We were greeted with a pleasant "How ya doin?!" as we walked into NYC Pizza so we knew they put a little extra love into their food. As we approached the counter it was a bit confusing since they don't have a menu board but all we had to do was ask and the kid behind the counter handed us one. They offer the standard pizza shop fare so we ordered the large meat combo and a couple of sodas. I ate too much pizza this time but they also have cannolis so I'm going to save some room next time to try one.
It only took 10 or 15 minutes and the pizza came out piping hot and smelled like heaven with the Italian sausage, meatball, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. There was also a hint of oregano and garlic in the air as we let the pie cool before we dug in and yes the waiting wasn't easy.
The first thing I noticed was the sweet flavor of the Italian sausage. It was the perfect flavor to blend with the sauce which also stood out. The sauce was full of flavor but didn't overpower the other ingredients. You could say everyone played well together. I also thought the dough was very well done. It was a very simple and honest recipe but you could tell they knew how to make it. It had just enough tooth to it as your teeth broke through the crust but wasn't overworked and chewy. That seems to be a problem at many other places we've tried over the years so when we find a good dough maker we tend to go back. NYC Pizza fits the bill for the style.
They also offer a Sicilian style thick crust that we'll be trying soon since that's one of Steph's favorites but remember to leave room for the cannoli.