.99 Delivery
4918 Hazelwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206
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York Pizza, Subs & Wings
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$2.00 Delivery
3401 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218
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Lucky's Pizza, Subs & Wings
4.5(491)
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$2.00 Delivery
1333 Poplar Grove St, Baltimore, MD 21216
New York Style Pizza in Chicago
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.3(308)
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Free Delivery
1852 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.3(730)
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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
4830 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630
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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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Closed
Free Delivery
1435 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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Jet's Pizza
4.0(29)
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$4.99 Delivery
1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60707
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.4(66)
Closed
Free Delivery
627 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
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New York Halal Pizza
3.9(38)
Closed
$5.00 - $50.00 Delivery
2262 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Jack & Ginger's
New
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Free Delivery
2048 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Venice Cafe
New
Closed
Free Delivery
500 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661
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Tony & Bruno's
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2284 Northbrook Court, Chicago, IL 60062
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Pauly's Pizzeria
New
Closed
$5.50 Delivery
719 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
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Cleos Bar & Grill
New
Closed
Free Delivery
1935 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
New York Style Pizza in Brooklyn
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Da Nonna Rosa
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$2.99 Delivery
140 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Pizza Secret
4.8(901)
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$3.49 Delivery
72 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Father & Sons Wood Fire Oven Pizza
4.9(356)
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Free Delivery
7901 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Zeff's Pizzeria
5.0(591)
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Free Delivery
312 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Pizza D'Amore
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Free Delivery
8949 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Carmine's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
358 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Nonna's Pizzeria
4.8(173)
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Free Delivery
253 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Rome To Brooklyn Pizza & Panzerotti
4.8(338)
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Free Delivery
755 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Papa Mike's Brick Oven Pizza
4.9(180)
Closed
Free Delivery
7416 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
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Crust Brooklyn Pizzeria
4.9(434)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
734 Evergreen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Prince Pizza
5.0(367)
Closed
Free Delivery
1101 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Anna Maria Pizza & Pasta
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Closed
Free Delivery
179 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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La Nova Pizza
4.7(290)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
1636 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Sunset Coffee Shop
5.0(19)
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Free Delivery
5416 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Focaccia Kosher Brick Oven Pizza
4.6(22)
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$6.90 Delivery
1316 Ave M, Brooklyn, NY 11230
New York Style Pizza in Philadelphia
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Zio's Brick Oven Pizza
4.7(1986)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
111 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Wolf Street Pizza
4.6(671)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
2135 Wolf Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Prince Pizza
4.8(358)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
201 E Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120
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New Style Pizzeria
4.6(232)
Closed
$1.00 Delivery
4060 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Maker Artisan Pizza & Cafe
4.0(462)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
5301 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Stadium Pizza & Grill
4.8(367)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
2400 South 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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John's Place
4.7(147)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
1529 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Angela's Pizzeria
4.6(252)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
9918 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19115
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MoJu's Family Pizzeria
4.4(128)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
2501 E Westmoreland St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
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Lanova Philly Style Pizza & Breakfast Kitchen
4.1(29)
Closed
$2.50 Delivery
901 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Venice Pizza & Grill
New
Closed
$2.00 - $5.00 Delivery
8107 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
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Francoluigi's Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen
New
Closed
Free Delivery
1549 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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New Dennis Pizza
New
Closed
Free Delivery
3 S 60th St, Philadelphia, PA 19139
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Giovanni's Pizza & Restaurant
New
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Free Delivery
466 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19141

The NY Style Pizza Origin Story

Can you say you’ve eaten a perfect pizza if you haven’t had a slice in New York?

Welcome to the home of hundreds of pizzerias serving fresh and authentic NY pies and slices. Here people wait in line to grab a slice from their favorite joints and pizzerias.

But once you try it, you know it’s worth the wait.

It all started in New York.

The first pizzeria and the first pizza were born in NY. The beginning of the 20th century was characterized by a large number of Italians immigrating to the US, and many of them came to New York.

They brought with them their hopes and dreams for a better future and the love for a delicious pie too. Italian pizzaiolos started baking Neapolitan style pizzas, which soon became reinvented with a local, NY charm.

Even though historic events always have some dose of uncertainty, it is believed that the first pizzeria in New York and in the US was opened back in 1905. Little Italy was the place where the first coal-burning oven baked the first pies.

The Italian immigrant Genaro Lombardi opened Lombardi’s pizzeria, where the first pizza was made and baked by pizzaiolo Antonio Totonno Pero. He was an Italian immigrant too, and after a few years, he opened a pizzeria on his own, Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitano.

Both Lombardi’s and Totonno’s use coal-burning ovens that give the distinguished taste and flavor to the pies. You can have a slice of history since both Lombardi’s and Totonno’s are still operating.

Totonno made the first pie inspired by the Neapolitan pizza with hand-tossed meticulously prepared dough, and some simple ingredients like tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. The crust was thin and crispy at the edges, and thin but soft in the middle of the pie.

The Pizza Culture in the U.S.

It is not surprising that this satisfying bite soon became famous and beloved and became copied and replicated by many.

Although NY pizza is mostly eaten in New York and New Jersey, it is popular and adored in many other cities and states, countrywide.

New York-Style pizza is sold either by the slice or as a whole pie. Pies are typically around 18 to 24 inches in diameter and are usually cut into eight slices.

Slices are large and wide, with thin and crispy edges but a soft and pliable center.

This combination creates easy-to-fold slices, so you can quickly eat a slice with one hand or on the go. New Yorkers are known for folding their pizzas, and there are few reasons why they do it. It is easier to eat without creating a mess by folding the slice since the cheese and grease stay inside. Besides, you won’t burn the roof of your mouth with the hot toppings.

What Makes a NY Style Slice?

Although different pizzerias use slightly different techniques and ingredients, some characteristics are in common for every New York-style pizza:

  • The dough for the NY-style pies is prepared with bread flour or any other high-gluten type of flour. It is mixed with water and yeast and is left to rise and ferment for more than 24 hours (48 hours or even more). Afterward, it is hand-tossed by savvy pizzaiolos.
  • The sauce is made of cooked tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, sugar, and herbs like oregano and basil, creating a bit sweet and tangy tomato sauce. It gets spread evenly, but sparingly, because no one likes a soggy crust.
  • The cheese used for NY-style pizza is grated full-fat mozzarella. However, pizzerias use low-moisture mozzarella, avoiding the risk of an unwanted soggy crust.
  • The toppings traditionally used for making a New York-style pizza are mainly just tomato sauce and mozzarella. Moreover, other meats or vegetable toppings are added to create customized pies by preferences.
  • The condiments typically used on pies are dried or fresh oregano and basil, chili flakes, fresh garlic or garlic powder, and grated Parmesan cheese.

Many pizza lovers will agree that New Yorkers have the best pizza. But what makes NY style pizza so unique?

Few things make New York-style pizza the best. Firstly, it is the preparation of the dough – risen, fermented, and hand-tossed.

Secondly, it is the minerals of the tap water in New York combined with the high-gluten flour who are responsible for the authentic texture and flavor of the crust.

And lastly, the coal, wood-brick, or gas ovens that bake and char the pies to perfection.

Many varieties of the New York-style pizzas are mostly eaten in their simplest form – with tomato sauce and mozzarella on top. These pies with no additional toppings are known as plain, regular, or cheese pie.

One slice of NY-style pizza can have around 200 calories.

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