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The Best Pizza in New York?

According to the Times’ food critic, Sam Sifton, it can be found at Motorino in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

I’m not wild about Sifton as a food critic and I avoid Williamsburg like the plague. However, this could be well worth the trip.

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 18, 2010 1:34 pm

I've been to the new Motorino down by 14th...it is pretty damn good. But its a yuppie pie nonetheless, give me Grimaldi's or L&B and I'm happy.

and yes, Williamsburg is maybe the most irritating neighborhood in any borough.

2 thelarmis   ~  Feb 18, 2010 1:47 pm

is Amore Pizza still on 14th, not far from St. Marks? that place was amazing!

the pizza in the above photos, does nothing for me and pizza is pretty much my favorite food. i had 2 great slices here last night. thank god, i found a decent pizza joint here in Atlanta.

i hope to grab a coupla NY slices next week. if not at the ol' neighborhood joint (which, unfortunately, has new crappy owners. still great pizza though...), then at penn station, on my way into the city. fuck, what's that place called. one word, starts with a "C", right by the LIRR. big, huge, excellent slices. why am i drawing a blank? dammit!

3 YankeeAbby   ~  Feb 18, 2010 1:50 pm

Try Nick's Pizza on Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills, Queens. Deeeelish!

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Feb 18, 2010 2:00 pm


I live 2 minutes from them ... tried them once ... not blown away ...

there's a kosher pizza place around 33rd street (near Norman Thomas HS) ... yummy!

5 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 18, 2010 2:02 pm

I had Louie and Ernie's up in the Bx for the first time this past weekend, pretty good.


6 thelarmis   ~  Feb 18, 2010 2:03 pm

[4] there's a kosher pizza place in the 5 Towns that's pretty great.

yankees spring training will be on espn bbtn at 3:30. of course, i'll be leaving the house right before that and my damn vcr just died the other day. (yes, i use a vcr, not some fancy dvr stuff...)

7 YankeeAbby   ~  Feb 18, 2010 2:59 pm

[4] Interesting...and surprising. Ah well, guess it's all in the the individual taste buds. One gal's pizza perfection is another's pizza-poop.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 18, 2010 3:11 pm

7) So true. For instance, Diane thought Maggie G. overacted in CRAZY HEART. I thought she was lovely. Neither of us is right. That's why art is so great because everyone brings something different to it.

9 Diane Firstman   ~  Feb 18, 2010 3:13 pm

I didn't think Nick's was "poop" ... it just didn't make me wish I ate it 3 meals per day. Actually, I kinda like "Two Boots" for pizza ...

10 The Hawk   ~  Feb 18, 2010 3:20 pm

Looks like arty pizza to me. That shouldn't count

11 thelarmis   ~  Feb 18, 2010 6:26 pm

[2] Caruso's Pizza. that's it! just came to me in the car, outta nowhere...

[10] i agree.

12 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Feb 18, 2010 8:04 pm

10 in the morning here and now I am obsessed with having pizza for lunch!

Been gone a long while, have heard Williamsburg is now midwest-hipsterville..still hard to bleieve that when i was growing there were only Puerto Ricans or Hasidic Jews there!

13 Rob Abruzzese   ~  Feb 19, 2010 1:20 am

I live in Bensonhurst and I think I'm sitting pretty pizza wise. We have Spumoni pizza and not far away is DiFara Pizza. I've never had better pizza than either of those places.

14 lroibal   ~  Feb 19, 2010 1:47 pm

Stay in Manhattan and put the subway fare towards a pie at Johns on 44th.

15 YankeeAbby   ~  Feb 19, 2010 2:35 pm

[9] Now THAT'S a place I can agree with you on! Two Boots is fantastic too!

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