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John's Pizzeria

278 Bleecker St., New York, NY - (212) 935-2895
What makes John's pizza taste important is its crust. Cooked in a coal-fired wood oven, it has a dough that turns almost brittle at its outer edges in places where it blisters and blackens from the heat; and yet just fractions of an inch inside that circumference, it has a wondrous chew. Nearly black and on the verge of ashy, the crunchy bottom surface of this pizza is an addictive eating sensation unlike any other.
84% Approval Rating (33 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Pizzerias all over New York call themselves “Original,” and while John’s of Bleecker Street (and three offshoots on E. 64th, W. 65th, and W. 44th) makes no such claim of primacy, it is a Greenwich Village original. It is a source of true New York-style pizza in a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

278 Bleecker St., New York, NY
(212) 935-2895

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A half-and-half pizza: mozzarella in the background, sausage in the foreground.
"A half-and-half pizza: mozzarella in the background, sausage in the foreground."
Michael Stern





John's is a crust-lover's pizza -- a perfect balance of crunch and chew. That's not to slight the sausage, which is superb ... and the tomato sauce and mozzarella, which are Neapolitan-style classics.
"John's is a crust-lover's pizza -- a perfect balance of crunch and chew. That's not to slight the sausage, which is superb ... and the tomato sauce and mozzarella, which are Neapolitan-style classics."
Michael Stern


Sausage and mushroom pizza.
"Sausage and mushroom pizza."
Sam Meyer


Every square inch of wood on the walls and booth-backs at John's is covered with years' worth of scratched-in graffiti.
"Every square inch of wood on the walls and booth-backs at John's is covered with years' worth of scratched-in graffiti."
Michael Stern


The view from inside John's, looking out towards Bleeker Street.
"The view from inside John's, looking out towards Bleeker Street."
Michael Stern


John's neon sign.
"John's neon sign."
Sam Meyer


There are three other genuine John's in Manhattan, but connoisseurs prefer this one, with ancestry that goes back to Lombardi's, New York's very first pizzeria.
"There are three other genuine John's in Manhattan, but connoisseurs prefer this one, with ancestry that goes back to Lombardi's, New York's very first pizzeria."
Michael Stern


John's has been part of the Greenwich Village scene since the 1920s.
"John's has been part of the Greenwich Village scene since the 1920s."
Michael Stern



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