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“Excellent pizzas”

John's of Bleecker Street
Ranked #144 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Inverness, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent pizzas”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Popped in at lunch while on a walking tour of manhattan. Superb thin crust pizza made in front of you. Very busy and staff very friendly and helpful.
Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this place whilst exploring the area. So glad we did! Pizza was awesome and very reasonably priced. We were there early- about 11.45am and were one of the first people in the place, but within 15 minutes the place was packed with people waiting for tables. We had a pepperoni with garlic tomatoes pizza and pitcher of coke. Pizza base was thin and crispy and not overdone. Pepperoni was thinly cut and delicious and the garlic tomatoes were extremely tasty. We will definitely return on our next trip to Manhattan.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Karin R
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Casablanca, Morocco
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great Pizza !”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We have stop to this pizzeria during our walking tour in New York, great, good pizza, will be only better if they can serve slice instead of full pizza !

  • Visited December 2013
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Puerto Rico
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Pizza”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Loved the pizza! Highly recommended if you are looking to try a traditional New York style Pizza. Nice family environment!

Thank DraMayte
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New York City, New York
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259 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“It has gone downhill”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

I've been here on and off through the years and it is a tourist trap now. There wasn't a line and we walked in one what seemed like a busy evening. Tables were full and people were waiting. The benches are awkward, the interior hasn't been updated, and the restaurant is just inconvenient.

I asked for napkins and they gave one per person. The pizza was soggy and greasy. I was saddened, as I was introducing the joint to my daughter. Not a very good pizza spot now.

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