That’s a bold statement. New York is known for many gastronomic achievements, the bagel, the Manhattan, and of course, pizza. Even if pizza wasn’t first discovered here, this is surely where it was perfected. Some credit it to NYC water, the abundance of Italian Americans, or just sheer love for the stuff.
My favorite is Arturo’s on the corner of Thompson and Houston Streets. There is simply nothing better than the coal oven pizza made at this place. Arturo’s makes the best combination of being crispy enough (no Neapolitan pizza here) and being thin yet thick enough to hold one of the best sauces in the city.
Toppings are preference based but in my opinion the eggplant is phenomenal. On Saturday nights they have live music, generally a crooner and piano player, very old school, just like their pizza … both art forms are not to be messed with.
Now, nothing says New York more than that, right?