John's Pizzeria originally opened its doors in the late Twenties. Since then, it has become world-renowned and a legendary institution in New York City - a place where generations of New Yorkers and tourists alike have come to enjoy the finest pizza the city has to offer. When the search was on to find a location as unique as the pizza itself, the newest John's in Times Square, in which patrons eat their pizza under a five-story stained glass cupola of what was once the Gospel Tabernacle Church, was born. Built in 1888, the site was reconstructed to house the largest pizzeria in the country. With over 400 seats, four pizza ovens, and two kitchens, this outpost can accommodate both small and large parties.
John’s has had continued success over the past two decades, making what many pizza aficionados hail as "the very best pizza in New York City and beyond."
What separates John from the rest? It's the oh-so-thin, crisp and chewy crust, complimented by the slightly sweet sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh toppings, which are prepared daily. The pies are baked on the bricks of their famously coal-fired oven, which char the crust, and add to it's mouth watering flavor. John's menu also includes fresh pasta dishes, appetizers and desserts.
Each pie at John’s Pizzeria is hand-made, with no pre-set portion controls - no two pizzas are exactly alike. John's has always been a place where friends and family love to gather, and caters to parties and special events and is proud of it's reputation as a child friendly restaurant. The family's commitment to excellence and their love of the business make this venerable pizzeria withstand the test of time.