Harlem's Best Pizza: Stay-at-Home Edition

The pepperoni pizza from Roland's
The pepperoni pizza from Roland's

Harlem's top pizza spots have been one of the bright spots of the pandemic.

All now offer easy delivery—even 89-year-old Patsy's—either through a delivery platform or via their own websites.

Here, then, is a list of TCU's favorites, serving up everything from bubbling Neapolitan pies to old-fashioned Grandma squares, and the best way to order.

From south to north:

Patsy's Pizzeria

East Harlem 2287 First Ave between E 117th and E 118th Sts, 212-534-9783

When they say classic they mean it: This East Harlem original has been making thin-crust pizzas in its coal-fired oven since 1933. Adapting with the times, Patsy's is now available for delivery via Uber Eats.

Sottocasa Harlem

Central Harlem 227 Malcolm X Blvd between W 121st and W 122nd Sts, 646-928-4870

Slinging one of Harlem's best Neapolitan pies—made in a wood-fired oven and featuring a bubbly, chewy crust—this pizzeria features 20-plus varieties, all of which can be ordered directly on their website.

Bar 314

Morningside Heights 1260 Amsterdam Ave and W 122nd St, 646-682-7645

This two-year-old sister restaurant to Babbalucci (see below) offers a long list of authentic-yet-creative pies, both red and white (try the Sweet Cheeks with mozzarella, pecorino, pancetta, and caramelized onions). Place an order for delivery via Slice.


Central Harlem 331 Lenox between W 126th and W 127th Sts, 646-918-6572

Bubbling pizzas straight out of a wood-burning oven in the heart of Harlem. Available for takeout and delivery (call the restaurant directly or order via Slice).


Central Harlem 303 W 127th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd, 646-682-7810

Call directly for delivery to support this two-year-old pizzeria making terrific thin-crust Roman-style pies.

Uncle Tony's Pizza

Hamilton Heights 1596 Amsterdam between W 138th and W 139th Sts, 212-690-7500

Mix and match your slices, from Sicilian to vegan, and get them delivered straight to your home (there's a $15 minimum). You can also feed the whole family with an 18-inch regular pie, a 9-slice Grandma (thin-crust pan pie) or a 9-slice Baker's (48 hour-proofed thick-crust).


Hamilton Heights 1600 Amsterdam Ave and W 139th St, 646-692-6657

Crispy, thin-crust pizza with toppings both classic and playful (the Buffalo pizza includes spicy Louisiana-style chicken, blue cheese and mozzarella). Order directly from the website.

Pizza by Lucille's

Central Harlem 26c Macombs Pl between W 150th and W 151st Sts, 646-370-4270

Carefully crafted classic round pies, plus a long list of mouthwatering square pies (which you can also get frozen)—all available for delivery via their website.


Hamilton Heights 3658 Broadway and W 151st St, 646-682-9249

This authentic Italian spot known for its rustic brick-oven pizzas now offers delivery via its website.

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