Hello everyone!

I had so much fun writing this post for a very simple reason: I LOVE PIZZA!!!! (if you’re reading this, I’m sure you love pizza too).

New York is the perfect place to try all different kinds of pizza, that come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve never been to Italy, but people I know say that NY pizza is almost as good as the pizza in Italy (to each his own). Every borough has tons of pizza shops all with a different style or price point. For example, you will notice a lot of $1 slice spots in Manhattan (not very good, but cheap).

Below is a list of places that are worth the visit:

Di Fara Pizza

One of the most renowned family owned & operated pizzerias located in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, Di Fara's opened in 1964. The owner, Dom DeMarco, still makes all of the pizzas himself. One pizza at time, which means you have to wait. It’s always crowded and the line forms outside while the place is still closed. You order at the window, and then once they call your name they let you inside the shop to eat (only a few tables are available). Not too many different options to choose from, but the margarita slice is delicious. I recommend ordering a whole pie, since you’ll wait at least an hour to get it.

Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Address: 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

*Reservation is not available

Rubirosa

A great Italian restaurant with solid pizza as well. The vodka sauce is what they are known for, which is delicious but very, very thin. The pie is huge but it’s not too filling, so you can share a pie with one person as an appetizer.

Menu: rubirosanyc.com

Address235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

*Reservation available at www.opentable.com

Paulie Gee's

One of my favorite pizza shops so far, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The menu has so many options that you’ll take at least 20 minutes thinking about what you want to eat. I got the Italian sausage, arugula and ricotta cheese, and  and it was delightful. Honestly, it’s a MUST TRY in NY.

Menu: pauliegee.com

Address: 60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

*Reservation available by phone

Roberta’s

Another famous place in Brooklyn (Williamsburg), Roberta’s has more then just pizza - they offer a variety of pasta dishes and delicious appetizers such as the “Straciatella” a kind of deconstructed burrata with garlic toast. We got the Famous Original pie, which has  tomato, mozzarella, caciocavallo, oregano, & chili . The ambiance is cool and very hipster (what’s not hipster in Williamsburg?!) and you can watch the pizza being made in the coal fired oven as soon as you walk in.

Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Address: 261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

*Reservation is not available

Lucalis

Okay, now let’s talk about the struggle to get a pizza from Lucalis. First of all, you have to get there before 5pm (the restaurant opens at 6pm) to put your name on the waiting list, because they don’t accept reservations. We got there at 5 sharp, and it had already about 20 people or so in front of us. We put our name and guess what…We’ll be called around 10pm. Yes, 5 hours of waiting. We went on a Saturday, so maybe during the week it might be faster (who knows…). After all the waiting, we finally got there, and let me tell you something, IT’S WORTH IT!!!

They only offer a classic large pie option, where you can add a few toppings for $3 each. We got half pepperoni and half with garlic. The calzone is very recommended. We got the small plain, which has creamy mozzarella and ricotta, with a side of the best tomato sauce ever. You’ll feel so happy after eating, that you’ll forget about the waiting.

PS: Bring  your own wine!

Menu: places.singleplatform.com

Address: 575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

*Reservation is not available

Artichoke

I know Artichoke Pizza is considered a chain, since they have one everywhere in NY, but I just love it. It’s a pan dough pizza with creamy artichoke on top, kinda heavy and very filling, but very, very tasty. Many people don’t like it for this reason, but as a good Brazilian who’s use to eat very filling pizzas (one of my favorites in Brazil is the Portuguese style, with ham, cheese, black olives, boiled eggs and peas. It’s very weird, but DELICIOUS.), so I really like this kind of pizza.

Menu: artichokepizza.com

Address: Many locations, check address list in the website

Quality Italian

It’s not a “real” pizza, but chicken parm disguised in the form of a pizza. The best of both worlds! They serve it with a spicy honey, which sounds a little weird when you think about it, but then when you try it..you won't eat chicken parm without honey again!

Menu: qualityitalian.com

Address: 57 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

*Reservation available at www.opentable.com

So far these are my favorite pizza spots in NY. I’ll be updating this list since there are an endless list of good pizzerias in NYC. I hope you guys enjoyed it, and please comment below to tell me what you think or or if you have a good spot to recommend! Don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram @eat_travel_andlove to check in real time what new spots I’ve been eating at.