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THE 5 MOST DELICIOUS PIZZAS IN MURRAY HILL AND KIPS BAY

What kind of slice-lover are you? Roman-style? Alsatian? Skinny-minnie thin crust?

By EILEEN DASPIN

GRANDMA-STYLE

Garlic New York Pizza Bar

You might not have heard the term Grandma-style, but you’ll know it when you see it. These pizzas, baked in a square pan, have a dense but thin, oil-crisp crust, and a satisfying, tomato-y sauce.  Order it by the slice, or commit to a full-on pie. On a nice day enjoy it in the outdoor garden.

Delivery hours Sunday-Thursday, until 11 P.M.; Friday-Saturday, until 2 A.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 13 minutes

garlicny.com
629 Second Avenue (bet 34th and 35th Streets)
(646) 559-9500

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Garlic New York Pizza Bar

BRICKOVEN BASIC

Pizza 33

This is the perfect spot for a late-night slice. It’s not fancy, but fast and friendly and reliable. In addition to the standards—pepperoni, mushroom, all-white cheese—there’s baked ziti pizza, a lasagna pizza and a gluten-free option.

Delivery hours Monday-Wednesday, until 10:30 P.M.; Thursday, until 2:30 A.M.; Friday-Saturday, until 3:00 A.M.

Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 17 minutes

brickovenpizza33.com
489 Third Avenue (at 33rd Street)
(212) 545-9191

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Pizza 33

ALSATIAN

La Tarte Flambée

“If a pizza and a crepe had a baby, it would be a tarte flambee!” That’s how owner Mathias Peter describes his Alsatian pizza that’s developed a cult following. Cuddle up by the cozy fireplace in winter, spread out in the adorable garden during summer.  

Delivery hours Daily: 6 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 18 minutes

latarteflambee.com
153 East 33rd Street
(917) 261-2070

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La Tarte Flambee

NEOPOLITAN THIN CRUST

Vezzo

How thin are we talking? Razor-thin. Paper-thin. Cracker-thin. It’s crispy, too, with a subtle marinara that will transport you to Naples’ Piazza Dante. There, there’s almost always a wait at this casual, neighborhood pizzeria (one of a group of eateries around the city owned by restaurateur Antonio Gomez), but worth it.

Delivery hours Daily until 10 P.M.

Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 17 minutes

vezzothincrust.com
178 Lexington Avenue (at 31st Street)
(212) 839-8300

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Vezzo

THE DANNY MEYER

Marta

He’s mastered haute American and burgers and hot dogs. How could Mr. Restaurant go wrong with his pizza? He couldn’t, and he didn’t. The pies at Marta are everything they should be: wood-fired, crispy, with tangy tomato sauce and pillows of mozzarella. Scoring a table can be tough (the restaurant is in the Martha Washington Hotel), but there is a first-come, first-serve bar and pizza counter.

No delivery 
Walking time from East River Ferry/34th Street 26 minutes

martamanhattan.com
29 East 29th Street
(212) 651-3800

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Marta

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