John's of Bleecker Street

$ $
278 Bleecker St (at Jones St)
New York, NY 10014
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 11:30pm
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
12:00pm - 11:30pm

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





  • Tie between this and Grimaldis for best pizza in NYC
  • Best pizza in NYC... FoRillz
  • Hands down, Best Pizza in NY
  • 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!
  • Best pizza in NYC.
  • 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!
  • Eat it while its hot!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Try the pizza
  • 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.
  • Take a key out and carve your name in the wood. They don't mind.
  • Easily one of the best pizza places in the city.
  • Joe's is better, go to 6th and head north about a half block. Real city style slices
  • Classic NY pizza. My go-to when Im back home.
  • One of the best pizza in New York. Seriously.
  • Thin crust!
  • Heading to get a great pizza pie! Every so often you need to give a little more effort than a slice!
  • Try the meatballs as a topping - they do this thing where it tastes like they've been simmered in red wine. Delicious!

Nearby places

281 Bleecker St (at Jones St)
243 Bleecker St (at Leroy St)
61 Grove St (at 7th Ave S)