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Edward Brock

02/08/2024

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I’ve been around the world tasting pizza, so I’m especially picky about where I choose to indulge in a slice. As such, I’ve decided to narrow down my search for the best pizza in Long Island City to 12 places – and trust me, these are some great pies!

My review will be humorous and lighthearted as I share my experiences at each of these locations. Whether you’re a pizzeria connoisseur like myself, or just looking for a delicious slice on a budget, this guide surely won’t disappoint. Ready to join me on my adventure? Let’s get started!

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#1 GoodFellas pizzeria of SunnySide

+1 718-255-1995

Open Hours

Monday: 11AM-9PM
Tuesday: 11AM-9PM
Wednesday: 11AM-9PM
Thursday: 11AM-9PM
Friday: 11AM-9PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The moment I stepped through the door, the heavenly smell of Italian herbs and cheeses greeted me like an old friend. The buzzing atmosphere was great – it really brought out the warm Italian vibes.

As soon as my order arrived, I knew I’d made a good decision. The pizza itself was spectacular – the dough was light and airy, but had enough crunch that you knew it was cooked to perfection. Topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and loads of delicious toppings, it certainly lived up to its reputation as some of the best pizza in Long Island City!

To top it off, GoodFellas pizzeria of SunnySide had incredibly friendly staff who were more than happy to chat about their restaurant’s history or answer any questions I had about their menu. If you’re ever in the area looking for great pizza, this is definitely where you need to go for an excellent meal!

If you’re willing to go an extra 1 miles, you can get to 30 more pizza places in Astoria!

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#2 Lupo Rosso Pizzeria

+1 718-685-2255

Open Hours

Monday: 11:30AM-10PM
Tuesday: 11:30AM-10PM
Wednesday: 11:30AM-10PM
Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
Friday: 11:30AM-11PM
Saturday: 11:30AM-11PM
Sunday: 11:30AM-10PM

Benefits

  • Serves alcohol

I’m not sure what their secret is, but the crust was perfectly thin and crispy and the sauce was perfectly sweet. The toppings were fresh and of the highest quality. I was particularly impressed by the pepperoni, which had just the right amount of spice.

As for atmosphere, Lupo Rosso Pizzeria really stands out from other pizzerias. The decor is warm and inviting, with cozy booths and a great view of Long Island City. Plus, there’s always music playing in the background to add a fun vibe.

Overall, I highly recommend Lupo Rosso Pizzeria! You won’t be disappointed. They’ve definitely got some of the best pizza in Long Island City—definitely worth a try if you’re ever in the area!

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#3 GoodFellas Pizzeria of L.I.C.

+1 718-472-1932

Open Hours

Monday: 11AM-9PM
Tuesday: 11AM-9PM
Wednesday: 11AM-9PM
Thursday: 11AM-9PM
Friday: 11AM-9PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Benefits

  • Nice tourist spot

I recently visited GoodFellas pizzeria and was impressed from the moment I stepped in the door. The atmosphere was inviting and the staff were friendly – a great combination for any restaurant!

Their pizza is something special, too. First of all, the crust is just magical. It’s perfectly thin yet still has that unforgettable chewiness and delicious flavor. The toppings are top notch as well; each pizza has generous portions of premium ingredients and delicious sauce.

Overall, my experience at GoodFellas Pizzeria of L.I.C. was incredible and I can sincerely say it is one of the best pizzerias I have been to in Long Island City! If you’re ever looking for some truly amazing pizza in the area, this place should definitely be your first stop!

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#4 Reg’z New York Pizza

+1 718-786-7861

Benefits

  • Nice tourist spot
  • Offers dessert

From the moment I stepped into Reg’z, I was met with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Plus, the walls were covered with old photos of New York City pizza parlors that added an element of nostalgia to the place.

When it came time to try the pizza, I wasn’t disappointed. Every bite was delicious – fresh mozzarella, chunky tomato sauce, and crispy-chewy crusts made every slice a work of art. The pepperoni pizzas here are definitely their specialty; the chunks of pepperoni added a nice bit of spiciness to each bite!

Overall, Reg’z New York Pizza delivers some of the best pizza in Long Island City! If you’re ever in town looking for a great pizza spot, be sure to swing by Reg’z for some delicious pies!

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#5 Philomena’s Pizza

+1 718-255-1778

Open Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4-9PM
Thursday: 4-9PM
Friday: 4-10PM
Saturday: 4-10PM
Sunday: 4-9PM

Benefits

  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Offers dessert

My experience began when I stepped into the restaurant and was immediately greeted by the friendly staff. They were extremely knowledgeable and explained every menu item in detail. I could tell they really cared about their customers and wanted to make sure they had an enjoyable experience.

The atmosphere of Philomena’s Pizza is remarkable – it’s casual, yet still feels upscale. The walls are lined with tasteful artwork, and the wooden tables provide a cozy feel.

But, of course, what really matters is the pizza! Well, let me just say that this was some of the best pizza I’ve ever had! From the crust to the sauce to the toppings (I chose mushrooms), everything was cooked perfectly. And as for flavor? Delicious!

I’m so glad that my search for great pizza led me to Philomena’s Pizza in Long Island City – it is truly one of a kind!

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#6 Manetta’s

+1 718-786-6171

Open Hours

Monday: 11:30AM-9:15PM
Tuesday: 11:30AM-9:15PM
Wednesday: 11:30AM-9:15PM
Thursday: 11:30AM-9:15PM
Friday: 11:30AM-10:15PM
Saturday: 3:30-10:15PM
Sunday: Closed

Benefits

  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Has insanely good dessert
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)

The atmosphere was cozy and inviting. When I arrived, I could smell the delicious aroma of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough. My mouth instantly began to water in anticipation.

I opted for a classic pepperoni pie, and let me tell you – it was incredible! The crust was the perfect combination of crispy yet chewy with just the right amount of char. The sauce was rich and flavorful, and the cheese melted in your mouth like butter. Then there were the toppings: lots of fresh diced pepperonis that provided that perfect salty/savory flavor balance that only great pizzas can achieve.

Overall, Manetta’s easily earned its spot at the top of my list for best pizza on Long Island City – I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good slice!

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#7 Sunnyside Pizza

+1 718-433-4040

Open Hours

Monday: 10AM-9PM
Tuesday: 10AM-9PM
Wednesday: 10AM-9PM
Thursday: 10AM-9PM
Friday: 10AM-9PM
Saturday: 10AM-9PM
Sunday: 10AM-9PM

Benefits

  • Nice tourist spot

The restaurant itself isn’t much to look at, but that’s part of its charm. Inside, you’ll find a warm family atmosphere and lots of happy customers – which gives away the quality of their food immediately.

I started my meal with one of their signature pies, the Grandma Pie. The crust was light, yet chewy, and the sauce was so flavorful, it reminded me of a fond childhood memory. To top it off (literally!), there was a generous helping of gooey cheese and fresh veggies – all adding up to an amazing combination that had me licking my plate clean!

My second pizza was the White Clam Pie. Again, the thin crust was superbly baked to perfection in their wood-fired ovens. Generous chunks of succulent clams were tucked between garlicky bits of spinach and creamy ricotta cheese – making it hard for me not to order seconds!

All in all, I had an absolutely fantastic experience at Sunnyside Pizza. From the cozy atmosphere to the delicious pizzas, this restaurant is one you shouldn’t miss if you’re ever in Long Island City. In fact, judging by their delicious pies, it’s safe to say that Sunnyside Pizza makes some of the best pizza around – bar none!

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#8 Sac’s Place

+1 718-204-5002

Open Hours

Monday: 11:30AM-10PM
Tuesday: 11:30AM-10PM
Wednesday: 11:30AM-10PM
Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
Friday: 11:30AM-11PM
Saturday: 11:30AM-11PM
Sunday: 11:30AM-10PM

Benefits

  • Nice tourist spot
  • Offers dessert
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)
  • Has some vegetarian options

I recently had the pleasure of trying out Sac’s Place and was absolutely blown away. My Margherita pizza was so delicious; the perfect balance of sweet and savory sauce, stretchy mozzarella cheese, and fragrant basil on a crispy crust. It’s no wonder why this place has been around for so long!

The atmosphere at Sac’s Place is also unbeatable. It’s clear that they take great pride in their work here; everything from the low lighting and cozy booths to the friendly servers create an inviting atmosphere that I instantly felt comfortable in.

If you’re looking for the best pizza in Long Island City – this is it. Even if you’re from elsewhere, make sure to stop by Sac’s Place when you have the chance. Your taste buds will thank you!

If you’re willing to go an extra 1 miles, you can get to 30 more pizza places in Astoria!

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#9 Beebe’s at Boro Hotel

+1 718-208-2895

Open Hours

Monday: 8AM-10PM
Tuesday: 8AM-10PM
Wednesday: 8AM-10PM
Thursday: 8AM-10PM
Friday: 8AM-10PM
Saturday: 8AM-10PM
Sunday: 8AM-10PM

Benefits

  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Offers dessert
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)
  • Nice tourist spot

I have to admit, my expectations were high going in – and I wasn’t disappointed. From the moment I stepped through the door of this quaint downtown restaurant, I knew that the pizza was gonna be something special.

The menu had a wide variety of different options, including specialty pizzas and classic recipes, but what caught my eye were their unique twists on popular pies. The staff were incredibly helpful and attentive, making sure we got exactly what we wanted.

And most importantly – the pizza! Wow, simply wow! It was perfection in every slice. The combination of flavors on every one of their pizzas was out of this world: salty, sweet, spicy and cheesy all expertly balanced. Even better than that was their crisp crust – light and crunchy with just enough chewiness for a perfect bite every time.

Beebe’s at Boro Hotel truly is some of the best pizza in Long Island City – it would be foolish not to recommend them to anyone looking for great pizza!

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#10 Luzzo’s

+1 718-433-0555

Open Hours

Monday: 12-10PM
Tuesday: 12-10PM
Wednesday: 12-10PM
Thursday: 12-10PM
Friday: 12-11PM
Saturday: 12-11PM
Sunday: 12-10PM

Benefits

  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)
  • Offers dessert

When I stepped into the restaurant, I was in awe of the classic New York City vibes. Walking past brick walls and faded, vintage posters, I was convinced that I had made the right choice.

At Luzzo’s, they make their pizza like an artist makes his paintings: with patience and attention to detail. From what I could see in the kitchen, there were several marinara sauces simmering away in large pots and a multitude of freshly chopped vegetables ready to top off each pie.

The pizza itself was thick and loaded with toppings. The cheese was gooey and melted perfectly onto each slice. The crust was crispy on the outside but still fluffy on the inside – just how a perfect pizza crust should be!

I can honestly say that Luzzo’s has some of the best pizza in Long Island City.

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#11 Manducatis Rustica VIG

+1 718-937-1312

Open Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4-9:30PM
Thursday: 4-9:30PM
Friday: 4-9:30PM
Saturday: 4-9:30PM
Sunday: 4-9:30PM

Benefits

  • Has insanely good dessert
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)

I knew I was in for a treat when I walked into this restaurant. All of their pizzas are cooked in their traditional wood-burning oven, so you get that amazing smoky flavor with every bite. Plus, their crust is just the perfect mix of chewy and crispy. I could have just eaten the crusts all night!

The toppings at Manducatis Rustica VIG stand out too. Everything they use is fresh and locally sourced, so the flavor is always top notch. From the simple yet satisfying margherita to the more complex selections like their prosciutto and arugula pizza, everything was delicious.

And if great pizza wasn’t enough, this place also serves up some amazing sides and appetizers as well. Their garlic knots and stuffed mushrooms were amazing and definitely worth ordering if you want something special to go along with your pie.

In short, if you’re ever in Long Island City looking for some truly fantastic pizza then Manducatis Rustica VIG is definitely a must-try spot. Sure it’s a little bit pricier than your typical pizza joint, but trust me on this one – it’ll be worth it!

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#12 Levante

+1 718-392-3885

Open Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12-10PM
Wednesday: 12-10PM
Thursday: 12-10:30PM
Friday: 12-11PM
Saturday: 12-11PM
Sunday: 12-10:30PM

Benefits

  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Has insanely good dessert
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)

From the moment you walk in, you can tell they take their pizza seriously. The decor is modern and inviting and their menu offers an array of delectable options. I opted for a classic margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil – and it was truly heavenly. The thin crust had that perfect hint of char on the bottom, while the cheese melted just right.

The service at Levante is top-notch too – my waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about their menu offerings, offering helpful suggestions when needed.

My experience at Levante has left me convinced that this place provides some of the best pizza in Long Island City. If you’re looking for a delicious Italian-style pizza without having to travel overseas, then look no further – Levante is the spot for you!

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Best Deep Dish Pizza – UNO Pizzeria & Grill

+1 718-706-8800

Open Hours

Monday: 11AM-10:30PM
Tuesday: 11AM-10:30PM
Wednesday: 11AM-10:30PM
Thursday: 11AM-10:30PM
Friday: 11AM-11PM
Saturday: 11AM-11PM
Sunday: 11AM-10:30PM

Benefits

  • Has insanely good dessert
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Great place to watch sports
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)
  • Has some vegetarian options

Walking into UNO Pizzeria & Grill is like stepping into a parallel universe where pizza is revered and worshipped. The moment I entered, my senses were immediately assaulted by the tantalizing aroma of fresh dough and melted cheese. My taste buds couldn’t contain their excitement, and neither could my waistline!

As a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur, I’ve had my fair share of deep dish, but UNO’s version left me weak at the knees (and not just because of the sheer caloric intake). The crust, oh the crust! It was like a buttery, flaky embrace from an Italian grandmother who wants nothing more than to make you forget your waistline woes.

And the cheese? It oozed with such reckless abandon that I couldn’t help but feel like I was committing a crime by devouring it. But like a true rebel, I shrugged off the guilt and continued my indulgence. The toppings were piled high, as if each slice was competing in a skyscraper-building contest. I found myself marveling at the engineering feat that was my plate of pizza.

The best part? The staff at UNO’s understood my pizza obsession. They didn’t judge when I ordered a second, or third, or fourth slice. They applauded my dedication to the art of pizza consumption and even cheered me on as I embarked on a personal pizza-eating challenge.

So, if you find yourself in Queens and craving a deep dish pizza that will make you question everything you thought you knew about pie, do yourself a favor and head straight to UNO Pizzeria & Grill. Prepare to be amazed, delighted, and thoroughly stuffed.

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Best Thin Crust Pizza – Lucia Pizza

+1 718-445-1313

Open Hours

Monday: 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-10 PM

Benefits

  • Nice tourist spot

Downsides

  • Does not accept reservations

Walking into Lucia Pizza is like entering a pizza lover’s paradise. I swear, the smell alone could make even the strictest dieter throw caution to the wind and dive headfirst into a gooey cheese-filled pie. And let me tell you, it’s worth every cheesy bite!

Now, let’s talk about the downside. Lucia Pizza has a no reservations policy. I mean, seriously? Do they not know who I am? (Just kidding, I’m not that big of a deal). So, instead of reserving a table like a civilized human being, you have to risk it and pray there’s an empty table when you arrive. I suggest going on a weekday if you don’t want to spend your evening pacing outside the restaurant like a peckish penguin.

But all jokes aside, Lucia Pizza is a hidden gem that deserves all the praise it gets. The thin crust is the stuff dreams are made of – crispy on the outside, yet still chewy on the inside, just like a perfectly toasted marshmallow. And the toppings? You can’t go wrong with any choice! Whether you’re a classic margherita lover or a wild mushroom aficionado, Lucia has got you covered.

So take my advice, folks. If you find yourself in queens ny and in need of some seriously stellar pizza, head on over to Lucia Pizza. Just make sure to bring your patience and an empty stomach because this place is worth the wait!

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Best Wood Fired Pizza – Tauro Wood Fired Pizza

+1 347-303-2744

Open Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 6-11 PM
Wednesday: 6-11 PM
Thursday: 6-11 PM
Friday: 6-11:30 PM
Saturday: 6-11:30 PM
Sunday: 6-11 PM

As soon as I walked into Tauro Wood Fired Pizza, my senses were hit with the intoxicating smell of delicious pizza. I could practically hear my taste buds cheering in excitement. The ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and rustic, with a beautiful wood-fired oven as the centerpiece. It was love at first sight.

The menu was a delightful symphony of pizza creations. From classics like Margherita and Pepperoni, to more adventurous options like Truffle Mushroom and Prosciutto Fig, Tauro had something for everyone. As a food critic, I pride myself on being adventurous, so I decided to go for the Prosciutto Fig pizza. And boy, did it take my taste buds on a wild ride!

The first bite transported me to flavor heaven. The crispy, thin crust was the perfect canvas for the explosion of flavors. The sweet and salty combination of prosciutto and fresh figs was a match made in cheesy heaven. Each bite left me craving more. I couldn’t help but imagine how jealous my taste buds would be if they discovered I had been cheating on them with Tauro Wood Fired Pizza.

The service at Tauro was also top-notch. The staff was friendly, attentive, and had the perfect balance of professionalism and lightheartedness. They made me feel like I was dining with old friends, which is always a bonus when you’re traveling solo.

In conclusion, Tauro Wood Fired Pizza is not just another pizza joint. It is a slice of pizza paradise in San Francisco. So if you find yourself craving the best wood-fired pizza in town, stop by Tauro and let your taste buds embark on a magical pizza journey. Trust me, they’ll thank you for it!

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