I know Pizzeria Uno's is part of a national franchise, but for some reason, this one feels a little more unique than the others. Part of it has to be the location, situated right across the street from the park where the Museum of Natural History and the Planetarium are. With it overlooking a park, and the big, wrought-iron framed windows, it feels a little bit like a throwback in time to an older New York, which I love.
Once inside, seated near those very windows looking out at the park, I usually order their garden salad, which comes with their house dressing. This dressing is their own mix of a vinaigrette, and it's great. After that comes their pizza skins, which is the Uno's version of a potato skin, except in a pizza crust. This is addictive and filling enough to make you forget that you're in a place that is all about pizza.
If I share the skins, then I can just about manage a slice of their deep dish pizza, usually with extra cheese and pepperoni. The joke goes that these meals induce a 'food coma', where you literally can't think for all the yummy food you've just consumed. Definitely a well-deserved treat every once in a while.