OK, I know, there is no way the best pizza can be outside of New York City limits, right? Wrong.
I’ve been to John’s, to Grimaldi’s (FKA Patsy’s), but nothing beats Sal’s Pizza on Mamaroneck Avenue (the main drag) in Mamaroneck, New York. This is worth the trip up from New York City (or anywhere else for that matter) and is easily reached by car off I-95 or via Metro North Railroad (get off in Mamaroneck and walk down the main drag–anyone will know Sal’s).
The decor has not changed on 20 years and that’s part of the charm. When you go, make sure you try the Sicilian, the plain slice and the salad slice. All will make you very, very happy.
Zagat’s reviews give Sal’s a food rating of 24 out of 30 and says:
"“Legendary” Sicilian pies sporting “spectacular crispy crusts” at this Mamaroneck pizza “institution” “inspire a fanatical devotion” among worshipers willing to “drive from the other side of the county”, “stand in lines out the door” and put up with a famously “gruff staff” (“like being served by Tony Soprano himself”); there “ain’t no atmosphere”, but regarding the signature slice, there’s few “better.”"
In comparison, Mario Batali’s Italian Babbo only rates a 27 for food from Zagat’s and dinner will run you $70. Sal’s is a delightful and delicious bargain ;)-