Celebrate National Pizza Month in Queens at these awesome pizzerias

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October is National Pizza Month. From regular to Sicilian and everything in between, it’s time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods.

Queens has pizza places on almost every block, but which ones are really the best? Here are 10 of the best pizza places throughout the borough where you can go to celebrate this awesome month.


1.Rosa’s Pizza and Pasta, 55-26 69th St, Maspeth

Famous for its sauce-on-top Sicilian slice, Rosa’s Pizza and Pasta is guaranteed to satisfy every pizza customer. They offer some crazy choices for pizza toppings such as ravioli, taco toppings and chicken bacon ranch, so if you’re looking to get adventurous with your pizza preferences, Rosa’s has got you covered. They do have classic options to choose from, too, for pizza traditionalists.

2. Brother’s Pizza, 185-04 Horace Harding Expwy., Flushing

Simple, no-nonsense pizza; that’s what you get at Brother’s Pizza. Whether you’re eating in or picking up pizza to-go, Brother’s Pizza will give you a slice that will leave you wondering if you should order a pie just for yourself. The store itself has the old-school pizzeria look with a long counter with bar stools, but the back of the place opens up to additional seating if you need it.

3. VIPizza, 43-02 Bell Blvd., Bayside 

If you’re looking for a great Sicilian slice, look no further. VIPizza is said to serve one of the best Sicilian slices in the borough. While you wait for your pizza, check out some of the pictures they have on the walls; from politicians to the Sopranos, they’ve got pictures of everybody.

4. Lucia Pizza, 136-55 Roosevelt Ave. B, Flushing

There’s nothing like a classic New York slice of pizza, and Lucia Pizza serves up a New York slice that can’t be beat. Take a break from the Asian food in Flushing and grab a slice. Fair warning: there’s nowhere to sit at this hole-in-the-wall pizza joint, so unless you like standing, get your pizza to go.

5. New Park Pizza, 156-71 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach

New Park Pizza has been serving pizza for half a century and counting, so you know that they are doing something right. Their brick-oven pizzas leave their customers asking for more.

6. Gloria Pizza, 108-22 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills

Gloria Pizza used to be in Flushing, but that location closed down and stayed closed for 20 years. In 2012, to the joy of many, the beloved pizzeria opened its doors again, this time in Forest Hills. Come to Gloria Pizza and take a bite out of history!

7. Pizza Garden, 171-01 Northern Blvd., Flushing

A hometown favorite, Pizza Garden has been making delicious pizza since 1960. Pizza Garden is the perfect place to bring the family or if you’re making a quick pit-stop for a bite to eat. Their welcoming attitude will make you feel right at home.

8. John’s Pizzeria, 85-02 Grand Ave., Elmhurst

John’s Pizzeria is a little off the beaten path, but it is worth the journey. Their pizza is thin, delicious and crispy. What more could you ask for? Pull up a bar stool and hang by the counter while you enjoy a slice from John’s.

9. Amore Pizza, 30-27 Stratton St., Flushing

Described as “the pizza that made pizza famous in America,” Amore Pizza keeps their pizza simple and delicious. With food that good, Amore Pizza is worth the trip to Flushing. Parking can get a little rough by Amore, so get there early!

10. A&J Pizza, 71-37 Austin St., Forest Hills

Great pizza, interesting toppings and a large seating area: this place has it all. A&J Pizza is the place to go if you need your pizza in a rush or want to stay and hang out for a while. The line moves pretty quickly during lunch time, so you don’t have to worry about waiting too long to get your pizza.