Your pizzerias choices in New York City are unlimited, every zone of the Big Apple has iconic places to eat pizza but many of these places have a rich history.

Below we will share which are those most classic pizzerias of New York, the most emblematic an oldest restaurant where you can go to eat a delicious slice of pizza and to be part of the history.

Let’s begin!

J & V Pizzeria

J & V Pizzeria is one of the oldest pizzerias of New York. Inaugurated in 1950, this local has never stopped, through the years have been there, at Brooklyn, providing delicious slices of pizza for the New YorkersJ&V has its local at the corner of 64th and 18th avenue, Brooklyn, and among their specialties are the Meatball Rolls, Stromboli, Spinach and others Italian delights. J & V Pizzeria has new business hours, it is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 12 am.

Great spot for high quality pizza, fast service and all the food is fresh and great tasting!

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Lombardi’s Pizza

Carrying on with the classic NYC Pizzerias, this time we are talking about Lombardi’s Pizzeria, America’s first pizzeria, established in 1905.  Gennaro Lombardi was the creator of this marvelous pizzeria, who used traditional techniques learned in Naples to create an irresistible meal for the New Yorkers, the super famous Neapolitan Pizza.

Lombardi’s Pizza

Lombardi’s Pizza – Source

Lombardi’s Pizza still located in Little Italy an extraordinary zone of Manhattan. Each one of their pizzas is cooked in a coal oven, are topped with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella, thus creating a crusty and tasty pizza.

John’s of Bleecker Street

John’s of Bleecker Street was opened in 1929 by Italian immigrant John Sasso and quickly became in one of the most emblematic pizzerias of New York City. Still today the pizzeria is a family business where you will eat its most famous pizza, The Hallmarks, a pizza baked in a coal-fired brick oven.

Still today the pizzeria is a family business where you will eat its most famous pizza, The Hallmarks, a pizza baked in a coal-fired brick oven. Inside John’s of Bleecker Street, you will see many photos hanging on the wall and feels the great ambiance of the place, an old-school pizzeria that everybody loves.

John’s Pizzeria Elmhurst

John’s Pizzeria is an excellent place to eat classic pizza. Since 1965 this store has been serving delicious and crunchy slices. Go there is a pleasure, is the authentic classic pizzeria, full of positive energy and with an exceptional environment, in New York City there’s nothing like Johns’ Pizzeria.

John's Pizzeria Elmhurst

John’s Pizzeria Elmhurst – Source

Two ladies are the responsibilities for the success of this place, they manage the business and have created an impressive place to enjoy an authentic neighborhood pizza. John’s Pizzeria is not a fancy place, but it doesn’t matter, because its pizza is outstanding. John’s Pizzeria is a destination that you should visit if you are taking a tour to New York, they are at 8502 Grand Avenue New York.

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Scarr’s Pizza

Scarr’s Pizza serves one of the best pizzas that you can taste in New York City.  This place is fantastic, in its menu, you will find a great diversity of pizzas and other dishes, as their Caesar salad and vegan pizza, those two dishes are a success among the New Yorkers.

They offer crunchy slices, the pizza always has a good taste and the environment of the pizzeria is incredible, you will feel at home. The Scarr’s Pizza storefront looks like Seventies pizza parlors, a place that will remind your childhood.

The service is extraordinary, this pizzeria is a charming place where you can spend a pleasant time with your friends or family. Scarr’s Pizza is located at Orchard Street, in the popular neighborhood Lower East Side.

Joe & Pat’s

Since its creation, Joe & Pat’s pizzeria has been a family-friendly restaurant. In 1958, brothers Pasquale and Giuseppe moved from Naples to America, two years after to have arrived at the Big Apple, the brothers created Joe & Pat’s, one of the most classic pizzerias of New York City.

Joe & Pat's

Joe & Pat’s – Source

During decades Joe & Pat’s has been serving authentic Neapolitan pizzas made with classic recipes, through the years they became in a popular pizzeria along New York for its famous creamy sauce used in their pizzas and for serving traditional dishes from their home country.

Authentic Joe & Pat’s is located on Staten Island, they recently opened a new location in East Village, which preserves the same essence of the original. Joe & Pat’s is an incredible, comfortable place with a cozy atmosphere, excellent food, and great service.

Pugsley Pizza

This pizzeria is fantastic, has a super colorful decoration that will make you very eye-catching with hundreds of objects hanging on its walls, is something like entering a small museum where they sell pizza.

The pizza of this place is extremely delicious, the sauce is made only with natural ingredients and gives a special touch to the flavor. Pugsley Pizza is located near the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. This great pizzeria opened its doors in 1984 and has become one of the favorite places for New Yorkers to taste an authentic neighborhood pizza.