Sal And Carmine Pizza

★★★★☆
  • 2671 Broadway

    New York, NY 10025

    Cross street: 101st & 102nd

    Map & Directions
  • 212-663-7651

About Sal And Carmine Pizza

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11:30 am to 10:00 pm

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Liked the pizza, it tasted like a great pizza I had when I was a child in Brooklyn...

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★★★★★

Liked the pizza, it tasted like a great pizza I had when I was a child in Brooklyn...

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Sal and Carmine's Pizza is one of the best pizza places in new york. They aren't too expensive and has good food.

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★★★★☆

Sal and Carmine's Pizza is one of the best pizza places in new york. They aren't too expensive and has good food.

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I've been eating thier pizza since the 70s when they were simply Sal's Pizza next to the old Symphony Space on 96th Street.

When they moved over 20 years ago we all feared that this great example of New York pizza would be lost.

But not so...they are still as wonderful and at 47 I love eating thier pizza as much as I did when I was 12.

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★★★★★

I've been eating thier pizza since the 70s when they were simply Sal's Pizza next to the old Symphony Space on 96th Street.

When they moved over 20 years ago we all feared that this great example of New York pizza would be lost.

But not so...they are still as wonderful and at 47 I love eating thier pizza as much as I did when I was 12.

Pros: Best Pizza in New York

Cons: None

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I live just around the corner from this joint, and every time I want some pizza, this place comes first. there is another place down the road called "cheesey pizza" and it lives up to its name. it WAY too cheesey for my taste, but at Sal and Carmine's, its always perfect! It mite a little salty but thats only noticeable to a few people. so if your uptown and craving a good slice, then go to Sal and Carmine's!

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★★★★★

I live just around the corner from this joint, and every time I want some pizza, this place comes first. there is another place down the road called "cheesey pizza" and it lives up to its name. it WAY too cheesey for my taste, but at Sal and Carmine's, its always perfect! It mite a little salty but thats only noticeable to a few people. so if your uptown and craving a good slice, then go to Sal and Carmine's!

Pros: Great pizza, good selection of toppings

Cons: a on the salty side

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Hi All,

So I live in the neighborhood and had heard about this place and did my research in advance by reading the reviews here on Citysearch (no, I don't work for Citysearch and they didn't pay me to say any of this). As I often passed this place going to and from the gym it was not big deal to stop and give it a try. I would agree with others who say it is NOT a place to rave about but you can get a decent slice (or two) to eat in or for on the go; not delivering is a bad business move on their part IMHO.

Stopped in for about the fourth time in the year and half I've now lived in NY and saw that inflation had affected their prices as well. Plain slices are now $3.00 and at that price this place is officially NOT worth the trip. Their plain cheese slice is not large enough nor delicious enough when NY is crowded with pizza joints. Long story short: if you're really hungry and just can't wait, fine, cough up the $3.00 but if you can wait your money is better spent elsewhere.

1
★★★☆☆

Hi All,

So I live in the neighborhood and had heard about this place and did my research in advance by reading the reviews here on Citysearch (no, I don't work for Citysearch and they didn't pay me to say any of this). As I often passed this place going to and from the gym it was not big deal to stop and give it a try. I would agree with others who say it is NOT a place to rave about but you can get a decent slice (or two) to eat in or for on the go; not delivering is a bad business move on their part IMHO.

Stopped in for about the fourth time in the year and half I've now lived in NY and saw that inflation had affected their prices as well. Plain slices are now $3.00 and at that price this place is officially NOT worth the trip. Their plain cheese slice is not large enough nor delicious enough when NY is crowded with pizza joints. Long story short: if you're really hungry and just can't wait, fine, cough up the $3.00 but if you can wait your money is better spent elsewhere.

Pros: It's decent pizza if you live in the neighborhood

Cons: Prices have risen to $3 per slice, a mediocre slice

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First time message, response to previous writer

So you had a pepperoni slice and a broccoli slice? Bad choices. This place does one thing really well. The cheese slice. It is a hole in the wall with zero atmosphere but they serve that old time New York City slice that is so hard to find these days.

The pizza overall is very salty, and the pepperoni slice seems slathered in grease that leaked out of the meat. But the plain cheese slice evokes memories of childhood, that first slice of New York pizza you had with your dad.

I've never even tried the broccoli slice - it is hideous. The Sicilian style is decent.

2
★★★★★

First time message, response to previous writer

So you had a pepperoni slice and a broccoli slice? Bad choices. This place does one thing really well. The cheese slice. It is a hole in the wall with zero atmosphere but they serve that old time New York City slice that is so hard to find these days.

The pizza overall is very salty, and the pepperoni slice seems slathered in grease that leaked out of the meat. But the plain cheese slice evokes memories of childhood, that first slice of New York pizza you had with your dad.

I've never even tried the broccoli slice - it is hideous. The Sicilian style is decent.

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I have NO idea what everyone is ranting about. I don't know if the pizza at this place USED to be good, but I went TODAY (Jan 29, 2008) and it was one of the most disappointing meals I have ever had. The cheese and sauce was scant. The crust and dough were mediocre. The pepperoni was too salty. And the ingredients in general did not taste very fresh at all.

I sat down and ate here after hearing all the to-do about this place at around 5:45pm today. The place was empty and in the entire time I was eating there, only 3 other customers came in to grab a slice. There was 1 old guy that hung around the counter eating a cheese slice and kept mumbling, "mmm, this is some good pizza."

Are you kidding me? Was this guy crazy? I thought something was wrong with my taste buds or something. I ate a 2nd slice to be sure with broccoli.

TERRIBLE.

I was SO disappointed that I signed up for a citysearch account just to write this review--my first ever.

Please, either someone tell me something was happening today and prove me wrong. Otherwise, don't waste your money here ladies and gentlemen. You will regret it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have NO idea what everyone is ranting about. I don't know if the pizza at this place USED to be good, but I went TODAY (Jan 29, 2008) and it was one of the most disappointing meals I have ever had. The cheese and sauce was scant. The crust and dough were mediocre. The pepperoni was too salty. And the ingredients in general did not taste very fresh at all.

I sat down and ate here after hearing all the to-do about this place at around 5:45pm today. The place was empty and in the entire time I was eating there, only 3 other customers came in to grab a slice. There was 1 old guy that hung around the counter eating a cheese slice and kept mumbling, "mmm, this is some good pizza."

Are you kidding me? Was this guy crazy? I thought something was wrong with my taste buds or something. I ate a 2nd slice to be sure with broccoli.

TERRIBLE.

I was SO disappointed that I signed up for a citysearch account just to write this review--my first ever.

Please, either someone tell me something was happening today and prove me wrong. Otherwise, don't waste your money here ladies and gentlemen. You will regret it.

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Let me tell you. Us New Yorkers are pizza experts by birth. I have had all the slices from top to bottom and Sal and Carmines is the best i've ever had. There are others that taste great and are excellent as well. But for my money I love Sal and Carmine's most. They usually give you a crisp thin crust and the cheese is amazing. It's the sauce that's the secret and i've tried to get some ideas from sal and Carmine but of course they won't tell. They are always making the pies and yes they don't deliver never have never will. I keep telling him if you did you'd make even more but they don't want to. Carmine or is it Sal I always mix them up sometimes yells out funny phrases as your eating, like "Pizza Time" and he's always jawing about something. They have been on the Upper West Side for over 40 years making pies and I hope they never leave. They also make an incredible sicilian slice but they don't always have a pie ready you have to be lucky enough to get one. It's doughy in the right way and not those huge squares other places try to sell you. This is down home goodness only New York can offer. If your uptown and want to eat the biggest slice in the city head on up to 110th street and Broadway to Koronet, home of the "Wagon Wheel Pizza"
It's a slice of monumental proportions but not as good as Sal and Carmine's if you ask me. God broke the mold when he made these guys.

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★★★★★

Let me tell you. Us New Yorkers are pizza experts by birth. I have had all the slices from top to bottom and Sal and Carmines is the best i've ever had. There are others that taste great and are excellent as well. But for my money I love Sal and Carmine's most. They usually give you a crisp thin crust and the cheese is amazing. It's the sauce that's the secret and i've tried to get some ideas from sal and Carmine but of course they won't tell. They are always making the pies and yes they don't deliver never have never will. I keep telling him if you did you'd make even more but they don't want to. Carmine or is it Sal I always mix them up sometimes yells out funny phrases as your eating, like "Pizza Time" and he's always jawing about something. They have been on the Upper West Side for over 40 years making pies and I hope they never leave. They also make an incredible sicilian slice but they don't always have a pie ready you have to be lucky enough to get one. It's doughy in the right way and not those huge squares other places try to sell you. This is down home goodness only New York can offer. If your uptown and want to eat the biggest slice in the city head on up to 110th street and Broadway to Koronet, home of the "Wagon Wheel Pizza"
It's a slice of monumental proportions but not as good as Sal and Carmine's if you ask me. God broke the mold when he made these guys.

Pros: The best slice you'll ever have

Cons: Its a ways uptown if you don't like traveling you might not want to go.

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We checked out the pizza here because of some good reviews. What a joke.Tthe pizza is overpriced,and is hardly even a good pie,mediocre at best. Not enough anything on it,very plain.

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★☆☆☆☆

We checked out the pizza here because of some good reviews. What a joke.Tthe pizza is overpriced,and is hardly even a good pie,mediocre at best. Not enough anything on it,very plain.

Pros: the well tossed dough gives a good base

Cons: very plain, scarce cheese and sauce, overpriced

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The zesty quality of their bread is intoxicating, especially compared to the shockingly bland library paste that passes for dough in most NYC joints. Their crust bubbles up and has a full-bodied flavor that possesses such a savory, almost buttery character that regulars often eat their slices backwards?starting with the outer crust that generally gets tossed in most so-called pizza parlors.

Sal & Carmine?s is about the bread and the cheese, with generous helpings of the finest mozzarella, applied in handfuls of packing peanuts. The quality of this whole milk mozzarella is such that when baked, the natural oils emerge, and imbue the crust with even more flavor?the harmony between the bread and the cheese is just gloriously rich and mellow, with creamy overtones that roll out of the oven in waves of texture and overwhelm the olfactory senses even before that first bite kicks in, and the crust has an unmistakable Neapolitan character?slightly crunchy on the outside, but with airy, tender nooks and crannies that just melt in your mouth.

The sauce is a fairly traditional marinara, with light overtones of olive oil and oregano, and of their toppings, the thick slices of sausage and generous helpings of pepperoni should satisfy the cravings of any meat lover, while for the vegans, their spinach pie is just perfection. But mostly, Sal & Carmine?s enduring glory is their plain cheese slice. And don?t overlook their superb Sicilian slices, airy and full-bodied like the best home-made focaccia.

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★★★★★

The zesty quality of their bread is intoxicating, especially compared to the shockingly bland library paste that passes for dough in most NYC joints. Their crust bubbles up and has a full-bodied flavor that possesses such a savory, almost buttery character that regulars often eat their slices backwards?starting with the outer crust that generally gets tossed in most so-called pizza parlors.

Sal & Carmine?s is about the bread and the cheese, with generous helpings of the finest mozzarella, applied in handfuls of packing peanuts. The quality of this whole milk mozzarella is such that when baked, the natural oils emerge, and imbue the crust with even more flavor?the harmony between the bread and the cheese is just gloriously rich and mellow, with creamy overtones that roll out of the oven in waves of texture and overwhelm the olfactory senses even before that first bite kicks in, and the crust has an unmistakable Neapolitan character?slightly crunchy on the outside, but with airy, tender nooks and crannies that just melt in your mouth.

The sauce is a fairly traditional marinara, with light overtones of olive oil and oregano, and of their toppings, the thick slices of sausage and generous helpings of pepperoni should satisfy the cravings of any meat lover, while for the vegans, their spinach pie is just perfection. But mostly, Sal & Carmine?s enduring glory is their plain cheese slice. And don?t overlook their superb Sicilian slices, airy and full-bodied like the best home-made focaccia.

Pros: Best slice in New York

Cons: Do not deliver

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This is the best pizza place in Morningside Heights, but hardly the best in the city. Cheese and sauce are flavorful, crust is a tad too chewy for my taste. Good soda selection (Dr. Brown's). Most people in the neighborhood like to go to Koronet's for a slice. Their loss, our gain. Place is usually not busy so it's not too hard to grab one of the few seats.

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★★★★☆

This is the best pizza place in Morningside Heights, but hardly the best in the city. Cheese and sauce are flavorful, crust is a tad too chewy for my taste. Good soda selection (Dr. Brown's). Most people in the neighborhood like to go to Koronet's for a slice. Their loss, our gain. Place is usually not busy so it's not too hard to grab one of the few seats.

Pros: Quirky owners

Cons: Opens at noon. Slightly more expensive, but worth it (not exactly a con)

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I think this is the best pizza in the city. The plain is good but the spinach is better. One tip - don't let them catch you with a napkin on your pizza, taking the oil off, because they will tell you they don't like it.

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★★★★★

I think this is the best pizza in the city. The plain is good but the spinach is better. One tip - don't let them catch you with a napkin on your pizza, taking the oil off, because they will tell you they don't like it.

Pros: PIZZA

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By far the best pizza I've ever had in my 16 years alive. It's nothing like any other pizza in the city where it all tastes the same. I have friends from Queens and the Bronx who come over weekly and demand that we go to Sal and Carmine's. Oh and this is the only pizza I've ever found that tastes good if you leave it in the fridge over night and reheat it the next day. I imagine that if I went to Italy, this is what pizza would taste like.

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★★★★★

By far the best pizza I've ever had in my 16 years alive. It's nothing like any other pizza in the city where it all tastes the same. I have friends from Queens and the Bronx who come over weekly and demand that we go to Sal and Carmine's. Oh and this is the only pizza I've ever found that tastes good if you leave it in the fridge over night and reheat it the next day. I imagine that if I went to Italy, this is what pizza would taste like.

Pros: Consistently great pizza

Cons: There isnt a lot of seating

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I grew up on Sal & Carmine's pizza. Now that may make me jaded but in reality it just speaks to how lucky I was to be raised on the UWS and got to school a stone's throw from their original spot on W. 94th. Thankfully they relocated to W. 102nd street and the legacy continues. Hot, thin slices with just the right balance of cheese and sauce (what's in that any way?). One slice never seems to be enough and where else can you get a cold can of celery soda to wash it all down with? With the years slipping by and the work load taking it's toll, Sal and Carmine won't be around forever so get a slice today and know you're having a piece of New York history before it's gone..after all they truely have the best pizza in town!

2
★★★★★

I grew up on Sal & Carmine's pizza. Now that may make me jaded but in reality it just speaks to how lucky I was to be raised on the UWS and got to school a stone's throw from their original spot on W. 94th. Thankfully they relocated to W. 102nd street and the legacy continues. Hot, thin slices with just the right balance of cheese and sauce (what's in that any way?). One slice never seems to be enough and where else can you get a cold can of celery soda to wash it all down with? With the years slipping by and the work load taking it's toll, Sal and Carmine won't be around forever so get a slice today and know you're having a piece of New York history before it's gone..after all they truely have the best pizza in town!

Pros: *The* best pizza in New York

Cons: They don't deliver!

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My co-workers & I treked our way from Mid-east all the way to try this famous slice, we were utterly disappointed first with the shape of the pie, it wasn't round, but more of a football shaped, oval. After my first bite, I was in need of two bottles of water b/c it was too salty for my taste buds, and the crust or dough was too chewy, perhaps undercooked. It wasn't only me, both my co-workers thought the same. We concluded it wasn't worth the trip, & after getting back, I can drink a whole gallon of water.

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★★★☆☆

My co-workers & I treked our way from Mid-east all the way to try this famous slice, we were utterly disappointed first with the shape of the pie, it wasn't round, but more of a football shaped, oval. After my first bite, I was in need of two bottles of water b/c it was too salty for my taste buds, and the crust or dough was too chewy, perhaps undercooked. It wasn't only me, both my co-workers thought the same. We concluded it wasn't worth the trip, & after getting back, I can drink a whole gallon of water.

Pros: No line, sause & cheese

Cons: too salty & crust chewy

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I agree with rzap1122 - the regular slice was way too salty. And actually one of my slices was very undercooked - I'll excuse that - the other slice was fine. Bread is decent. All in all though, a better than average NY slice, but nothing mind blowing. Better off going to brick oven restaurants in Manhattan or Brooklyn. You want a good slice to go - head to Westchester.

And let's clear this up. This pizza is neither undercheesed or overchessed - it's pretty average.

2
★★★★☆

I agree with rzap1122 - the regular slice was way too salty. And actually one of my slices was very undercooked - I'll excuse that - the other slice was fine. Bread is decent. All in all though, a better than average NY slice, but nothing mind blowing. Better off going to brick oven restaurants in Manhattan or Brooklyn. You want a good slice to go - head to Westchester.

And let's clear this up. This pizza is neither undercheesed or overchessed - it's pretty average.

Pros: no lines, good sauce and crust

Cons: pizza too salty (cheese or sauce??)

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I also grew up eating Sal's Pizza. During the 60's, while at Joan of Arc JHS on 93rd off Amsterdam Ave, we'd go down the street for lunch and have a slice for about 25 cents (Yes, I remember Phil's and there was NEVER any contest!!). Sal's was on Bwy. between 94th and 95th, just next door to The Symphony movie theatre and around the corner from the Thalia - later moved "uptown" to Bwy. between 102nd and 103rd.
Sal's has always been the best pizza around - for those in the know on the Upper West Side, it's the only game in town!!

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★★★★★

I also grew up eating Sal's Pizza. During the 60's, while at Joan of Arc JHS on 93rd off Amsterdam Ave, we'd go down the street for lunch and have a slice for about 25 cents (Yes, I remember Phil's and there was NEVER any contest!!). Sal's was on Bwy. between 94th and 95th, just next door to The Symphony movie theatre and around the corner from the Thalia - later moved "uptown" to Bwy. between 102nd and 103rd.
Sal's has always been the best pizza around - for those in the know on the Upper West Side, it's the only game in town!!

Pros: Sal and Carmine are professionals who were always very friendly

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I created an account here just to comment on this. I grew up on the upper west side, I remember when Sal & Carmine where in the 90's before they moved, and i was a tough neighborhood. They hung in there, moved uptown, and this is still the best pizza by far that you can get in NYC.
The only caveat is that you have to eat it there. It is not the same reheated or cold. Sal & Carmine make their pies at their own pace, they never keep a stack of pies pre-made, so you always get a fresh slice. It is perfect, a perfect thin crust, a tangy tomato base, and a cheesy and salty mozzeralla. Perfect. And the their sicilian is perfect as well.
I've been going there for close to 40 years. I've exchanged maybe 5 sentences with Sal & Carmine, apart from my order. It's part of the charm.

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★★★★★

I created an account here just to comment on this. I grew up on the upper west side, I remember when Sal & Carmine where in the 90's before they moved, and i was a tough neighborhood. They hung in there, moved uptown, and this is still the best pizza by far that you can get in NYC.
The only caveat is that you have to eat it there. It is not the same reheated or cold. Sal & Carmine make their pies at their own pace, they never keep a stack of pies pre-made, so you always get a fresh slice. It is perfect, a perfect thin crust, a tangy tomato base, and a cheesy and salty mozzeralla. Perfect. And the their sicilian is perfect as well.
I've been going there for close to 40 years. I've exchanged maybe 5 sentences with Sal & Carmine, apart from my order. It's part of the charm.

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Who comes up with these pizza ratings, people from the sticks? My cuz and I went there recently, she is from Queens and I am from Bklyn. We know neopolitan pizza. The first pie wasn't done enough and barely rated a 6. The 2nd pie was more well done but still didn't rate any more than a 7.

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★★★☆☆

Who comes up with these pizza ratings, people from the sticks? My cuz and I went there recently, she is from Queens and I am from Bklyn. We know neopolitan pizza. The first pie wasn't done enough and barely rated a 6. The 2nd pie was more well done but still didn't rate any more than a 7.

Pros: None

Cons: And they charge $2.50 for a plain.

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Like a couple of other reviewers, I'm old enough to remember Sal's when it was a tiny joint on Broadway between 94th and 95th. (Anybody remember its competition, Phil's, on B'way between 94th and 93rd)? The neon sign in the front of Sal's and Carmine dates back to that era. Anyway, its pizza is a nice nostalgic treat, as good pizza by the slice in NYC has become harder to find. But the last time I was there, about two weeks ago, something had changed. The dough was good, but the cheese seemed different. The pizza seemed to have reverted to the standard NY fare. I immeadiately thought of Ray's on 6th Ave and 11th St., which was awesome until it was sold several years ago. It has the same decor, but the pizza has nothing to do with what made that store famous. I hope what I recently experienced at Sal's and Carmine was an anomaly.

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★★★★☆

Like a couple of other reviewers, I'm old enough to remember Sal's when it was a tiny joint on Broadway between 94th and 95th. (Anybody remember its competition, Phil's, on B'way between 94th and 93rd)? The neon sign in the front of Sal's and Carmine dates back to that era. Anyway, its pizza is a nice nostalgic treat, as good pizza by the slice in NYC has become harder to find. But the last time I was there, about two weeks ago, something had changed. The dough was good, but the cheese seemed different. The pizza seemed to have reverted to the standard NY fare. I immeadiately thought of Ray's on 6th Ave and 11th St., which was awesome until it was sold several years ago. It has the same decor, but the pizza has nothing to do with what made that store famous. I hope what I recently experienced at Sal's and Carmine was an anomaly.

Pros: When it sticks to its original formula, it's great

Cons: Those guys can't live forever. May not stay the same.

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Being from New Jersey (contrary to popular belief home to the worlds best pizza) I have been around great pizza my whole life. In my 6 years in New York I could not find pizza that matched up, that was until I tried Sal and Carmines. Sal and Carmine are artists and the dough is their canvass.

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★★★★★

Being from New Jersey (contrary to popular belief home to the worlds best pizza) I have been around great pizza my whole life. In my 6 years in New York I could not find pizza that matched up, that was until I tried Sal and Carmines. Sal and Carmine are artists and the dough is their canvass.

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Sal and Carmine make the best pizza in NYC. As an native New Yorker, my pizza palate is near impossible to please; however, after a long, long search, a foodie friend introduced me to Sal and Carmine's and I was sold. The environment is old school NY pizza place, service is no frills - it's just all about the pizza. Phone it in, pick up a bottle of wine, grab the pizza and head home for a great dinner.

2
★★★★★

Sal and Carmine make the best pizza in NYC. As an native New Yorker, my pizza palate is near impossible to please; however, after a long, long search, a foodie friend introduced me to Sal and Carmine's and I was sold. The environment is old school NY pizza place, service is no frills - it's just all about the pizza. Phone it in, pick up a bottle of wine, grab the pizza and head home for a great dinner.

Pros: pizza, pizza, pizza

Cons: no delivery

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I grew up in NY and I cannot find a good slice anymore! I follow the scent to anywhere that is advertised as old school but this place was disappointing. There is no flavor to the sauce, no spices at all, the crust was underdone and the cheese was put on sparingly. I watched the guy make the pizza and I could see there was not enough cheese on it. Where oh where can I find a slice in this town that is actually good!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

I grew up in NY and I cannot find a good slice anymore! I follow the scent to anywhere that is advertised as old school but this place was disappointing. There is no flavor to the sauce, no spices at all, the crust was underdone and the cheese was put on sparingly. I watched the guy make the pizza and I could see there was not enough cheese on it. Where oh where can I find a slice in this town that is actually good!!!!

Pros: quick service

Cons: bad pizza

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This is by far the best pizza out there. I've been eating their pizza for the last 2 years, and I can't eat anyone else's pizza now without being disappointed. I don't know why other reviewers are calling the staff "rude." Just shoot them a smile and they will talk your ear off. Truely a New York experience.

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★★★★★

This is by far the best pizza out there. I've been eating their pizza for the last 2 years, and I can't eat anyone else's pizza now without being disappointed. I don't know why other reviewers are calling the staff "rude." Just shoot them a smile and they will talk your ear off. Truely a New York experience.

Pros: Great food, Great place

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I've been having a passion for food ever since I started cooking at age 4. I consider myself to be a person with exceptional tastebuds, easily recreating food I eat out. I had pizza here and enjoyed it, but it is a far cry from the hype that exists about the place. It is definitely overrated and undoubtedly OVERpriced!

Nothing special, I make a far better pizza myself.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been having a passion for food ever since I started cooking at age 4. I consider myself to be a person with exceptional tastebuds, easily recreating food I eat out. I had pizza here and enjoyed it, but it is a far cry from the hype that exists about the place. It is definitely overrated and undoubtedly OVERpriced!

Nothing special, I make a far better pizza myself.

Pros: Good pizza

Cons: Hype, Overpriced, Poor service

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This is the best. Made by guys who take pride in what they do. They make one pizza at a time so it isn't sitting around all day. It's done right and the sauce and the dough aren't made in a factory. The cheese is real. The neighborhood has changed over the years but these guys haven't. I hope they never retire and live to outlast me.

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★★★★★

This is the best. Made by guys who take pride in what they do. They make one pizza at a time so it isn't sitting around all day. It's done right and the sauce and the dough aren't made in a factory. The cheese is real. The neighborhood has changed over the years but these guys haven't. I hope they never retire and live to outlast me.

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I live in the upper west side and was very happy when I read the reviews as most of the highly recommended pizza parlors are in other parts of the city. Decided to buy a large pie for football sunday - pizza almost ruined my football sunday!

Highly overrated pizza. The sauce is way too salty and crust was a bit undercooked. Threw out the pie and ordered another one from another local pizza parlor.

I'm not sure who's writing the other reviews. The only thing I agree with is the rude service. That's fine and acceptable if the pizza lived up to the hype. Take my advice - go somewhere else.

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★★☆☆☆

I live in the upper west side and was very happy when I read the reviews as most of the highly recommended pizza parlors are in other parts of the city. Decided to buy a large pie for football sunday - pizza almost ruined my football sunday!

Highly overrated pizza. The sauce is way too salty and crust was a bit undercooked. Threw out the pie and ordered another one from another local pizza parlor.

I'm not sure who's writing the other reviews. The only thing I agree with is the rude service. That's fine and acceptable if the pizza lived up to the hype. Take my advice - go somewhere else.

Pros: NON

Cons: sauce too salty, service

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Bar none, this is the best pizza you'll ever have the privilege of eating. I used to live two blocks from Sal's and Carmine. A couple of years ago, I moved to midown and I STILL travel uptown for a pie (I take a cab home with it - my own delivery service:).

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★★★★★

Bar none, this is the best pizza you'll ever have the privilege of eating. I used to live two blocks from Sal's and Carmine. A couple of years ago, I moved to midown and I STILL travel uptown for a pie (I take a cab home with it - my own delivery service:).

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and i am so glad they are on the list!!! my once a week indulgence and SIN --

2
★★★★★

and i am so glad they are on the list!!! my once a week indulgence and SIN --

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New York city is littered with dingy little pizza parlors all claiming to have the best slices in New York, authentic sicilian, fres ingredients, etc. etc. They rarely impress. Sal and Carmine's however, nestled unassumingly next to a liquor store on the Upper West Side could possibly be the real deal. They make no claims, and the restaurant is dark, cramped, and none too clean, but the proprietors don't mess around. The pizza is the best I've had in New York. Tons of toppings and cheese, just the right amount of grease. You'll know it when you taste it. Don't expect much help from Sal or Carmine though, as they are a couple of grumpy old pizza men.

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★★★★★

New York city is littered with dingy little pizza parlors all claiming to have the best slices in New York, authentic sicilian, fres ingredients, etc. etc. They rarely impress. Sal and Carmine's however, nestled unassumingly next to a liquor store on the Upper West Side could possibly be the real deal. They make no claims, and the restaurant is dark, cramped, and none too clean, but the proprietors don't mess around. The pizza is the best I've had in New York. Tons of toppings and cheese, just the right amount of grease. You'll know it when you taste it. Don't expect much help from Sal or Carmine though, as they are a couple of grumpy old pizza men.

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We just got back from our first real trip to New York and I tried 4 or 5 different pizza joints and this place was unbelievable. It is just a tiny little place, but the pizza was UNBELIEVABLE. It is quite a ways uptown, but worth it. It was the best piece of pizza I have ever had and my wife who really doesn't even like pizza thought it was outstanding.

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★★★★★

We just got back from our first real trip to New York and I tried 4 or 5 different pizza joints and this place was unbelievable. It is just a tiny little place, but the pizza was UNBELIEVABLE. It is quite a ways uptown, but worth it. It was the best piece of pizza I have ever had and my wife who really doesn't even like pizza thought it was outstanding.

Pros: pizza, pizza, pizza

Cons: nothing

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I have been eating "Sal's Pizza" for about 50 years. He was first down on 95th St. Next what was then the Symphony movie theater. I don't believe there was any seating. There was always a wait. The pizza was always fresh. Then he moved uptown and became Sal & Carmine's, but in all that thime the pizza has never changed, nor has the service. It is the quintessential NY experience. The slices are large with just the right sweet and saltyness encluding the oil that runs down the slice. I have enjoyed many of New York's pizza parlors, but none ever come close to the perfection on Sal & Carmine's. This is what is a little of what is left of NY and especially the Westside before a generation of trendiness took over.

2
★★★★★

I have been eating "Sal's Pizza" for about 50 years. He was first down on 95th St. Next what was then the Symphony movie theater. I don't believe there was any seating. There was always a wait. The pizza was always fresh. Then he moved uptown and became Sal & Carmine's, but in all that thime the pizza has never changed, nor has the service. It is the quintessential NY experience. The slices are large with just the right sweet and saltyness encluding the oil that runs down the slice. I have enjoyed many of New York's pizza parlors, but none ever come close to the perfection on Sal & Carmine's. This is what is a little of what is left of NY and especially the Westside before a generation of trendiness took over.

Cons: don't deliver

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YES, THE TWO OLD MEN CAN BE RUDE AND MEAN AT TIMES BUT IT'S ALL WORTH IT WHEN YOU BITE INTO THEIR SLICE. THEIR ATTITUDE IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. LOL! I JUST RECENTLY DISCOVERED IT THROUGH A FRIEND AND I'VE LIVED IN NYC ALL MY LIFE AND HAVE NEVER TASTED A BETTER PIZZA. THE SAUCE IS JUST DELICIOUS, HAS A TASTE LIKE NO OTHER. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. BUT DON'T EXPECT GREAT FRIENDLY SERVICE OR A TRENDY LOOK JUST EXPECT GREAT PIZZA!

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★★★★★

YES, THE TWO OLD MEN CAN BE RUDE AND MEAN AT TIMES BUT IT'S ALL WORTH IT WHEN YOU BITE INTO THEIR SLICE. THEIR ATTITUDE IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. LOL! I JUST RECENTLY DISCOVERED IT THROUGH A FRIEND AND I'VE LIVED IN NYC ALL MY LIFE AND HAVE NEVER TASTED A BETTER PIZZA. THE SAUCE IS JUST DELICIOUS, HAS A TASTE LIKE NO OTHER. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. BUT DON'T EXPECT GREAT FRIENDLY SERVICE OR A TRENDY LOOK JUST EXPECT GREAT PIZZA!

Pros: GREAT SAUCE, GREAT CHEESE, GREAT DOUGH

Cons: SMALL PLACE

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I don't care how good the pizza is here. Everytime i try to grab a quick slice it is never quick and the counter staff is rude. I agree their slice is decent, but I refuse to wait 15 minutes for a slice when their are so many other great places to eat in the neighborhood.

1
★★★☆☆

I don't care how good the pizza is here. Everytime i try to grab a quick slice it is never quick and the counter staff is rude. I agree their slice is decent, but I refuse to wait 15 minutes for a slice when their are so many other great places to eat in the neighborhood.

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I have been eating their pizza for well over 20 years as a young schoolboy and remember when it was only 50cents a slice. Here I am an adult and everytime I smell that aroma coming from their pizza store, not only does it stop and make my mouth water but it reverts me instantly to a time where that slice of pizza was the highlight of my day. 20 years later there are days when it still is.

2
★★★★★

I have been eating their pizza for well over 20 years as a young schoolboy and remember when it was only 50cents a slice. Here I am an adult and everytime I smell that aroma coming from their pizza store, not only does it stop and make my mouth water but it reverts me instantly to a time where that slice of pizza was the highlight of my day. 20 years later there are days when it still is.

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I've lived here for six years and I've had pie in all five boroughs and this really IS the single best cheese pie slice I've ever had. My friends and I ordered the entire pie and ate it in about five minutes, it was so good. Perfect tomato sauce, get the large for the thinnest crunchiest possible crust.

2
★★★★★

I've lived here for six years and I've had pie in all five boroughs and this really IS the single best cheese pie slice I've ever had. My friends and I ordered the entire pie and ate it in about five minutes, it was so good. Perfect tomato sauce, get the large for the thinnest crunchiest possible crust.

Pros: the BEST

Cons: , no delivery, slightly more pricey

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I put this on must do list, and finally tried this place today. It is a hike but since I visit NYC via Penn Station it was simple to get to by 1&9 subway. The pizza was just splendid. I had a plain slice and one with sausage, and if all they served was plain, that would be no problem with me. It's great they sell by the slice since I usually travel alone. I was the second one served today, so it could not have been more fresh or hotter, and that is the way they want it to be since they don't deliver. They open at Noon so don't expect an early lunch. Great pizza. Addictive.

2
★★★★★

I put this on must do list, and finally tried this place today. It is a hike but since I visit NYC via Penn Station it was simple to get to by 1&9 subway. The pizza was just splendid. I had a plain slice and one with sausage, and if all they served was plain, that would be no problem with me. It's great they sell by the slice since I usually travel alone. I was the second one served today, so it could not have been more fresh or hotter, and that is the way they want it to be since they don't deliver. They open at Noon so don't expect an early lunch. Great pizza. Addictive.

Pros: Price, Pizza, authentic

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I was craving for a good pizza to share with my kids. I surfed the net and came upon sal's and carmines. I got the pleasure of seeing sal himself in action. the dough was abit too chewy and the pizza was way too salty. the sauce was excellent but the saltiness of the pizza quickly overpowered anything good about the pizza.

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★★★☆☆

I was craving for a good pizza to share with my kids. I surfed the net and came upon sal's and carmines. I got the pleasure of seeing sal himself in action. the dough was abit too chewy and the pizza was way too salty. the sauce was excellent but the saltiness of the pizza quickly overpowered anything good about the pizza.

Pros: good sauce, fresh cheese taste, moist crust

Cons: , dough chewy and tough, too too salty

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Being raised on Sal & Carmine's Pizza means that I have an informed opinion on the matter. Sal & Carmine are quietly industrious. I have always loved watching them make pizza and if you do get a chance to observe them at their craft, take the opportunity to close your eyes for a brief moment and listen to Sal and Carmine have a subtle Italian conversation in the background, while they gracefully toss the sweetly oiled dough; take in the aroma of the well seasoned sauce and freshly cut cheese. Too bad I'm in Florida or I'd ask the guys, "Lemme get 2 da go!"

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★★★★☆

Being raised on Sal & Carmine's Pizza means that I have an informed opinion on the matter. Sal & Carmine are quietly industrious. I have always loved watching them make pizza and if you do get a chance to observe them at their craft, take the opportunity to close your eyes for a brief moment and listen to Sal and Carmine have a subtle Italian conversation in the background, while they gracefully toss the sweetly oiled dough; take in the aroma of the well seasoned sauce and freshly cut cheese. Too bad I'm in Florida or I'd ask the guys, "Lemme get 2 da go!"

Pros: slightly salty, always fresh, excellent just plain

Cons: , cost, cost

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For me, Sal and Carmine's is the best slice in the states. The cheese is the zestiest, the sauce, sublime. Everyone in NYC needs to try it out if they haven't yet. You can't get beer or wine, unfortunately, but they do have fountain drinks and orangina!

2
★★★★★

For me, Sal and Carmine's is the best slice in the states. The cheese is the zestiest, the sauce, sublime. Everyone in NYC needs to try it out if they haven't yet. You can't get beer or wine, unfortunately, but they do have fountain drinks and orangina!

Pros: cheese, sauce, crust

Cons: no beer

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I absolutely love this pizza. This is absolutely what one thinks of when one thinks of New York Pizza. So good!

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love this pizza. This is absolutely what one thinks of when one thinks of New York Pizza. So good!

Pros: Incredible pizza, Good value

Cons: No delivery, Not great ambiance

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Quite possibly the worst pizza in the city - greasy, salty, and chewy. I came because of the positive reviews on cityseach, but was severely disappointed.

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★☆☆☆☆

Quite possibly the worst pizza in the city - greasy, salty, and chewy. I came because of the positive reviews on cityseach, but was severely disappointed.

Pros: cheap

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Pizza the way it should be. Fresh cheese, great sauce, excellent crust. One of the tastiest ever encountered, quite possibly the most addictive. Simple. Pure.

Go here. Try it. Love it.

2
★★★★★

Pizza the way it should be. Fresh cheese, great sauce, excellent crust. One of the tastiest ever encountered, quite possibly the most addictive. Simple. Pure.

Go here. Try it. Love it.

Pros: Best Slice, Fresh ingredients, Local Flavor

Cons: Small seating area, Addiction likely

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The BEST slice of pizza in town!! If you are in the neighborhood, or even if you are not...it's worth stopping by for the cheese pizza

2
★★★★★

The BEST slice of pizza in town!! If you are in the neighborhood, or even if you are not...it's worth stopping by for the cheese pizza

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Ok, so this place is literally a hole in the wall, around the corner where I live. And, yes, their cheeze pizza is ADDICTIVE. More addictive than Krispy Kreme doughnuts...and, I guess, equally unhealthy. The cheeze, the crust, the grumpy men who make and heat the pizza for you....it's an experience. So, grab yourself a cold rootbeer and order a slice. There is a small, cozy place behind the counter, where you can eat your pies in peace.

2
★★★★☆

Ok, so this place is literally a hole in the wall, around the corner where I live. And, yes, their cheeze pizza is ADDICTIVE. More addictive than Krispy Kreme doughnuts...and, I guess, equally unhealthy. The cheeze, the crust, the grumpy men who make and heat the pizza for you....it's an experience. So, grab yourself a cold rootbeer and order a slice. There is a small, cozy place behind the counter, where you can eat your pies in peace.

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Sal & Carmine have been around forever, before this address they were around the corner from the old Thalia movie theater on 95th and Broadway,
they are defintely worth the trip uptown,
the cheese has character, the tomato sauce good not too sweet and the crust like ovenbaked bread from Naples... go for it before these two brothers retire and bring with them the secrets of truly good
NYC pizza.

2
★★★★★

Sal & Carmine have been around forever, before this address they were around the corner from the old Thalia movie theater on 95th and Broadway,
they are defintely worth the trip uptown,
the cheese has character, the tomato sauce good not too sweet and the crust like ovenbaked bread from Naples... go for it before these two brothers retire and bring with them the secrets of truly good
NYC pizza.

Pros: best pizza around, owners are funny

Cons: gotta go up to 101st

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They do it right here. Pizza, pizza and only pizza! Great for a slice or to pick up a pie, Sal and Carmine's is the best pizza on the Upper West Side. They do nothing else... so how can they get pizza wrong?

2
★★★★★

They do it right here. Pizza, pizza and only pizza! Great for a slice or to pick up a pie, Sal and Carmine's is the best pizza on the Upper West Side. They do nothing else... so how can they get pizza wrong?

Pros: quick, large, delicious

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live in the neighborhood and go there 2-3 times a week. best pizza i've had in the city.

worth the trip up if you've never tried it!

2
★★★★★

live in the neighborhood and go there 2-3 times a week. best pizza i've had in the city.

worth the trip up if you've never tried it!

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Sal and Carmine have been making pizza in the Upper West Side for 37 years. They were born and raised in a farm in Italy. They make the best crust in the city and they use the best ingredients for the toppings. They have no interest in yuppifying their pizza. And they don't deliver (delivered pizza = steamed pizza).

2
★★★★★

Sal and Carmine have been making pizza in the Upper West Side for 37 years. They were born and raised in a farm in Italy. They make the best crust in the city and they use the best ingredients for the toppings. They have no interest in yuppifying their pizza. And they don't deliver (delivered pizza = steamed pizza).

Pros: best crust, best sauce

Cons: small, narrow store

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These guys are the best. No delivery, one pie at a time, and better pizza than you'll find any place.

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★★★★★

These guys are the best. No delivery, one pie at a time, and better pizza than you'll find any place.

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