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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars

It was my first slice of New York pizza and there was nothing special about it. The place is small and nothing fancy but that's okay - it's authentic New York. But was expecting more deliciousness.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Waterloo, Iowa
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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was my first slice of New York pizza and there was nothing special about it. The place is small and nothing fancy but that's okay - it's authentic New York. But was expecting more deliciousness.

Thank cmarie89
Plano, Texas
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What more do I need to say? Open late, huge slices great flavor! Went to both locations on 7th both equally great! Plenty of cheese and toppings.

Thank rowley848
Rapid City, South Dakota
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home from the clubs and what a light on the horizon. Best flavored crusts in the world. Had the meat pizza and the Mediterranean both were awesome

Thank Marlon R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pizza is great and slices are huge. It was so good that we went back a second day because we needed to grab something on the run. No matter when you go in or pass by, someone is always cleaning.....especially mopping floors. It's not the prettiest place but the food is great. Also had a caprese salad....unconventional but good.

Thank cndyD
Longmont, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit New York several times a year and I always have to stop once or twice at Rays and get a slice of meat lovers pizza. I always know that I'm going to get a consistent slice. The slices are large and the service is always great.

Thank markb1288
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its your typical New York City style pizza joint. The slices are good, the service was good, the staff is friendly and its got a good location near the Sheraton. We were not amazed, but not disappointed either.

Thank MeAndVerusBlue
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in here for a quick bite before theatre, found the place heaving full of people...ok it was 7pm on a Friday in Manhattan so what else would you expect? The pizza by the slice is a great deal, we had a slice each and a bottle of water, total cost just over $11! I had pepperoni and olive, my... More 

Thank Les F
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ray's makes a pretty good pie but it is not as good as the legend says. $4.00 for a pepperoni slice which is good sized. Service is quick and emotionless. Not a lot of room to sit to eat when they are busy.

Thank AlexanderDelarge
Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our flight landed so late and we arrived at our wonderful beautiful hotel near Times Square, but unfortunately most of restaurants where closed except for few! I should have settled for a Mac Donald's or something but I insisted for something different and we ended up in here! My hubby ordered Philly cheese steak and I ordered a slice of... More 

Thank sarahaghabararian
Caloundra, Australia
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207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing service and amazing pizzas. The slices were huge and tasty. Crust was crispy and the toppings were generous. I expect we might just be going back to Ray's.

Thank Tryatleastonce

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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
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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