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Sal's Authentic New York Pizza

8 Commerce Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
09 379 7257
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Ranked #55 of 1,204 restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We've had the good fortune of being made privy to a legendary pizzamaker's secret family recipe and have spent years perfecting Salvatore Leo's well guarded pizza making techniques. We are proud to serve you AUTHENTIC New York Pizza...
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82% Recommend
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to the K Road Sals on Friday night of our visit and ended up coming here the next night also. The pizzas are amazing, we ordered a whole one of half chicken and half sausage and was blown away by the size and ended up forcing ourselves to eat as much of it as we possibly could and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This pizza isn't really for me. It's proper NY style in that there's loads of cheese and loads of grease. Some people love that so you can't knock it. However, I prefer Italian style pizzas that are very thin, very crispy and very simple with fresh and quality ingredients. That's the complete opposite of Sal's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've had the chance to sample many of NY's finest pizza offerings, being half-American and my family is from there, and I can honestly say this is the best NY style pizza I have ever found outside of Manhattan itself! Fantastic cheese, perfect amount of Marianna sauce and a base/crust that is as good as you're gonna get without that... More

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Kaiwaka, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love Sal's pizza. It tastes like the real American deal. The buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing are AMAZING, too! I always try and get my fix when I'm in Auckland. All that's missing is the snapple and rootbeer! =)

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I went there while staying in Auckland. Their price were really good but the pizza itself, on my point of view, was just big and tasteless. Still a good place.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ordered their meatball pizza on the first night of a two day stay and ended up ordering it the second night as well! The whole family enjoyed it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having toured the US extensively (along with the fact that I'm married to an American) I know my pure and proper US style pizzas. You just can't find them in a Melbourne. But, luckily, Auckland doesn't have that problem. Sal's delivers the exact Pepperoni slices you'd expect to find pipping hot and pretty on the streets on New York. They're... More

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9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The aroma, the char, the thin based slices, it's NY all over. Although there are a few stores in Auckland now, for the cool city experience I hit up Commerce Street any day. For a special outing, choose a day some baseball is on ESPN. Grab a pie and a jug of beer, sit down in a booth and watch... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

just like the NYC pizza, great tasting pizza. great ambience for families with kids and adults. great location close to the big playground and the viaduct. a good location to stroll and great sea views.

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Hi there - we spent a few days in Auckland and after eating out in Restaurants we felt like something simple and easy on our last night. The pizza was great and the guys working there were really friendly. If you are looking for a great quick and easy pizza and beer then well worth heading here.

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