Bella Napoli’s Grandma Slice is their best slice


If you’re looking for consistency at Bella Napoli, the slice joint/restaurant on 49th St. b/t 6th & 7th Avenue, in addition to their best ratio of cheese to sauce to crust, look no further than their Grandma Slice ($3 slice/$22 pie). It combines Bella Napoli’s best balance of cheese and sauce, in this case a garlicky yet sweet marinara, in addition to providing the least obtrusive and tastiest crust of any of their slices. Whereas the regular slice has too much end crust and the Sicilian has too much crust in general, the Grandma is thin, crispy, and takes a backseat to the fresh basil and marinara/cheese combo.

Bella Napoli 150 W 49th Street b/t 6th & 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 (212) 719-2819

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8 Responses to “Bella Napoli’s Grandma Slice is their best slice”

  1. Another pizza place Says:

    Have you ever had Bella Vita on 59th St.? I think their slice might be better than Bella Napoli’s. I got a brick oven fresh mozz pie from there once that was amazing.

  2. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Another pizza place,

    I’ve read about Bella Vita but I regrettably have not tried it yet. I’m hot on the trail. Do they do slices or just pies? Any other favorite pizza spots in Manhattan or the neighboring boroughs?

  3. Bella Vita: Are looks Deceiving or is it Midtown’s Best? « NYC Food Guy Says:

    […] The quest for the best slice of pizza in Midtown near Times Square continues. Thus far, Bella Napoli’s Grandma slice has received the only mark of distinction. I’ve heard good things about the brick oven pizza […]

  4. stripedbass Says:

    bella snaps has great pizza.

  5. Bill Says:


    Good call on the Bella Napoli!! I went there as I worked the 2nd shift in midtown tonight. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Grandma slice. It was okay, but seemed a bit salty to me. I also picked up a Sicilian slice and absolutely loved it. Sweet sauce and a nice sprinkling of cheese. Chewy and crispy at the same time. And they sell Stewart’s Sodas (root beer and cream soda).

  6. The NYC Food Guy Says:


    I have to apologize for the lack of pizzaz with the Grandma Slice. Since I praised it a few months back, its been pretty inconsistent. Sometimes its too thin, other times its under cooked. Either way, when it’s on, it’s on. I’d just make sure to ask for it well done. As for the Sicilian slice, I can only eat that when its fresh, otherwise you end up with that little slice of cheese trying to cover the top of a huge slide. The sauce is good on the Sicilian though, I totally agree. Im starting to think their best slice is just their plain slice and maybe the margarita.

  7. Bill Says:

    I didn’t see any cheese on the Sicilian (at least no slice of cheese). I think it was just parmesean and/or romano sprinkled on much like the tomato sheet pies I’d eat from the local bakery as a kid.

  8. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    That’s a little odd about the no cheese. There’s definitely parm on the Grandma Slice but there also has to be cheese. If you saw no cheese you were probably looking at the similarly shaped marinara slice.

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