Freddie & Pepper’s Pizza – New York, NY

by PizzaSnobo on October 31, 2010

303 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-2378

Freddie & Pepper’s has been around a long time, thanks in part to a lack of competition in the immediate vicinity, as well as that it’s close to both The Beacon Theater and the wonderful Levain Bakery. Freddie & Pepper’s is a testament to the old adage location, location, location although if not for its large white, green and red awning you might easily walk by this sublevel dive that also advertises Chilean Empanadas.

To be fair, the pizza ($2.50) is better than what we found at the nearby City Pie. The part of the slice that stands out the most at Freddie & Pepper’s is the sauce, which we are not recommending, but might be enjoyed by those who like lots of oregano. The most controversial finding is that they bake the pies on round metal screens that leave perfectly spaced indentations in the crust to create a false texture. That being said, the crust has a slight crisp, is soft & chewy and tastes fine. The cheese is pretty average, although it is a little on the oily side.

We are hoping the soon-to-open Burrata Pizza on the next corner will up Freddie & Pepper’s game.

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