By matcounsel on 1/2/2012
My family and I came at around 11:50 because we heard it was very popular and it opens at 11:30. We had the margherita pizza and the plain pizza. Best pizza ever! Never imagined pizza tasting this good! The downside of this pizzeria is that there are NO REFILLS! We left around 12:30 and we see a line out the door. Good thing we came early!
By woolyhat on 4/14/2009
We just loved this restaurant! The restaurant is housed in an old church with two floors and two huge clay ovens. We were seated quickly after chatting up the manager who helped us cut the queue (the accent must have helped) and were served quickly. We ordered a large pizza which was HUGE for two people but we ended up eating it all! The pizza was thin and crusty and the tomato sauce punchy and tasty. After four slices I couldn't finish another bite though did decide on a take-out. John's is loud and chaotic but if you want a slice of authentic italian pizza then try John's- you don't need to go all the way downtown for a slice of heaven!
Pizza you crave
By restless on 6/22/2008
Great pizza: margherita with pepperoni. Service was average: not overly attentive, but we weren't ignored either. Tip: Count your change before tipping/leaving the restaurant.
New York pizza at it's best
By sidv03 on 11/24/2005
I have been eating at John's Pizza on Bleeker since 1991 and just love the food... I moved away from the New York area about 2 years ago, but every time I return to visit I make sure that a stop at John's is at the top of my list...Great food and atmosphere...John's is the BEST!
One of the best
By zarralinda on 8/4/2005
John's Pizza is one of best I've eaten. My husband, a North Jersey Italian,loves it! And being from the Jersey Shore, we've eaten lots of pizza.
this is the goods
By dafrja on 5/7/2005
It's just about the pizza, and they do it right
Much to do about nothing
By NaturalMystic on 7/2/2004
Best pizza in Manhattan? Hell no! Just continue down Bleecker and go to Joe's -- you won't be disappointed. Any place that doesn't serve pizza by the slice is illegitimate in my book.
The best thin crust pizza in nyc!
By buffysummers on 10/10/2003
i love johns! i usually go to the original in the village, but i've also been to the one on 44th street.(its right next door to the theatre where the producers is playing) i'd have to say the original is the best! the margehrita pizza is so thin, and the crust s cripsy just the way it should b and the way i like it. sometimes i get onions on my pizza, otherwise, ill just get sauce and cheese. last time i was there, in july, jodie foster was right next to me with her kids! so if a big star like her goes there, then they have to be ding something right. i recommend it to families of all ages and to anyone! its so good, yet the one downtown is small! the one on 44th is huge and there's an upstairs! i haven't been to the one in the 60's but i guess ill have to try it one of these days to see which one is the best! go to johns! you'll love it! and if you dont,then theres something wrong with you!
By PizzaSnob on 5/12/2003
Made a return trip to the "Original" and forgot how much more I liked it than the others. Had my two year old in tow for this one and had to wait on line a bit but as usual, it was well worth the wait. Tried to get my son, who's just beginning to talk, to pick between Lomabardi's and John's but I couldn't get it out of him. He was too busy chowing down his second slice!!!
A Favorite of Mine Since the '80s
By colpo on 4/23/2003
Sure, I went through the typical New Yorker's phase of writing this place off after their multi-restaurant expansion (none as good as this original), as well as after seeing one too many 'Nebraska' sweatshirts waiting in line to get in. But, I recently went back to Bleecker, and loved the pizza all over again. Fast-moving lines, delicious pizzas and ultra-basic salads, good service and a charming, old-world atmosphere. For pizza aficionados, they know how to prep a crust here (not super-thin and crackery, but thin and tasting of bread). Toppings couldn't be better.
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