GUIDE: New York

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    Babbalucci

    331 Lenox Ave.

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    $$

    With exposed brick walls lined with local art, this rustic-leaning Italian find in Harlem revolves around pizzas from the wood-burning oven plus pastas and other classics, matched by an extensive wine list and cocktails by mixologist Enzo Cangemi (Extra Fancy). READ REVIEW

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    Capizzi

    547 Ninth Ave.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Pizza

    $$

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, Capizzi’s warm and friendly owner Joe Calcagno knows a thing or two about pizza. His father and grandfather were also pizza makers, and the fresh—and only fresh—ingredients put Capizzi in a league of its own, even in a pizza-obsessed city like New York. The appetizer menu offers a small selection of simple salads made with fresh, unadulterated ingredients that won’t fill you up before the main event. READ REVIEW

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    PIE By The Pound

    124 Fourth Ave.

    Union Square

    Cuisine: Pizza

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    When Jeffrey Reiss was in the process of opening Pie By The Pound 14 years ago, he was eating a lot of pizza. All that hard eating has obviously paid off, as Reiss has achieved decade-plus longevity in a city not just ultra-competitive for restaurants, but especially cutthroat for pizza. READ REVIEW

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    Pizzetteria Brunetti

    626 Hudson St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Pizza

    $$$

    Jason Brunetti is a rare breed of human. He gave up a lush life in Naples, Florida to take a chance on a whim his father had: Opening a pizzeria in New York that shunned the typical NYC-style pie. Their first location in Long Island was a smashing success, earning a write-up in The New York Times—a dream fulfilled for the elder Brunetti. Then it came time to set up a new outpost on Hudson Street in Manhattan. READ REVIEW

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    Rubirosa

    235 Mulberry St.

    Nolita

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    When you’re craving generous portions of baked clams with breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon; pasta e fagioli; hand-rolled manicotti; and chicken Parmigiano like your nonna used to make, get yourself to this handsome restaurant that’s bringing Italy back to Mulberry Street. READ REVIEW

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    Sauce

    78 Rivington St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    Sauce is totally devoid of pretention. It serves simple red-sauce plates inspired by Southern Italy by way of New York City—and executed exceptionally well. READ REVIEW

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    Speedy Romeo

    Multiple Locations:
    Clinton Hill, Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    $$

    The St. Louis–style pizzas coming out of the wood-fired ovens in both the Clinton Hill and Clinton Street locations of Speedy Romeo have been turning plenty of heads—including those at Michelin, where it has been included on the Bib Gourmand list four years and running. READ REVIEW


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