Barboncino is the go-to sit-down pizza place in Crown Heights. Think of it as the Roberta’s of the area, but less crowded. The pizzas are Neapolitan-style (thin, chewy, a little burnt) and they come in a handful of red and white varieties. There are also salads and a few small plates, and the space is big and family-friendly.
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Motorino isn't the best pizza in New York City, but it is one of our most frequented pizza joints in town.
Speedy Romeo LES
A smaller, very casual Lower East Side outpost of Brooklyn’s Speedy Romeo. They may be known for pizza, but that’s not the best thing here.
For a quick and not-too-expensive sit-down meal inside Grand Central, Prova Pizzabar is worth knowing about.
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