1. New York Style
Supposedly, New York-style pizza originated with Gennaro Lombardi, who opened America’s first pizzeria – Lombardi’s – in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood in 1905.
Following Lombardi’s lead, today’s New York-style pizzas are large and wide with a thin, hand-tossed dough – perfect for folding before eating. New York-style pizzas also feature a heavily-seasoned, cooked tomato sauce made of olive oil, canned tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt and herbs (usually oregano, basil and crushed red pepper). They typically come topped with low-moisture mozzarella cheese and a variety of other desired toppings.
Where to find it: In addition to Lombardi’s, you can find some of the best at Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village and Patsy’s Pizzeria in East Harlem.