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Best of New York Food 2004

Best Pizza

  • DiFara's Pizza

    1424 Ave. J, Brooklyn, 718-258-1367

    "I have traveled the world since discovering DiFara's and none can compete. I now live 1000 miles away and still make a pilgrimage every chance I get for a "slice" on Avenue J. I don't know what Dom's secret recipe may be, but I do know that he is a Master."
    —mobilemike, Native New Yorker.

    "Quality pizza is worth everything! It is great and unlike anything you've tasted. Yes, the place isn't well kept. You don't go to a pizzeria for clean tables, you go for an excellent pizza. If you like hot, fresh pizza, it's worth the trek!"
    —centralpark, Chelsea.

  • Ottimo

    6 W. 24th Street, 212-337-0074

    "I've found it!!! Finally REAL Neapolitan Pizza in Manhattan that's in a great restaurant. The toppings, the sauce, the cheese, the crust... absolutely PERFECT! You'll devour every crumb."
    —bendelow, Hell's Kitchen

  • Pizza 33

    268 W. 23rd Street, 212-206-0999

    "Pizza 33 has spoiled me and, now, I can't eat pizza anywhere else. The crust's texture and taste, so critical to great pizza, is the best. The mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes, with just the right touch of fresh basil, makes for a heavenly experience. Any other pizza is now not worth eating."
    —zsassi, NYC

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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