Got show tickets? Make a night of it and head to this spacious midtown spot, whose custom-made pies are big enough for little pizza lovers to share (or take home for tomorrow's lunch). With a menu full of Italian staples, John's makes it easy for tykes to delve into generous servings of baked ziti or eggplant parmigiana, both dripping with melted mozzarella. A slice of traditional New York cheesecake (a cliché, of course, but this is Times Square) is the perfect pretheater sweet-tooth fix. Remember your server—she just might be the next player you see on Broadway.
|Venue name:||John's Pizzeria||Contact:|
260 W 44th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
|Price:||Average pie: $14. Average main course: $12.|
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I've been going to John's Pizzeria at the original two-room Bleecker St. location for decades. When they became hella-popular (probably due to a Time Out bump!) and started expanding, I thought that would be the end of what had been the best pizza in NYC. But I was wrong. The theater district location is housed in a large space, formerly a church, so it can be loud and crowded, but the food hasn't suffered. The freshest ingredients are used just like downtown, and the ovens must be the same too, since the crust is perfectly done every time. A fun place for a group or a couple. But, of course, no slices!
I personally prefer their location in the village, but this is great for a meal before a show. Great pizza, and pretty good salads as well. Location is perfect for Broadway shows, and it's a really big, fun space. The kids got a dessert shaped like a teddy bear head that was a huge hit!