I'm glad that so many of you share my concern for the state of the pizza slice in Manhattan, but as a number of you pointed out, there are still a few spots serving slices worth eating:
- Patsy's: (East Harlem) The only coal-fired slice I know of in NYC.
- Sal and Carmine's: (Upper West Side) Solid slice, canned mushrooms, no delivery.
- Mimi's: (Upper East Side) Too much cheese, but that's true all over (pun intended)
- Maffei: (Chelsea) Best grandma slice in Manhattan
- Joe's: (West Village) As a reader pointed out, it seems unfair that the original Joe's location is now an Abitino's, one of those less than mediocre mini-chains spreading like pizza cheese.
- Bleecker St. Pizza: (West Village) Crisp-crusted Long Island-style slice transplanted to Manhattan
- Vinny Vincenz: (East Village) Unheralded but noteworthy thin-crusted Sicilian haven
- Famous Ben's: (Soho) I particularly like the Palermo Pizza, made with seasoned breadcrumbs and a sweet onion sauce.
- Pizza Suprema: (Midtown West) Fine sliceria that's good to know about when you're going to the Garden.
DeMarco's is okay, but it pales in comparison to DiFara.
Stromboli is no longer what it once was.
I can't think of a good slice in Tribeca.
Any other noteworthy slices?