NYC’s midtown pizza options: We taste-tested the Slice app’s local offerings

NYC’s midtown pizza options: We taste-tested the Slice app’s local offerings

Midtown is not exactly known as a dining destination. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a quality slice of New York’s most classic food — pizza.

Enter Slice: a new app aimed at helping you discover, and then stick with, your favorite local pizza place. It harkens back to a simpler time, when Seamless was merely an adjective and you had to actually pick up a telephone to order pizza — usually from the same place.

“The idea is that we are a loyalty-first platform,” creator Ilir Sela, a Staten Islander, said. “It’s all about what is your home slice, as we call it.”

To help amNY.com find its home slice, Slice ordered up pies from five local pizzerias — a range that included everything from fancy Neopolitan style slices to a chain slice from Famous Famiglia. All of them delivered to our midtown address, and all were cheese slices.

“A lot of people prefer to call it plain,” Sela said. “I call it classic cheese.”

In the interest of service journalism, the amNY.com staff sampled the pizzas to help guide those who might be trapped in midtown and in need of a nice slice delivered to your door. Here are our findings.

Jillian Jorgensen