John's Pizzeria

★★★★☆
  • 260 West 44th Street

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-391-7560

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OVERATED!!! The pizza took forever, it was crowded and crappy. Save your money and find a corner pizzaria, cheaper, better and less crowded

3
★★★★★

OVERATED!!! The pizza took forever, it was crowded and crappy. Save your money and find a corner pizzaria, cheaper, better and less crowded

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okay, so the food was INCREDIBLE and i thought the service was spectacular. now.. we have a problem! okay, so there was an extremely, i mean EXTREMLEY attractive waiter. i need to set my daughter up with him. he was very tall, with dirty

3
★★★★★

okay, so the food was INCREDIBLE and i thought the service was spectacular. now.. we have a problem! okay, so there was an extremely, i mean EXTREMLEY attractive waiter. i need to set my daughter up with him. he was very tall, with dirty

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When I have to show off NYC I always take them to Johns Pizza and it never disappoints. Yes there are better but not by much and quality is always high.

5
★★★★★

When I have to show off NYC I always take them to Johns Pizza and it never disappoints. Yes there are better but not by much and quality is always high.

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We took our two teenage daughters to NYC for their first time. Having been in the city several times myself, my only request was that I get some real NY pizza. We arrived at John's Pizzeria at 11:20 A.M. on saturday and there was already a

3
★★★★★

We took our two teenage daughters to NYC for their first time. Having been in the city several times myself, my only request was that I get some real NY pizza. We arrived at John's Pizzeria at 11:20 A.M. on saturday and there was already a

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This place has great pizza, always great. The vibe can be noisey and crazy, not in a good way, but I keep coming back for the pizza. SO GOOD

3
★★★★★

This place has great pizza, always great. The vibe can be noisey and crazy, not in a good way, but I keep coming back for the pizza. SO GOOD

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white pizza was yammy customer services not so ...

1
★★★☆☆

white pizza was yammy customer services not so ...

Pros: tasty food

Cons: zero customer service

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Excellent lunch spot for those of us who have to work in the tourist mecca of NYC. Always great service, and good pizza. Try their white pizza....delicious

2
★★★★☆

Excellent lunch spot for those of us who have to work in the tourist mecca of NYC. Always great service, and good pizza. Try their white pizza....delicious

Pros: spacious, prompt service

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I've been eating John's pizza for years and I love this place. It is pricey, but in my opinion, I don't think there is a better place for pizza anywhere in NY.

2
★★★★★

I've been eating John's pizza for years and I love this place. It is pricey, but in my opinion, I don't think there is a better place for pizza anywhere in NY.

Pros: Great pizza

Cons: none so far

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Eat this Pizza. Sausage is homemade and out of this world. Pricey, but well worth it.

2
★★★★★

Eat this Pizza. Sausage is homemade and out of this world. Pricey, but well worth it.

Pros: Amazing Pizza, Great Salad, Good Bread

Cons: The wait sometimes is crazy.

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So my review might be a little biased b/c we ate with the owners cousin`and we were there for a private party (we visited twice), but it was Amazing! The everything was fantastic! They have a variety on their menu: wings, pizza, salads, sandwiches/paninis, salad. The place was Very crowded, by the time we left the line was down the street, so the servers were busy, but as a server I understood and I enjoyed the company I was with so I didn't mind. The interior is beautifully decorated, it is an old cathedral. Great location, great food, great atmosphere. I want to go back to New York just to go back there. Definitely recommend this place!

2
★★★★★

So my review might be a little biased b/c we ate with the owners cousin`and we were there for a private party (we visited twice), but it was Amazing! The everything was fantastic! They have a variety on their menu: wings, pizza, salads, sandwiches/paninis, salad. The place was Very crowded, by the time we left the line was down the street, so the servers were busy, but as a server I understood and I enjoyed the company I was with so I didn't mind. The interior is beautifully decorated, it is an old cathedral. Great location, great food, great atmosphere. I want to go back to New York just to go back there. Definitely recommend this place!

Pros: Amazing Pizza

Cons: Very busy

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Pizza was not good at all!

Thin semi burnt crust with a few scattered toppings left us feeling cheated out of $26! Seriously there are MUCH better eats in NYC!

Don't waste your time or money!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Pizza was not good at all!

Thin semi burnt crust with a few scattered toppings left us feeling cheated out of $26! Seriously there are MUCH better eats in NYC!

Don't waste your time or money!

Cons: Pizza was Terrible, Seriously! Try Dominoes instead

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My wife and I come to New York a few times a year to get our pizza fix and check out a few comedy shows. Things were a little busy in the restaurant so we sat at the bar and had a lot of fun. We ended up staying for two hours! We're going back tomorrow to bring a pizza home with us.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I come to New York a few times a year to get our pizza fix and check out a few comedy shows. Things were a little busy in the restaurant so we sat at the bar and had a lot of fun. We ended up staying for two hours! We're going back tomorrow to bring a pizza home with us.

Pros: Great Pizza, Fun bar

Cons: You'll go off your diet!

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If you want to go to a place where the first member of the staff you encounter is extremely rude and where the "rules" are so inflexible you cannot have people join you later in a post-theater flexible way, this is your place. I will never go here again and would never recommend it to anyone. A concierge at the Marriott on the East Side recommended it to us and was shocked by our experience. She says she will also discontinue recommending it. Owner's should review their personnel and anti-customer "policies" (if in fact they are really policies and not just the ill-temper of some disgruntled staff).

I shudder to think what table service is like if this is what meets you at the entrance.

I grew up in the restaurant business so know a little of what I speak. If I owned this place and came in anonymously and observed what went on (not just to us but people ahead of us), a top-to-bottom review of people and policies would begin immediately.

Too many great places nearby to waste my money on this kind of operation.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you want to go to a place where the first member of the staff you encounter is extremely rude and where the "rules" are so inflexible you cannot have people join you later in a post-theater flexible way, this is your place. I will never go here again and would never recommend it to anyone. A concierge at the Marriott on the East Side recommended it to us and was shocked by our experience. She says she will also discontinue recommending it. Owner's should review their personnel and anti-customer "policies" (if in fact they are really policies and not just the ill-temper of some disgruntled staff).

I shudder to think what table service is like if this is what meets you at the entrance.

I grew up in the restaurant business so know a little of what I speak. If I owned this place and came in anonymously and observed what went on (not just to us but people ahead of us), a top-to-bottom review of people and policies would begin immediately.

Too many great places nearby to waste my money on this kind of operation.

Pros: None,

Cons: Rude inflexible staff are the first--and only--thing you see

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We were in town for the open and stayed a few extra days and had been told we must go to John's. The staff seemed to have a very good time standing at there stations joking and high five but seemed to forget about their tables. The waiter took our order and that was the last time we seen him until my husband finally flagged him down for additional drinks. Obviously the problem is in poor management. The pizza was great but don't expect much in service...maybe take-out would be best.

1
★★☆☆☆

We were in town for the open and stayed a few extra days and had been told we must go to John's. The staff seemed to have a very good time standing at there stations joking and high five but seemed to forget about their tables. The waiter took our order and that was the last time we seen him until my husband finally flagged him down for additional drinks. Obviously the problem is in poor management. The pizza was great but don't expect much in service...maybe take-out would be best.

Pros: Pizza Excellent

Cons: Very Poor Service

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La meilleure pizzria dans laquelle nous avons mang 3 fois en une semaine de voyage. L'endroit est joli, la salle est bonde, nous avons du attendre environ 10 min avant de pouvoir s'assoir mais l'attente vaut bien les excellentes pizzas qui sont servies dans ce super restaurant. Les tailles des pizzas sont assez impressionantes (nous nous partagions une "small" pizza pour 2...) et succulentes! Les prix sont tout fait correct (~13$/pizza, que l'on peut agrementer d'une 20aine d'ingrdients (~2$/ajout))

5
★★★★★

La meilleure pizzria dans laquelle nous avons mang 3 fois en une semaine de voyage. L'endroit est joli, la salle est bonde, nous avons du attendre environ 10 min avant de pouvoir s'assoir mais l'attente vaut bien les excellentes pizzas qui sont servies dans ce super restaurant. Les tailles des pizzas sont assez impressionantes (nous nous partagions une "small" pizza pour 2...) et succulentes! Les prix sont tout fait correct (~13$/pizza, que l'on peut agrementer d'une 20aine d'ingrdients (~2$/ajout))

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This place was good but not the best. We had to wait over an hour in line for "NYC's best pizza". It was good but I would not worth the wait. If you see there is a line, go somewhere else.

4
★★★★☆

This place was good but not the best. We had to wait over an hour in line for "NYC's best pizza". It was good but I would not worth the wait. If you see there is a line, go somewhere else.

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Visited John's many times on visits to NY and the pizza is still excellent. This trip, we visited twice and both times the service at the table was not as we remembered but would still go back again. The bar staff are great and keep up with the pressure with a smile when busy.

1
★★★☆☆

Visited John's many times on visits to NY and the pizza is still excellent. This trip, we visited twice and both times the service at the table was not as we remembered but would still go back again. The bar staff are great and keep up with the pressure with a smile when busy.

Pros: Pizza

Cons: Service

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I visited NYC for national competition, and my group stopped in for some pizza. This pizza was so good I came back again a few days later! The pizza came relatively quickly, and boy was it good. It had the perfect amount of crisp where crisp was needed, and the toppings were to die for. I remember how this pizza tasted and I went there in mid 2007! I will never forget about that pizza, I know by heart where it's located. If I ever came back to NYC this would be the first place I would eat, no doubt about that.

5
★★★★★

I visited NYC for national competition, and my group stopped in for some pizza. This pizza was so good I came back again a few days later! The pizza came relatively quickly, and boy was it good. It had the perfect amount of crisp where crisp was needed, and the toppings were to die for. I remember how this pizza tasted and I went there in mid 2007! I will never forget about that pizza, I know by heart where it's located. If I ever came back to NYC this would be the first place I would eat, no doubt about that.

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I was going to a Saturday night movie in Times Square and my friend recommended going to Johns. I knew of the place in the village and was pleasantly surprised when we came in because the place is huge. We didn't really have time to get dinner (I was late) so we decided to have a drink and a snack at the bar. The bartender was so nice and helpful (and he looked like a husky Tom Ford!). He recommended a few things that were quick and we ended up getting an order of bruschetta. It was one of those nights where everything was perfect. Great, quick food, friendly service (and cute!). We will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I was going to a Saturday night movie in Times Square and my friend recommended going to Johns. I knew of the place in the village and was pleasantly surprised when we came in because the place is huge. We didn't really have time to get dinner (I was late) so we decided to have a drink and a snack at the bar. The bartender was so nice and helpful (and he looked like a husky Tom Ford!). He recommended a few things that were quick and we ended up getting an order of bruschetta. It was one of those nights where everything was perfect. Great, quick food, friendly service (and cute!). We will definitely be back.

Pros: Kick a**s Bartender! Awesome food! Nice bar!

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Very poor service - inexcusable!
The restaurant was not very busy, but it took a good 15 minutes after we were seated to find anyone to take our order. Our order did come promptly - the salad over-dressed, would definitely NOT recommend the calamari (chewy, lukewarm, poor quality and not-so-tasty sauce) and a large (chewy crust) pizza. After that, no one came by our table to check to see if we wanted another drink or ask how we were doing. We had to signal for someone to come pack up our remaining chewy pizza and bring us a bill. I will not return - there are plenty of other places to dine when I'm in the city!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Very poor service - inexcusable!
The restaurant was not very busy, but it took a good 15 minutes after we were seated to find anyone to take our order. Our order did come promptly - the salad over-dressed, would definitely NOT recommend the calamari (chewy, lukewarm, poor quality and not-so-tasty sauce) and a large (chewy crust) pizza. After that, no one came by our table to check to see if we wanted another drink or ask how we were doing. We had to signal for someone to come pack up our remaining chewy pizza and bring us a bill. I will not return - there are plenty of other places to dine when I'm in the city!

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It was the coldest winter day and I had company from the West Coast who were not used to this cold.
We arrived at JOHNS PIZZA on West 44th Street 4:30 PM;
A group of 3 and expecting 5 more people at 5:15 PM
We asked to be seated for drinks and appetizers THE ENTIRE PLACE WAS EMPTY this was not exactly rush hour. They would not seat us till the entire group came. So we said all we need is a table for 3 for appetizers and drinks THIS IS IN A BAD ECONOMY, and the place is empty; They refused to accommodate us.

I would have left, but I had no way to reach everyone who was due in 45 minuts.
The Manager was an "A" hole not interested regardless to the fact that the place was empty.
We had to sit at the bar, My group did arrive on time and freezing so we stayed.

It was still early and not until we were ready to leave did the place get full.
BAD ATTITUDE and I will never go back especially since the food was nothing to write home about.
IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT DO NOT GO THERE.
The food is not a reason to go and the attitude is a good reason not to go.

1
★★☆☆☆

It was the coldest winter day and I had company from the West Coast who were not used to this cold.
We arrived at JOHNS PIZZA on West 44th Street 4:30 PM;
A group of 3 and expecting 5 more people at 5:15 PM
We asked to be seated for drinks and appetizers THE ENTIRE PLACE WAS EMPTY this was not exactly rush hour. They would not seat us till the entire group came. So we said all we need is a table for 3 for appetizers and drinks THIS IS IN A BAD ECONOMY, and the place is empty; They refused to accommodate us.

I would have left, but I had no way to reach everyone who was due in 45 minuts.
The Manager was an "A" hole not interested regardless to the fact that the place was empty.
We had to sit at the bar, My group did arrive on time and freezing so we stayed.

It was still early and not until we were ready to leave did the place get full.
BAD ATTITUDE and I will never go back especially since the food was nothing to write home about.
IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT DO NOT GO THERE.
The food is not a reason to go and the attitude is a good reason not to go.

Pros: Great area for Tourists

Cons: If you are not a tourist - find another place to go.

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I read about "Johns Pizza on line and decided to try it...I went 2 different times and found the pizza to be soggy...being a cook, I realized what was being done is they would cook the pizza with the sauce half way...then when an order came in...they then added the toppings...the pizza both times was soggy and the second time was not even that warm....BIG DISAPPOINTMENT...its a matter of getting a few good reviews then slacking off on making a good product. like I said BIG BIG BIG disappointment

0
★☆☆☆☆

I read about "Johns Pizza on line and decided to try it...I went 2 different times and found the pizza to be soggy...being a cook, I realized what was being done is they would cook the pizza with the sauce half way...then when an order came in...they then added the toppings...the pizza both times was soggy and the second time was not even that warm....BIG DISAPPOINTMENT...its a matter of getting a few good reviews then slacking off on making a good product. like I said BIG BIG BIG disappointment

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I recommend this place to anyone visiting the city. The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is great and the food is amazing! I've had their pizza and calzone which are very reasonably priced. Although the pizza was terrific, there's nothing quite like a calzone at John's Pizzeria... it's simply the best!
Enjoy your meal with one of their quality beers on tap while watching everything cook in the brick-oven. The building is exquisite (I believe it used to be a church).

5
★★★★★

I recommend this place to anyone visiting the city. The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is great and the food is amazing! I've had their pizza and calzone which are very reasonably priced. Although the pizza was terrific, there's nothing quite like a calzone at John's Pizzeria... it's simply the best!
Enjoy your meal with one of their quality beers on tap while watching everything cook in the brick-oven. The building is exquisite (I believe it used to be a church).

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The pizza tastes like any other. It's not worth deal ing with snobby hostesses and rude waiters. Sure, it may be New York, but I'm not paying for both overpriced food AND poor service! Our waiter came up and the first thing he said was "You ready?" Our pitcher of iced tea was filled to the top with ice, so we all got just half a glass of iced tea. And boy was it a struggle to get them to bring us glasses of water--which they never refilled. Worst thing of all, the people to our left were seated at least 15 minutes after us, and they got their pizza before we did. Never going back. The one on Bleeker Street was much better.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The pizza tastes like any other. It's not worth deal ing with snobby hostesses and rude waiters. Sure, it may be New York, but I'm not paying for both overpriced food AND poor service! Our waiter came up and the first thing he said was "You ready?" Our pitcher of iced tea was filled to the top with ice, so we all got just half a glass of iced tea. And boy was it a struggle to get them to bring us glasses of water--which they never refilled. Worst thing of all, the people to our left were seated at least 15 minutes after us, and they got their pizza before we did. Never going back. The one on Bleeker Street was much better.

Pros: modern venue

Cons: poor service, overpriced

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I saw this place on some TV show about unique spots around the country. Biggest pizzeria in the world. I stumbled upon it by accident. I saw the Zagat rated sticker in the window and decided to give it a try, then while waiting in the front, realized this was the place I saw on TV way back. The wait wasn't too bad despite the dining room being packed. Once seated it probably took 30 - 40 minutes to get our food, which I guess isn't too bad considering there were well over 100 people in there. I got a regular pie with pepperoni and green peppers and the pie came out kind of flat, though large. The pizza had a very unique taste to it, robust and despite being starving, it had such a rich flavor I took my time and savored each bite. It may not be your favorite pizza but it's definitely worth a try, and seating should definitely not be a problem.

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★★★★★

I saw this place on some TV show about unique spots around the country. Biggest pizzeria in the world. I stumbled upon it by accident. I saw the Zagat rated sticker in the window and decided to give it a try, then while waiting in the front, realized this was the place I saw on TV way back. The wait wasn't too bad despite the dining room being packed. Once seated it probably took 30 - 40 minutes to get our food, which I guess isn't too bad considering there were well over 100 people in there. I got a regular pie with pepperoni and green peppers and the pie came out kind of flat, though large. The pizza had a very unique taste to it, robust and despite being starving, it had such a rich flavor I took my time and savored each bite. It may not be your favorite pizza but it's definitely worth a try, and seating should definitely not be a problem.

Pros: Interesting building, unique taste, neat experience

Cons: a littly pricey and noisy, but it comes with the territory

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The food (especially the pizza) is awesome! It's always jammed pack, but there's a ton of seating so the wait isn't as bad as it could be. Great location, too. Highly recommend!

5
★★★★★

The food (especially the pizza) is awesome! It's always jammed pack, but there's a ton of seating so the wait isn't as bad as it could be. Great location, too. Highly recommend!

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The pizza is good, brick-oven pizza, but I can't vouch for the other menu items. The space is nice-looking, but service is rushed and generally lousy. Expect to wait (with throngs of tourists) for your table. But hey, you're in friggin' Times Square, what do you expect? If you want an inexpensive and tasty pre-theater dinner, you'll be hard pressed to beat John's --it's one of my usual stand-bys when I have show tickets. I'd recommend getting there at 6pm to beat the pre-theater masses. To me, having a little extra time makes the slow and irritating service ignorable. (And if you're not going to a show, there's absolutely no reason to even be in this neighborhood for dinner -- get thee to another 'nabe pronto!)

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★★★★☆

The pizza is good, brick-oven pizza, but I can't vouch for the other menu items. The space is nice-looking, but service is rushed and generally lousy. Expect to wait (with throngs of tourists) for your table. But hey, you're in friggin' Times Square, what do you expect? If you want an inexpensive and tasty pre-theater dinner, you'll be hard pressed to beat John's --it's one of my usual stand-bys when I have show tickets. I'd recommend getting there at 6pm to beat the pre-theater masses. To me, having a little extra time makes the slow and irritating service ignorable. (And if you're not going to a show, there's absolutely no reason to even be in this neighborhood for dinner -- get thee to another 'nabe pronto!)

Pros: good pizza, close to your show, cheap dinner out

Cons: poor service, they don't take reservations

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I'm from NY originally, but live in Los Angeles now. I took my girlfriend & her mom (first time in Manhattan), and a friend who lives in Manhattan to have REAL NY pizza... to say we were ALL very disappointed is the understatement of the year.
After having a very mediocre spinach salad, which had blue cheese all over it instead of on the side as we asked, we were hoping the pizza would redeem both the salad and the "too busy to deal with us" waitress. WRONG!! The pizza had NO flavor whatsoever. Mud on a roof tile would have been tastier. The crust was OK, I guess, but the sauce was thin and watery, and worst of all the only taste it had was a bitter one. I've had 3 day old Dominoes pizza I liked better than this schlock. The "fresh" mozerella was anything but fresh, and again, Spackle has more flavor! All four of us agreed this was cardboard with old cheese and reddish water for sauce. I have NEVER been so disappointed in pizza in my 46 years on this planet.

Don't waste your time, money or taste buds on this "pizza". I am Italian and it made me ashamed. WORST PIZZA EXPERIENCE EVER, NO EXAGGERATION!

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm from NY originally, but live in Los Angeles now. I took my girlfriend & her mom (first time in Manhattan), and a friend who lives in Manhattan to have REAL NY pizza... to say we were ALL very disappointed is the understatement of the year.
After having a very mediocre spinach salad, which had blue cheese all over it instead of on the side as we asked, we were hoping the pizza would redeem both the salad and the "too busy to deal with us" waitress. WRONG!! The pizza had NO flavor whatsoever. Mud on a roof tile would have been tastier. The crust was OK, I guess, but the sauce was thin and watery, and worst of all the only taste it had was a bitter one. I've had 3 day old Dominoes pizza I liked better than this schlock. The "fresh" mozerella was anything but fresh, and again, Spackle has more flavor! All four of us agreed this was cardboard with old cheese and reddish water for sauce. I have NEVER been so disappointed in pizza in my 46 years on this planet.

Don't waste your time, money or taste buds on this "pizza". I am Italian and it made me ashamed. WORST PIZZA EXPERIENCE EVER, NO EXAGGERATION!

Pros: Pretty room, but LOUD!

Cons: WORST PIZZA ON THE PLANET - ZERO FLAVOR, SOUR SAUCE! Lousy service to boot!

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We loved eating at John's last night. After living abroad for 18 months we had been dying for a casual dinner featuring new york style pizza. Not only did we get a great meal we were introduced to the manager at the bar who shared the great history of the midtown location and he also gave us great insights in to the restaurant and what makes their pizza SOSOSO good. We can't say enough about the friendly service, the food and the location. Cheers to John's!

2
★★★★★

We loved eating at John's last night. After living abroad for 18 months we had been dying for a casual dinner featuring new york style pizza. Not only did we get a great meal we were introduced to the manager at the bar who shared the great history of the midtown location and he also gave us great insights in to the restaurant and what makes their pizza SOSOSO good. We can't say enough about the friendly service, the food and the location. Cheers to John's!

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Their pizza is always fresh and very tasteful. They have tons of toppings to choose from. The atmosphere is very enjoyable. On the wall, there is a huge sketch mural of Manhattan that is beautiful. The staff is incredibly friendly, and they make you feel welcomed. It's a great place to grab dinner before a show, but be prepared to wait if you show up past 6:30 p.m.

4
★★★★☆

Their pizza is always fresh and very tasteful. They have tons of toppings to choose from. The atmosphere is very enjoyable. On the wall, there is a huge sketch mural of Manhattan that is beautiful. The staff is incredibly friendly, and they make you feel welcomed. It's a great place to grab dinner before a show, but be prepared to wait if you show up past 6:30 p.m.

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I was in New York on business and had Saturday night off so I bought a ticket to see Gypsy and they told me at the box office to go next door for good pizza. THe restaurant was packed so I didn't wait for a table and had a plan pizza at the bar and had the best time. I hate going places alone but the bartender made me feel welcome. I never write these things but felt inclined. Great service and great pizza.

2
★★★★★

I was in New York on business and had Saturday night off so I bought a ticket to see Gypsy and they told me at the box office to go next door for good pizza. THe restaurant was packed so I didn't wait for a table and had a plan pizza at the bar and had the best time. I hate going places alone but the bartender made me feel welcome. I never write these things but felt inclined. Great service and great pizza.

Pros: Pizza, Staff

Cons: Busy

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I love Johns Pizzeria. Their pizza is hot and gooey and perfect every time. Pizza not your thing? Their other entrees are delicious. I have had the eggplant parm several times and it was fantastic. For added pleasure, sit under the old church dome room. It is a large place with a great decor.

5
★★★★★

I love Johns Pizzeria. Their pizza is hot and gooey and perfect every time. Pizza not your thing? Their other entrees are delicious. I have had the eggplant parm several times and it was fantastic. For added pleasure, sit under the old church dome room. It is a large place with a great decor.

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I am not the type to write reviews on places I eat but I was so mad after my experience at Johns Pizza in Time square that I had to share this. The service there was terrible. We were seated right away and given menus but it was atleast ten to fifteen minutes before our waiter even came over and asked if we would like anything to drink. The thing is he didn't even ask that...He came up to our table and asked in a very low mumbled voice "Do you know what you want". As we gave him our order we could barely understand any thing he would ask us because he was talking so low. After that point he gave us our drinks and that was the last time he would approach our table. I watched as he sat in a corner booth texting on his cell phone. I noticed other customers in his station getting irritated. We were served our food(by another waiter)...I had to get another waiter from another station to refill my drink because our waiter never came back to our table. After we were done eating we sat at our table waiting for our check for another 15to 20 minutes. Never once did he approach us and ask if we would like anything else. I finally had to get up and talk to someone about getting our check while he sat at the corner booth texting on his cell phone. I have never had service so bad. It really ruined the experience because the food was very good.

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★★★☆☆

I am not the type to write reviews on places I eat but I was so mad after my experience at Johns Pizza in Time square that I had to share this. The service there was terrible. We were seated right away and given menus but it was atleast ten to fifteen minutes before our waiter even came over and asked if we would like anything to drink. The thing is he didn't even ask that...He came up to our table and asked in a very low mumbled voice "Do you know what you want". As we gave him our order we could barely understand any thing he would ask us because he was talking so low. After that point he gave us our drinks and that was the last time he would approach our table. I watched as he sat in a corner booth texting on his cell phone. I noticed other customers in his station getting irritated. We were served our food(by another waiter)...I had to get another waiter from another station to refill my drink because our waiter never came back to our table. After we were done eating we sat at our table waiting for our check for another 15to 20 minutes. Never once did he approach us and ask if we would like anything else. I finally had to get up and talk to someone about getting our check while he sat at the corner booth texting on his cell phone. I have never had service so bad. It really ruined the experience because the food was very good.

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: service

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enjoy ice cold beer the best sausage, onion and pepper sandwich and most of all thin crust brick oven pizza to die for, the best in manhatten. went sunday afternoon no waiting and great service

2
★★★★☆

enjoy ice cold beer the best sausage, onion and pepper sandwich and most of all thin crust brick oven pizza to die for, the best in manhatten. went sunday afternoon no waiting and great service

Pros: ambience

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This is NOT John's Pizza! From what I understand it is not even run by the owners of the Original Place on Bleecker street In the village.
John's 44th street is a tourist trap! If you want the real deal take a trip to the Bleecker Street location and see what John's Legendary Status is all about.
The 44th Street Location disgraces the name of the Original Bleecker Street Location. I've been living in Greenwich Village for 30 years and I stand by the original.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is NOT John's Pizza! From what I understand it is not even run by the owners of the Original Place on Bleecker street In the village.
John's 44th street is a tourist trap! If you want the real deal take a trip to the Bleecker Street location and see what John's Legendary Status is all about.
The 44th Street Location disgraces the name of the Original Bleecker Street Location. I've been living in Greenwich Village for 30 years and I stand by the original.

Pros: none

Cons: poor service, over priced.

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Great pizza but, $6 for a small draft beer, $16 plus for a pitcher what the hell is that all about?

1
★★☆☆☆

Great pizza but, $6 for a small draft beer, $16 plus for a pitcher what the hell is that all about?

Pros: great pizza

Cons: Beer priced crazy

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I came to John's on Saturday night and it's like they merged with the crappy MTA. We ordered that salad they have and a pizza. The salad had no croutons and the pizza took forever but was good. I gotta share this with y'all-- When we asked for croutons the waiter kind of laughed at us and said they don't do croutons anymore. He brought some stale bread instead. What's the deal John? Croutons too expensive? We need our fix, yo. Especially since your prices go up and up and the quality goes down and down. I swear the MTA's involved. My advice, if you wanna go to John's know you're gonna wait a long time for your pizza and bring your own friggin' croutons.

1
★★★☆☆

I came to John's on Saturday night and it's like they merged with the crappy MTA. We ordered that salad they have and a pizza. The salad had no croutons and the pizza took forever but was good. I gotta share this with y'all-- When we asked for croutons the waiter kind of laughed at us and said they don't do croutons anymore. He brought some stale bread instead. What's the deal John? Croutons too expensive? We need our fix, yo. Especially since your prices go up and up and the quality goes down and down. I swear the MTA's involved. My advice, if you wanna go to John's know you're gonna wait a long time for your pizza and bring your own friggin' croutons.

Pros: pizza

Cons: cheapskates

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John's is out and out one of the best, if not the best, pizzas in the city. Right in the middle off the theater district, John's simple but varied menu boasts both whole wheat and regular crust pizzas with a choice of about two dozen toppings, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and a decent winelist. We were told that the restaurant is in the site of a former church and seems to seat a few hundred people. They get a pre-theater crowd for both matinee and evening performances and there is quite often a crowd in the lobby waiting to be seated. Be warned that this is not a quiet place to have dinner as the accoustics are terrible, but that is basically the only complaint I have ever had. Service is efficient and friendly...I am astonished that there have been poor reviews on this site related to the service because that has been far from my experiences. John's is definitely the place to go for a very casual and very filling dinner.

2
★★★★☆

John's is out and out one of the best, if not the best, pizzas in the city. Right in the middle off the theater district, John's simple but varied menu boasts both whole wheat and regular crust pizzas with a choice of about two dozen toppings, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and a decent winelist. We were told that the restaurant is in the site of a former church and seems to seat a few hundred people. They get a pre-theater crowd for both matinee and evening performances and there is quite often a crowd in the lobby waiting to be seated. Be warned that this is not a quiet place to have dinner as the accoustics are terrible, but that is basically the only complaint I have ever had. Service is efficient and friendly...I am astonished that there have been poor reviews on this site related to the service because that has been far from my experiences. John's is definitely the place to go for a very casual and very filling dinner.

Pros: Pizza, pasta

Cons: Noisy

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Only order a pie here. It's one of the best in NYC. If you choose something other than the pizza, you'll probably regret it. Oh yeah, the service is always real slow.

2
★★★★☆

Only order a pie here. It's one of the best in NYC. If you choose something other than the pizza, you'll probably regret it. Oh yeah, the service is always real slow.

Pros: Some of the best piazza in NYC

Cons: slow service

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Never in my 43 years have I gone to the trouble to write a review of anything so that shows how strongly I feel about my experience at this restaurant. I took six friends to John's based solely on the good reviews I had read about it online. They couldn't have been more wrong! We were somewhat excited when we first walked in because the atmosphere was what we were looking for. The excitement ended as soon as we placed our order. We ordered some wine and beer along with water. The water came but it was at least 20 minutes before our other drinks arrived at the table and they only came then because we tracked down our waitress to ask about them (she NEVER came to our table to check on us throughout the entire meal). No apology from her for forgetting about them. We ordered fried squid as an appetizer. The room- temperature pizzas came before the appetizer. When we asked what happened to our appetizer we were curtly told that the kitchen was backed up and they were just getting food out as they could (again, no apology). One member of our party had ordered a seperate entree and it came about 15 minutes after the pizza and the appetizer. According to her, it was all but inedible. When it was delivered to our table the server (not our waitress) stood at the opposite side of our large, round table and waited for her to stand up and lean across the table to take the plate from him. NEVER have I left a wait person no tip but that was our plan for such an all-around miserable night. Unfortunately for us the tip was added to our bill since we had more than six people in our party. Maybe the reason for the waitress' "who care's" attitude?!? NEVER would any of us ever set foot in that place again! Nothing good to say about it from this group of seven!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Never in my 43 years have I gone to the trouble to write a review of anything so that shows how strongly I feel about my experience at this restaurant. I took six friends to John's based solely on the good reviews I had read about it online. They couldn't have been more wrong! We were somewhat excited when we first walked in because the atmosphere was what we were looking for. The excitement ended as soon as we placed our order. We ordered some wine and beer along with water. The water came but it was at least 20 minutes before our other drinks arrived at the table and they only came then because we tracked down our waitress to ask about them (she NEVER came to our table to check on us throughout the entire meal). No apology from her for forgetting about them. We ordered fried squid as an appetizer. The room- temperature pizzas came before the appetizer. When we asked what happened to our appetizer we were curtly told that the kitchen was backed up and they were just getting food out as they could (again, no apology). One member of our party had ordered a seperate entree and it came about 15 minutes after the pizza and the appetizer. According to her, it was all but inedible. When it was delivered to our table the server (not our waitress) stood at the opposite side of our large, round table and waited for her to stand up and lean across the table to take the plate from him. NEVER have I left a wait person no tip but that was our plan for such an all-around miserable night. Unfortunately for us the tip was added to our bill since we had more than six people in our party. Maybe the reason for the waitress' "who care's" attitude?!? NEVER would any of us ever set foot in that place again! Nothing good to say about it from this group of seven!!

Cons: Service, food quality

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I stopped at John's Pizzeria just a couple of days before Christmas 2007. It was my second visit to NYC and I was determined to have the "best pizza ever."

Prior to my trip I had been given many tips, including advice to head to Brooklyn.

Believe it or not, I came across John's at the advise of a guy working in the NYC Information Booth at Times Square. I simply said, "I'm looking for the greatest pizza joint ever." He directed me to 44th street, near the 8th Ave. side, right next to the St. James Theatre, where I had taken my daughter to see "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" just the night before.

We had about a 20 minute wait and it was SO worth it! We were seated and in just minutes had our drinks. The wait staff was very friendly and nice to look at too :o) We were lucky enough to have a tall blonde goddess named Jen as our server. She warned us that the pizzas are not single serving size -- I told her we could put down some pizza if it was good and not to worry about us.

We heard from people who'd been there before (who were waiting in line with us) not to even bother with anything else to eat -- just the pizza. Brick oven baked and delicious! We ordered two pizzas -- one plain cheese and the other with pepperoni. AWESOME choices. Best pizza I've had in my entire life (37 years old and a pizza freak!). I highly recommend and will only eat there from now on when I'm in NYC and want pizza.

Inside atmosphere was awesome, decor was festive for Christmas and we felt at home. Not a quiet place by any stretch, so maybe not the best locale for a romantic date, but for great, friendly service and the most awesome pizza ever, go to John's!!!!

2
★★★★★

I stopped at John's Pizzeria just a couple of days before Christmas 2007. It was my second visit to NYC and I was determined to have the "best pizza ever."

Prior to my trip I had been given many tips, including advice to head to Brooklyn.

Believe it or not, I came across John's at the advise of a guy working in the NYC Information Booth at Times Square. I simply said, "I'm looking for the greatest pizza joint ever." He directed me to 44th street, near the 8th Ave. side, right next to the St. James Theatre, where I had taken my daughter to see "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" just the night before.

We had about a 20 minute wait and it was SO worth it! We were seated and in just minutes had our drinks. The wait staff was very friendly and nice to look at too :o) We were lucky enough to have a tall blonde goddess named Jen as our server. She warned us that the pizzas are not single serving size -- I told her we could put down some pizza if it was good and not to worry about us.

We heard from people who'd been there before (who were waiting in line with us) not to even bother with anything else to eat -- just the pizza. Brick oven baked and delicious! We ordered two pizzas -- one plain cheese and the other with pepperoni. AWESOME choices. Best pizza I've had in my entire life (37 years old and a pizza freak!). I highly recommend and will only eat there from now on when I'm in NYC and want pizza.

Inside atmosphere was awesome, decor was festive for Christmas and we felt at home. Not a quiet place by any stretch, so maybe not the best locale for a romantic date, but for great, friendly service and the most awesome pizza ever, go to John's!!!!

Pros: Friendly service, great atmosphere and decore FANTASTIC pizza

Cons: a bit noisy, but what the heck?

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My favorite pizza in the city. Can't beat the brick oven taste. Considering how busy they get, the service is pretty darn good.

2
★★★★☆

My favorite pizza in the city. Can't beat the brick oven taste. Considering how busy they get, the service is pretty darn good.

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John's pizzeria has the best authentic italian pizza i've ever tasted here in the U.S.! I am from Naples,Italy but moved to the States a few years ago. I had a chance to visit New York City a while ago and after reading some of the good reviews about this place i decided to give it a try and i was so glad i did .I 've been to other pizzerias in N.Y.C. including some in Little Italy,Ny and none of them compared to John's pizza.
I had a Margherita pizza,Italian's favorite choice.
The crust is just perfect,the mozzarella taste and the tomato sauce are to die for. You have to try it !
It definetely brought back memories of my country while i was enjoying it. I can't wait to go back in NYC just to go there at John's !!!!! I highly recommend this place.

2
★★★★★

John's pizzeria has the best authentic italian pizza i've ever tasted here in the U.S.! I am from Naples,Italy but moved to the States a few years ago. I had a chance to visit New York City a while ago and after reading some of the good reviews about this place i decided to give it a try and i was so glad i did .I 've been to other pizzerias in N.Y.C. including some in Little Italy,Ny and none of them compared to John's pizza.
I had a Margherita pizza,Italian's favorite choice.
The crust is just perfect,the mozzarella taste and the tomato sauce are to die for. You have to try it !
It definetely brought back memories of my country while i was enjoying it. I can't wait to go back in NYC just to go there at John's !!!!! I highly recommend this place.

Pros: Great pizza

Cons: none

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I tried this restaurant after reading very differing reviews! I found that the service was very good - seated immediately, very attentive waitress, and the food came quickly (within 15 minutes). The wine (Chianti) was OK - what you would expect from a Pizza restaurant! It was not too noisy, and had a good atmosphere. I would recommend especially given the location - very hard to find good restaurants around Times Square

2
★★★★☆

I tried this restaurant after reading very differing reviews! I found that the service was very good - seated immediately, very attentive waitress, and the food came quickly (within 15 minutes). The wine (Chianti) was OK - what you would expect from a Pizza restaurant! It was not too noisy, and had a good atmosphere. I would recommend especially given the location - very hard to find good restaurants around Times Square

Pros: Good Pizza, Good Ambience, Very Good Service

Cons: None

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The pizza is a great traditioinal thin crust. You have to order whole pies, so for three + people it's great. The restaurant has great service (for NYC) and lots of character. I would go again when I return.

2
★★★★★

The pizza is a great traditioinal thin crust. You have to order whole pies, so for three + people it's great. The restaurant has great service (for NYC) and lots of character. I would go again when I return.

Pros: Restaurant is very clean and good hospitality.

Cons: none

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I brought some European friends here, trying to impress them with a "neat" restaurant in Times Square, after having read a great review on it. We were extremely disappointed in the service and the portions. Our waiter was not very adept or helpful relative to our questions. Re. portions:,One woman ordered the large $11.95 Spinach Salad, which ended up to be the size of a small dinner salad. Rice puddings, at $5 apiece, were served in tiny ramekins, with 1 rounded tablespoon of rice pudding in each. I almost crawled under the table with embarrassment. I asked for the manager, told him very how I felt, and he was very adamant that they just redid the menu and decided that very small portions are the way they'd like to go, to give a more elite impression of their restaurant. Well, this was not the Ritz-Carlson, it was supposed to be a pizzeria, and that's why I took my friends there. To summarize my talk with the young 25-year-old-ish inexperienced manager, he continued to defend this new 'elite impression' factor that they decided to change over to recently. He simply did not care about how we felt. He actually told me that I would just have to accept the situation as is. I then told him that I write restaurant reviews online on a regular basis, that I am also a shopper, and that I will have to be completely honest in my review and tell them about my very negative experience, since he was not willing to compensate us at all to try to show that they stood behind their name or show that they do not want customers to leave unhappy, which as all of us know, all good restaurants do. In the end he finally took the rice puddings off of the bill, but continued to defend this ludicrous new image thing. We surely did not leave as happy customers. Such foolishness should not be tolerated. Don't waste your time or money.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I brought some European friends here, trying to impress them with a "neat" restaurant in Times Square, after having read a great review on it. We were extremely disappointed in the service and the portions. Our waiter was not very adept or helpful relative to our questions. Re. portions:,One woman ordered the large $11.95 Spinach Salad, which ended up to be the size of a small dinner salad. Rice puddings, at $5 apiece, were served in tiny ramekins, with 1 rounded tablespoon of rice pudding in each. I almost crawled under the table with embarrassment. I asked for the manager, told him very how I felt, and he was very adamant that they just redid the menu and decided that very small portions are the way they'd like to go, to give a more elite impression of their restaurant. Well, this was not the Ritz-Carlson, it was supposed to be a pizzeria, and that's why I took my friends there. To summarize my talk with the young 25-year-old-ish inexperienced manager, he continued to defend this new 'elite impression' factor that they decided to change over to recently. He simply did not care about how we felt. He actually told me that I would just have to accept the situation as is. I then told him that I write restaurant reviews online on a regular basis, that I am also a shopper, and that I will have to be completely honest in my review and tell them about my very negative experience, since he was not willing to compensate us at all to try to show that they stood behind their name or show that they do not want customers to leave unhappy, which as all of us know, all good restaurants do. In the end he finally took the rice puddings off of the bill, but continued to defend this ludicrous new image thing. We surely did not leave as happy customers. Such foolishness should not be tolerated. Don't waste your time or money.

Pros: nice design and ambience

Cons: chincy portions, bad customer service

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I went to this restaurant last night...the restaurant itself is beautiful...The people at the front desk when you walk in are RUDE!!! there were four to five people just standing around and I asked them a question..They all stood around and just looked at me..( I feel bad for the owners of this restaurant that the employees at the front were just standing around laughing and not doing anything.) The wait staff were very friendly and were very attentive to my table ( party of nine) However, I will not be coming back. There are too many restaurants in Midtown to put up with bad service...The food was not anything special..

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant last night...the restaurant itself is beautiful...The people at the front desk when you walk in are RUDE!!! there were four to five people just standing around and I asked them a question..They all stood around and just looked at me..( I feel bad for the owners of this restaurant that the employees at the front were just standing around laughing and not doing anything.) The wait staff were very friendly and were very attentive to my table ( party of nine) However, I will not be coming back. There are too many restaurants in Midtown to put up with bad service...The food was not anything special..

Pros: Beautiful Building

Cons: Horrible staff

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Terrible,terrible,terrible......... these people are so rude, obnoxious and seemingly hate people ..... i've gotten better service from sabrete vendors..... Our "PIZZA" came out half burnt...mis-shapen with a hole in it the size of a fifty cent piece and when we asked what that was all about....... the waitress said " well, we're very busy, if you want another one, it'll take 40 minutes to an hour......... 40 minutes ? we already waited 45 minutes ..... we left.. will never go back and strongly urge people to go to Don Giovannis up the street, where we wound up after that fiasco......... i have no idea how this place pays it's rent...

0
★☆☆☆☆

Terrible,terrible,terrible......... these people are so rude, obnoxious and seemingly hate people ..... i've gotten better service from sabrete vendors..... Our "PIZZA" came out half burnt...mis-shapen with a hole in it the size of a fifty cent piece and when we asked what that was all about....... the waitress said " well, we're very busy, if you want another one, it'll take 40 minutes to an hour......... 40 minutes ? we already waited 45 minutes ..... we left.. will never go back and strongly urge people to go to Don Giovannis up the street, where we wound up after that fiasco......... i have no idea how this place pays it's rent...

Pros: none

Cons: it's simply the worst.

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I went to this restaurant when I was still fairly new to New York, and had not yet learned to distinguish tourist traps from good restaurants. If you're a tourist visiting NY and want to spend far too much money for the pleasure of eating a rough approximation of New York-style pizza near to your Times Square hotel, go right ahead. Otherwise, read on:

We were promptly seated by an extremely curt waitress. The restaurant was terribly loud - a horrible ambience for a date. When the waitress took our order, I asked for just a glass of water to drink - with 99% of other restaurants, they will either ask you whether you prefer tap water or mineral water, or they will bring you a free glass of tap water by default. The waitress didn't ask, so I didn't worry about it.

The waitress brings us two bottles of overpriced "mineral" water. I tell her to stop pouring because I had only ordered regular water. She curtly informs us that "regular water" here means mineral water, and if I was too poor to afford it, I should have ordered tap water specifically. So I ask her to take the bottles back, and to bring us glasses of tap water without ice.

She brings us back two plastic tumblers filled with ice-cold tap water.

Anyway, the pizza arrives - it's decent, but hardly worth the price. You can get bigger and better pizza at many other NYC places.

After the meal, the waitress brings the bill. I see that I have been charged $8 for the mineral water that I DID NOT ASK FOR and sent back without drinking. I had started to lose patience at this point. So I went up to the counter to challenge the bill.

I run into the greasy overweight owner, who asks if there is a problem. I tell him that, in normal restaurants, it is traditional not to bring items that people don't ask for, and then charge them for it on their bill. He responds: "Whatever, I'm in this business to make money." Eventually, the charge was removed and I left a small tip.

Avoid this tourist trap.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant when I was still fairly new to New York, and had not yet learned to distinguish tourist traps from good restaurants. If you're a tourist visiting NY and want to spend far too much money for the pleasure of eating a rough approximation of New York-style pizza near to your Times Square hotel, go right ahead. Otherwise, read on:

We were promptly seated by an extremely curt waitress. The restaurant was terribly loud - a horrible ambience for a date. When the waitress took our order, I asked for just a glass of water to drink - with 99% of other restaurants, they will either ask you whether you prefer tap water or mineral water, or they will bring you a free glass of tap water by default. The waitress didn't ask, so I didn't worry about it.

The waitress brings us two bottles of overpriced "mineral" water. I tell her to stop pouring because I had only ordered regular water. She curtly informs us that "regular water" here means mineral water, and if I was too poor to afford it, I should have ordered tap water specifically. So I ask her to take the bottles back, and to bring us glasses of tap water without ice.

She brings us back two plastic tumblers filled with ice-cold tap water.

Anyway, the pizza arrives - it's decent, but hardly worth the price. You can get bigger and better pizza at many other NYC places.

After the meal, the waitress brings the bill. I see that I have been charged $8 for the mineral water that I DID NOT ASK FOR and sent back without drinking. I had started to lose patience at this point. So I went up to the counter to challenge the bill.

I run into the greasy overweight owner, who asks if there is a problem. I tell him that, in normal restaurants, it is traditional not to bring items that people don't ask for, and then charge them for it on their bill. He responds: "Whatever, I'm in this business to make money." Eventually, the charge was removed and I left a small tip.

Avoid this tourist trap.

Pros: Close to Times Square

Cons: Overpriced, rude, charge people for things they didn't order

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This is one of my favorite pizza joints for thin crust pizza. When visiting Manhattan I"ll often go out of my way to stop in at John's for a pie.

Don't go if your looking for a quite romantic evening, because you won't find it here. Go here for a quick, really good thin crust pizza before a show.

Don't be fooled by the host telling you, you have a 1 hour wait. In John's pizza lingo, that usually translates to about 10 or 15 minutes.

2
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite pizza joints for thin crust pizza. When visiting Manhattan I"ll often go out of my way to stop in at John's for a pie.

Don't go if your looking for a quite romantic evening, because you won't find it here. Go here for a quick, really good thin crust pizza before a show.

Don't be fooled by the host telling you, you have a 1 hour wait. In John's pizza lingo, that usually translates to about 10 or 15 minutes.

Pros: Great Thin Crust Pizza

Cons: Noisy, busy atmosphere

 

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