'West Village' on Serious Eats

Pizza Mezzaluna: Decent Pies Without the Fuss

There is no shortage of great New York style pies and slices in the West Village just south of Washington Square Park. For Neapolitan pies, on the other hand, your options are a bit more limited. You can walk up to Olio e Piu, hope for a seat at Numero 28, or wait in line to get into Kesté. Most of the time, I'd say all three of these options are worth the fuss, but I've been in that area several times trying to convince friends to put up with the hassle it takes to get great pizza in New York, but either time or inclination precluded that option. At those times I wish I'd known about Pizza Mezzaluna, one street over on West Houston. More

The Corner Slice: The Best Slice on Bleecker Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

So we're cheating a little bit this week, since the block between 6th and 7th Avenues on Bleecker is technically subdivided into 4 smaller blocks due to the off-grid street intersections. It's still somewhat of a pizza hot spot in the city though, with three New York joints (Joe's, Bleecker, and ZPizza), a Neapolitan pie joint (Kesté), a Roman pizza spot (Roma), and the New York-Neapolitan pie restaurant John's. But we're interested in one thing: who makes the best order-by-the-slice pizza? More

Daily Slice: John's Pizzeria, New York

Ever since Kesté opened in the West Village, it's become the pizza destination of that corridor of Bleecker Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. But long before Kesté, there was John's Pizzeria, one of the city's old-school coal-oven giants, around, as the awning will tell you, since 1929. And while it's rarely talked about anymore, it still puts out a darn good pie. More

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