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Lucia Pizza of Soho

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Soho

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A native New Yorker once taught us an important lesson: A slice of pizza is a snack. Sure, it can be a meal, if you get two to three. But a slice is NYC’s best walking snack, and it’s important to know where you can get a good one, anywhere, at any time. Enter Lucia Pizza of Soho, Lucia’s second location (first in Manhattan). It’s a quick operation, but they take a moment to sprinkle parmesan, drizzle olive oil, and tear fresh basil onto each hot, crispy slice. We’d still recommend a trip to their original Brooklyn location to experience the birthplace of some of NYC’s best pizza, but this Soho outpost is .1 miles from the Canal St. A/C station, and it will come in handy one day, if it hasn’t already.

The exterior of Lucia Pizza of Soho.

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A plain pizza at Lucia Pizza of Soho.

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A vodka pizza at Lucia Pizza of Soho.

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The exterior of Lucia Pizza of Soho.
A plain pizza at Lucia Pizza of Soho.
A vodka pizza at Lucia Pizza of Soho.

Food Rundown

Plain

We once witnessed a pizza maker at Lucia put basil on a plain pie, close the box, think for a second, open the box again, and throw a bunch more basil on it. All that to say, Lucia goes hard. Underneath the hill of greenery, you’ll find a thin-crust plain pie so deeply charred that bits of crust and cheese are almost burnt (but not quite). There’s no holding back here.
Two slices of pizza at Lucia Pizza of Soho.

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Vodka

It feels like every pizzeria has a vodka slice these days, but Lucia’s vodka slice is the blueprint. It’s creamy with just a little bit of tomato bite. Order this.

Pepperoni And Jalapeño

Some people are pizza purists. ("Plain, please.") But for those who like a slice with accessories, meet the pepperoni and jalapeño. It's got the same crackly crust and blistered cheese as the plain, but there's also crispy pepperoni, slightly spicy peppers, and a drizzle of hot honey for good measure.
The creamed spinach slice at Lucia Pizza of Soho.

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Creamed Spinach

You’ve probably seen this green-and-white striped slice on social media because it’s beautiful, but also because it looks different than anything else in NYC. This has a more subtle flavor than other slices here, and everyone visiting Lucia for the first time should give it a shot.

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