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3 Queens Pizza Places that Blow Away the Competition

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Queens pizza

Forget about Italy, everyone knows that New York City is home to some of the most authentic, delicious pizza in the entire world. However, most people don’t realize that other boroughs besides Manhattan and Brooklyn can make a decent slice. Queens pizza especially comes to mind. So, if you’re looking for a slice from the best, check out these Queens favorites that can go toe-to-toe with New York City’s finest pizzerias.

Ollie’s Guide to Finding Tasty Queens Pizza

Pizza Garden

When you think of the best Queens pizza, Pizza Garden in Flushing, which has been a neighborhood institution since 1960, is probably the first place that comes to mind.

In addition to pizza, this family run restaurant offers an extensive menu that includes tons of tasty appetizers, entrees, pastas and heroes. So, if pizza isn’t your thing, make sure that you try dishes like:

  • Shrimp Fra Diavolo
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Baked Ziti Sicilian Style
  • Meatball Parmigiana Hero

But if pizza is the reason that you’re visiting this fine establishment, order one of these specialty pies:

  • Neoplitan (the classic)
  • Lasagna
  • Caesar Salad
  • Spicy Buffalo
  • Chicken & Broccoli

Whether you want to grab a quick takeout slice or sit down for a meal in their spacious dining room, Pizza Garden is one the best places to try authentic New York pizza.

Queens pizza


You would be remiss to visit New York City and not try pizza from the historic Grimaldi’s. However, if you can’t make it to their locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Long Island, then you have to visit their restaurant in Queens’ Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center.

Since 1991, Grimaldi’s has been making their signature coal brick-oven pizza. There’s something about the combination of fresh, homemade ingredients cooked in a 1000° coal brick-oven that makes Grimaldi’s pizza so delicious.

You can customize your pizza with tons of fresh toppings like oven roasted sweet red peppers, Italian sausage or even bacon. If pizza isn’t the only thing that you’re hungry for, they also offer options like coal fired chicken wings, antipasto and calzones.

Queens pizza


Finally, a list of the best Queens pizza always has to include Bayside’s VIPizza, which has been proudly serving the community for over 50 years.

Unlike the other two aforementioned locations that are known for their regular slices, VIPizza boasts some of the best Sicilian pizza in Queens and maybe even New York City. They’ve even used the same family recipe for the last 57 years!

After you’ve tried a Sicilian slice, consider ordering a pie of one of their many gourmet pizzas, including:

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch
  • Spinach Feta
  • Hawaiian
  • Margherita
  • Grandma

VIPizza also serves Italian Ices if you’re looking for a sweet treat to finish off your meal. They have flavors like rainbow, cherry, chocolate and more!

Queens pizza

If you’re looking to try a slice from one of the tastiest Queens pizza joints, then you really can’t go wrong with these three excellent options.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Queens, Flushing, Bayside

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