Renatos is a casual Italian spot that’s been in The Heights since the ‘50s. It’s not the best Italian or pizza in the area, but the New York-style slices are big, filling, and heavy on toppings. We recommend the Grandma - a simple square pie with mozzarella and lots of tomato - especially if you point to a slice that’s extra charred, which provides some crunch to balance the dough and cheese. Come here solo at 11am or 11pm or whenever you want a quick slice without a wait.
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Light Horse Tavern
Light House Tavern is an American spot in Jersey City that’s great for eating a burger at the bar.
Restaurante Y Panaderia Guatemalteco
Restaurante Y Panaderia Guatemalteco is a casual Guatemalan spot in Jersey City where you can get a great meal for under $10.
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Bonafini is a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s great for a casual date or dinner with your kids.
Walking by Bella Blu, you might assume it’s just like every other mediocre, stuffy restaurant in the Upper East Side. Stuffy, it most certainly is. But it’s actually far from mediocre – as long as you order correctly.
A bit more touristy and a bit more parent-y than we remember, but Peasant still has a few home run dishes worth visiting for.
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Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
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