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The best pizza delivery in NYC

Whether ordered via delivery app or an old-school phone call, these restaurants offer the best pizza delivery in NYC

Montanara pizza at Don Antonio
Photograph: Beth Levendis
By Jake Cohen, Christina Izzo and Time Out contributors |
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There are few pleasures greater than New York pizza—except, that is, the ease and convenience of New York pizza delivery. Available by mobile app, desktop ordering or one of the city’s growing number of delivery services, you can get piping-hot za from these delivery restaurants at the push of a literal button. Here is the best pizza delivery in New York City.

Best pizza delivery in NYC

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Emily's
Photograph: Courtesy Jill Futter
Restaurants, Pizza

Emily

icon-location-pin Clinton Hill

Sorry, purists—eclectic pizza shops are booming, and while good pizza is plentiful, great pizza is something to look out for. Seek and ye shall find when you order from Clinton Hill spot Emily. The pizza, categorized by sauce color, is the star of the show, like the Camp Randall (tomato sauce, sausage, mushrooms, peppers and cheese curds) or the Emily (mozzarella, pistachios, truffle sottocenere and honey).

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Montanara pizza at Don Antonio
Photograph: Beth Levendis
Restaurants, Pizza

Don Antonio by Starita

icon-location-pin Hell's Kitchen

Stellar wood-fired pies range from standards such as the Margherita to more creative constructions like the Montanara Starita, which gets a quick dip in the deep fryer before hitting the oven to develop its puffy, golden crust. Topped with tomato sauce, basil and intensely smoky buffalo mozzarella, it’s a worthy addition to the pantheon of classic New York pies.

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Kesté Pizza & Vino
Photograph: Courtesy Kesté Pizza & Vino
Restaurants, Pizza

Kesté Pizza & Vino

icon-location-pin West Village

If anyone can claim to be an expert on Neapolitan pizza, it’s Keste’s Roberto Caporuscio. He uses a slow-speed mixer to work his dough. Then, he gently stretches it into a round with his hands, since it’s far too soft for tossing. The resulting crust is tender yet resilient even upon delivery, puffed with warm pockets of steaming airs.

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Roberta's Bee Sting
Photograph: Courtesy Roberta's
Restaurants, Pizza

Roberta’s

icon-location-pin Central Brooklyn

This sprawling hangout has become the unofficial meeting place for Brooklyn's sustainable-food movement. But, thanks to the delivery gods, you can still get those iconoclastic, Brooklyn-proud pies—like the Cheesus Christ, topped with mozzarella, Taleggio, Parmesan, black pepper and cream—even on those days when you don't want to step foot outside your apartment. 

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Rubirosa
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Restaurants, Pizza

Rubirosa

icon-location-pin Nolita

Owner Giuseppe Pappalardo of Staten Island pizzeria Joe & Pat's enlisted his son as chef and pizzaiolo at this Italian restaurant, offering simple, thin-crust pizzas and classic red-sauce fare. Rubirosa's crisp yet pliable pies have a delicate char and a small ring of crackerlike crust around the edges. We've yet to go wrong with the no-frills vodka rendition.

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Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
Restaurants, Pizza

L&B Spumoni Gardens

icon-location-pin Gravesend

Since 1939, this Bensonhurst original has served one of the best Sicilian slices in town. Candy-sweet tomato sauce is generously slathered over tall, doughy rectangles with a crunchy browned bottom. It’s finished with squares of melted mozzarella and zippy strands of Parm. Brooklynites gather in the outdoor patio, but you can enjoy those gorgeous L&B squares in the privacy of your own home via delivery.

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Photograph: Courtesy Gail Henry
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Bleecker Street Pizza

icon-location-pin West Village

This much hyped pie joint serves thin crust Tuscan-style pizzas along with classic Italian-American standbys like heros, calzones, and chicken parmesan. They stay open late on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a dependable spot for a fortifying slice of their speciality, a marninara pie known as the Nonna Maria, on your way back from the bar.

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Photograph: Courtesy Motorino
Restaurants, Pizza

Motorino

icon-location-pin East Village

Motorino's “DOC” version of the Margherita—the classic combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil—comes straight from the dining room’s glowing oven and arrives still hot upon delivery, with melted islands of buffalo-milk mozzarella on a thin layer of sweet sauce. The crust meets two critical standards: A properly blistered char and a wonderful elasticity that is so often missing from lesser examples.

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Pizza Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Nicole Franzen
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Pizza Beach

icon-location-pin Upper East Side

Decked out with dangling palm ferns and Cuban checkered-tile floors, this sunny pizzeria from brother-owners Tom and Anthony Martignetti (Brinkley's, Southside) features creative pies sporting toppings like tuna tartare and wasabi cream or Jamaican jerk chicken and coconut.

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Photograph: Courtesy Best Pizza
Restaurants, Pizza

Best Pizza

icon-location-pin Williamsburg

You'd never know it from the modest digs and $3 slices, but this Williamsburg pizza joint boasts a serious pedigree. Pulino's alum Frank Pinello is turning out pies topped with seasonal vegetables and local goods; the house-special Grandma pizza, available only by the square slice, features plum tomato sauce and mozzarella. Perch on one of 16 wooden seats if you like, or get it delivered.

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New Park Pizza
Photograph: Courtesy New Park Pizza
Restaurants, Pizza

New Park Pizza

icon-location-pin Howard Beach

This blue-collar Howard Beach staple has some of the best brick-oven pies around, but be sure to order 'em well-done. Not only will they better withstand the tests of delivery but also something fantastic happens when the pillowy, square pie is left a little longer in the oven: That second turn around the hearth browns the crust to a well-oiled crunch.

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