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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

PIZZA BY CERTÉ, 132 East 56th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenue), Midtown East

Certé looks like any other generic lunch deli in Midtown. Glass counters of salads, an array of cookies, and coolers full of soda and orange juice. If I didn’t know there was some serious focus on food quality and chef-driven dishes in this unlikeliest of places, I’d walk right by it.

But as a previous Thanksgiving video of mine showed, Certé is by far the most gourmet deli in Midtown. I knew that they also had a location specializing in pizza, but I never got around to visiting it… until now.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

TUFINO, 36-08 Ditmars Boulevard (between 36th and 37th Street), Astoria, Queens

There’s always been good pizza in Astoria (Rizzo’s, Rose & Joe’s), but until recently it was lacking a legitimate wood-fired oven Neapolitan pizza restaurant. That’s since changed with the addition of three pizzerias serving the real stuff.

Unfortunately, this all started happening after I begrudgingly moved out of the neighborhood. The only one I’ve been able to try thus far is on Ditmars Avenue and it was pretty good. Maybe not destination-worthy, but good enough for a neighborhood spot.

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