Post Overview: Best pizza Williamsburg has to offer
Would you believe me if I told you it’s not uncommon to travel to New York City with a pizza bucket list in hand? Or that folks rally up a group of friends and set their sights on taking walking-pizza tours?
It’s all true! And the most sought after neighborhood for the greasy, carb-loaded goodness? Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Williamsburg is known to have some of the best pizza in all of the Big Apple. You can’t walk more than a few blocks before running into a long line of hungry New Yorkers (impatiently) waiting for their golden slice of pie.
But since there are more pizzerias in NYC than there are decently priced apartments (zing!) it can be hard knowing which ones are worthwhile. This is where I come in!
I’ve spent plenty of time exploring the trendy neighborhood, between the adorable coffee shops, the one of a kind thrift shops and the never-ending array of pizzerias, it’s not hard to fall in love with the place.
In this post I’ll cover where to find the best pizza Williamsburg has to offer, so without further ado — let’s get to it.
I have to admit I don’t like pizza. I love it. And I am prepared to do literally anything to get my hands on a slice.Liz truss
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Best Pizza Williamsburg
#10. Joe’s Pizza
Joe’s Pizza is on every single “best pizza in Williamsburg” list we came across and after a single trip it’s very clear why. Joe’s is the quintessential New York City pizza slice!
It’s not fancy but it’s always fresh, hot and delicious. The crust is nicely charred and the pie boasts the perfect ratio of sauce to toppings. Plus the cheese is never the wrong texture (apparently no easy feat). Simply put, it always hits the spot, which is why there’s a line every hour of the day.
To that end, there’s no arguing that Joe’s is one of the most iconic New York City pizzas you can get and Williamsburg is lucky to boast a location. Plus, they’re open until 3am, making this a go-to spot for a late night meal after a show or event.
Tip: If you’re trying to enjoy some of the best pizza in Williamsburg, come prepared. Joe’s is CASH-ONLY.
Address: 216 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
#9. Rosa’s Pizza
Anyone traveling in a group (with multiple opinions to appease) while searching for the best pizza in Williamsburg needs to set their sights on Rosa’s Pizza.
The NYC pizzeria has been operating since 1975 and churns out some of the best pizza in Williamsburg. It’s a place that has something for everyone.
I’m serious! You want a traditional pie, Rosa’s has it. Interested in a square pie? Rosa’s has it. Oh aunt Becky has dietary restrictions? No worries, Rosa’s offers not one but two gluten-free options to choose from.
And before you write this place off for juggling too many pies, do yourself a favor and try it first. I’d argue Rosa’s serves the best Sicilian-style slice in all of Brooklyn. It’s a bold statement, I know but damn it’s good.
This is also one of the only pizza spots in Williamsburg that offers pasta pizza — and no that wasn’t a typo.
Rosa’s is super popular for the rigatoni vodka slice and the ravioli slice. Both of which are made with real pasta topped on a delicious blanket of cheese, dough and baked to perfection.
Address: 374 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
#8. Williamsburg Pizza
It’s hard to imagine a list of the best pizza in Williamsburg being complete without mentioning, well… Williamsburg Pizza!
The friendly and extremely efficient staff does a great job creating a welcoming environment for folks to enjoy a classic slice of NYC pizza.
Those who are partial to a bit of a crispy, crunchy crust should make a beeline here. With every bite you take the greasy-goodness just melts in your mouth and the crust adds a layer of texture you didn’t know you needed.
Fans of thicker crusts need to try the grandma square-style pizza. Another stand out at this Williamsburg pizza joint is the garlic knots. Although they look more like a cinnamon bun, the flavor and garlic punch are *chefs kiss* and deserve some love.
Address: 265 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Leo’s has made our list of best pizza in Williamsburg for many reasons, the most important being that the pizzas are made with sourdough. And friends, it is just as delicious as you are imagining it to be!
The Williamsburg Pizza joint has a menu full of pastas, pies and even steak frites — all of which have been perfected. Leo’s is also one of the few pizza spots in the neighborhood that takes reservations, so make sure to plan ahead and snag a table.
Of all the pies offered at Leo’s I find myself coming back to the classic NY Slice Pie over and over again. Call it comfort or familiarity, I call it damn right delicious! Made with Mozzarella, Provolone, Garlic, Oregano, Chili and Pecorino, you’ll be sad you didn’t order two.
No one does carbs like Leo so consider yourself lucky if you’re on the hunt for the best pizza in Williamsburg and you’re able to grab a seat here.
Address: 123 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Let’s get one thing straight: Ace’s pizza in WIlliamsburg is fantastic. Recently, Detroit-style pizza has gained a lot of popularity in NYC, and Ace’s is considered to be among the best. The dough is skillfully prepared, with perfectly crispy bottoms and a chewy interior.
The best part is that there is no scarcity of toppings, so every bite is packed with flavor.
What’s more, the interior of the shop has a really cool design. With retro decor it feels like a spot you’d find high schoolers hanging out in the 90’s. There are even arcade games scattered around for you to play while you wait for your perfect Williamsburg pizza to bake.
You can never go wrong ordering a meaty pizza at Ace’s. The classic pepperoni gives every other flavor a run for its money with the thick pepperoni cups broiling to perfection. And the crunch of the crust is a sound that will follow you in your dreams!
Even if you swear you’re a thick-crust hater, you have to try Ace’s Pizza, it’s some of the best pizza in Williamsburg and I guarantee it’ll change your mind.
Address: 637 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
#5. Emmy Squared
Ah, Emmy Squared, what a special place you hold in my heart — it was truly love at first
This pizza joint in Williamsburg specializes in a hybrid of grandma-style and Detroit-style pizza. Which, if I do say so myself, is the perfect square pizza with a thick crust that is oh, so satisfying.
The vodka sauce pizza is downright delicious (and will put your napkin to good use!) but no matter which pie you choose you’ll be in good hands.
And while this article is about the best pizza Williamsburg has to offer, I’d be remiss not mentioning the burger. Emmy’s Le Big Matt Burger has been recognized by more than one publication as one of the best in NYC.
Getting a table at Emmy usually isn’t an impossible task, but if you’re planning to visit on the weekend I’d still encourage reservations.
The last thing you want is to miss out on some of the best pizza in Williamsburg because you didn’t plan ahead. There’s nothing worse than settling for mediocre pizza when you know Emmy Squared exists.
Address: 364 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
If you’re in search of the best pizza in Williamsburg run, don’t walk, to Roberta’s.
Roberta, I wave my white flag eagerly at your feet. You have shown me the promised land with your perfectly charred pizza and delectable marinara sauce and I will never be the same. I am weak in the knees but I assure you I will gladly hobble over for the best pizza in Williamsburg every chance I get.
The wood fired pizza at Roberta’s is made in an oven that churns out thousands of pies a week. The pizza crust is expertly charred and the Bee Sting pie is the perfect union of flavors (tomato, mozzarella, sopressata, chili, basil, honey). The Little Stinker hit the spot too.
Honestly, if this blog exists for the sole purpose of telling you (dear reader) about Roberta’s Pizza than it’s completely worth the effort.
Address: 6 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
#3. Best Pizza
I know I’m not the only one who gets sucked down YouTube rabbit holes. I start by watching cute cats playing the piano and end up contemplating the whether birds are real.
On one of said YouTube rabbit holes I came upon Frank Pinello, a pizzaolo from Williamsburg who was prominently featured on the show Munchies. He has multiple episodes on the best pizzerias in NYC and I binged them all.
Then I found he has one of the best pizza shops in Williamsburg and I slipped on my shoes and ran to the subway. Before you know it I was shoveling pepperoni slices and smiling ear to ear.
The pizzeria is named Best Pizza, and with a name like that you have to deliver the goods. Crispy crust and quality toppings are cooked in wood-fired oven, helping Best Pizza be one of the best pizza shops in Williamsburg. 😉
The best part is that Best Pizza isn’t overly flashy or trendy. It stays true to a delicious neighborhood joint that just happens to have 100k+ Instagram followers.
Address: 33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The Williamsburg pizzeria, whose owners also operate Brooklyn powerhouse eateries Lilia and Misi, was widely anticipated when it opened in the summer of 2022.
Fini has somehow managed to not only keep their head above water, but was able to prosper with (inevitable) long line, despite the growing pains (Fini originally didn’t take orders in advance due to their small location).
It doesn’t take much to see why though, they serve some of the best pizza in Williamsburg. The menu is small and simple with only six or so slices to choose from. When you know you’ve got something good there’s no need to mess with it.
If you love spicy, the Long Pepper Shallot slice will have you wiping away happy tears and blowing your nose. The white slice is also worth mentioning since it comes with a perfectly melted concoction of fontina, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Locals Tip: After devouring some of the best pizza in Williamsburg, make sure you finish off with something sweet. Fini has the most delicious Italian ice. My personal favorite is the lemon flavor — tart, tangy and refreshing!
Address: 305 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
#1. L’industrie Pizzeria
Despite being one of the more recent additions to the neighborhood, L’industrie has had no trouble making a name for itself and providing locals with some of the best pizza in Williamsburg. Having only started in 2017 their popularity has already seen enough growth to force a move to a bigger location.
Simply put, L’Industrie is a victim of its own success.
Their cult following can be partially attributed to being featured by prominent NYC figures like Lil Mo Mozzarella and Action Bronson. The latter of which proclaims it not only as the best pizza in Williamsburg, but of all New York City.
But even though celebrities bring people in, the pizza is what keeps folks coming back.
As far as the pies are concerned, the burrata slice is a non-negotiable. It looks, smells and tastes incredible. The new kids on the block came to play and are giving the other popular Williamsburg pizza joints a run for their money!
Address: 254 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Quick recap of Pizza in Williamsburg, NYC
- L’industrie Pizzeria
- Fini Pizza
- Best Pizza
- Emmy Squared
- Ace’s Pizza
- Williamsburg Pizza
- Rosa’s Pizza
- Joes Pizza
Best Pizza Williamsburg (Helpful Map)
And there you have it friends, the best pizza Williamsburg has to offer. As always, don’t hesitate to let us know if we missed anything.