Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana - East Village

4.6
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260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Numero 28 - voted the "Best Pizza in New York" by Citysearch.com readers. We specialize in authentic Neapolitan pizza, baked hot and fast in a brick oven to achieve a not-too-thick, not-to-thin chewy, smoky crust made from a recipe that's been handed down through five generations of pizzaioli (pizza makers). Our one-of-a-kind dough is then stretched into an oblong shape, topped with the freshest ingredients available and sold al metro "by the meter" just like you would find in Italy. To further the authentic Neapolitan dining experience, Numero 28 provides a casual, welcoming atmosphere of heavy wooden tables and whirring ceiling fans. Our friendly staff welcomes both neighborhood regulars and visiting strangers like long-time friends. In addition to our pizza, Numero 28 offers classic Italian dishes such as lasagna, rigatoni alla Bolognese, eggplant parmigiana, homemade tiramisu, and an assortment of antipasti.
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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was atrocious, we had an 8:00 PM Open Table reservation and they kept seating other parties while them claimed our table was getting ready. They were seating people who might have been regulars but it was hard to say as the place was loud, and the hostess had limited English skill Once we were seated it took twenty minutes for the waitress to appear, and then another twenty five minutes to get our appetizers, which were fried calamari, a rice ball and the meat ball. There after the two large pies we ordered (Large being two pizza's each feeding two people as we were a party of four) This took another half hour after our appetizers and when they arrived they were basically flavorless. Surprising because one was their "diavola" and the other was the Calabrese, and they should have both been flavorful given the ingredients. Unfortunately there were not, politely declined dessert and ran out as fast as we could to Venerio's around the corner for dessert. Very disappointed, not returning, so many better options in the area, starting with Joe and Pats on first Avenue and East 10th Street and Sauce down the block. Expected so much more from Numero 28 and it really disappointed.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza is really the best there is — so fresh and crispy and flavorful and saucy in all the right ways. Love it !

Feels very Italian and authentic. Deeply appreciate .

BR
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! The pizza is always cooked to perfection. The staff is very friendly.

AD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Pizza, pasta and appetizers are amazing.

BR
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, Love, Love this place! Best pizza around! I have never had a bad meal here! Wait staff friendly and accommodating. Drinks are great. This is my favorite place to eat pizza!

OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente pizza excelentes ingredientes
Solo que no aceptan tarjeta de crédito

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We were overcharged and when trying to fix the issue, we were ignored by the waitress and other staff. It was very disappointing and frustrating.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party for 9 12 year olds and the staff was so accommodating and nice! Food is excellent as usual! An east Village gem!

SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice (ambiance) place for this neighborhood. I was with kids (age 12-13) though and menu not as simple as it could be for a place serving pizzas. Pricey for what was served as well, but it was tasty. I would go here again with friends, but not with kids.

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, table was ready when we arrived, friendly staff

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing duo pizza, we ordered the truffle and parmaham, both sides were wonderful, price wise also very reasonable. Service and ambience are authentic Italian, will definitely return!

C
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with delicious pizza and Italian food. Andrea will make you feel like at home!

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Terrific service. The pizza was outstanding! I highly recommend and would definitely go back. My only issue was that it is a CASH ONLY restaurant! That's fine, however there was no mention of this on Open Table (at least none that I saw) and I was not prepared for that. I had to leave my guests to go to the bank and withdraw money because I was paying the check. So, just come with plenty of cash and enjoy!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my birthday dinner at Numero 28 with a large group of friends. Ordered from the prefix menu and what an amazing deal! The most helpful, patient, attentive staff and the greatest pizza. Delicious an overall amazing dining experience!! One of my favorite restaurants in the East Village - would highly recommend!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food... excellent service!
We'll be back!

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza and cocktails. Wait staff is great. Great food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

get place because it’s BYOWine. food is always excellent and abundant.

MR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, great atmosphere. Pretty loud, but a good place to eat on a Friday/Saturday before going out

BR
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This the best pizza I have ever eaten. The wait staff is very friendly along with the bartender. I have also eaten their pasta and it is very good. We have been going to Numero 28 for years! Anyone I have ever brought there has loved the pizza.

HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Pizza was GREAT!! As was the wine. The appetizers were quite expensive and skimpy. Aside from that a nice experience.

BR
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and Great food! Wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Ask for recommendations. Worth the wait and the drive front New Jersey. Great Cocktails! I love this place!,,

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great moment to share with a friend. Pizza with truffle very good appetizer as well, cute place and simple food but efficient. the waiters were Italian and very kind and pleasant.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my Daughters birthday. The staff was so friendly and played a happy birthday song with the best Nutella pie. Love this place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed dinner here! Great food and staff. Fun atmosphere. We celebrated a birthday and the staff did a really great celebration! We’ll be back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza sempre buona e personale gentilissimo
Unica nota negativa: si paga solo in contanti

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MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here because I saw they have gluten free options- they were just as soon as their regular pizza which was great! My husband had regular pizza and loved it. Great warm inviting place.

LF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My roommates and I went for dinner one night and brought 2 bottles of wine. with us for BYOB. The food was AMAZING and probably one of the best dinners we have had in a while in NYC. We keep raving about it and want to try the one on the UES as it is by our apartment. HUGE FANS LIKE HUGE!

OG
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Amazingly mediocre. Food did not arrive hot. Every drink and every dish arrived separately for a party of 6 where there were perhaps 2 other customers. Its most important feature: it is across the street from a good movie house.

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The pizza is excellent!!

KB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Tasty food. Small venue and the air conditioner wasn’t too strong and with doors closed, it can get loud in there. It’s a cash only place which is inconvenient. But I think you can BYOB. It’s worth a visit overall.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good. The spicy shrimp appetizer is fabulous. The pizza is always excellent. We go there all the time. It is one of our go to places. The wait staff is always courteous and attentive.

L
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Numero 28 has outstanding pizza. Thin crust with a very nice char.

j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Excellent pizza

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza and atmosphere.
The staff is also the best!

z
London
23 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Numero 28 is one of the best pizzas in NYC. Never disappoints.!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Pizza was almost room temperature though packed with flavors. Service was bad. I always have issues with places where bartenders also act as the server in the dining room. You’ll get ignored most of the time or they make you feel rushed when you talk to them. Server never checked on us til the end of the meal and never offered another round of drinks.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times. The food is delicious. The spicy grilled shrimp and fried calamari appetizer are amazing. All of their pizza's are delicious. The wait staff is considerate and knowledgeable. We will continue to go here regularly.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Staff was very rude and we were rushed to order our food and then waited a very long time for food. Their priorities seemed to be somewhere else and not on service.

KN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Honestly, the pizza makes a visit worth it no matter what else I think, but will share my experience. I went with my family who was visiting from out of town. After we were seated about 4 other pairs/groups came in after us. They ALL got their food before us - I think we waited about 45 minutes for our food and it was an off hour (post-lunch, pre-dinner). I think we were forgotten about which could make it a fluke situation vs. a reputation of the place. Still sucked because we were all starving and they didn't offer any make-good. pizza was insanely good though!

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