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8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 7
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One of the best

By zarralinda on 8/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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162 out of 324 people found this review helpful.

Pizza perfect

By woolyhat on 4/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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54 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

New York pizza at it's best

By sidv03 on 11/24/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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162 out of 328 people found this review helpful.

The best thin crust pizza in nyc!

By buffysummers on 10/10/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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149 out of 332 people found this review helpful.

The Original

By Justice_Jena on 3/18/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

"Large cheese pie with fresh garlic." Five words spoken by me at least once a week to one of the guys at John's on Bleecker throughout my three years at NYU law school. Didn't matter who was with me--the order never varied. Still doesn't. Manna from heaven, nectar of the gods, call it what you will...it's the perfect pie.

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121 out of 244 people found this review helpful.

Outstanding Pizza

By matcounsel on 1/2/2012

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!

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29 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

Pizza you crave

By restless on 6/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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66 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

this is the goods

By dafrja on 5/7/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's just about the pizza, and they do it right

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174 out of 380 people found this review helpful.

A Favorite of Mine Since the '80s

By colpo on 4/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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181 out of 370 people found this review helpful.

John's

By PizzaSnob on 5/12/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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!!!

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