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Daily Slice: Three Boys from Italy, Bronx

Inconspicuously located just steps away from the Burke Avenue subway stop, Three Boys from Italy offers a solid neighborhood slice. The mozzarella is soft and somewhat gooey. Any more cheese might prove overwhelming. The tangy tomato sauce has just enough acidity to compete with the rich creaminess of the cheese. Though the sauce is not heavily flavored with herbs, every now and then a hint of oregano reveals itself. More

Daily Slice: Full Moon Pizza, Arthur Avenue, The Bronx

Whenever I'm on Arthur Avenue, I try a slice of Full Moon pizza, hoping I'll finally be wowed in proportion to the raves it gets from pizza fans. And, folks, I've never really been blown away by it. It's good, sure. It's got a nice, crisp crust, a certain chewiness. The cheese is good, and it's in proper proportion to the bread and sauce. But it's just never struck me as a great slice — certainly not one I'd make a special trip for. More

Serious Eats Talk: Good Pizza Near Yankee Stadium?

ardubs81 asks: Headin' down to the bronx from rochester tonight for a yankee game, staying on brook ave about a mile from the stadium and was wondering if there was any great or especially worthwhile pizza in the direct vicinity. Thinkin whole pie, delivery or takeout after the game. Any suggestions pizza or otherwise (planning on enjoying some jamaican food at the feeding tree pregame..) would be much appreciated... Pizza-eatin' Yanks fans can answer here »... More

The Bronx: Patricia's of Morris Park

[Photographs: Adam Kuban] Patricia's of Morris Park 1080 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx NY 10461 (Williamsbridge/Lurting aves; map); 718-409-9069 or 718-792-1704; patriciasmorrispark.com Getting there: Nearest train is the 5 at Morris Park Station; get out and walk south-southeast down Paulding to Morris Park Ave.; bang a right and walk a couple blocks more to Lurting Ave. Pizza style: Neapolitan-inspired Oven type: For now, wood-fired or gas-fired The skinny: Very good Neapolitan/New York–Neapolitan hybrid that leans closer to Neapolitan. It's like a supersized Naples-style pie. Changing locations soon Price: Absolute steal at $13 for "regular" size plain pie; the "regular" is... More

The Bronx: Louie & Ernie's Pizza for a Sausage/Onion Pie to Haunt Your Dreams

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Louie & Ernie's Pizza 1300 Crosby Avenue, Bronx NY 10461 (at Waterbury Ave.; map); 718-829-6230 Getting there: Closest train is the 6 at Buhre/Crosby aves; from there, it's a 15-minute walk south along Crosby Pizza style: New York Oven type: Gas oven The skinny: ZOMG. You need to get the sausage or sausage-and-onion pie. It will become an obsession When I posted my Top 8 Pizzas of 2009, there was one that didn't make the list. Not because it wasn't worthy but because I published that rundown just days before I visited Louie & Ernie's in... More

Bronx Pizzeria Busted for Dealing Cocaine

View Larger Map John's Pizza in Parkchester got busted for dealing cocaine. Says ABC news: Six people were arrested during a raid Tuesday night at a popular Bronx pizza parlor where authorities say cocaine was concealed in pizza boxes and customers could get the drug by delivery or takeout. John's Pizza 1788 Westchester Avenue, The Bronx NY 10472 718-822-0201... More

Tamara Tunie of 'L&O SVU' Eats Pizza

Grub Street's "New York Diet" series features Law & Order SVU's Tamara Tunie today. Tunie plays Dr. Melinda Warner, a medical examiner, on the show. I'm originally from Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing at four o'clock so we had to order a pizza, some Buffalo wings, and ginger ale. We watched football for the rest of the afternoon and evening. There's a fantastic place called Giovanni's on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, and they deliver to Harlem and they have the best pizza. I'm not going to say the best pizza in New York, but it's really... More

Gael Greene at Zero Otto Nove

InsatiableCritic.com Gael "Insatiable Critic" Greene hits up Zero Otto Nove with Arthur "Food Maven" Schwartz as guide. Schwartz is, of course, the man largely responsible for blowing this place up with his newsletter account and blog post about it. Says Greene: As for the pizzas that lured us here, Arthur is right. They are a model of brick oven pies. The crust has appealing flavor though it’s not crisp like my favorites at Celeste. The splendid buffalo mozzarella shows best on the Margherita with San Marzano tomatoes, though the Marinara with capers, anchovies and pitted olives is admirable too.... More

Bronx Pizza Mini Crawl: Zero Otto Nove and Coals

From left: A pizza Margherita from Zero Otto Nove and the Margherita from Coals. When you're on a pizza crawl, it's a rare that even one in five places you hit up is any good. Last night, on a mini crawl in the Bronx, we batted a thousand. (If you're slow with the baseball metaphors, that's a 100 percent success rate, folks.) Not that we went to even five places last night—just two. So who the hell knows if that even counts as a "crawl," but whatevs. It was our main objective—Ed Levine's and mine—to finally meet the mysterious... More

Peter Meehan on Zero Otto Nove

Peter Meehan visits Zero Otto Nove for the Times's Diner's Journal: "The crust had little stretch or chew and no discernable yeasty or fermented flavor, except for the faintest sourness. (I mean that in the good, sourdoughy bread sort of way). The low-flavor dough combined with the moist crumb of the bread (even in the well-done one we ordered after polishing off our first two) put me in the mindset of naan and other flatbreads, not of pizza. Again, not a bad thing, but not what I was hunting for." Meehan also found the sauce too sweet. Slice visited ZON... More

Openings: Zero Otto Nove

View Slice's Bronx Pizza Map » Food maven Arthur Schwarz reports on Zero Otto Nove, a newish Neapolitan joint on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx that has somehow managed to fly under the Slice radar: Roberto’s has been a destination restaurant for years. Now Zero Otto Nove has become one. It is already, after only a few months in business, drawing customers from the hinterlands, and for several good reasons. Top among them, I am sure, is the Neapolitan-style pizza that may be the best you’ve ever had in the U.S., and better than many in Naples, as I... More

The Bronx

Slice's Bronx Pizza Map lists all pizzerias we have reviewed and/or mentioned in the Bronx. Click through to view this Google-based map. More

PJ Brady's

It's not always easy searching for pizza. I had just eaten a fine pie in the outdoor café at Tosca in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx. It was really hot and muggy, and I was on foot, looking for PJ Brady's, which a couple of locals had insisted was just a few blocks away. I headed east on East Tremont Avenue. I crossed Interstate 295 on a bridge and walked two hundred yards. I reached Philip Avenue and made a right. The first house number I saw was 2800, and the numbers were going up, a good sign... More

Reader Recommendation: King's Pizza

Dear Slice, It is not the nicest looking of store fronts but has one of the best tastes in NYC and is nice and big. Give it a try. —Paul V. King's Pizza Address: 131 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx NY 10468 [map] Phone: 718-549-0050 Thanks, Paul! Anyone else out there got any intel on King's?... More

Dear Slice: My Pelham Bay Rundown

Homeslice Robert C. writes in with a list of pizzerias in the Bronx's Pelham Bay. I'll let him speak for himself. —The Mgmt. Dear Slice, I was recently turned on to your website and really enjoyed it. I see that you did a decent job mentioning some good Bronx places we frequent, like Louie & Ernie's, Coals, and Tosca. We live in Pelham Bay, and I am happy to report that we still have a ton of great pizza parlors in our neighborhood. I'm almost afraid to mention this, as I don't want too many tourists to come and the... More

A Slice of Heaven: Patricia's

It makes my heart sing when I walk into a pizzeria and see the glow of burning wood logs in a brick oven. Patricia's serves pizza made either in the aforementioned wood-burning oven or a gas oven. The pizza is the same price, so why anyone would order a pie made in the gas oven is beyond me. My Margherita had the most tender pizza crust I've had east of Phoenix. It had virtually no crunch, but it had the texture and consistency of fresh-backed bread. The mozzarella was fresh, as was the basil, and the tomato sauce wasn't gummed... More

A Slice of Heaven: Tosca Café

At Tosca, the servers wear polo shirts that say "Coal oven pizza since 1922." I was skeptical, because neither my Bronx-born relatives nor my Bronx pizza mavens can recall having a pizza here until a couple of years ago. No matter. I ordered my pizza with fresh mozzarella and sausage on half and went back to check out the coal oven. Sure enough, there it was, a white- and black-tiled beauty that looked as if it had been there for a long time. I wandered back to my outdoor table and waited for my pizza. It arrived in a... More

A Slice of Heaven: Mario's

I arrived at Mario's one scorching summer day just before noon, weak from hunger. I looked at the menu, full of classic red-sauce, Neapolitan-American items. There was no pizza to be found. My waiter came over. "Do you still serve pizza here?" I asked. "Yeah, we got it," he said grudgingly, the way a Cadillac dealer might admit he also sells Hondas. I ordered my usual (large half sausage, half plain) and reflected on my rather curious interaction with the waiter. I remembered that when I ate at Mario's a few years ago, for a story I was working on,... More

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