I've had at least 5 people tell me that the best pizza in NYC is Rizzo's in Astoria. I've been meaning to check it out for myself, since it's only a few blocks from my apartment. I finally made it down there, and was not disappointed. The moment I walked in, the man behind the counter asked if I'd ever been there before. When I said no, he said he'd gimme a slice of their signature sicilian pizza to try. One bite and I was sold! The crust is perfection- thin and crispy, not too much cheese, wasn't greasy... Rizzo's is officially the best pizza I've had, hands down.
Rizzo's has been a neighborhood staple on Steinway Street for over 50 years. Now I know why. I got 2 pieces to go, and tried their garlic knots as well. They were chewy, soft and doughy- yum! This will definitely be my go-to pizza joint from now on. Absolutely check them out next time you venture to Astoria to hit up the beer garden.