Porta is a pizza place in Jersey City with picnic-style seating and lots of families and groups. It’s also a good place to hang out if you’re waiting for a table at Razza (which is very close by). In that case, there’s a long bar area where you can drink a cocktail or a glass of wine.
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The food at Otto isn't awful. Otto is, however, an overpriced tourist trap that seems to exist only to make Eataly look civilized and affordable.
Pizza in a sterile Flatiron District hotel lobby just doesn’t feel like the Danny Meyer hospitality experience we’ve grown accustomed to.
Il Gattopardo is an Italian restaurant in Midtown that feels like a very expensive living room and makes good pasta.
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Emily not only has some of the best pizza in the city, it’s also got one of the best burgers. That means you should probably get there soon.
Di Fara Pizza
Brooklyn's Di Fara is the best slice of pizza in New York, and worth every bit of the $5 and 30 minutes of waiting that it will cost you.
Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
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