Extraordinary pizza isn’t that difficult to find in New York City. The availability of a great pie, in so many neighborhoods and at nearly any hour of the day, is one of this city’s finest attributes. While not every single fluorescent-lit, orange plastic booth-filled, neighborhood operation will impress, there’s a plethora of places for a magnificent slice.
But sometimes, a fancier pizza experience is preferable to a quick, satiating snack, eaten on a paper plate while standing up. A low-key Tuesday meal just slightly fancier than sweats and Seamless, a birthday dinner with friends, a date — early in the game, five years in, whenever, really — are all perfect occasions to hit up a sit-down pizza restaurant. Ahead, the top places to luxuriously linger over a pie or two, from purist Neapolitan pizza to a Detroit-inspired square style, and much more.Read More