There are very few things that kids, parents, and 25 year-olds can all agree on. Among them is the cuteness of a dog’s chubby belly, the fact that everyone secretly wants to get stuck in Target overnight, and pizza. So it probably won’t surprise you that there’s now an Emmy Squared location on 81st Street and 3rd Avenue, and that it gets extremely busy. If you’re not familiar with Emmy Squared’s pizza, know that it’s served Detroit-style, which means it’s thick, rectangular, and comes with sauce on top of the cheese. The UES pies taste just as soft inside and crusty outside as the Emmy locations in Williamsburg or the East Village (particularly the margherita with burrata on top). The only difference is that there are more eight-year-olds here, and all the adults have done enough parenting for the day to deserve their wine.
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Earl’s menu of pig and cheese heavy snacks pairs perfectly with the small but righteous selection of draft beers that they have on tap. Head up north sometime to check it out, and also visit Earl’s sister restaurant around the corner, ABV.
Beyoglu is a great Upper East Side spot for a casual dinner outside. Get the doner kebab.
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Archie’s Bar & Pizza
Archie’s is a pizza place in Bushwick serving simple pan pies that are exactly what you want before or after a night out.
Una Pizza Napoletana
Una Pizza Napoletana is a pizza place on the LES that came back to New York after a stint in San Francisco.
Giuseppina’s is a wood-fired pizza spot in South Slope from some of the people behind Lucali.
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Emmy Squared in Williamsburg is the adult version of your childhood pizza party dreams.
Uva is a rustic, cozy little Italian Upper East Side spot that is ideal for date night, mostly because it’s easy.
Emily West Village
Emily West Village is a mashup of the original Emily in Clinton Hill and Emmy Squared in Williamsburg.
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