I tend to dislike ""gourmet"" pizza joints. I get tired of pizza places (and burger joints too) that have some great chef that wants to do things in a fancy manner - these are blue-collar foods and are best when they remain as such. That doesn't mean I can't appreciate fresh ingredients because, after all, Lombardi's does it that way too and are closer to the purist slice that I seek.\r
That being said, despite the crust that's a bit too crispy for my tastes (not to say that it's bad; it's just preference) and not enough sauce, and the unforgivable (for a place like this) dough bubbles, everyone was quite nice. The interior of the place is simple, rustic, and the kind of environment I'd love to have if I had a similar restaurant. The people there were nice, too, and didn't act like they were doing you a favor, unlike that place in the East Village around 11th-12th Street by 1st Ave - customer service goes a long way. \r
Overall, judging by the quality, experience, and other people's preference for fancy pizzas, I think NYers will be pleased with this place.
Pros: friendly, yummy, etc.
Cons: I just want a nice, juice, soft pizza! Otherwise, thumbs-up all the way!