The Best New York City Hotels and the Top 10 New York Style Pizza Restaurants

by Naomi Young

This post has been written by guest blogger, Virgin Holidays

New York holidays are going your way with convenient daily departures you can depend on. Take New York City on a budget or treat yourself to the best with stylish boutique hotels or trusted corporate brands. The New York City hotel scene knows how to roll out the welcome mat with all inclusive hotel and airfare bargains at some of the hottest addresses in town.

There are three fabulous ways to stay and play in The Big Apple. Option one is to drench yourself in classic luxury at the iconic landmark hotels that put this great city on the map. Traveller favourites for deep discounts remain the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the timeless elegance at The Roosevelt Hotel. Option two is booking wrap around comfort at the city’s premier hotel chains. Lowest prices combined with bumped-up amenities are found at the Grand Hyatt New York and the Crowne Plaza hotels. Option three is to immerse yourself in Manhattan culture with a chic boutique hotel at your service. For pricing, ambiance and all the comforts of home, the stunning Hudson Hotel and the trendy Paramount Hotel tie for first place.

New York City shopping, entertainment and arts are the main event, however dining is distinct in the heart of the Manhattan. The most famous dish is the delectable New York style pizza, a treat you cannot get anywhere else in the world. The secret to this one-of-a-kind pizza taste is the New York City water used to make the dough. The unique water system brings a flavourful crust that has no equal. Close your eyes, take a bite and know you’ve made it to Manhattan. Seasoned travellers to The Big Apple have chosen the top ten pizza restaurants for savoury sauces and melt in your mouth crusts.

1. Capizzi
This Italian style pizzeria is priced just right for casual dining. Located at 547 9th Avenue Hell’s Kitchen, come early to get a seat for authentic brick oven pizza.

2. John’s Pizzeria
Chill out in Time’s Square at John’s Pizzeria located at 260 W 44th Street. This versatile restaurant is also open for breakfast and caters to late dining and tasty desserts.

3. Patzeria Perfect Pizza
Located at 231 W 46th Street, Patzeria Perfect Pizza reels in the crowds. Brunch is also served and you may order a take away online.

4. Big Nick’s Burger and Pizza Joint
There’s something for everyone at Big Nick’s Burger and Pizza Joint. Add a savoury Greek salad, juicy hamburger and classic coffee shop fare. Big Nick’s Burger and Pizza Joint is ideal for dining on a budget and keeping all your menu options opened. Head for 2175 Broadway on the Upper West Side.

5. Keste
Get that real Italian taste with an intimate ambiance at Keste located at 271 Bleeker Street in trendy Greenwich Village. Perfect for a romantic dinner or an economical lunch, Keste is the real deal for authentic Italian dining.

6. Nizza
Moderately priced and offering stylish outdoor dining, Nizza is located at 630 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. In addition to your perfect pizza, try the chef’s special of “socca”, a healthy chickpea crepe made to order.

7. The Sullivan Street Bakery
Pick up a quick take away for pizza, panini and a variety of sweet treats. Located at 533 W 47th Street in Soho, The Sullivan Street Bakery is ideal for fast service and foods ready to go when you are.

8. L’asso
Located at 192 Mott Street, L’asso gets two thumbs-up for their innovated approach to salads and a rectangular pizza pie. The flavours and ingredients make L’asso stand alone in the area, so skip the rest and head for the best on Mott Street.

9. Gigino
Head for the New York Harbour for premium Italian cuisine. Gigino pizza is located at 20 Battery Place and is the area’s best Italian pizzeria complete with Statue of Liberty views. Gigino is casual dining and priced as a moderate, however the scenery shines with million dollar views.

10. Famous Ray’s Pizza
Famous Ray’s is famous for a reason: they make darn good pizza at the price you want to pay. Located at 456 Avenue of the Americas in Greenwich Village, this budget-friendly restaurant sells pizza by the pie or pick up some pizza by the slice.

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