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Numero 28 - 34 Reviews - 28 Carmine St, New York, NY - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (212) 463-9653

Numero 28

28 Carmine St (at Between Bleecker Street and Bedford Street)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 463-9653
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Numero 28 - New York, NY


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Amazing little slice of Italy in NY and not in Little Italy. The West Village location has the best pizza anywhere, and that's including Napoli! Forget about the others, even if...


Ordered a pizza an hour before close yesterday, phone twice to ask where it was, was told it was 20 minutes away, then told almost never came, when I called back a thir...

Good pizza, bad service 11/24/2010

Last night a friend and I went to Numero 28 in the Village. It was our first time there. We didn't know anything about it, but it was full and had a good atmosphere. We were seated right away but I could tell the waitresses were not the friendliest people. We ordered and had to wait a bit for the pizza to arrive. We ordered a Rustico pizza. When it finally arrived the entire bottom of the pizza was BURNED! It was BLACK. It also smelled burned and absolutely unappetizing. I brought it to the attention of the waitress who then proceeded to try and convince me that THAT's how Neopolitan pizza is supposed to be. WHAT???!! I couldn't believe it. I told her that it was inedible and she finally decided to take it away and have a new one made. That one took less than 10 minutes when we waited 45 minutes for the first one. The second one was great. But I had a bad taste in my mouth with the attitude and the desire to convince a new customer that there was no mistake. Be careful and stand your ground. more

Heaven in NYC 10/12/2010

Amazing little slice of Italy in NY and not in Little Italy. The West Village location has the best pizza anywhere, and that's including Napoli! Forget about the others, even if you've heard that Joe's or some of the other brick oven places are the best. This little place has the yummiest, mouth watering pizza with crunchy, yet moist and chewy thin crust. The sauces are so simple and so flavorful. The pizza bianco, Tartufo is my favorite and I'm dying for another right now, but the trip from Cali makes for a very expensive pizza! We make it a for sure stop each trip to NY. Mille grazie a Eugenia for her beautiful smile and wonderful food. Tutti bene!!!! more

Terrible service 11/11/2009

Ordered a pizza an hour before close yesterday, phone twice to ask where it was, was told it was 20 minutes away, then told almost never came, when I called back a third time to enquire, there was no answer...would love to have rated the food for this delivery but cannot do so. Terrible service. Pros: Last time the pizza actually came, it was quite good Cons: Pizza didn't come, nobody answered phone more

Excellent Pizza 11/9/2009

The margrhita reginella di bufala is outstanding! It is an authentic italian pizza cooked to perfection (most of the time). I don't put topings on so I cannot comment). Bottom line, its a great pizza which is endorsed by the fact that its full of Italians eating there. However, it is expensive for what you get (pizza size is ok but is $16-18 per person and a soda goes for $3). The seating is atrocious and is VERY hard to get in and out of seat and you are stuffed in next to other people (in fact the people next to us just up and left as it was to tight).\r So great pizza but not a great experience. Worth it once or twice. Pros: Excellent Pizza Cons: Overpriced and Cramped more

Excellent even by Italian standards 9/8/2009

I am Italian and I have been in North America for 12 years. All Along I have been desperately trying to find REAL pizza, simple, tasty, with REAL mozzarella, cooked in a wood burning oven. By now I had given up, resigned to the idea that I could have real pizza only on my trips back to Italy. Well, last Sunday I have finally found it in North America too! In New York city. Me and my husband were strolling in the West Village when I saw the wood burning oven and the pizza on the tables. It looked so real that I made my husband hang around for another few hours, until supper time. Then we went back to No. 28 and had our pizza. Finally! It was real, real real. It would make the cut even in Italy and believe me this is the first time I make such a claim in the 12 years I have been missing my beloved pizza. Thank you No. 28, I will spread the rumor among my Italian friends! Pros: A real pizza with a real wood burning oven! Cons: slightly ndewrcooked more

Superb, authentic Italian pizza 7/11/2009

This small restaurant hits it out of the ballpark everytime. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. It's the closest I've felt to Italia since I've been here. The real deal. Bravi tutti. more

amazing.. 4/19/2009

The food here is amazing and extremely well-priced, and they have quite an extensive wine selection and the staff knows their stuff when it comes to the food and wine! more

GREAT PIZZA! 4/10/2009

As of today, the best pizza we found in town. It’s possible to have the traditionally shaped pizza as well as a pizza long 18” or 29” inches. Right in the center of the old Little Italy, the one that tourists don’t experience. from the editor of KIT in the City Pros: Pizza Cons: Tv screen more

$27 for subpar pizza 1/15/2009

I cannot believe this place won Best of New York. The pizza was, at best, okay. First of all an 18-inch thin crust pie cost $27, which is unbelievably overpriced, especially considering the pizza was average. While the toppings were good, this was the thinnest crust pizza I have ever had. Basically a slice of pizza is like a cracker with a thin layer or sauce and cheese. Additionally, the pizza was overly salty and the cheese was pretty much non-existent.\r \r I would NOT recommend this place at all. There are so many better choices in NY. I really can't believe this place won. Pros: Location Cons: Very High Price, Small Servings, Salty Pizza more

BEST IN NYC BY FAR!!! 1/13/2009

Have not tried any places in BK or Staten but have tried the other great places on most top 10 lists in the city. No 28 is by far the best. Perfect combination of fresh sauce, not too much great tasting mozarella cheese and a perfectly prepared slightly charred thin crust! Service was good even though the place was packed to the gills. Only shortcoming of the place to me is that they don't serve draft beer. Thin crust pizza perfection! Pros: THE PIZZA! Cons: No draft beer. more

The best brick oven pizza Ive ever had 12/21/2008

Last night I enjoyed a 29 inch pie with my family and I thought it was the best brick oven pie Ive ever tasted. The sauce was definitely the best ever. the cheese also extremely good. the crust was crucnchy and a little burnt on the edge. over it was very good. We also stopped a t famous joes just down the street which was very good, maybe just as good or better depending on what type of pizza you prefer. numero 28's sauce was definatlet the best even over joes. great pizza! Pros: best brick oven pizza and sauce Cons: 20 minute wait more


This is the best Pizza restaurant in NYC. Ther service was amazing. The owner, the extremlely nice Italian lady and the staff were fantasic. We would highly recommend this restaurant to all our family and friends. We will be back soon to enjoy the best pizza and the best service. My entire family of 8 people were soooo happy we chose No 28. \r Pros: Best Pizza and Best Serice. The owner is amazing. Cons: There are none more

Best Pizza (#1) in NY and that I have ever tasted (EXCELLENT/OUTSTANDING) along with the best service and friendliest staff... 10/20/2008

I was hanging out and drinking socially in the Greeenwich Village area on a beautiful Sunday @ Greenwich Village Bistro. As I was talking to the bartender (Brian) and owner (Carla) at Greenwich Village Bistro about my experiences with pizza in NY that were disappointing, they highly recommended No. 28. I explained that I was very picky and a restaurant critic but they insisted that this was the real deal...gourmet and first class pizza. They practically demanded that I go and try it so my friend and I changed our mind since they were so passionate about this restaurant by deciding not to go to a ""famous"" steakhouse. \r \r When we walked into the restaurant, we were promptly greeting by the staff and the server got to our table to take a drink order within a minute after sitting down, she was very friendly (This was the first time this has happened in NY. Normally, we have to wait 7-12 minutes after sitting...average 10 minutes to be greeted by the server.) and outstanding SERVICE. She guided my friend through their decision but I immediately saw a pizza pie (Rustica) that I could not wait for it to touch my sensitive and picky palate. \r \r The pizzas were delivered and WOW..""AMAZING, EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING."" The pizzas had a light, thin and deliciously crispy crust along with fresh toppings (roasted bell peppers, sausage, basil, pepperoni and etc..) and the mouth watering burst of flavor from the tomato sauce mixed with the Buffalo Mozzarella imported from Italy...melted in my mouth but also music to my mouth. I was absolutely speechless that we had stumbled upon this ""Outstanding Restaurant."" The prices were very reasonable especially considering the quality of the premium products on their ""Pies of Heaven."" \r \r I cannot say this enough..If you love pizza, this will be your home away from home. The food is honestly the best. I cannot stop thinking about the pizza pies (# 1 Pizza along with outstanding service in NY. ""Momma Mia""\r \r Much Love,\r Kenneth Pros: Pizza, Food, Service, Friendly Staff, Price for Quality and Portion, Ambience Cons: Really no Cons when the food is this great....just get there and taste the magic!! more

no. 28 should be named no. 1 because it is the BEST! 9/12/2008

great place to go out to eat whether you are just walking through the city and you want some brick oven pizza , or if you wanna plan it out to go out to eat one night there. the food is delicous and the service is great. highly highly reccommended Pros: THUMBS UP! Cons: THUMBS UP! more

best pizza!!!!! 9/12/2008

the pizza is brick oven and great. the service is good the people are nice the deserts are especially delicous and is highly reccommendedd . more

Impeccable Pizza! 9/8/2008

Great taste, great service, quaint and cozy environment. Hands down best brick oven pizza in all of New York. Pros: PIZZA Cons: Nothing at all. This place has got it going on! more



the best pizza in new york 7/6/2008

sincerely, i was a little sceptical about another pizza , but i have to admit it\r I was blown away by the flavor of their pizza\r a lot of real italians were here and I understood that i could trust it\r a real pizza ala sent me direct flight to Roma...! more

Great Pizza... and Meatballs 6/30/2008

The food was absolutely wonderful. We had the meatballs as a starter - they were really really good. The pizza was huge and it really filled you up. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I can't wait to go back. Pros: Food more

Editorial review from GrubHub 3/21/2008

Slow over an hour wait, cold on arrival and expensive to boot. I love to eat at their place but i won't order in from them any more more
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Owner Message

  • So what is the secret of Numero 28 success? Simple - the restaurant produces pizzas using only natural and fresh ingredients, and it employs tried and traditional methods for preparing and raising the pizza dough. This combination of the great and the good has earned Numero 28 a 'Pizza DOC' stamp of approval. The DOC is to pizza what DOC is to wine - a signature of quality awarded by a central body. The pizzas are not just loved by the people of the Village; in fact they have drawn the attention of the Italian glitterati as well as a few international big hitters.


  • The Scene
    There's no mystery as to the specialty here: A brick oven entirely dominates one room while the black-and-tan dining room features the history of pizza scrawled on one wall....

  • 8/18/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-12:30am Fri-Sat 11am-2am Sun 11am-12:30am
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, West Village