John's of Bleecker Street

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278 Bleecker St (at Jones St)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 243-1680
Mon–Thu: 11:30 AM–11:30 PM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–Midnight Sun: Noon–11:30 PM

Yes, John's of Bleecker is on the tourist rotation, but there's a reason it’s become a New York City institution. Pizza is cooked in a coal-fired brick oven the same way it's been done there since 1929. Choose from their available toppings (pepperoni, sausage, sliced meatball, garlic, onions, peppers, mushrooms, ricotta, sliced tomatoes, anchovies, black olives, basil, and roasted tomatoes), and you can scratch your name into the walls like the droves before you.

What can't you do? Order a slice. Pies only. And in this case, you’re going with either a Margherita or what the guys at John's like to call the "Boom Pie" (according to a manager, they say "Boom!" to themselves right before they serve it): oven-roasted tomatoes, garlic, and basil.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015



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PHOTO: Greenwich Villagers shopping across the street at open pushcarts on Bleecker and Jones Streets in 1954. Photo at the link!
The New York Daily News
Thu, 01/06/2011 - 14:22
Not as good as it used to be, but hits the spot when they cook it long enough for some char. Get takeout if you can't stand the line.
Sat, 08/07/2010 - 21:30
Brick oven cheesiness. Another one of NYC's best spots to get a pizza. They don't do slices so either come here with some friends or be prepared to eat an entire pie by yourself!
New York Habitat
Wed, 10/26/2011 - 07:55
Tie between this and Grimaldis for best pizza in NYC
Fri, 08/07/2009 - 10:30
A coal fired master of New York pizza. Bring cash--no cards allowed.
Serious Eats
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:17
Best pizza in NYC... FoRillz
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 19:52
My favorite pizza place in the city.
Mon, 10/04/2010 - 04:54
Hands down, Best Pizza in NY
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:28
Considered by many to be the best pizza in New York, making it's case to be one of the best on the planet! TIP: No slices available at John's, so bring your appetite.
Sun, 08/21/2011 - 12:16
Best pizza in NYC.
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 22:08
Get the black olive and sausage pie-The loamy fennel sausage is freshly made, the tomatoes bright tasting, the canned olives saline, and all the flavors come together deliciously!
Village Voice
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 05:44
Eat it while its hot!
Thu, 12/23/2010 - 08:12
One of the few remaining NYC coal oven pizzerias (along with Patsy's & Totonno), where the burn, at 200 Fahrenheit higher than a wood oven, contributes a very special character to the crust.
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 10:46
Joe's is better, go to 6th and head north about a half block. Real city style slices
Fri, 06/04/2010 - 08:52
delicious pizza, but no jalapenos. you're welcome to bring your own, though!
Fri, 03/19/2010 - 17:39
Real solid pizza. Sometimes it takes a bit for your pie to come out, but it's a million times better than any instant gratification dollar slice joint. Patience is a virtue. Especially with pizza.
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:36
Authentic, original pizza. If you see a line outside don't be scared away, it's about 15 minutes for every 10 people. Also look out for the signed Pete Rose jersey!
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:14
Cash only!
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:35
First time trying the "best pizza in NYC," apparently going at 10 pm on the fourth of July is the best way to beat the "crazy" lines. No AC, sit at a table with a fan. Seriously is the best pizza.
Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:48
Try the pizza
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 15:18
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