Pizza may be in my top five foods of all time, probably because of the large amount of cheese it involved. Like the burgers, pizza wasn’t high on our priority list. We were determined to try real New York style pizza, but we didn’t intend to eat it twice! The fates, it seems, had other plans for us when it poured all day on the second day of our trip. After a long day of trekking through the rain, we decided to call it quits a bit early and order in some pizza from Cafe Viva. Little did we realize the pizza place was quite literally around the corner. The next day we went on to John’s Pizzeria of Bleecker Street as planned. Delicious decisions left and right.
SOSIE: It was really good pizza, very cheesy, and I love cheesy pizza. I didn’t like the garlic rolls but I loved the baked ziti, mainly because it was really cheesy as well.
LAUREN: It was really good minus not having forks and eating with our hands. It was good cheese, even if it wasn’t fresh, and it was perfect because it was pouring. It’s funny that the place was only two seconds away and we called for delivery.
KELSEY: It was good but nothing to write home about. It probably tasted so good because we were exhausted and glad we didn’t have to go out in the rain! The ziti sauce was more orange than red so if you love pure tomato sauce it isn’t for you. The delivery man also forgot forks and napkins I requested, but we had fun eating it our own way.
John’s Pizzeria of Bleecker Street
278 Bleecker Street (between 6th and 7th Ave’s), New York, NY 10014
SOSIE: I can see why it’s famous. They make really good pizza. I think original brick oven pizza is the best, and the ingredients seemed to be very fresh. It was inconvenient that they only took cash, and I think they should start taking credit cards.
LAUREN: I liked it better than Cafe Viva. It was exciting to go because I watched it on Food Wars on the Travel Channel. The pizza had great cheese, sauce AND crust. It’s really one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had, and I loved the Village area.
KELSEY: I loved the artsy paintings on the walls and the eclectic feel. I expected it to be more like a sports bar smokey atmosphere. We had a lot of fun carving our names into the wood paneling, like everyone else. The crust was much better than Cafe Viva and the cheese was fantastic. It was decently priced too!