Ben’s Pizzeria – New York, NY

by PizzaSnobo on October 24, 2010

123 MacDougal Street
New York, NY  10012

Popular because of its Greenwich Village location, Ben’s – which used to be Ben and Frank’s – generally attracts a crowd of tourists, as well as folks on their way home who’ve had too much to drink that night. The PizzaSnobo has been coming to Ben’s for more than twenty years, giving it another chance every once in a while. Unfortunately, we never like what we find.

Slices ($2.75) are soft and soggy with too much thick, heavy, bland cheese piled on top. The kind of cheese that glops onto the plate and wont let go. The dough is mostly tasteless, but the worst element is the sauce; it’s not quite marinara and reminds us of ketchup.

Almost everyone loves pizza. But there is bad pizza and good pizza, and Ben’s, successful though it may be, is not very good. And it should not be confused with Famous Ben’s in Soho.

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