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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, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 73
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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
Stumbled upon while walking down 7th Ave.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So I had to try Ray's because that's what everyone talks about but honestly the pizza was just OK! Nothing special...I can get the same pizza at the mall. Not sure what all the hype is about?

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We found this place on our first night in New York and went there three times. We ordered a medium pizza for four of us and it was enough. They are authentic Italian pizzas and done very quickly. The restaurant was always packed but the service was always friendly. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a taste of a... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Ray's was located very close to the hotel where we stayed for a busy convention, which was a great thing as they are open late! Loved the pizza and my non-pizza loving child was happy to learn they also had pasta dishes. Great selection of pizzas by the slice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just the best....they taste just like the ones in Italy. Huge slices, resonable prices, friendly staff. Clean and casual eating place. Very quick service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The slices were as big as my head. I was unaware of this and ordered two slices. I ended up giving the other slice away -- not because it was bad (no such thing as bad pizza), but because I was full after 1/2 of the first slice. I ordered two slices of the margherita.

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Additional Information about Famous Original Ray's Pizza

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

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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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