The Best Legendary Pizza Restaurants in NYC

As soon as you are in New Yorker soil and spend more than five minutes in the city, you’ll start to understand how much the locals love pizza. You can find a pizza joint in every corner, and probably four or five other ones in between each corner. There's no official data about it, but some non-official conclusions say there must be 32,000 pizza places in New York City.

With so many available options, what would be the best pizzas in New York City? Well, I'm no food critic, but I love pizza. I gave it some thought, and I decided to stick to the most legendary pizza places, so I could offer you some tips about it, then, when you are in New York City, you could dig it. Of course, personal taste matters but I've done a little research, and have found this story by Munchies that's worth watching.

 Before we dive into this pizza stuff, here's a fascinating piece of history. New York’s pizza odyssey begins with Neapolitan immigrant Gennaro Lombardi, who sold the first pizza (or at least received the city’s first-ever pizzeria license) in Little Italy in 1905 (his original store opened in 1897, down the street from the current location) – he also helped train a whole generation of pizzaioli at his brick-walled coal oven.

Enough with talking and let's go get some pizza. Watch this video, make your personal pizza tour, and dig deep into all those pizza restaurants. Buon Appetito!


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