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Famous Original Ray's Pizza

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831 7TH Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6830
(212) 956-7297
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9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 76
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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Worth waiting for a slice

Very good assortment of pizzas, they don´t get cheap with the toppings, lots of cheese and prociutto on a thin crispy doe. Be prepared to wait in line, i was there in summer, so it wasn´t to bad (weather speaking) !

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very good assortment of pizzas, they don´t get cheap with the toppings, lots of cheese and prociutto on a thin crispy doe. Be prepared to wait in line, i was there in summer, so it wasn´t to bad (weather speaking) !

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a cheap slice of pizza and we decided to try Ray's, it was SO GOOD we had to go back on our last night in NY!!! We didn't have to wait long in line and there was always a table available, great option for a quick bite!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Who knows where the REAL first Rays was but this one is solid. Good Pizza selection. Yes they warm it in the oven but that is typical in NY and necessary to have a good selection of toppings readily available. Easy lunch. Good place to eat with the kids without killing your wallet.

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Okanagan, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had the displeasure of ordering a pizza for pickup at this location. Place was packed when I got there to pick up. They were prompt in taking care of my phone-in order and I was in an out of there in no time. Returned to the hotel and opened up the box for my family and we were aghast to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If I could give this 3 1/2 stars I would. Honestly, the pizza is not the best I've had in Manhattan (barely warmed in the oven) but it's the EXPERIENCE of having a slice of Ray's pizza late at night when you're hungry and all you want is NY style pizza and you don't want to pay an exorbitant amount... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

First, the pizza is great! It's pricy for pizza, but the slices are large and perfect. The cooks are the rudest people on earth. However, the cashier was very nice and very helpful. The bathrooms are disgusting.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We always make time to go to Rays when in New York! It's the place you will see locals getting real New York style pizza! The staff is friendly and the pizza is fresh and hot!

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Okay - so if you have never had any NY pizza in NY - this isn't bad pizza. Thin crust, large slice sizes, it was decent pizza. Price is not cheap - but comparable to other places in the city based on our experience so far. So - if you are a tourist stuck in Midtown and you notice this... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Even though the wait was a bit long, the pizza was delicious! It was perfect New York style, very thin crust and generous cheese.

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Mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really good individual slices of pizza. No waiting. Very reasonably priced. Other foods available in a deli like counter if one of your group wants something else.Good location near our hotel. Great cheesecake for dessert nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 831 7TH Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6830
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 956-7297

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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