We went out to a late birthday party in Arlington a while ago and, because it was set to start late, we thought we’d need to eat before we got there.
New York Pizza & Deli was mostly empty when we arrived, with a family gathering of some sort going on at one table and the rest of the restaurant to ourselves. The decor was what I remember local pizza joints to be from growing up in the ’80s – cheap tables, cheap chairs, self-serve soda machine in the corner; even an old arcade game and the games I only really remember as “The Claw” (Thanks, Toy Story). What’s really important is that they had Sicilian style pizza, and the other important thing is that it was both tasty and filling. Check out that cheese in that picture!
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I’ve had far too much great pizza to say it’s the best I’ve ever had. However, as one of the few non-national chains that isn’t pushing the wood-fired, thin-crust trend in the DFW area…it’s a welcome respite from the same ol’, same ol’. Look, I like wood-fired pizza. But not EVERYONE should be doing it. We need Sicilian-style pizza. We need cracker-crust. We need New York-style thin crust. We need Chicago-style deep dish. Sometimes “it’s pizza” just doesn’t cut it. NYPD’s offering was covered in lots of cheese, nice thick crust – the toppings were typical pepperoni and olives – and the family split a large and we barely got through half the pizza before we were stuffed.
Of course, when we got to the party, it turns out they were waiting for everyone to get there to order food. The food everyone had was…pizza. Sigh. While I may have regretted the choice of pizza when free pizza would have been available, that was the only regret – the pizza was good, worth the price, and the leftovers were great, too. Now to find a place that makes a good Sicilian crust in Las Colinas.