Ray’s Pizza – New York, NY – CLOSED

by PizzaSnobo on October 18, 2010

27 Prince Street
New York, NY  10012

Everyone has heard of Rays, but this location was the first, opening more than fifty years ago. Nowadays, it continues to enjoy a nice steady flow of patrons, a combination of downtown locals and tourists. Funny thing is, the guys behind the counter don’t seem to care, sporting some of the most indifferent service out there. Yet considering Ray’s Pizza is one of the few good slices of pizza left in the city, we can live with it.

A Ray’s slice ($2.65) is the kind of slice we remember from twenty years ago that could be found all over New York, as well as northern New Jersey. Of course many such places remain today, but finding a good slice if pizza in New York City is not so easy anymore. Ray’s does the trick and makes us want to come back – especially for the Sicilian. Yet overall, we found the regular slices to be only good, not great. The thick sauce is our favorite part of the slice and Ray’s uses better cheese than most pizza parlors, but the crust tasted a little too much like a cracker.

Have a slice at Ray’s on Prince, or bring the family to the restaurant next door. But leave room for a very different experience at Famous Rays on 11th Street.

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