Until two weeks ago, I had never had New York-style pizza. I had had hot dogs, falafel, deli, bagels– all sorts of “New York” things, but never a slice of pizza. Luckily, we were right down the street from Famous Famiglia Pizza, the “official” pizza of the Yankees. They’re practically the New York Pizza ambassadors, with locations ranging from Alaska to China, but the original location was in the Big Apple.
They had a wall outlining their famous status:
(That’s Bill Clinton next to some random kid, and below some child star who we’ve all long forgotten.)
The pizza was good– not too cheesy, crisp crust, pretty good. I didn’t get a shot of it, but one night we ended up bringing pizza back to our hotel room and we got one with garlic and fresh mozzarella. That one was great– really garlicky, really mozzarella-y, and my favorite of the pizza I tried from Famiglia.
It was about $2 for a cheese slice. Can’t beat it for a quick meal in New York.
(In trolling their website, I found out that you can grab a slice at the Florence Cinema De Lux. I’m sure it’s not the same.)