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“Delicious Pizza!”

John's of Bleecker Street
Ranked #134 of 14,918 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $25
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: West Village
Description: John's of Bleecker Street is a historic pizzeria founded in 1929 by Italian immigrant John Sasso. It serves quintessentially New York coal-fired pizza, famous for its perfect brick-oven baked crust and zesty tomato sauce. John's is still family owned and operated, and boasts such celebrities as Conan O'Brien, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Danny DeVito. In 2016, it was voted #2 in America in the nationwide poll conducted by MSN.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I always order a plain cheese pizza when trying a new pizza place, and John's was GREAT! Thin crust, slightly sweet sauce, and perfect amount of cheese. You cannot order slices, must order a whole pizza (comes in different sizes), but it is definitely affordable and worthwhile. I have been recommending it to everyone! Can't wait to go back. Very casual atmosphere with wooden booths that have lots of initials etc carved into them. Nice place to bring the kids.

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Thank Ellen H
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had looked this place up online before my trip to NYC, and there were articles where people were touting this place to have THE best pizza in NYC. After reading this I said to myself I have to go check this place out! So after a $25 cab ride I get there and order a pizza, pizza finally comes and boy what a disappointment it was! I think the pizza was mediocre at best, I don't know maybe I caught them on a bad day but that pizza definitely was not worth all the effort to go there! If you're thinking of going here do yourself a favour and just go to Domino's or Pizza Hut instead!

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Thank Dav D
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

I guess you can lump us into the undiscerning (at least according to the few who fancy themselves pizza experts) 85% who love this place. Great pie, friendly and attentive service and, if you show up before 7pm, no line.
Clearly as good or better than Grimaldi's without the hour- plus lines. And John's does not try to hustle you out.
Cash only policy is clearly stated before you enter, if you care to look.

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Thank dennis l
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

A small neighbourhood restaurant. Pizza is cooked in a coal oven which gives a great crisp base. Whole range of toppings to choose from to create your perfect pizza. The large is a good size for 3 people and it was delicious, well worth the trip down from Midtown. Cash only - however it's not expensive but is so good.

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Thank MrsTnewcastle
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This was our first time in New York City and our tour guide recommended John's Pizzeria - we're happy she did. We loved the pizza!!!

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Thank rock0994
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