Famous Original Ray's Pizza (831 7th Av)

★★★☆☆
  • 831 7TH Ave

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-974-9381

About Famous Original Ray's Pizza (831 7th Av)

Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM Tuesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM Thursday 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

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I am a pizza junkie! I eat it at least twice a week and whenever I need my fix I make sure I try to get it from Famous Ray's. You might think "pizza is pizza," but you'd be wrong. There's a science and an art to making a really great New York style pizza--sauce to spice ratio, thin or thick crust, how much cheese goes on top, and how long it cooks for--whatever the science is, Ray's has got it figured out. Of course I realize that the "perfect" pizza is subjective, which is why it's also an art, but Ray's hits so many high marks that it just might be that perfect pizza.

I love their crust, it's thin-crust, not too thin though, and cooked just right so that it's just a little crispy, but still foldable (very important!). The slices are also HUGE! Grab two slices and you've just bought lunch AND dinner! I usually only eat cheese slices, but sometimes I'll grab a black olive slice, or a veggie slice, and the ingredients are usually pretty fresh. They also have pasta dinners which are proper restaurant quality, and remind me of some of the Italian food places I used to go to as a kid with my Italian Grandmother, and that's saying A LOT!

Ray's is a chain, but sometimes I feel like it's the one chain restaurant in NY that's doing it right. Each location feels like an independent pizza place. My one and only gripe is that when the pizzas sit out too long they dry up, and they're not nearly as good when they're fresh. It's best to grab whatever slice just came out of the oven. The ambiance isn't always great since they can be a pretty high-traffic chain, so try to avoid the lunch rush and the bridge-and-tunnel drinking crowd, and you'll have a great experience.

5
★★★★★

I am a pizza junkie! I eat it at least twice a week and whenever I need my fix I make sure I try to get it from Famous Ray's. You might think "pizza is pizza," but you'd be wrong. There's a science and an art to making a really great New York style pizza--sauce to spice ratio, thin or thick crust, how much cheese goes on top, and how long it cooks for--whatever the science is, Ray's has got it figured out. Of course I realize that the "perfect" pizza is subjective, which is why it's also an art, but Ray's hits so many high marks that it just might be that perfect pizza.

I love their crust, it's thin-crust, not too thin though, and cooked just right so that it's just a little crispy, but still foldable (very important!). The slices are also HUGE! Grab two slices and you've just bought lunch AND dinner! I usually only eat cheese slices, but sometimes I'll grab a black olive slice, or a veggie slice, and the ingredients are usually pretty fresh. They also have pasta dinners which are proper restaurant quality, and remind me of some of the Italian food places I used to go to as a kid with my Italian Grandmother, and that's saying A LOT!

Ray's is a chain, but sometimes I feel like it's the one chain restaurant in NY that's doing it right. Each location feels like an independent pizza place. My one and only gripe is that when the pizzas sit out too long they dry up, and they're not nearly as good when they're fresh. It's best to grab whatever slice just came out of the oven. The ambiance isn't always great since they can be a pretty high-traffic chain, so try to avoid the lunch rush and the bridge-and-tunnel drinking crowd, and you'll have a great experience.

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This is one of the best pizza's in the city. I like to get the cheese slices or the veggie pizza which is outstanding.

4
★★★★☆

This is one of the best pizza's in the city. I like to get the cheese slices or the veggie pizza which is outstanding.

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Rays was recommended by our Hotel. I am glad we went. We ended up eating there 3 times over our short stay. We actually had Pizza for breakfast the last day. I can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

Rays was recommended by our Hotel. I am glad we went. We ended up eating there 3 times over our short stay. We actually had Pizza for breakfast the last day. I can't wait to go back.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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This branch of Ray's is next to my office and I was in the mood for a slice of pizza for lunch and I decided to go to Ray's. BIG MISTAKE! I found the girl who waited on me to be EXTREMELY RUDE and NASTY for no apparent reason and the pizza was rather doughy and raw and didn't taste like it was cooked. Between the rude service and the bad pizza avoid this place just isn't worth it!

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★☆☆☆☆

This branch of Ray's is next to my office and I was in the mood for a slice of pizza for lunch and I decided to go to Ray's. BIG MISTAKE! I found the girl who waited on me to be EXTREMELY RUDE and NASTY for no apparent reason and the pizza was rather doughy and raw and didn't taste like it was cooked. Between the rude service and the bad pizza avoid this place just isn't worth it!

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Good spot to pop into when you're hungry and on the clock. Multiple choices for slices and I've enjoyed the pepperoni and the sausage. You can order, eat and be back on the street in 7 minutes. Good spot.

2
★★★★☆

Good spot to pop into when you're hungry and on the clock. Multiple choices for slices and I've enjoyed the pepperoni and the sausage. You can order, eat and be back on the street in 7 minutes. Good spot.

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This pizza is awfull!! Thick and mooshey, most of the time the cheese is just congealed nastyness. I feel bad for all the out of towners who hear about how great ny pizza is and mistakenly try this thinking its real ny pizza. At the insane price its not even a bargin. Rays =shopping mall pizza!

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★☆☆☆☆

This pizza is awfull!! Thick and mooshey, most of the time the cheese is just congealed nastyness. I feel bad for all the out of towners who hear about how great ny pizza is and mistakenly try this thinking its real ny pizza. At the insane price its not even a bargin. Rays =shopping mall pizza!

Pros: eh

Cons: not pizza, expensive

 

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