• Famous Ray’s of Greenwich Village

  • Pizza $2.35-$4.25
  • 465 Sixth Ave.
    New York, NY 10011
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-243-3010
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This venue is closed. With dozens of local pizzerias sporting the name Ray’s and many claiming to be the first, Famous Ray’s of Greenwich Village is certainly a contender for Ur-Ray’s status. It was founded in 1973 by Mario Di Rienzo, a veteran of embassy kitchens, who retired in the 1990s and passed the torch to Sam Singh. Today, the restaurant remains a quintessential New York institution, with its beige-and-powder-blue-tiled walls, faux brickface, orange-brown-tiled floors, and an elaborate mosaic of a Roman fountain. It appeals to St. Vincent hospital docs, beat cops, and a colorful assortment of hungry twentysomethings—both in school and out. Just skip the “Famous” slices with their thick layers of gummy cheese and opt instead for a simple bacon slice; its smokiness is a wonderful change from sausage or pepperoni. The unsung Sicilian square also excels with a crust that knows how to balance a crispy exterior with a chewy interior.
  • Prices

    $2.35-$4.25

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Take-Out Kid-Friendly Classic NY Late-Night Dining

  • Alcohol

    No Alcohol

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

  • Delivery Area

    3rd St. to 21st St., Broadway to Tenth Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Daily, 11am-11pm

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