Pizza on John’sPosted on Sep 17 in Dine In, Pizzaby ShanMasalaPrint
Living in New York city, there aren’t any shortage of pizza places that any one can hit up for a good pizza pie. I could easily gone to the usual pizza shops, but I thought why not go to a place that is the subject of much debate among the pizza-eating public in New York. Usually, everyone has a favorite between John of Bleecker and Lombardi’s in Little Italy. These are considered the pioneers for pizza in America today and are some of the only handful of places that still use coal ovens in the city. The coal oven pizza tastes different than the usual pizza most people have.
John’s of Bleecker has a history of winning best pizza in New York City, year after year, so I thought why not head over for some good old classic New York pizza. I ended picking up some of the guys and we headed over to Greenwich Village (the lower west side) for some pizza. We got to Blecker ave, parked the car and walked right in. As soon as you enter, its like your back in the 1940′s and’50s. The restaurant features family-friendly dining rooms with wood booths and beat-up old tables (note: there’s always a line during peak hours). The furniture and decor seem like they are from 1929 when John opened up, but its a great old world charm.
Now, as far as the pizza, there really isn’t a way to order or get a wrong pizza. We ended up deciding on getting a pizza with green peppers and onions as well as other with peppers and mushrooms. The pizzas came out minutes after ordering. This was literally fast food! The pizza was delicious and hot. The important thing to remember is that the pizza has a different taste than the usual pizza shops. Its more of a chary and smoked taste. The sauce, cheese and topping truly balanced out the taste and flavor. The pizza’s cost around 18 bucks for a large with a few toppings. For a group of 4, its defiantly worth it and not to expensive.
- Any coal fired Pizza with toppings; Don’t get plain cheese
- Bottled Ginger Ale
- Go early/late night, avoid the rush
- Food: 4.0 – Great pizza; Distinct coal flavor unlike most pizza places
- Value: 3.5 – Not to expensive, not too cheap. Fairly priced
- Service: 4.0 – Good fast service; promptness a big plus
- Lota-Pani: 3.5 - Clean place; old school decor follows in the bathrooms
- Decor: 4.0 – Has the old world charm; Vast seating options
278 Bleecker Street, (between 6th and 7th Ave) New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 243-1680