Best Slices in NYC

September 23, 2013
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by Zagat Staff

Don't have time to wolf down a whole pie? Grab a quick slice -- without compromising quality -- at these top spots.

Best Pizza
Pizza · Williamsburg · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.7

Though it “looks like your typical corner pizza shop” , this Williamsburg joint “doesn’t shirk” from its “bold” name, turning out “delicious” brick-oven pies ( “absolutely get the white slice” ) plus a handful of Italian subs; the “small, crowded” space with paper-plate decor does the job for “a quick bite.”
Posto Thin Crust
Pizza · Gramercy Park · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.0

The “thinnest” , “winningest” crust is the hallmark of this Gramercy pizzeria, a “local hot spot” cranking out “splendid” pies at “accessible prices” ; its “small” , “publike” digs are usually “packed and noisy” , so the to-go trade stays brisk.
Di Fara Pizza
Pizza · Midwood · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 2.5 · Service 3.0

Pizzaiolo “legend” Dom DeMarco is “a master plying his art” at this 1965 Midwood “institution” , where his “lovingly handmade” pies are “a must for the pizza addicted” ; despite “unappealing” digs, “interminable waits” and service with “zero sense of urgency” , it’s “thronged” with those who urge “patience – it’s worth it.”
Joe's Pizza
Pizza · West Village · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 2.7 · Service 3.5

“Iconic for a reason” , this local chain delivers “reliably excellent” “old-school” slices “straight from the oven” ; “divey” surroundings and “stand-up” tables mean many take it “on the go” , but when you want “classic NY pizza” , it’s “still one of the best.”
Vezzo Thin Crust
Pizza · Murray Hill · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.9

“Paper-thin” , “crispy” -crusted pies with “toppings to suit any taste” are the specialty of this “friendly” , “bargain-priced” Murray Hill pizzeria; the digs are “tight” and often “crowded” , but all's forgiven after a bite of that “outstanding” Shroomtown pie.
Artichoke Pizza
Pizza · Chelsea · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.0 · Service 3.5

“Messy but delicious” , the “monster” namesake slices topped with “gooey” , “creamy” artichoke dip are a “force to be reckoned with” at this “popular” pizzeria mini-chain; it’s “no-frills” and a popular pick when “late-night munchies” hit, so expect “long lines even in the early morning hours.”
Artichoke Pizza
Pizza · Gramercy Park · $
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.0 · Service 3.5

“Messy but delicious” , the “monster” namesake slices topped with “gooey” , “creamy” artichoke dip are a “force to be reckoned with” at this “popular” pizzeria mini-chain; it’s “no-frills” and a popular pick when “late-night munchies” hit, so expect “long lines even in the early morning hours.”
Artichoke Pizza
Pizza · Greenwich Village · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.0 · Service 3.5

“Messy but delicious” , the “monster” namesake slices topped with “gooey” , “creamy” artichoke dip are a “force to be reckoned with” at this “popular” pizzeria mini-chain; it’s “no-frills” and a popular pick when “late-night munchies” hit, so expect “long lines even in the early morning hours.”