John's of Bleecker Street

★★★★☆
Voted BEST PIZZA on Citysearch 4 times! Voted Best Family Dining 2008.
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278 Bleecker St

New York, NY

10014

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With a nice atmosphere and GREAT pizza, its the perfect place for a family meal. It will surely leave an impression on you. They also have various other entrees including Chicken Parmesean Hero and the Cheese Manicotti. If you are a pizza enthusiast this is definitely the place for you. Its probably some of the best pizza that i ever had!

4
★★★★☆

With a nice atmosphere and GREAT pizza, its the perfect place for a family meal. It will surely leave an impression on you. They also have various other entrees including Chicken Parmesean Hero and the Cheese Manicotti. If you are a pizza enthusiast this is definitely the place for you. Its probably some of the best pizza that i ever had!

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John's Pizza has to be THE BEST pizza in NY...Thin, crispy crust...just perfect! You can either sit down or take-out. I'd recommend sitting down at a booth, you can read through all the "graffiti" carved and written on the walls, tables, etc ... Best Pizza by far!!! Don't forget to stop by next door, at Cones, for some great dessert!

PROS: BEST PIZZA IN NYC
CONS: Kinda expensive, but well worth it.. Can also get crowded!

5
★★★★★

John's Pizza has to be THE BEST pizza in NY...Thin, crispy crust...just perfect! You can either sit down or take-out. I'd recommend sitting down at a booth, you can read through all the "graffiti" carved and written on the walls, tables, etc ... Best Pizza by far!!! Don't forget to stop by next door, at Cones, for some great dessert!

PROS: BEST PIZZA IN NYC
CONS: Kinda expensive, but well worth it.. Can also get crowded!

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i love this pizzeria. it is very casual and cheap and it's great for eating after bar hopping on Mac Dougal. Their plain slice is the best but i've never tried any of their specialty slices.

4
★★★★☆

i love this pizzeria. it is very casual and cheap and it's great for eating after bar hopping on Mac Dougal. Their plain slice is the best but i've never tried any of their specialty slices.

Pros: fast service, cheap

Cons: small, cramped

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I was here a week ago for the first time- came based on the ratings here. I ordered a pizza with mushrooms, onions, and sausage. The toppings were alright, but the pizza was a little soggy. Maybe I'm not the best critic of thin crust pizza since I normally prefer an average density crust that allows for a maximum load of stringy mozarella. I didn't get much cheese so a thumbs-down for that. The ambiance could be better- it's got a stodgy lodge feel to it, which is bizarre for a pizza place.

3
★★★☆☆

I was here a week ago for the first time- came based on the ratings here. I ordered a pizza with mushrooms, onions, and sausage. The toppings were alright, but the pizza was a little soggy. Maybe I'm not the best critic of thin crust pizza since I normally prefer an average density crust that allows for a maximum load of stringy mozarella. I didn't get much cheese so a thumbs-down for that. The ambiance could be better- it's got a stodgy lodge feel to it, which is bizarre for a pizza place.

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its good pizza, crispy and thin, but has that slightly burnt bottom. the topping are also pretty fresh and well dispersed

4
★★★★☆

its good pizza, crispy and thin, but has that slightly burnt bottom. the topping are also pretty fresh and well dispersed

Pros: all around good pizza

Cons: pies are a little small

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My husband and I happened to stumble into John's one afternoon while on vacation in NYC. We didn't even realize that it was so well regarded. We got the most intimate little booth in the middle of the afternoon and ordered Sam Adams, on tap. Yum. When the pizza came, we knew we would be there all afternoon. We spent three hours in John's! Wow. The pizza was over the top good and the service was great. We were never rushed out! I highly recommend this place, but if possible, come during the off hours.

5
★★★★★

My husband and I happened to stumble into John's one afternoon while on vacation in NYC. We didn't even realize that it was so well regarded. We got the most intimate little booth in the middle of the afternoon and ordered Sam Adams, on tap. Yum. When the pizza came, we knew we would be there all afternoon. We spent three hours in John's! Wow. The pizza was over the top good and the service was great. We were never rushed out! I highly recommend this place, but if possible, come during the off hours.

Pros: Everything is great

Cons: none

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Expect to wait for a table, and bring an appetite. John's sells pies only. Seating is at well-worn rows of tables, some carved with previous diner's initials and names. But the pie that's delivered steaming hot and crusty is out of this world. A N'Yawk classic!

5
★★★★★

Expect to wait for a table, and bring an appetite. John's sells pies only. Seating is at well-worn rows of tables, some carved with previous diner's initials and names. But the pie that's delivered steaming hot and crusty is out of this world. A N'Yawk classic!

Pros: pizza, pizza, pizza

Cons: the waiting is the hardest part

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Pizza at John's was nothing special. All of my family love pizza and everyone agreed with me. I don't know why this place has such a following.

3
★★★☆☆

Pizza at John's was nothing special. All of my family love pizza and everyone agreed with me. I don't know why this place has such a following.

Pros: can't think of anything

Cons: pizza was mediocre, not worth the wait

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This is great pizza -- nothing fabulous or particularly original, but satisfying, even mouthwatering slices and a pretty cool joint to boot make this place one that I would definitely return to again and again.
Besides, with all the average and below average pizza you can find in NYC, it's nice to have a good place to go to hang out, have a slice and a beer with some friends and actually enjoy what you eat.

5
★★★★★

This is great pizza -- nothing fabulous or particularly original, but satisfying, even mouthwatering slices and a pretty cool joint to boot make this place one that I would definitely return to again and again.
Besides, with all the average and below average pizza you can find in NYC, it's nice to have a good place to go to hang out, have a slice and a beer with some friends and actually enjoy what you eat.

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I've tried different pizza places coast to coast, and John's on Bleeker is undoubtedly the best pizza I have ever eaten. The seating area is crammed and dim, and the staff are not very personal, all of which make it an authentic NYC pizzaria. The white pizza was amazing, and the pepperoni on our other pizza was fantastic. The crust was perfectly crispy and chewy with a subtle charred taste. The cheese was fresh and flavorful, unlike the rubbery and slimy cheese found on most pizzas. My friends and I are still awaiting our next trip to NYC to go there again.

5
★★★★★

I've tried different pizza places coast to coast, and John's on Bleeker is undoubtedly the best pizza I have ever eaten. The seating area is crammed and dim, and the staff are not very personal, all of which make it an authentic NYC pizzaria. The white pizza was amazing, and the pepperoni on our other pizza was fantastic. The crust was perfectly crispy and chewy with a subtle charred taste. The cheese was fresh and flavorful, unlike the rubbery and slimy cheese found on most pizzas. My friends and I are still awaiting our next trip to NYC to go there again.

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After several trips to Italy and after years of eating my Nona's pizza I can honestly say that this is truely the best pizza I have had outside of Italy. Very authentic true Italian Pizza, with the best ingreedants. Fortunatly it is just a few blocks away from my house, because they don't deliver. When I have out of town guests I always take them here, and they always want to go back for more. Simply the best!

5
★★★★★

After several trips to Italy and after years of eating my Nona's pizza I can honestly say that this is truely the best pizza I have had outside of Italy. Very authentic true Italian Pizza, with the best ingreedants. Fortunatly it is just a few blocks away from my house, because they don't deliver. When I have out of town guests I always take them here, and they always want to go back for more. Simply the best!

Pros: Best Pizza, Authentic, Historic

Cons: No delivery, Long Lines (sometimes

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Whoever wrote that this pizza is a good pizza, he/she has never been in Italy and knows anything about pizza. Pizza you find in New York City is far from being even close to the real one, especially the one you find in here. Is that so difficult to find a good pizza abroad? OF COURSE IT IS!!! Pizza is an Italian culture matter...its ingredients come directly from Italy's earth. basil, tomato, mozzarella, and all the other ingredients are rich, natural, tasty. Those products taste thousands and thousand times different than local products I mean, after all these years spent through those enormous "dead" pizza slices you find everywhere around town, when you go to Italy just buy a slice anywhere you are and you'll see the difference. at least you'll taste it.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Whoever wrote that this pizza is a good pizza, he/she has never been in Italy and knows anything about pizza. Pizza you find in New York City is far from being even close to the real one, especially the one you find in here. Is that so difficult to find a good pizza abroad? OF COURSE IT IS!!! Pizza is an Italian culture matter...its ingredients come directly from Italy's earth. basil, tomato, mozzarella, and all the other ingredients are rich, natural, tasty. Those products taste thousands and thousand times different than local products I mean, after all these years spent through those enormous "dead" pizza slices you find everywhere around town, when you go to Italy just buy a slice anywhere you are and you'll see the difference. at least you'll taste it.

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I went to this place twice. the first time, the pizza was so tastey b/c we asked for garlic on the pizza...went the second time and was disappointed in how bland the pizza was without the garlic...the service is very friendly and fast but the pizza is average and bland without the garlic...

4
★★★★☆

I went to this place twice. the first time, the pizza was so tastey b/c we asked for garlic on the pizza...went the second time and was disappointed in how bland the pizza was without the garlic...the service is very friendly and fast but the pizza is average and bland without the garlic...

Pros: great service, casual dining, great neighborhood

Cons: not the best

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Every one of our Eat Clubbers said GREAT PIZZA! Maybe the best in Manhattan. We finished two large ones between the 6 of us. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We were all afraid to try the Pumpkin Beer, but other than that, we got THE WORKS. No reservations, so you have to wait on line... bring a book. It's worth it! -- Eat Club is a Monthly NYC group of roving gluttons.

5
★★★★★

Every one of our Eat Clubbers said GREAT PIZZA! Maybe the best in Manhattan. We finished two large ones between the 6 of us. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We were all afraid to try the Pumpkin Beer, but other than that, we got THE WORKS. No reservations, so you have to wait on line... bring a book. It's worth it! -- Eat Club is a Monthly NYC group of roving gluttons.

Pros: Not expensive, great pizza, accommodating staff

Cons: line up to enter, no reservations

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Not tasty at all. Beer is warm with water. Not recomend at all.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Not tasty at all. Beer is warm with water. Not recomend at all.

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Pizza so good my wife and I came close to weeping. A little bit of a wait, but it was well worth it. The crust was so good that the pizza needed no toppings, but we got the #20 and it was awesome. Just remember that no slices policy!

5
★★★★★

Pizza so good my wife and I came close to weeping. A little bit of a wait, but it was well worth it. The crust was so good that the pizza needed no toppings, but we got the #20 and it was awesome. Just remember that no slices policy!

Pros: Pizza, Pizza, Oh, yeah. Pizza

Cons: Small dining room

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On a recent trip to New York, I tried Grimaldi's, Lombardi's and John's. My favorite? John's. Patsy's in Harlem is pretty good too. Any trip to NYC must include a taste of real New York pie and you really can't go wrong with any of these.

5
★★★★★

On a recent trip to New York, I tried Grimaldi's, Lombardi's and John's. My favorite? John's. Patsy's in Harlem is pretty good too. Any trip to NYC must include a taste of real New York pie and you really can't go wrong with any of these.

Pros: great great crust, anchovies!

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That was the best pizza i have ever ate. The service was great and the food was awesome. I love this place. I was just up there last month. it was soo good.

5
★★★★★

That was the best pizza i have ever ate. The service was great and the food was awesome. I love this place. I was just up there last month. it was soo good.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Food, Great Service

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the line looked long but we only waited for about 10 minutes. the staff were very friendly and the pizza was delicious. beer by the pitcher was awesome too! its nice to visit such established joints.

5
★★★★★

the line looked long but we only waited for about 10 minutes. the staff were very friendly and the pizza was delicious. beer by the pitcher was awesome too! its nice to visit such established joints.

Pros: service

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Went to John's while visiting NYC. Actually saw the pizzia joint on a Pizza documentary on the Food Network. The show said it was one of the best that NYC had to offer and they were right. Great atmosphere, great service, great pizza. Can't wait to get back there for another pie!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

Went to John's while visiting NYC. Actually saw the pizzia joint on a Pizza documentary on the Food Network. The show said it was one of the best that NYC had to offer and they were right. Great atmosphere, great service, great pizza. Can't wait to get back there for another pie!!!!!!

Pros: Great Pizza, Great atmosphere

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The saddest moment in my life was moving out of the city and not being able to have John's at least three times a week. Has to be the most amazing pizza ever made. Anyone who would consider putting grimaldis or lombardies in the same category does not know what a great pizza is...

5
★★★★★

The saddest moment in my life was moving out of the city and not being able to have John's at least three times a week. Has to be the most amazing pizza ever made. Anyone who would consider putting grimaldis or lombardies in the same category does not know what a great pizza is...

Pros: Great Pizza, Great Pizza, Great Pizza

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Went last night due to City Search Rating. People who rate ii so high must not originally be from NYC. I am an Italian from Bensonhurst, Bklyn and know a good pizza and John's does not cut it! Ordered a Sausage/Meatball/Mushrooms, result was dry sauceless pizza with plastic type mozzerella. Unable to distinguish between sausage slices and meatball slices which were both void of any flavor. Best Pizza anywhere, Lombardi's. Sweet sauce lased with fresh basil, Fresh Mozerella, Home made whole meatballs and sausage chunks- BEST ANYWHERE!
When in Brookly try L&B, Spumoni Gardens.

3
★★★☆☆

Went last night due to City Search Rating. People who rate ii so high must not originally be from NYC. I am an Italian from Bensonhurst, Bklyn and know a good pizza and John's does not cut it! Ordered a Sausage/Meatball/Mushrooms, result was dry sauceless pizza with plastic type mozzerella. Unable to distinguish between sausage slices and meatball slices which were both void of any flavor. Best Pizza anywhere, Lombardi's. Sweet sauce lased with fresh basil, Fresh Mozerella, Home made whole meatballs and sausage chunks- BEST ANYWHERE!
When in Brookly try L&B, Spumoni Gardens.

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This NYC native moved out of the neighborhood years ago and hadn't been to John's in a long time. I recently found my self dwon town and couldn't resist it! I'm so glad I went in. John's still has the best pizza in all of NYC. The best chared crisp crust, tangy sauce and some of the best sausage I have ever tasted. This place reminds me of Naples. Go and order a small pie with sausage and mushrooms, when hungry you could probably finiish the whole pie!!! John's Rocks!!!!

5
★★★★★

This NYC native moved out of the neighborhood years ago and hadn't been to John's in a long time. I recently found my self dwon town and couldn't resist it! I'm so glad I went in. John's still has the best pizza in all of NYC. The best chared crisp crust, tangy sauce and some of the best sausage I have ever tasted. This place reminds me of Naples. Go and order a small pie with sausage and mushrooms, when hungry you could probably finiish the whole pie!!! John's Rocks!!!!

Pros: Great Pizza, Old NY atmosphere, coal fired brick oven

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This place probably has some of the worst pizza and service in the city. I just don't understand the hype. the last time I was there it seemed to draw a lot of tourists and a large bridge and tunnel crowd. Maybe that's how they stay in business. A lot of one-timmers from out of town.

Lombardi's is better. Even Arturos. The best seems to be Nick's in Forest Hills. It's worth the trek.

2
★★☆☆☆

This place probably has some of the worst pizza and service in the city. I just don't understand the hype. the last time I was there it seemed to draw a lot of tourists and a large bridge and tunnel crowd. Maybe that's how they stay in business. A lot of one-timmers from out of town.

Lombardi's is better. Even Arturos. The best seems to be Nick's in Forest Hills. It's worth the trek.

Cons: , bad food

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I hadn't been to John's in a long time, and was happy to find it is still as good as ever. I have tried all the others in recent years, but John's still has them beat. Plain and simple pizza that tastes great.

5
★★★★★

I hadn't been to John's in a long time, and was happy to find it is still as good as ever. I have tried all the others in recent years, but John's still has them beat. Plain and simple pizza that tastes great.

Pros: Best Pizza

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I recently stopped in and tried the much-hyped pizza. I was NOT disappointed. It was some good pizza. I must say the service was slow but it was crowded. If your in the City try it.

4
★★★★☆

I recently stopped in and tried the much-hyped pizza. I was NOT disappointed. It was some good pizza. I must say the service was slow but it was crowded. If your in the City try it.

Pros: Good Pizza, Price, The pictures

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I've been to many pizza places and I can honestly say I've never had better pizza than John's. It's my all time favorite. I go there every chance I get.

5
★★★★★

I've been to many pizza places and I can honestly say I've never had better pizza than John's. It's my all time favorite. I go there every chance I get.

Pros: Delicious, Inexpensive, Great Service

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Unlike others here, I didn't have to wait. After a trip to the Blind Tiger (a great beer bar on Hudson) what better than some good pizza? Been wanting to try John's for a while now. The pizza was very good... hot and delicious. The sauce was tangy and excellent in every way. There was a bit too much cheese for my taste. I do believe that the coal oven adds a very unique taste which I love.

I had high hopes, but honestly Totonno's (the original Coney Island location) still takes the crown. I am going to try Lombardi's next. Whatever you do, you really can't go wrong with coal oven pizza in New York City! John's is a nice place if you are in the neighborhood... but if you are a pizza connoisseur, check out the original Totonno's on Neptune Ave in Coney Island!

4
★★★★☆

Unlike others here, I didn't have to wait. After a trip to the Blind Tiger (a great beer bar on Hudson) what better than some good pizza? Been wanting to try John's for a while now. The pizza was very good... hot and delicious. The sauce was tangy and excellent in every way. There was a bit too much cheese for my taste. I do believe that the coal oven adds a very unique taste which I love.

I had high hopes, but honestly Totonno's (the original Coney Island location) still takes the crown. I am going to try Lombardi's next. Whatever you do, you really can't go wrong with coal oven pizza in New York City! John's is a nice place if you are in the neighborhood... but if you are a pizza connoisseur, check out the original Totonno's on Neptune Ave in Coney Island!

Pros: coal fired oven!

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We dined at John's on a trip in the spring to NYC. Wow! Our dining experience was great. The wait was pretty long, but it was well worth it. The pizza was THE BEST!

5
★★★★★

We dined at John's on a trip in the spring to NYC. Wow! Our dining experience was great. The wait was pretty long, but it was well worth it. The pizza was THE BEST!

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The pizza here is decent, but nothing special. It beats Lombardi's, which some people seem to think is good just because of the fresh mozzarella, but Grimaldi's is better. The atmosphere is pretty good though and the service is friendly.

3
★★★☆☆

The pizza here is decent, but nothing special. It beats Lombardi's, which some people seem to think is good just because of the fresh mozzarella, but Grimaldi's is better. The atmosphere is pretty good though and the service is friendly.

Pros: Service, Location, Inexpensive

Cons: Wait, Mediocre pizza

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I ate here for lunch today and was not impressed by the place or the food. The pizza was OK and the service was non-existent (after you place your order, that is). I would've been really pissed if we had had to wait for a table. The bottom of the pizza crust was soft; not something you'd expect from a place prides itself on brick oven pizza. This place is a distant third to Lombardi's and Arturo's. Try those places first.

3
★★★☆☆

I ate here for lunch today and was not impressed by the place or the food. The pizza was OK and the service was non-existent (after you place your order, that is). I would've been really pissed if we had had to wait for a table. The bottom of the pizza crust was soft; not something you'd expect from a place prides itself on brick oven pizza. This place is a distant third to Lombardi's and Arturo's. Try those places first.

Pros: convenient location, good value

Cons: soft crust, inattentive service, over rated

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The pizza here is fine, especially if you have a thing for brick-oven pizzas. That said, it's difficult to get a table, you can't order individual slices, and it hardly distinguishes itself from any other brick-oven pizza restaurant. The service is inattentive at best.

3
★★★☆☆

The pizza here is fine, especially if you have a thing for brick-oven pizzas. That said, it's difficult to get a table, you can't order individual slices, and it hardly distinguishes itself from any other brick-oven pizza restaurant. The service is inattentive at best.

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Being from the south, NY pizza is a whole different ballgame. This establishment had the tastiest pizza I've ever put in my mouth and it seemed to have very fresh ingredients as well. Would recommend to any local or visitor!

4
★★★★☆

Being from the south, NY pizza is a whole different ballgame. This establishment had the tastiest pizza I've ever put in my mouth and it seemed to have very fresh ingredients as well. Would recommend to any local or visitor!

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The pizza here is incredibly inconsistent. The only time I had a decent pie is when it came topped with anchovies. Otherwise, often the crust is soggy - a big no no for real pizza lovers, and the taste bland. The last time I came i didn't even finish my pie - and then I went across the street to Joe's for a slice to satisfy my pizza craving. I have NO IDEA why this place has a following. It's borderline gross.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The pizza here is incredibly inconsistent. The only time I had a decent pie is when it came topped with anchovies. Otherwise, often the crust is soggy - a big no no for real pizza lovers, and the taste bland. The last time I came i didn't even finish my pie - and then I went across the street to Joe's for a slice to satisfy my pizza craving. I have NO IDEA why this place has a following. It's borderline gross.

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Honestly, the best pizza I have ever had. The right amount of sauce, right amount of cheese, cooked just right, amazing.

5
★★★★★

Honestly, the best pizza I have ever had. The right amount of sauce, right amount of cheese, cooked just right, amazing.

Pros: tastes great

Cons: costs a pretty penny

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Recently in new york, visited lombardi's and john's. John's pizza was average at best. It seem like something that i could make at home. Coming from chicago (where i thought chicago style pizza was the best) i was proven wrong by lombardi's pizza. I thought i was in heaven. The next day went to john's, boy was i in for a shock. The pie had little flavor. The best part of john's was its location.

3
★★★☆☆

Recently in new york, visited lombardi's and john's. John's pizza was average at best. It seem like something that i could make at home. Coming from chicago (where i thought chicago style pizza was the best) i was proven wrong by lombardi's pizza. I thought i was in heaven. The next day went to john's, boy was i in for a shock. The pie had little flavor. The best part of john's was its location.

Pros: location, ambiance

Cons: pizza, menu

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I went to Johns because it is so well reviewed, the same reason I'd gone to Grimalde's. The difference being that Grimalde's tastes GREAT, and John's tastes BAD. The service was good, better than Grimalde's and I liked the vibe of the place. However, the great service, and a good vibe can't offset how horrible the pizza there was. I two main problems with it: 1) the cheese. Their cheese was not "fresh mozzarella" it was "mozzarella" and it was probably fresh, but that's not the same. The type of cheese they use at John's is no different from the cheese used at any run-of-the-mill pizza by the slice place. And there's too much of it on top of such thin crust, making the proportions wrong. 2) Poor craftsmanship. Some slices had almost no toppings and others had far too much. The sauce, while good, was equally poorly distributed.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Johns because it is so well reviewed, the same reason I'd gone to Grimalde's. The difference being that Grimalde's tastes GREAT, and John's tastes BAD. The service was good, better than Grimalde's and I liked the vibe of the place. However, the great service, and a good vibe can't offset how horrible the pizza there was. I two main problems with it: 1) the cheese. Their cheese was not "fresh mozzarella" it was "mozzarella" and it was probably fresh, but that's not the same. The type of cheese they use at John's is no different from the cheese used at any run-of-the-mill pizza by the slice place. And there's too much of it on top of such thin crust, making the proportions wrong. 2) Poor craftsmanship. Some slices had almost no toppings and others had far too much. The sauce, while good, was equally poorly distributed.

Pros: good service, good vibe, good music

Cons: the cheese, the toppings, waiting for bad pizza

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Don't be fooled by the name. Come here for great pizza, but not for anything else. Aside from pizza, menu is limited. Very high ceiling (it's a former church) creates sense of openess (a nice change from the congested nature of nyc), but increases noise.

4
★★★★☆

Don't be fooled by the name. Come here for great pizza, but not for anything else. Aside from pizza, menu is limited. Very high ceiling (it's a former church) creates sense of openess (a nice change from the congested nature of nyc), but increases noise.

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There is a big difference between a popular pizza store and the best pizza store. I have found John's pizza to lack flavor in the cheese and have a bland sauce. NYC is the home to many weak pizza shops.

4
★★★★☆

There is a big difference between a popular pizza store and the best pizza store. I have found John's pizza to lack flavor in the cheese and have a bland sauce. NYC is the home to many weak pizza shops.

Pros: Inexpensive, good for groups

Cons: beat cheese

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I wouldn't say John's is the best in the world, as their popularity incease, their quality is slipping a bit over the years (go to Totonno's in Coney Island to experience that!), but you have to put them right up there among the top!

You simply can't ignore a great pie of John's pizza, and a picture of beer as probably one of the all time great New York gastronomical experiences! Being on Bleeker St. also helps!

The fresh ingrediants, that great sweet sauce! I'm getting hungry already.

4
★★★★☆

I wouldn't say John's is the best in the world, as their popularity incease, their quality is slipping a bit over the years (go to Totonno's in Coney Island to experience that!), but you have to put them right up there among the top!

You simply can't ignore a great pie of John's pizza, and a picture of beer as probably one of the all time great New York gastronomical experiences! Being on Bleeker St. also helps!

The fresh ingrediants, that great sweet sauce! I'm getting hungry already.

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I've eaten pizza all over Manhattan (unfortunately, I've never been to Brooklyn, where I hear the pizza is best), including all of the top spots according to CitySearch, and this place is at best, so-so. I've eaten here twice (you can't judge a place on a single pie), and I had black olives the first time, regular cheese the next. The cheese, sauce, and bread aren't special. The olives were delish, though, and that's been tough to find in the city. Famous for the pictures of Robert Deniro in the window. Crowded. People were drinking red wine with their pizzas. Please. It's all hype.

2
★★☆☆☆

I've eaten pizza all over Manhattan (unfortunately, I've never been to Brooklyn, where I hear the pizza is best), including all of the top spots according to CitySearch, and this place is at best, so-so. I've eaten here twice (you can't judge a place on a single pie), and I had black olives the first time, regular cheese the next. The cheese, sauce, and bread aren't special. The olives were delish, though, and that's been tough to find in the city. Famous for the pictures of Robert Deniro in the window. Crowded. People were drinking red wine with their pizzas. Please. It's all hype.

Pros: Olives, Setting

Cons: Snobs, Cheese & Crust, Slow Service; Wait

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There is not a trip I make to New York that doesn't include a visit to John's Pizzeria to enjoy not only the outstanding pizza but the out of this world Pete's a Rolls(the sausage are my favorite). Oh and did I mention they also have a great salad too.

When I go it usually cost more to park than it does to eat!!!!!! Mid-town location

Thanks, kittycat872 from VA

5
★★★★★

There is not a trip I make to New York that doesn't include a visit to John's Pizzeria to enjoy not only the outstanding pizza but the out of this world Pete's a Rolls(the sausage are my favorite). Oh and did I mention they also have a great salad too.

When I go it usually cost more to park than it does to eat!!!!!! Mid-town location

Thanks, kittycat872 from VA

Pros: very tasty, good atmosphere, great hospitality

Cons: parking not great

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Probably the best Pizza in the world, including Italy!
Food is fabulous, atmosphere is great and price is fabulous

5
★★★★★

Probably the best Pizza in the world, including Italy!
Food is fabulous, atmosphere is great and price is fabulous

Pros: great food, great price, love the walls/ceilin

Cons: bathroom, coat check, reception area

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Excellent pizza. Wow. Ordered one extra cheese and one pepperoni for the office. Delicious even after a 15 minute subway commute back. Everyone here liked it. Excellent, excellent, excellent. I've passed John's Pizzeria many times, but they don't sell slices. I could not justify ordering a whole pie until today. I'm very glad I was in the area, and it all worked out nicely. One of the very best I've ever tasted.

5
★★★★★

Excellent pizza. Wow. Ordered one extra cheese and one pepperoni for the office. Delicious even after a 15 minute subway commute back. Everyone here liked it. Excellent, excellent, excellent. I've passed John's Pizzeria many times, but they don't sell slices. I could not justify ordering a whole pie until today. I'm very glad I was in the area, and it all worked out nicely. One of the very best I've ever tasted.

Pros: delicious, inexpensive, fast on a Friday

Cons: street parking, crowded on weekends, cash only

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When in New York, John's is always a destination restaurant. We walk from updown to downtown. It is almost a pilgrimage.

5
★★★★★

When in New York, John's is always a destination restaurant. We walk from updown to downtown. It is almost a pilgrimage.

Pros: Just Right

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The pizza was terrific. The service was the worst I've ever had. We were given no napkins and had to ask 3 times before getting them. When server brought tab, we found out why service was so bad. Groups of 5 or more had tip automatically added. (We were a group of 6). I'd go back for the pizza, but would make sure it was a smaller group.

3
★★★☆☆

The pizza was terrific. The service was the worst I've ever had. We were given no napkins and had to ask 3 times before getting them. When server brought tab, we found out why service was so bad. Groups of 5 or more had tip automatically added. (We were a group of 6). I'd go back for the pizza, but would make sure it was a smaller group.

Pros: excellent pizza

Cons: pathetic service

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John's survives on it's rep for being the best. Besides finding their pizza to be just OK, I found that their service differs depending on race.

3
★★★☆☆

John's survives on it's rep for being the best. Besides finding their pizza to be just OK, I found that their service differs depending on race.

Cons: lousy parking, cramped seating, lousy service

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John's is definitely one of the best, but their crust is just not as tasty as Patsy's. And I by Patsy, I only mean the one on First Ave in Harleem.

4
★★★★☆

John's is definitely one of the best, but their crust is just not as tasty as Patsy's. And I by Patsy, I only mean the one on First Ave in Harleem.

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When it comes to pizza places, John's put's the "eats a" in pizza!!! If you could compare their food to art, this food is the "Louvre" of trattoria style Italian food.

5
★★★★★

When it comes to pizza places, John's put's the "eats a" in pizza!!! If you could compare their food to art, this food is the "Louvre" of trattoria style Italian food.

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The only pizza I ever ate that actually seemed greaseless. No globs, but gobs of taste through cheese. Awesome!

5
★★★★★

The only pizza I ever ate that actually seemed greaseless. No globs, but gobs of taste through cheese. Awesome!

Message from John's of Bleecker Street

John's of Bleecker Street was founded in 1929 by John Sasso, and the restaurant is still in its original location. We serve coal-fired, brick oven pizza, cooked in 850-degree ovens, and made to order. Among the oldest pizzerias in the city, John's captures the spirit of the New York pie with thin crust, fresh toppings and fast service.\

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With its family-friendly environment and loyal following, John's serves thousands of people every week. Seating is in traditional, time-worn booths, surrounded by celebrity photos and New York memorabilia. We keep it simple and do it well, and we cordially invite you in for a pie!

Editorial from

No place is the subject of as much debate among the pizza-eating public as John's. The debate between camps is largely stylistic, centering on the distribution and amount of cheese on John's pies. Unlike other New York legends likeā€¦

Key Points

  • Pizza, Calzone, Pasta, Salad
  • Serving Lunch & Dinner
  • Family Friendly Environment

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