Porta is a pizza place in Jersey City with picnic-style seating and lots of families and groups. It’s also a good place to hang out if you’re waiting for a table at Razza (which is very close by). In that case, there’s a long bar area where you can drink a cocktail or a glass of wine.
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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Grove Corner Bar
Grove Corner Bar is a sports bar near the Grove Street Path station in Jersey City.
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Ammazzacaffè in Williamsburg has above-average Italian food and a nice back patio, and somehow, most people don’t seem to know about it.
Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
Always packed Morandi in the West Village is a popular spot serving Italian favorites. The porterhouse for two is amazing.
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Emily not only has some of the best pizza in the city, it’s also got one of the best burgers. That means you should probably get there soon.
It can be annoying to deal with an unpredictable situation, but for pizza this good, we’re willing to deal with it. Brooklyn's Lucali is incredible.
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.
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