Editor’s note: As of 2015, New York Pizzeria is closed.
1432 East Fifth St.
Dayton, OH 45402
The St. Anne’s Hill historic district just east of downtown Dayton holds many interesting surprises. While the well-traveled routes of Oregon District and Wayne Avenue are only a mile away, most people who go there never make their way this direction. In that environment, humble, neighborhood establishments like New York Pizzeria thrive. Focused on delivering pizza and Italian classics to the surrounding neighborhoods, New York Pizzeria makes good on a delicious and always likable pastas and sandwiches. Often passed by, I say it’s a good spot for this neighborhood.
The pizza is the main dish made out of this spot, and it’s a pretty good affair. Atypical of pizza places, these pies are light on the tomato sauce and heavy on mozzarella. The crust is thick and crispy, so the real charm is whatever toppings you pick for the pizza, while that menu is relatively small the toppings are fantastic.
The pastas, though, should not be overlooked. It’s hard to outdo that spaghetti with sauce dish — it’s about as simple as they come, but no less tasty. The tomato sauce is sweet more than anything else, and relatively thin, but it goes great on that spaghetti. To make things perfect, it’s all topped with a nice coating of mozzarella cheese and served alongside some garlic bread with a heavy dose of butter. Hard to beat the classics. And a single serving of it is pretty filling, too.
Price points on the food are very cheap, especially for a local spot, this one seems to be able to offer a lot of very delicious dishes for the price you would expect from a larger chain. Free delivery goes a long way, too, even if it has a limited range of five miles. The restaurant does most of its business via take-out but there is a dining room for walk-in orders, too.
All in all, it’s a pretty good place for a meal. I recommend making a stop, especially if you happen to frequent downtown Dayton or its immediate neighborhoods.
- The spot delivers which is how it gets most of its business. On the other hand, there is a dine in space if you want to walk in. Delivery is free within a 5-mile radius.
- The pizzas are great, they come customized with size and toppings, and the build your own option is pretty welcoming to whatever you like on the pizza.
- Don’t forget the pasta dishes and the sandwiches, they might make for better lunch but either way they are definitely worth a taste.