Joe's Pizza

150 E 14th St (at 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-9474
10:00am - 4:30am
10:00am - 4:30am
10:00am - 4:30am
10:00am - 4:30am
10:00am - 4:30am
10:00am - 5:00am
10:00am - 5:00am

Since 1975, Joe’s Pizza has served fresh, hot, cheesy slices to tourists and residents alike, making it a truly iconic New York City landmark. It’s as synonymous with New York City as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Everyone has a favorite slice joint, but if the city were to have just one, this would be it. It’s made every conceivable best-of list (many of them tacked on the walls and in the windows), and for good reason. The key to Joe's success is their traditional New York City-style pizza with thin crust, great sauce, and just the right ratio of cheese, sauce, and crust (just a bit less of the first two).

It took about 38 years for Joe’s to try to capitalize on its West Village success, opening an East Village location on 14th Street a few years ago that turns out a similar-quality product — if with slightly less demand (consider this side-by-side comparison). Recent news indicates they’ll be opening their first location in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, where they promise not to lose sight of their blue-collar virtues — they’ll still sell pizza for $2.75 a slice.

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




  • My favorite slice in NYC. So simple. So delicious. The tomato sauce is everything.
  • Their classic slice reigns supreme in terms of neighborhood pizza, but try the Sicilian slice to change things up; it has a thicker crust, more sauce an more deliciously melted cheese! Yum.
  • Still the best but losing credibility for Kardashian wall photo
  • Have pizza at 11:04 pm weird ANd cool and awesome
  • White pizza was very good. The tomato sauce on a regular slice was so much better than a dollar pizza. And be sure to sprinkle garlic powder!!!!
  • Both locations make the best slices in the city. My wife had a slice only hours before my daughter was born. I guess the baby saw what she was missing out on.
  • This is the quintessential NY slice and where you should point out-of-towners for pizza. Well, your friends at least. Please direct slow-walking tourists to the nearest dollar slice joint.
  • Just as good as the original in the West Village - my favorite slice in the city
  • Although theres no surprise toppings, that sweet tomato sauce flavor and just the right amount of cheese sprinkled on top makes this one of NYs best classic plain or mozzarella cheese pizzas.
  • Way better to stop here at the end of the night than waiting for a slice at Artichoke!
  • Tasting Table says: This famed Carmine Street pizzeria has opened a Union Square location. This is the first expansion in 37 years.
  • The caprese is the way to go. Thinly sliced tomatoes, real mozzerella, basil, drizzled with olive oil. All of it on a good crispy Joe's crust.
  • Can't go wrong with Joe's. The Pizza is fresh and crispy. Their Sicilian slice is one of my favorites. You can't fake a good tomato sauce. Any Italian will agree, the sauce makes the slice.
  • What can you say about this place other than the fact it's the best slice in NYC?
  • Pizza is HOT (as in perfect temp), crust is thin and sauce is genuinely fresh-tasting! I eat pretty bland, but this particular pizza could use a bit more salt but overall quite satisfying!!
  • Go to the original. Noticeably better. It saddens me to say this.
  • It's everything you would expect a slice of NYC pizza to be and more. The crust, the sauce, the cheese to dough ratio - all perfect at Joe's.
  • Best slice in the city. Go traditional, it can't be beat.
  • I'm still nostalgic for their (now shuttered) original location on the corner of Bleecker/Carmine. While the plain and fresh mozz are the stars, the sleeper hit is the Sicilian right out of the oven.
  • Now no need to trek to Carmine Street for one of the best slices in the city

Nearby places

142 E 14th St (btwn Irving Pl & 3rd Ave)
btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th St)