Short for South of Houston Street, SoHo is lower Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhood. Once known for its alternative art galleries, SoHo has transformed into a high-end luxury shopping district. Designer boutiques, high-end retailers, and bougie boutique hotels line SoHo’s cobblestone streets. This neighborhood is also home to delicious SoHo pizza, some of the best in NYC!
Fashion lovers will spend days perusing the unique clothing shops where they’ll find the latest and greatest in high fashion. If you’re looking for a shopping break, SoHo’s many restaurants offer the same fashionable and fun appeal.
I spent my most recent trip to SoHo hankering for the best offerings of New York’s most beloved food, pizza. Pizza restaurants in SoHo run the gamut from high-end restaurants and lounges to friendly neighborhood slice shops.
Whether you’re looking for high-fashion or no-frills, I have compiled an eclectic list of options to enjoy the best pizza in SoHo, NYC. From authentic Neapolitan to classic New York thin crust, the following list of pizza spots will surely exceed your expectations.
10 Best SoHo Pizza Shops
- Champion Pizza
- Il Corallo Trattoria
- Adoro Lei
- SoHo Grand Hotel
- Song’ E Napule
- Arturo’s Coal Oven Pizza
- Nolita Pizza
- Prince St. Pizza
17 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 226-3777
Located in the NoLita neighborhood, Champion Pizza is a true testament to the American dream. Its owner and Chef Hakki Akdeniz transformed his life from homeless immigrant to small business owner.
Champion Pizza’s dining space displays framed pictures of accolades, centerpiece articles, and celebrity visits to this NoLita favorite.
The pizza at Champion is crispy and delicious, with New York-style rounds and square Sicilian pizzas that you can order whole or by the slice. I liked the N.Y.C. Round pizza with marinara sauce.
My favorite square pizza was the Margherita Pesto with house-made mozzarella, red sauce, basil, pecorino romano, buffalo mozzarella, Parmigiano, and pesto.
50 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (917) 639-3571
Emmett’s is a Chicago-style pizzeria owned and run by Chicago-native Emmett Burke who sure gives New York pizza a run for its money.
Teetering between SoHo and Hudson Square, Emmett’s is a trendy, industrial-chic hangout spot with a lively atmosphere. You’ll often see customers enjoying an alfresco drink on 70s-style metal patio benches outside of its quaint storefront while they wait for their table.
In addition to deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, you can also find Chicago-style hot dogs that use Vienna Beef topped with a pickle spear, diced onions and tomatoes, relish, peppers, celery salt, and mustard. Still, the Chicago-style pizza is the star of the show.
I recommend getting The Cheese Louise with a signature caramelized cheese crust.
Il Corallo Trattoria
176 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 941-7119
Il Corallo Trattoria is a quaint Italian eatery in the heart of downtown Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood that has been serving New Yorkers the freshest pasta, antipasto, and wood-fired pizzas for the past 30 years.
I love the old-school, rustic Italian dining room with Mediterranean-style pottery and paintings, and antique stained glass window art lining the walls and flowerpots adorning the front windows which are open when the weather allows.
They have a great lunch special, with a full menu of selected pizzas, pasta, and salads for $11.95. Their extensive pasta menu is divided into seafood, meat, veggie, and classics.
Pizza is authentic Neapolitan-style, wood-fired crispy bubbly perfection and is great as a shareable appetizer pre-pasta. I enjoyed the Pizza Salmone with fresh mozzarella and goat cheese topped with smoked salmon, capers, red onions, and arugula.
287 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 666-5096
Located in Hudson Square a block from the iconic Holland Tunnel, Adoro Lei is a fashionable, elegant contemporary Italian restaurant and cocktail lounge, serving refined new takes on traditional Neapolitan pizza.
Owners Rick Froio and Michael DiBugnara together with executive Chef Mario Gentile describe Adoro Lei as “the ultimate upscale pizza party.”
Not only are the craft cocktails and wood-fired pizza outstanding, but the space is adorned with cool pop art pieces and a hopping DJ set. You can opt for the classic Neapolitan or a deep-dish pizza pie.
They also serve excellent Hero sandwiches, pasta, and entrees like Chicken Marsala and Meatball Parmesan. I loved their Perfect Pie pizza with mushroom, caramelized onion, ricotta, fresh mozzarella, arugula, and truffle oil.
SoHo Grand Hotel
310 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 965-3000
SoHo Grand Hotel is the most bougie hotspot in downtown Manhattan for young adults to enjoy a highly fashionable drink in one of the SoHo Grand’s various lounges or restaurants.
Each lounge has a particular design theme that is immaculately executed from interior decoration to lighting, and of course, the food and drinks are as expertly curated as the atmosphere.
Whether you want a classic, refined 40’-style lounge or a hip retro 70’s art deco bar, each space will transport you to a different time while providing the best selection of cocktails to accompany different menus.
Both lounges feature New American and Italian-inspired dishes, but there’s also a diner and tiki bar and grill serving casual American fare like sandwiches, burgers, and personal pizzas served on a wood pizza board.
310 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 965-3271
Another SoHo Grand Hotel dining concept. Gilligan’s is a trendy, festive tiki bar meets patio grill with a lush, green outdoor dining space adorned with countless tropical plants, cozy beach-bed type booths, and giant canvas umbrellas.
Their summer-inspired menu features seasonal seafood, vegetables, and delicious stone-oven pizzas.
I highly recommend enjoying a delectable frozen cocktail or tangy margarita on a hot summer evening in Gilligan’s bright, summery patio that will transport you to a tropical island.
Their pizzas incorporate light, summery flavors and ingredients. I loved the squash blossom pizza with tomato, Stracciatella, and chili honey.
Song’ E Napule
146 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 533-1242
Located a few blocks from Greenwich Village’s famous Washington Square Arch, Song’ E Napule is a charming and lively Neapolitan eatery with amazing food and a staff that makes you feel a part of their big Italian family.
Song E Napule’s food and hospitality have garnered plenty of attention from local and international press including the New York Post and the Italian IL Mattino. If Italians are writing about the authenticity of this neighborhood pizzeria, you know it’s the real deal.
Along with three different pizza categories- red, white, and specialties- Song’E Napule has a wonderful selection of antipasti, salads, small plates, and entrees. Their pizzas are as authentic as Neapolitan pizza gets, importing all the ingredients directly from Naples.
I loved the Salssicce E Melanzane pizza with smoked mozzarella, deep-fried eggplant, Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, shaved ricotta, basil, and extra virgin olive oil.
Arturo’s Coal Oven Pizza
106 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 677-3820
Arturo’s Coal Oven Pizza is a casual, old-school Italian restaurant and cocktail lounge in Greenwich Village. Its dimly lit lounge is decked from floor to ceiling with antique framed paintings, old books, and an old grand piano.
The front part of the restaurant is a brighter, quirkier, more family-friendly atmosphere.
Their extensive menu features all the pasta and Italian entrée favorites like Chicken Cacciatore, lasagna, baked clams, and eggplant parmesan. The lunch crowd can enjoy hearty subs and hero sandwiches.
Their thin-crust pizzas are cheesy, saucy, and usually have one topping. I recommend the Bianca pizza with Italian sausage and onions.
68 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (315) 870-1758
Located in the heart of NoLita, two blocks from Roosevelt Park, Nolita Pizza is a friendly, casual New York pizzeria, serving authentic New York-style and Grandma-style Sicilian pizza, simple Italian American pasta at all hours of the day and night.
Its friendly service and fresh, giant slices make Nolita Pizza a neighborhood favorite for late-night slices after a night of bar hopping.
Pizza is scratch-made with fresh, hand-tossed dough, sauce, and freshly shredded cheeses.
The no-frills pizza counter is always filled with fresh rounds cut into giant slices for a quick snack. They also do a large take-out and delivery service with fully customizable pizzas made to order.
Prince St. Pizza
27 Prince St A, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 966-4100
Prince St. Pizza is Teetering between NOHO and lower Manhattan, Prince St. Pizza is a family-owned New York-style pizzeria and slice shop with a brick-walled interior lined with family photos and other kitschy paraphernalia.
They use the highest quality ingredients to prepare unique versions of New York and Sicilian pies using family recipes passed from generation to generation.
Their New York-style thin crusts are delicious, but my favorite pizza at Prince St. is undoubtedly their Sicilian pan pizza. They make cheeseless versions of red pies topped with pepperoni or herbs along with their signature Broadway Breadcrumb pizza with seasoned bread crumbs, pecorino romano, olive oil, and marinara.
I loved their Vodka Fra Diavolo Square Pie with Fra Diavolo spicy sauce combined with vodka sauce and cheese.
SoHo’s fashionable vibe bleeds into its equally trendy pizza scene, with dining experiences in stylish trattorias and bougie hotel lounges. That said, you can still find family-friendly, neighborhood slice shops, and mom-and-pop eateries.
Whatever dining experience you’re looking for, you’ll find the best pizza in SoHo on my eclectic list of restaurants, bars, and slice shops.
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