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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great tasting Pizza

They have many, many types and ingredients of pizza. We only had two types and they were the best. They are EXTREMELY busy but accommodating and a small area. The pizza was probably the best we have ever eaten but way, way to expensive. I am not sure I would pay so much for a medium pizza pie, at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Manuel S G
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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San Diego
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Due to the heavy traffic in and out of the restaurant, there is constant rotation of pizza pies and the slices are always fresh! They custom-made a ravoli dish for my daughter, who does not like sauce. Likes butter instead. After baking it with butter in the oven, they removed it, added lots of mozzarella cheese and baked it some... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

They have many, many types and ingredients of pizza. We only had two types and they were the best. They are EXTREMELY busy but accommodating and a small area. The pizza was probably the best we have ever eaten but way, way to expensive. I am not sure I would pay so much for a medium pizza pie, at almost... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This is just GOOD New York pizza at reasonable prices. Pop in for a slice! They have other food options available as well.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Rays pizza is a very good alternative to eating out every night in New York we only stayed one block away and we used this place one night and it was the right money for what you had it was also a very friendly place all the staff were very good and the 24 inch pizzas are really good well... More 

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Geneva
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

2 slices and a soda cost about $15. Taste is average, you can find the same pizza (or better) at lower prices just around the corner ($0.99/slice) Staff was unfriendly, especially the lady at the checkout. I won't return to this place.

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Lakeland, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After horrible service at other restaurants it was nice to be greeted by friendly staff. Great pizza. But greasy. The perfect amount of sauce. Average cost for a slice. As we stood in line a small group of people walked out saying it was the best pizza in NY and worth the wait. The wait was not long at all... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I honestly didn't know about this place we were walking around trying to get to the subway and my brother saw this place (he said iron man flew from LA just to get a slice) we got like 5 different slices and they were all great I truly recommend this place

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went here after an evening trip up the Rockefeller centre. Located in Times Square near m&ms world. Remembered ray's pizza from 'friends' and 'Iron man' so wanted to try. We did take out to eat in our hotel. Just ordered basic medium pizza and enough for 3 of us. Really enjoyed it and great price.

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wellington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Hubby and I from.new zealand were married in red hook Brooklyn. Photos central park and dinner was sprite and an amazing ny pizza from rays. Was way too big but oh so yummy. Thx u

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Bought two slices and a soda that cost over $15. I know this isn't the real Ray's, but even that price was surprising. Pizza tasted bland (even though they had different toppings), but the place had plenty of seating. Went back the next day out of convenience, slice cost $6.25, but again same bland taste. Go somewhere else and get... More 

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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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