Friday, December 26, 2014

John's of Bleecker Street

John's of Bleecker Street was founded in 1929 by Italian immigrant John Sasso on Sullivan Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village. After losing his lease on Sullivan Street, John Sasso dismantled his original coal fired brick oven and moved it to 278 Bleecker Street where he continued to run and grow his business and refine his pizza recipe to perfection. No Slices. No Reservations. Cash Only. Dine In or Take Out.


The old-school ambiance, original wooden booths sentimentally etched by loyal customers, the black and white art deco floors worn by time, turn of the century tin ceilings and faded murals tell tale of a bygone era.  We were in NYC to visit a friend, and headed over to John's for dinner.  A line had already formed outside, but it moved fairly quick.


We ordered a pitcher of beer to share and a large 16-inch pizza (8 slices) topped with pepperoni, sausage, and ricotta.  The coal-fired pizza had a thin and crispy crust that was blackened on the bottom, but did not have a burnt taste.  The toppings on top were the perfect combination, and we really enjoyed this pizza.


Additionally, Keith ordered a meatball dish with extra mozzarella (for an extra $2).  The sauce and cheese looked ooey and gooey.

Overall, we had a decent casual meal of pizza and beer at John's.  The hype is worth the wait; just be prepared for the line outside.

Total Rating: 4
Food: 4.5, Price: 3.5, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 2.5

What I ate:
Large Pizza
with pepperoni, sausage, Ricotta
Plus Keith ate:
Meatballs
with mozzarella

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