1043 Second Ave.
You haven't tasted pizza until you've tried their coal-oven sensations that use the finest and freshest ingredients (served by the pie). New York Eats says, 'it's the best thing to happen to 57th St.; the pizza is very fine, indeed.' Attractive wood and brass furnishings add to the perfect meal. A great budget-conscious choice. Private party room. Locations: 1697 Broadway (53-54 Sts.), 212-245-8811; 117 W. 57th St. (6-7 Aves.), 212-333-4333; 1043 Second Ave. (55 St.), 212-521-3600.