John's Pizzeria

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by vampirefan on January 21, 2005

Located very near the Nederlander Theater, this is a great place to take a bite out of some heavenly NY-style pizza. John’s pizza has the distinction of being the largest pizza parlor in the US. The building dates to 1888 and was originally the Gospel Tabernacle Church. Opening its doors in the 1920s, it has become a New York institution for both natives and visitors alike. The restaurant has been featured in many travel shows. I was watching the Travel Channel’s Food Crazy when I saw it.

The inside of the restaurant is beautiful and offers some incredible murals of NYC. It has over 400 seats! But the most important part is the pizza. Wow! You will need extra napkins to wipe up the drool here. Their prices are more than reasonable, too. The small margherita pizza (just plain cheese and sauce) will only cost you $12.50. The bad part was knowing we could only get a small since we had no way to take care of leftovers. They have four huge brick ovens in the back. So try to get a seat near the back to watch these guys in action.

They even have a website if you want to see what they have before you arrive. Their website is

John's Pizzeria
278 Bleecker St.
New York, New York, 10014
(212) 243-1680

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