As a younger, cuter Macaulay Culkin once showed us, ordering pizza delivery is a good way to make a night-in feel special. Since every night is a night-in at the moment, getting some phenomenal pizza helps break up the monotony, and supports local restaurants at the same time. Below, you’ll find a list of great options all over NYC.
With the possible exceptions of Tennessee Williams and Nelly, the “Saint Louie” pie at Speedy Romeo is the best Saint Louis export we know of. It’s topped with Provel cheese and cut into squares, and like the four-cheese pie called “The White Album,” it needs to be part of your pickup or delivery order from Speedy’s location in Clinton Hill.
You could make overcooked angel hair a can’t-miss dish if you topped it with Rubirosa’s vodka sauce. So when it’s on top of perfectly crispy Staten Island-style crust, and covered in melted mozzarella, it’s one of our favorite pies anywhere. Like all of the pies at this Nolita Italian spot, it’s available gluten-free as well.
Watching Dom DeMarco make you a pie at Di Fara is as much an NYC rite of passage as jumping a turnstile or drinking on your fire escape. But it’s also a major time commitment. So it’s nice to get the same attention to detail - crunchy round pies topped with perfect amounts of olive oil and basil, and squares that taste like they’re soaked in butter - without having to leave your apartment.
Usually, Parkside is a great place to drink cocktails until you work up an appetite for some pizza, or to eat pizza until you feel like another cocktail. The fact that they’re offering takeout and delivery means you can still take part in that cycle, even if it’s in your apartment or on a blanket in Prospect Park a block away. Order Neapolitan-style pies and large-format margaritas for delivery through links on their website, or for pick-up by calling 718-975-2628.
If Lucali were convenient, it wouldn’t be Lucali. So you shouldn’t be surprised by the busy signal when you call to place an order, or the fact that they’re offering plain pies and nothing else for pick-up only. But like always with this Carroll Gardens institution, the three types of cheese and mounds of fresh basil make it all worth it.
On top of the crispy base of the Sicilian pie at L&B, there’s a thick layer of dough that has the consistency of half-melted butter. And on top of that, there’s a lasagna’s-worth of tomato sauce and melted cheese. In other words, it’s going to leave you with the overwhelming desire to be horizontal. Just embrace it, and order some housemade spumoni as well.
Loading a slice, half-pie, or full pie from Corner Slice with toppings is like adding strobe lights and smoke machines to a performance by the Philharmonic. The crunchy, airy crust is good enough to shine on its own, so we recommend keeping it simple with plain cheese and plain white pies from this Hell’s Kitchen slice spot.
Louie & Ernie's Pizza
The ’70s gave us Led Zeppelin, the ’60s gave us moon landings, and the 50’s gave us Louie & Ernie’s. It’s probably known for one or two other things as well, but few as enjoyable as a classic New York slice from this Pelham Bay pizza spot.
Point out that Razza isn’t a designated cultural landmark, and we’ll point out a Jersey City government commissioner who’s on a no-carb diet. This phenomenal pizza spot is offering about six of their pies for pickup from 3-8pm every day except Monday.
Anyone who thinks there’s such a thing as too much melted mozzarella should stay away from the pies at Mama’s Too. Considering you’re reading this guide, you probably aren’t that person, and you should order some slightly spicy, very cheesy pepperoni squares for delivery on the Mama’s Too website.
If you go all Dr. Evil and hold us over a pit of liquid hot magma, we’d probably say that our favorite things at Pasquale Jones are the clam pizza and the wine list. But choosing a favorite dish at this Nolita Italian spot is like splitting hairs, and you’re going to be happy no matter what you order. Most of the menu, including the clam pie and highly curated wine list, is available for delivery from 5-9pm Wednesday through Sunday.
This Williamsburg spot bakes some incredible bread, which is why it’s served with most dishes here. It comes with the seasonal vegetables, the scarlet runner beans, and less surprisingly, the pizzas. The charred, spongy crust is so good that you’d be happy eating it entirely plain, but you’ll be happier with toppings like clams and garlic or mushrooms and toma cheese.
Just as there are two New York NFL teams in New Jersey, there are Williamsburg Pizza locations from Crown Heights to the Upper East Side. All five locations deliver, so order their massive, delicious pies from whichever one will get to you fastest.
The charred, thin-crust pies at this neighborhood spot in Forest Hills are big, but even with oily pepperoni cups that cover about 80% of the surface, the pizzas are light snacks compared to the calzones. You’d be happy with either, but if you have roommates or empty fridge space, order both by calling the restaurant at 718-263-1126.
All pizza is comfort food, but a pie from Emmett’s is more like a hug from an empathetic bear after getting a text that says, “It’s not me, it’s you.” The Chicago-style deep-dish pies are available for delivery every day on here or by calling the Soho restaurant at 917-639-3571.
Best Pizza’s plain cheese pie is straightforward, and exactly what you should order when your night’s going to consist of repeatedly telling Netflix that you are indeed still watching. They also deliver pizza packs with dough, sauce, and housemade mozzarella in case you want to try cooking a pie on your own, or setting up a side-by-side taste test.
ZuriLee Pizza Bar
ZuriLee is connected to MangoSeed, a Caribbean restaurant next door in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see pies topped with things like jerk chicken or oxtail ragu. Try a couple of those, and take advantage of the $2 beer specials by ordering directly through their website any day except Monday.
Joe’s and classic New York slices are like Steve Jobs and black turtlenecks. You can’t mention one without the other, and for good reason. Whether you want a half plain, half broccoli pie at lunch, or a meatlovers pie at 1am, order delivery from directly any of their five locations around Manhattan and Williamsburg.
The LES and Herald Square restaurants are serving their usual thin, chewy pies packed with toppings, while the East Village location is offering five frozen pies for next-day delivery.
You’re going to want as much of Ops’ phenomenal sourdough as possible. Whether that means getting a loaf of their bread on the side, or going for the square pie, which is about twice as thick as their regular one, you can’t go wrong - unless you forget to add a bottle of natural wine to your order.
Pizza Moto is a one-stop shop for all basic necessities, assuming you consider very good Neapolitan-style pies, liter-bottles of wine, and chocolate olive oil cake necessities. This Red Hook spot offers takeout and delivery from 5-9pm Tuesday through Sunday.
We almost always have a preference between a pizza place’s square and round pies, but Marinara may be an exception. This Upper East Side spot offers delivery by the slice, so order some squares, like the “drunk grandma” with vodka sauce, and rounds, which stick out straight as a board, and decide for yourself.
All three Motorino locations - East Village, Williamsburg, and Upper West Side - are open for takeout and delivery. That gives you three places to order a Neapolitan-style soppressata piccante pizza for dinner tonight (or any other day of the week until 10pm).
This Sunnyside Italian spot uses pizza crust as buns for its burger. It’s the kind of innovation we imagine Da Vinci would’ve pursued if he didn’t get bogged down painting ceilings. Order a pizza and maybe one of those burgers for delivery online.
One of the highlights of dinner at Blanca - a very expensive tasting menu spot attached to Roberta’s - is a charred, fluffy sphere of bread. In reality, it’s just Roberta’s pizza dough in a different shape, and you could be eating it tonight if you order pies from this Bushwick institution.
Kesté Pizza & Vino
Deciding what kind of wine to drink with pizza could be a Great Courses Plus lesson, so allow us to save you some time. Choose an Italian red from the wine list at Keste, and have it delivered with any of their more than 30 red-sauce Neapolitan pies, like “the butcher” with four types of cured meats, or the gluten-free margherita with buffalo mozzarella.
You don’t have much in the way of choice when it comes to wireless networks or younger siblings, but pizza toppings are a different story. L’Industrie helps make sure that with options ranging from red pies topped with hot honey and prosciutto cotto to white pies topped with truffle sauce and prosciutto di Parma. They’re all available for takeout from 1-8pm Wednesday through Sunday.
No matter what your feelings are towards Stone Street when the whole strip feels like a Deutsche Bank tent at Oktoberfest, it’s where you’ll find Adrienne’s, which serves some of our favorite pizza in FiDi. And if you’re holed up downtown at the moment, then its huge, half-red, half-white square pie is a great option for delivery.
The good thing about ordering delivery from slice shops is that you don’t need to commit to an entire pie. This is key at Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop in Greenpoint, not because you won’t want to eat a ton of the pizza here, but because you should try a bunch of different styles. Whatever you go with, make sure the Freddy Prince Sicilian (vegan optional) and Hellboy are part of your order here.
Every day from 12-9pm, Luzzo’s in LIC is offering its big selection of Neapolitan-style pies for delivery. If you want pizza night to feel a bit more special, you can order a bottle of wine, and try one of their “gourmet” pies, which have toppings like duck prosciutto, truffle pate, as well as imported cheeses and cured meats.
Montesacro is offering half-off its entire wine list, but maybe you prefer pairing pizza with a negroni, Aperol spritz, or banana daiquiri. On here, this Williamsburg spot specializing in pinsas - Roman-style pizza with focaccia-like crust - allows you to write-in whatever type of mixed drink you want for $10. The heavy pinsas loaded with toppings are plenty of food for one person, but if you want to add some non-pizza items to your order, they’re serving charcuterie platters, as well as pastas from their temporarily-closed sister restaurant, Aurora.
The next time you and your roommates all want to get in on the same delivery order, check out Vesta in Astoria. Order a thin-crust pie, and some orecchiette bolognese, which is served family-style with enough for four or five people.
In Bed-Stuy, Saraghina is offering its full menu for pickup and delivery. That means that you’ll only have to put up with one unnecessarily loud doorbell buzz in order to get your hands great Neapolitan-style pizzas, multiple types of negronis, and housemade gelato. You can avoid a delivery fee on orders of $40 or more by calling the restaurant directly at 718-574-0010.
Patricia’s is a classic Italian-American spot in Morris Park with a long menu that ranges from stuffed artichokes to housemade pastas to cannolis and tiramisu. But most importantly (at least for the purposes of this guide) are the wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, which you can order for delivery as large or personal pies at 718-409-9069.
The three things we like most about Scarr’s are their natural wines, vegan caesar salads, and circular pies with pepperoni and/or extra cheese. Fortunately, all of those things are available for delivery Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30-9pm.
If you’re a fan of Hawaiian pizza, then you can order it from this American spot in Jackson Heights. If you’re not a fan, then pat yourself on the back for being reasonable, and order any other pie on the menu. And while you’re making good choices, add a bottle of wine or 64-ounce growler of beer to your order.
We don’t understand how the cracker-thin crust at Joe & Pat’s can support melted cheese and vodka sauce, but we don’t need to understand it to enjoy it - which you definitely will after ordering delivery from the Staten Island original or their location in the East Village.
There are two things you can expect from an Emmy Squared pizza. First, the thick, fluffy Detroit-style pie with crunchy cheese on the outside is going to be fantastic, and second - you’ll need to retire to the couch immediately after consumption. That shouldn’t take long when you order delivery, which is available from their Williamsburg, East Village, and Upper East Side locations.
The same Detroit-style pizzas you’ll find at Emmy Squared are also available from Emily in the West Village. If they’re not sold out of burgers by the time you order, then add on a double-stack burger that oozes sauce and melted cheese out of a soft pretzel bun.
The blistered, chewy Neapolitan-style crust at Barboncino is delicious whether you get a red, white, or garlic pie. Well, there’s no garlic pie on the menu, but the garlic bread is made with wood-fired pizza dough, and it should absolutely be part of your delivery order from this Italian spot in Crown Heights. Order your pie here.
Camillo is delivering liter bottles of mezcal negronis. If you haven’t already hit “confirm” by the time you read this sentence, then you should also know that this Italian spot in Prospect Lefferts Gardens also serves some great Roman-style pinsas. The big, airy flatbreads are topped with ingredients like tomatoes and guanciale or artichokes and prosciutto, and they’re all around $20.
Everyone has a few neighborhood go-tos - a 24-hour laundromat, a place to grab one last drink when you should probably just go to bed, and a slice shop. For Inwood, that’s Pizza Palace. Order traditional or Sicilian slices, as well as whole pies for pickup by calling the restaurant at 212-567-9588 to place an order.
If you tend to have a more-the-merrier approach to pizza toppings, you’ll be a fan of Beebe’s in Long Island City. That’s not to say anything bad about the thin, crispy crust - it’s just that the perfectly balanced combinations of toppings steal the show. Order one with sweet fennel sausage and mushrooms, or pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, and spicy honey, and add a bottle of wine, which they’re offering at half-price. Call them at 718-208-2895 to place your order, and if you opt for curbside pickup rather than delivery, you’ll get 15% off.
Fornino makes very good Neapolitan-style pizza, but this Greenpoint spot doesn’t take itself too seriously. So while the thin, blistered crust is delicious, they still offer a bunch of topping-heavy pies. You can get one with chicken sausage and caramelized onions or brussels sprouts and spicy honey, and any pizza here can be made gluten-free.
Fornino’s location on Pier 6 in Dumbo is open for delivery, and if you want to eat some Neapolitan-style pizza while walking along the waterfront, you can order takeout as well.
Vezzo in Murray Hill is currently offering half-priced bottles of wine with the purchase of any food item, which means you can get a cracker-thin personal pie and a bottle of montepulciano for $26.50 when you order delivery on their website. If you prefer a heftier pizza-to-alcohol ratio, go with one of the very large pies, like the one topped with hot Italian sausage and four types of cheese.
San Matteo serves more than 25 types of pizzas, and in the very unlikely event that you need even more pizza-adjacent food from this Upper East Side Italian spot, they also serve panuozzi, which are like giant sandwiches made with pizza dough. To place a delivery order, call them at 212-861-2434.
This Italian spot in Belmont serves everything from baked clams and veal meatballs to shrimp francese. The portions are all large and the food is all filling, and that goes for the pizzas as well. They come with toppings like chicken parm, sausage and broccoli rabe, or four types of cheese.
The chewy but not soggy crust makes the Neapolitan pies at Sottocasa some of our favorites in Harlem. And with the purchase of any bottle of wine, you can get one of those pies - the margherita - for free. Order on their website or call 646-928-4870.
Ribalta is offering all of its Neapolitan-style pizzas - from the marinara that’s like a bread-bowl of tomato soup to one with speck, burrata, and zucchini puree - for takeout or delivery. Call this Union Square spot directly Tuesday through Sunday from 5-10pm, and you’ll get 20% off.