Pizza Shack

A dependable option for pizza and so much more (you can get everything from a burger to Shrimp Scampi).  At least one Lo-Down reader touts the meatballs. Fast delivery, gentle prices.

525 Grand Street, near Henry

212-477-3374

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Shalom Chai Pizza

This kosher pizza restaurant on Grand Street also serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches, knishes and other entrees.

359 Grand Street, near Essex

212-598-4178

Hours Sun-Thu: 7am-6:30pm Fri: 7am-3pm

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Pizza a Casa

Mark Bello says he can teach anyone how to make perfect pizzas at home, from scratch. Individuals can attend regularly scheduled pizza workshops or you can book a private event for a group (of up to 16 people). The Grand Street shop also stocks a full line of pizza making tools and accessories.

371 Grand Street, near Norfolk

212-209-3370

Weekly workshops:  Thursdays: 6:30pm to 10:30pm; Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 4:00pm; Sundays: 12:00 pm to 4:00pm. Store hours: Wednesday-Sunday noon-5pm.

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A-1 Pizza

A-1 Pizza offers a decent slice on the eastern end of Grand Street.

505 Grand Street, near East Broadway

212-533-0214

Open until midnight

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Pulino’s

Keith McNally’s  (Balthazar, Schiller’s, etc) take on a Roman pizzeria and trattoria. The wood-fired oven produces slightly charred thin crust pies, featuring a lot of interesting toppings. Also on the menu: several antipasti platters and other entrees (roasted fish, hanger steak). Like all McNally ventures, Pulino’s highlights specialty cocktails and a big, lively bar.

212-226-1966

282 Bowery, at Houston

Hours: brteakfast daily 830am-1130am; lunch Monday-Friday noon-5pm; dinner daily 6pm-midnight; weekend brunch 10am-4pm

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Delivery 11am-11pm

San Marzano

A brick oven produces crispy, thin crust pizza at this spot on the corner of Clinton and Rivington. San Marzano takes a lot of pride in sourcing high quality toppings.

71 Clinton, at Rivington

212-228-5060

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-2am

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Rosario’s Pizza

A late night classic, serving Lower East Siders since 1963. Cheap slices, friendly service and passionate customers help Rosario’s keep gentrification at bay.

173 orchard, near Stanton

212-777-9813

Hours Sun-Wed, 10am-3am, Thu-Sat, 10am-5am

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Rocket Joe’s

A late night standby. Rocket Joe’s features a sesame seed crust that some love and others love to hate.  Beware of the drunken mobs on Friday and Saturday nights.

61 Delancy, near Eldridge

212-334-5900

Open Sun-Wed, 11am-2:30am; Thu-Sat, 11am-4:30am

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Pala

Roman-style pizza is served in this conspicuous, open-air space on Allen Street. The dough rises over three days, resulting in a light and crispy crust. Toppings include pumpkin purée, marbled pancetta, artichokes and fresh peas.

198 Allen, near Houston

212-614-7252

Hours Mon-Fri, 4pm-midnight; Sat-Sun, 11am-1am

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Nonna’s Pizza

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Cusine: Pizza, Italian
Address: 105 Clinton St./map
Phone: (212) 477-2708
Hours:  Sun-Wed: 10am-12am Thu-Sat: 10am-2am
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Nonna’s is a longtime Lower East Side favorite.  Specializing in the “grandma slice,” which features a sweeter sauce than your average New York pie, the narrow Clinton Street spot was the top vote getter in The Lo-Down’s 2013 “Best of the LES” readers’ survey for pizza.  Nonna’s is also well known for its awesome artichoke slice, which features a whole artichoke bathed in creamy cheese.

 

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Minimalist thin crust pizzas and other Italian specialties come out of a wood fired oven at this intimate spot on Eldridge Street.

217 Eldridge, near Stanton

212-253-9199

Monday-Saturday 6pm-11pm; closed Sundays

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