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Famous Original Ray's Pizza - 36 Reviews - 467 Lexington Ave, New York, NY - Pizza Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 986-1050

Famous Original Ray's Pizza

467 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 986-1050
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It's the only pizza I will eat when I go to New York!! It is by far the best!!! Pros: Looks, Taste, Value Cons: Grease


This Ray's is Ok if you're stuck in the neighborhood, but if you want excellent pizza, you could do better at Ray's on 6th and 11th, or Ray's on Prince Street near Bowery. Both pl...

The Search Continues 3/7/2003

I never tasted my first slice of Ray's pizza. I was so hungry that I inhaled the slice my dad and I had gotten to share while we waited for the pie we were going to share with my mom and her family. My mom went to college at the New School and had filled my head with raves about Ray's for over three years before I got to try it. At any rate, it's now become a goal to find a Ray's quality pizza in every town in which we've lived, the search goes on... more

Can't compete 2/10/2003

Tasteless pizza and everything else I've tried there. Slow service. Pros: Credit cards accepted Cons: food more

ugh 1/22/2003

How is this on the best of list? The real Ray's which should be on this list is Ray's on Prince street where you can get a huge delicious homestyle italian meal for a good price. Famous original is anything but. It is the most mediocre pizza in NYC. more

How Many Ray's Are There? 1/10/2003

This pizza is AVERAGE to say the least in NYC, it is greasy. The crust is soggy and just yucky! Pros: It's everywhere, Cheap Cons: It's everywhere, Cheap more

Popular, but lousy 1/5/2003

the name gets customers in only because they've heard the name Ray before. this is pizza for people who are new to town or just don't have any taste! its an example of capitalism: you can make money based on poor quality. i used to go to a pizza place on Houston St. that was so good...a tiny place however, the pizza was great. one night to my surprise the place was totally renovated and expanded...i figured the owner must have made money and decided to expand his popular business...i bit into the slice of pizza and it was horrible!!!When I left disgusted, I looked at the sign and the name was Ray's. No wonder it sucked. I found out where the original pizza joint moved to: He is right down the street on Orchid and Stanton Streets. I forgot the name, but I remember how good the pizza is. Pros: popular Cons: bright lights, doesn't taste good, dirty bathroom more

rays pizza sucks 1/2/2003

This is as bad as pizza can get. Canned mushrooms. Bland toppings all around. There is just no flavor to it at all. That's what you get for ordering from a chain. Go with an independent. more

The one and only 1/2/2003

It's the only pizza I will eat when I go to New York!! It is by far the best!!! Pros: Looks, Taste, Value Cons: Grease more

MMM, RAY'S! 12/14/2002

By far, the best pizza in the city! Many convienient locations. Go to Ray's today! more

Cheese by Goodyear 11/27/2002

The ubiquitous nasty plastic cheese bread that passes for pizza in too many NYC establishments these days. Leaden, often soggy and covered with tasteless, plasticine cheese product. Anybody that thinks that ANY Famous Original Ray's is a ""Classic NYC slice"" is seriously mistaken. Ok, maybe ""classic"" in the sense that NYU students have probably been dorm-making similar concoctions out of Wonderbread, ketchup and government ""cheese"" forever.. There are SO MANY great pizza places close by! Joe's Pizza is at 7 Carmine Street.. only a few blocks away in distance, and a million miles ahead in quality. Pros: Weighty, Sticks to your ribs Cons: Leaden, Plasticine, Flavorless more

YUCKIE 11/27/2002


New Yorks Pizza 11/20/2002

There is NO substitute, and no better pizza than this 1 and only Rays Pizza on 6th Ave and 11th St in the Village. Once you go there you'll never go anywhere else. If students from England and I from LA have it flown in several times a year we must be crazy about them for some reason right? Pros: Pizza, Fast, Price Cons: small more

Just say no! 11/6/2002

This pizza would struggle to earn the adjective ""mediocre"". The crust is far too thick, undercooked, gummy, and doughy; their sauce makes Chef Boy-Ar-Dee seem gourmet; and the cheese is so oily you could run a diesel locomotive for a week on the drippings. A slice of white bread saturated with ketchup and topped with Genuine Imitation Processed American Cheese Food Product would provide serious competition in a taste test. Friends don't let friends eat Famous Original Ray's. Pros: pizza is hot Cons: awful pizza, overpriced more

There are better Ray's in town 11/5/2002

This Ray's is Ok if you're stuck in the neighborhood, but if you want excellent pizza, you could do better at Ray's on 6th and 11th, or Ray's on Prince Street near Bowery. Both places offer a better pie, the Ray's on 11th has the best cheese on a slice, and the Ray's on Prince has a pesto slice that will cause you to rethink your entire philosophy of pizza. But for the best combo of sauce, cheese and crust, I can't understand how this site can possibly overlook Stromboli's on University place. It's been my personal favorite for 25 years. Pros: fast, cheap, local Cons: boring slice,, crust too dry, slices sit too long more

just bad 11/5/2002

This pizza is like lead - it is heavy - I was totally turned off - why is this so poplular? Cons: heavy cheese more

Why bother! 11/5/2002

Wack!!! They were pretty go in the 80's, now they use artificial cheeses and the dough is tough. Pros: It's Pizza Cons: Fake cheeses more

Grreeaatt 11/5/2002

The last time I was in New York City I had the best pizza in the world. And that's no joke I Live in NY. for thirty yearsbefore I left and when I came for a visit eat there and it has never changed. Thanks Joe more


I tried this pizza back 15 years ago and I swear I have never, ever forgotten how good it was. All others pale in comparison. Rock on Ray! Melinda Toronto, Canada more

hhhmmmm good 10/31/2002

They are so generous with the cheese, and the sauce tastes like one you would make at home, plus it brings back fun memories of days gone by!! Cons: not enough of them more

WHY? 10/28/2002

The last time I was there (10/24/02) I had a pizza with little taste. The service was good, but the food lacked any sense of italian ethniticity. Pros: Fast, Take kids Cons: No flavor more

McPizza 10/26/2002

The McDonalds of pizza. Everything that is wrong with pizza. New York used to be known for it's pizza now there's very few decent pizzeria left. It's seems the crappy tourist trap ones like Ray's dominate our neighbourhoods. It's a shame that we now have to travel to get good pizza. more
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    Midtown East, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown