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three slices of pizza and a sandwich from L'Industrie West Village



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We've said it once, we'll say it 100 times: L’Industrie in Williamsburg makes the city's best slice, fancying up classic pies with a long fermentation and ingredients imported from Italy. Their second outpost serves near-identical pizza as the original sidewalk party spot, only they do it across the river in a slightly more polished West Village space.

L'Industrie in Manhattan trades in the sleeveless, eat-on-a-stoop energy of the first location for a more typical, climate-controlled dining experience. There's dark wood paneling, a pressed-tin ceiling, and exposed brick, plus you can wash your slices down with natural wine and bring a group without stressing about finding a place to sit. It's the same unmistakable L'Industrie Cinematic Universe, though. Imported tomato cans, Ferrari ads, and Godfather posters line the walls. The menu board above the counter has goofy lettering. And the main priority, as always, is to get your hands on a greasy paper plate carrying a burrata slice.

The exterior of L'Industrie West Village

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the interior and menu board at L'Industrie in the West Village

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The interior and line at L'Industrie West Village

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The exterior of L'Industrie West Village
the interior and menu board at L'Industrie in the West Village
The interior and line at L'Industrie West Village

We have trouble deciphering between the pizza here and the Williamsburg spot—slices are eerily similar and just as delicious. The naturally leavened and long-fermented crust somehow stays puffy on the outside with a crunchy undercarriage. The sauce is bright and a little sweet. Meats and olive oil taste classy and not from America, as if they can quote Dante's Inferno with ease. And everything gets covered with giant basil leaves and freshly shaved parm.

Stick to the basics when you're ordering a solo slice, like the spicy salami or the burrata slice. Then bring reinforcements (also known as friends) for a midweek dinner so you can load up on pizza and Wednesday-only sandwich specials like chicken cutlet and vodka sauce or chicken caesar. On hot days, we go for the soft serve-esque gelato finished with olive oil and flaky salt. Or cold days. Or really, any days that end in “Y.”

a man making pizzas at L'Industrie in the West Village

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There's no wrong choice between the Manhattan or Brooklyn L’Industrie—both locations serve excellent slices. Still, we ultimately prefer the Williamsburg spot because of its stretch of sidewalk on South 2nd Street. An indoor Manhattan space just can't replicate that rose-colored nostalgia, the one where it's always summer and your crush from eighth grade might show up for pizza and you'll both be cool about it. But L’Industrie's second location officially serves Manhattan's premier slice. The next time you’re spending an afternoon in the West Village or need a quick lunch, go. Even if you don't get the block party that comes with the original.

Food Rundown

a slice of cheese pizza from L'Industrie

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If it's your first time at L’Industrie, get the margherita slice. This is classic New York pizza evolved into its apex predator form: a crunchy and puffy crust with a bright, lightly sweet sauce, all tied together with a pop of basil. Once you've taken the 101, you can branch out.
a burrata slice from l'industrie

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While the creaminess of the burrata does take away from the lightness of the margherita, you’ll still be into this slice (especially if you're hardcore into burrata).
a slice of pepperoni pizza from L'Industrie in the West Village

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Like the margherita, but with pork. The salty, greasy pepperoni plays off the sweet basil in a way that really works.
a slice of spicy salami pizza from L'indsutrie in the west village

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Spicy Salami

Our favorite slice for a quick lunch at L’Industrie. Peppery imported salami is sliced thin enough that you could read a newspaper through it, and it melts from the heat of the slice. Consider this a slightly more grown-up version of the pepperoni slice.
chicken caesar sandwich from L'industrie

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Sandwich Specials

Options rotate and are only available on Wednesdays. They're always big, heavy, and served on L'Industrie's own bread. If you see the chicken vodka or chicken caesar sandwiches, grab them. Even if it'll cost you around $20 for each.
chocolate gelato with olive oil from L'Industries in the West Village

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When we reviewed the original L’Industrie in Williamsburg, we didn’t love their gelato and sorbetto. Now, it’s one of our favorite things about the slice shop. It’s rich, velvety smooth, and finished with olive oil and flaky salt. The flavors change pretty often, but if they have the concord grape or clementine available, they’re a must.

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