Tuesday, March 4, 2014


The first pizzeria in America was founded in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi in Little Italy, Manhattan.The price for a pizza was five cents, but, since many people could not afford the cost of a whole pie, they would instead say how much they could pay, and they were given a slice corresponding to the amount offered. Pizza is a very popular food in New York City. In the year 2010, over 400 pizza restaurants were listed as existent in the city. Here's our picks for best pizza in NYC.

Our neighbor since 1998, Angelo's Pizza serves delicious, thin-crust, coal-oven pizza pies, excellent pasta dishes and salads. Many of our staff members would unanimously agree that this is the best pizza in town. You can also order room service from Angelo's and charge it to your room account at the Salisbury. 

117 W 57th St. Phone: 212-333-4333

We love Bella Vita for their tasty yet affordable dishes and the fact that they are located right behind us at 58th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues. Besides the vast selection of mouthwatering pizzas by slice or pie, try their pastas, salads, paninis and parmigianas. Seating is limited, but you can order delivery or take-out and eat in your room. 

158 W 58th St. Tel: 212-664-7670

PizzArte captures the spirit of Naples with a restaurant that is truly Neapolitan in spirit—from the ingredients to the traditional preparations, to the presentation and the service, from the flavors to the feeling of the dining room—it is all Neapolitan. Everyone from the waitstaff to the general manager to the pizzaiolo and the executive chef is from Naples. What makes their pizza special? First of all, allowing the dough to rise for at least twelve hours, using no additives, eggs or sugar. It is then topped with fine, fresh ingredients and cooked at temperatures exceeding 900° Fahrenheit in a wood burning pizza oven.

69 W. 55th St. Tel: 212-247-3936

John's Pizzeria originally opened its doors in the late Twenties. Since then, it has become world-renowned and a legendary institution in New York City. In their Times Square location patrons dine under a five-story stained glass cupola that was once the Gospel Tabernacle Church.  With over 400 seats, four pizza ovens, and two kitchens, this is the largest pizzeria in the country and can accommodate both small and large parties. John's Pizza is a New York classic with thin, crisp and chewy crust, complimented by the slightly sweet sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh toppings. The pies are baked on the bricks of their famously coal-fired oven, which char the crust, and add to it's mouth watering flavor.

260 W. 44th St. Tel: 212-391-7560
Grimaldi's at Limelight Shops

Grimaldi's history of coal-fired brick oven pizza cooking can be traced to the first pizzeria in America back in 1905. Just a few years ago you still had to wait in a long line in Brooklyn to get the taste of this famous pizza, but luckily Grimaldi's opened another location in Manhattan's Flatiron District in an old church turned into fine shopping center. 

656 6th Avenue Tel: 646-484-5665