Seemingly out of the blue, Astoria is the place to be if you’re a pizza lover. If well thought out pies, fresh from hot brick ovens is your thing, than Astoria, you’re in for a treat. In the past year we’ve had quite the pizza pie explosion. Here’s our pick for the best pizzas in Astoria! (And don’t miss our previous Astoria Pizza round up- full of neighborhood classics.)
Basil Brick Oven (28-17 Astoria Blvd.)
It’s no suprise that Basil Brick Oven made our Top 5 Pizza’s in Astoria list, we’re big fans. Meg hearts it, Lucy loves it. Chef Daniele’s pies are woodfired and big enough to share. My favorite is the Basil, packed with rosemary infused potatoes, basil and pine nuts.
Tuffino (36-08 Ditmars Blvd.)
- Photo by Bradley Hawks
Perhaps the newest addition to the neighborhood’s pizza offerings is Ditmars based Tuffino Pizzeria. These wood fired pies are lovingly made by the Menna family. While the basics like their Margherita are totally solid offerings, it’s their specialty pizzas that truly make this pizzeria sing. My personal favorite is Il Greco (shown above), an unlikely combination of fresh cheese, kalamata olives, oregano and splash of lemon juice. Others worth trying include the Pistachianco (yes, a pizza with pistachios!), San Gennaro, and their meatball pizza, the Nonna.
Via Trenta (36-19 30th Avenue)
My personal favorite pizzas in Astoria come from this 30th Avenue contender, Via Trenta. Try their cheese-less Vegeteriana as an appetizer or a tasty Burrata pie with truffle oil for your main dish. Each is made with 00 Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes and homemade mozzarella- you won’t be disappointed.
Antika (36-08 30th Avenue)
One of the newer Astoria pizza offerings is Antika Pizzeria, and they’re already getting raves! We heart their motto: “It’s the flour, a pinch of sea salt, New York Water, experience and love…a WHOLE LOT OF LOVE.” How can you argue with that? Based on classic craftsmanship of Naples finest Pizziolos, Antika is a solid contender for Astoria’s best pizza.
Sac’s Place (25-41 Broadway)
This Astoria pizza staple is all about the coal oven, and the results are delicious! The Sacramone family (including Nonna Maddalena) has been bringing Abruzzo style Italian food to Astoria for years, but it’s their pizza that’s the true stand out. Their pies are straightforward and made of the best quality ingredients.
Astoria! We’d love to hear your pics for the best slice. Leave us a comment and let us know who we’ve missed, who’s overrated, or who you just can’t get enough of.