There are a lot of great pizza places in the city, but if you're in the West or East Village and like crisp thin crust pizzas made with good, fresh ingredients, Numero 28 is a sure bet.
They have a nice selection of toppings from traditional to creative for their pizzas, all of which are fairly reasonably priced. The pies also come in three lengths, from 14, 18, and 29 inches. We had a party of three and a $32 Groupon for the East Village location so we opted for a 29 inch pie. The great thing about the pies at Numero 28 is that for a medium 18 inch, you can get two separate flavor combinations, and for the large 29 inch, you can get three.
Here it is! The 29 inch is huge and easily serves three people...you can see how big it is compared to the fork on the table and the pizza is divided into three separate flavors: Truffle and prosciutto, pancetta and pumpkin, and prosciutto and arugula.
The bottom part of the photo above is the Numero 28 Special with truffle cream, prosciutto, and mushrooms. This was phenomenal and all three toppings together worked really well together. Also, truffle oil + mushrooms = winning combo!
As good as the truffle pizza was, I've had that the exact toppings before at Keste, which is also an excellent pizza spot in the West Village. So the real surprise of the night was their "Giulietta" pizza, which has pancetta, pumpkin cream, and buffalo mozzarella... Having pumpkin as a topping sounds totally weird, but it actually tasted amazing! This is a MUST TRY if you're here...
The "San Danielle" is the most traditional of the flavors we ordered that night. It comes with a traditional tomato and mozzarella topping with arugula and prosciutto....but also good!
As good as the toppings were, the crust is also great. The crust is thin and crisp, and the topped with good quality toppings. Numero 28 also has a West Village location.
East Village location:
(between 11th St & 12th St)