Pizza rules New York, and you'll find out why as you explore the different phases of pizza evolution from Italy to New York:
- A traditional Neapolitan pizzeria
- Fresh handmade mozzarella cheese
- A classic coal-fired brick oven
- History of pizza from Italy to NYC
- Sicilian pizza
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Great time, great food, and great conversation
|Byshue||Sun, Jun 21 11:15 AM||Male||20-29||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
I did not realize how fascinating pizza was until this tour began. Joe was fantastic and the conversation was a perfect blend of formal and informal. I was there with a group of 6 for a birthday and we had such a great time debating on which pizzas we liked the best and why. It was a great way to see a part of the city I had never explored while eating a food that is impossible to dislike! Great event for a small group or a bigger group and I will definitely be back.
Marvellous, and feel we only scratched the surface
|Juliabindman||Thu, Jun 11 11:15 AM||Unspecified||40-49||International Tourist(s)||Individual|
Scott is, as one of my fellow walkers said, the Google of pizza. It's a joy to encounter someone utterly immersed in their art and articulate about it.
Learned a lot, ate a lot, had an excellent time. Looking forward to doing another one, probably Brooklyn, next time I'm in NY.
|RockyJ57||Thu, Jun 11 11:15 AM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
I didn't expect the tour to be as informative and interesting as it was. Never realized how much thought, chemistry, etc., goes in to making a pizza! We were fortunate to have Scott as our guide and he was quite entertaining!! My friend and I plan on taking the tour again as soon as we get back to New York City! :D
|march0505||Thu, Jun 11 11:15 AM||Female||30-39||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
Loved the tour! Recommended by a New Yorker and was worth the experience! Would highly recommend!
Really a fun and unique NYC experience
|simonehaas||Sun, Jun 7 11:15 AM||Female||40-49||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
Must love pizza! Our tour guide was knowledgable and funny! the pizza was really good and the variety was very interesting. We really enjoyed our time walking around greenwich/Soho area. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something different in NYC.
|DonThomas||Sat, Jun 6 11:15 AM||Male||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family Without Children|
Wonderful tour our guide was enthusiastic and passionate about pizza. Our ages were from 53 to 83, the pizza provided was different, and the stories of the history of the pizza was great. Everyone had a great time.
Amazing & SO MUCH FUN!
|StephLG||Thu, Jun 4 11:15 AM||Female||30-39||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
I wasn't sure what to expect when I went on this tour but I LOVED IT and I would do it again. We got to go to 3 pizza places with Scott and I had no idea how much enthusiasm one person could have about pizza. The amount of information he was able to give us was amazing everything from dough to ovens, cooking temperatures, history, pizza character, New York pizza history, etc.! I found myself fixated and every word he was saying. This tour was by far one of the favorite things about our trip to New York and I would do it again. Scott really is an amazing guide and he really brings the experience to life for you. We didn't feel rushed or overlooked. Our group was 6 people, small and intimate. He even gave us his cell so we could text him with any other questions we might have while in the big city. You don't want to miss out on this! Very cool!
Great day out!
|DaveRox||Sun, May 24 11:15 AM||Male||50-59||Unspecified||Unspecified|
Way, way more than I was expecting.. Alexis (the tour guide) is clearly passionate about pizza and very knowledgable - a combination which made for both an entertaining and educational experience...defo doing another one next time I'm in town.
great day learning about new york pizza
|karenrottman||Thu, May 21 11:15 AM||Female||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family With Children|
had a great time learning about new york city pizza. our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Great Pizza Experience
|MHearns||Thu, May 14 11:15 AM||Female||50-59||Domestic Tourist(s)||Group of Friends|
Scott was enthusiastic about the history of pizza and his visuals backed him up. The pizza selections also made the history lesson come to life by way of touch, smell, sight and taste and his little booklet helped us focus on all 4 senses. I learned a lot and had a great time!!! I've been telling everyone about it.
- Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
- Yes. Tours have a limited capacity and often sell out. If you are planning to make reservations for several people, it's a good idea to purchase tickets well in advance. Tickets may be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express online or by phone.
- What do I receive for the price of a ticket?
- Your ticket gets you a 3-hour course in pizza history, which includes slices at three of the city's top pizzerias! Every participant will receive a goody bag complete with candies and other items that will enhance the tour experience.
- Am I required to purchase a ticket for a child?
- Children under the age of four are welcome to join us free of charge as long as you are willing to share your slices with them. Limit is one child under four per adult. All others must purchase a general ticket.
- I noticed I can donate to Slice Out Hunger when buying tickets. What is Slice Out Hunger?
- Slice Out Hunger is our way of giving back to the community. Proceeds benefit our favorite hunger relief organizations. Find out more at www.silceouthunger.org.
- What are the differences between the four walking tours and the bus tour?
- All walking tours visit three pizzerias. The Greenwich Village tour follows pizza development from Southern Italy, walks 0.75 miles (1.1 km) and is about 2.5 hours long. The Crosstown tour traces the evolution of New York style pizza, walks 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and is about 3 hours long. The Lower East Side tour focuses on the pizza development from a lowly Neapolitan street food to a celebrated American staple, walks 0.75 miles (1.1 km) and is about 2.5 hours long. The Brooklyn tour alternates between the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Cobble Hill and will focus on comparing the baking patterns of three different pizza ovens. It is 3 hours long and walks about 0.75 miles (1.1 km) The NYC Pizza Bus tour runs Sundays only (less traffic!) and is 4.5 hours long. This is our flagship and visits four pizzerias throughout the boroughs. All tours include pizza tastings, goody bags, and explanations of pizza culture and tradition.
- Does weather affect the tour?
- All walking tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as we will be outside for most of the tour.
- How long is the walk?
- We'll walk about 0.75 miles (1.2 km) on the Greenwich Village Pizza Walk. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for weather, as the majority of the tour will be outside.
- Where does the tour end?
- The tour ends in Soho near the corner of Prince and Thompson St, about 0.75 miles from the starting point. Nearby subways include the A, C and E trains with a short walk to the 1, 2, B, D, F and M lines.
- Where will we go on this tour?
- The Greenwich Village Pizza Walk covers pizza from a historical perspective. Each stop focuses on a different phase of pizza evolution from Italy to New York. We'll visit new pizzerias that serve old styles, old pizzerias that serve new styles, and maybe even something in between the two.
- How much time will we spend in each pizzeria?
- Our first pizza stop on the Greenwich Village Pizza Walk is a seated tasting, but after that we're on-the-go. Some of the pizzerias aren't large enough to fit our entire group but we'll do our best to see as much of each pizzeria as possible. Our goal is to observe these pizzerias without interfering with their work.
- Who will be my tour guide?
- Every member of our pizza enthusiast team is a licensed New York City tour guide, armed with the hunger and knowledge necessary to lead you through the landscape of NYC pizza. We do not announce who will be leading each tour in advance, but all guides have been trained personally by owner/founder Scott Wiener.
- Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
- Yes! All of our stops are accessible by wheelchair.
- Is this tour appropriate for New Yorkers?
- YES! No matter how long you've lived in New York there are certainly pizzerias you have never visited. In fact, New Yorkers tend to be least aware of the pizza possibilities in their own backyards! The information and depth of your tour will bring your excitement about the dish to new levels.
- How much pizza will I eat?
- Participants are provided with three slices of pizza. If you fall in love with a slice, feel free to order a pie or two to-go! Just be sure to bring cash, as most of the old pizzerias don't take credit.
- How do we decide on toppings?
- We don't! The group will taste only cheese slices. This maintains a uniform standard upon which to evaluate the slices we consume. If you would like any extra slices with toppings, you may order them at your own cost.
- Are restrooms available during the tour?
- You are welcome to use restrooms in the sit-down pizzerias we visit at the beginning and end of the tour.
- Are cameras allowed on the tour?
- Yes to the thousandth degree! Pizza pictures are usually worth framing because everyone is always smiling in them. We encourage you to share your pizza photos on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media platform.
- Do I need to bring anything on the tour?
- It is highly recommended that you bring a refillable container for water. We discourage the use of bottled water because of its negative impact on the environment, plus New York tap water is tasty!
- Should I eat before taking this tour?
- It's always a good idea to start your digestive engine before the tour begins.
- Are tours conducted in English only?
- Yes. It is the belief of Scott's Pizza Tours that pizza defies all language barriers.
- Can I purchase a gift certificate for this tour?
- Absolutely! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
- Can I book a private/custom tour?
- We are more than happy to accommodate your requests for private tours. Just click “Contact PizzaTours” and let us know the size of your group, whether you'd like to tour by bus or on foot, and what date/time you have in mind.
Scott's Pizza Tours
Scott's love of pizza has taken him on countless pizza hunts throughout New York's five boroughs. When the limited seating in his car became a problem, Scott rented a big yellow school bus to accommodate twenty-six of his hungriest friends and relatives.
Now you can join our guides on "New York's Cheesiest Guided Tour," complete with exciting fun facts and slices at the city's best pizzerias. Each tour is unique, so be prepared for an adventure that will take your taste buds to new heights!
Scott does not lead every tour, but all of our guides are licensed and trained to dish out slices of pizza AND information on the streets of New York.