Circus performers, known for storing raw pizzas in their stomachs, swallow fire for a crispy crust and swallow swords for manageable slicing. Fill up on flame-licked fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at John's Pizzeria of Bleecker Street. The pizzeria received a Best of Citysearch award in 2008 for Family-Friendly Dining. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only. It is not valid toward delivery.
Standing in its original location since 1929, John's Pizzeria has won over the noses and stomachs of countless passing citizens. Using thin crusts and an 850-degree coal-fired oven, the hardworking chefs churn out pie-eyed creations with just enough crunch to please cap'ns around the world. Peruse the focused menu before landing on a small ($12) or large pizza ($14). Exterior decorators can dot the mozzarellascape with a variety of toppings ($2 each), including sliced meatball, ricotta, black olives, and more, while purveyors of semi-pizzas can grab a monstrous calzone ($16) that serves up to three. Or pirouette your fork amid the neat noodles of a plate of pasta ($8-$10.50).
Art is hung around the pizzeria, giving eyeballs something to do as mouths contentedly consume food. Reservations are unnecessary at this welcoming abode—just look to the skies for the beckoning smoke hand forged from the aromas radiating from each made-to-order pizza pie.
John’s Pizzeria of Bleecker Street won the Best of Citysearch award in 2008 for Family-Friendly Dining. New York magazine reviewed John’s Pizzeria of Bleecker Street. Zagat rated the pizzeria “very good to excellent.” Eighty-six percent of nearly 275 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant, and nearly 375 Yelpers give it an average of four stars:
- What's better than sitting down with your friends for cheap red chianti, pizza, and salad? Spending less than $30, perhaps? The brick oven thin-crust pizza is legendary; the basic Margherita should be the standard on which all other pizzas are judged. – Laura Brounstein, New York
- This “then, now and forever” of NYC pizza has expanded Uptown and lots of loyal Johnists have followed; however, “if you want a true NY experience”, “head to the grungy original on Bleecker”, “brave the lines” and “cram into one of the little wooden booths” for what may well be “the best pizza ever” – straight out of the coal-fired brick oven. – Zagat