Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana - East Village

4.5
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277 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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BR
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Pizza is excellent! Wait staff friendly and bartender always take care of you. We love this place!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They should make it very clear that there is a mandatory prix fixe menu if you BYOB and only the $45 or $60 options are available fridays and Saturday’s. We ended up spending ore than expected but overall a good experience. The prosciutto pizza was amazing!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The manager was the rudest person. We had reservation for 7:00 pm and arrived at 6:36 , early. It was virtually empty. She examined her reservation list and saw my name and asked to see my phone for confirmation. Unfriendly and outright nasty. The three other people I was with didn’t even want to stay. She finally agreed to let us sit down at a table and then said we had to get up by 8:00. Seriously? You punish people for coming to your restaurant and act nasty and then tell them you have to leave your pizza place by 8:00? There are so many restaurants. Do you need to go to one where they are not gracious and happy to have you??

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

E
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

They used to have the best BYOB policy but they changed it. I miss the old way of doing it.

MD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Servers were slow and brought out dishes in random order. Got one order wrong.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little pizza and pasta place. Warm, cozy and excellent food.

F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outstanding pizza, delightful place, but try having a conversation across the table on a Friday night :)

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant! The food and drinks were great! The wait staff was attentive and nice. The atmosphere was nicely decorated for Christmas and the lighting was dim. Will 1000% be back.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best gluten free pizza in nyc

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VR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Numero 28 pizza is awesome! Ffamily size recommended for four people

AY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

We did not get seated until 10:15 for our 9:30 reservation. Management did not try to accommodate us or compensate us for our extended wait time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Cash only or else there’s a surge charge. Waiters know exactly how much food to order for the table - trust them

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The pizza here is AMAZING. It is pretty cramped and loud though. Fun place to go with groups.

PT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I organized dinner for 8 people after work. We arrived at different times and I was delighted we weren’t told to wait until the entire party had arrived. That was just the start of a super dining experience. They accommodated one friend that was gluten-free while the rest of us devoured their signature thin crust pizza paired with a nice bottle of Italian wine. Highly recommended!

S
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST!!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 19th birthday and it was perfect! Service and food were great!

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BR
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
30 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente pizza excelentes ingredientes
Solo que no aceptan tarjeta de crédito

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BR
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

BR
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.