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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|Sizat88||Sun, Mar 8 11:15 AM||Female||20-29||Local||Group of Friends|
I live in NYC and took my mom on the tour while she was visiting. It was a great time- I didn't know there was so much to learn about pizza. The pizza is great and the guide, Joe, was knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I highly suggest going for something different to do in the city.
Tasty and educational.
|abaker124||Sun, Feb 15 11:15 AM||Male||20-29||Combination||Group of Friends|
The pizza was delicious of course. I was truly impressed with the "journey" through pizza history we took. Loaded with fun facts and enthusiasm, this pizza tour was awesome.
Fun fun fun!
|brat5270||Thu, Feb 12 11:15 AM||Female||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Other|
Scott's Pizza Tours is a great way to discover which type of pizza you prefer and is a terrific way to see parts of Greenwich Village and Soho (the one we went on). There were only 3 in our group, which made it easier for us to ask as many questions as we wanted. Our tour guide, Miriam, made it more fun than I expected and she is extremely knowledgable about pizza and its history. My only caveat is that if you have trouble walking, you may want to take the Sunday tour, which is a bus tour.
|bezhou||Thu, Feb 12 11:15 AM||Male||20-29||Local||Individual|
The guide was informative, warm, and very entertaining. Highly recommended.
Learned a lot
|bw103010||Sun, Jan 25 11:15 AM||Male||40-49||Local||Group of Friends|
It may sound unsophisticated, but in reality there are numerous factors in the making of pizza that impact the taste, texture, and quality of that pizza. We learned about some of these variables that go into making a delicious pizza of a particular style. We also ate great pizza. Highly recommended!!!
Most interesting & enjoyable tour with pizza!
|VCorasaniti||Sun, Jan 25 11:15 AM||Male||60-69||Local||Couple on a Date|
We thoroughly enjoyed our walking pizza tour of Greenwich Village! Our tour guide from Scott's was knowledgeable and enthusiastic - and shared my love for pizza! We are looking forward to scheduling other such similar tours of NYC, with other food interests. It was a perfect day for walking around Greenwich Village, then into Soho. Again, high marks for this particular tour!
|spkrause||Sun, Jan 25 11:15 AM||Female||40-49||Domestic Tourist(s)||Couple on a Date|
|dlmrrnm||Sat, Jan 3 11:30 AM||Female||20-29||Local||Group of Friends|
I'm always looking for fun and unique tours, and this one definitely fits the bill. Our guide, Cedric, was very informative and made the tour a lot of fun. I enjoyed learning about the history of pizza and how different types of pizza are made, and the restaurants we went to gave us a good overview and basis for comparison. Overall, it was a great tour and definitely worth doing. You definitely won't regret it!
A unique and fun experience!
|steph2pete||Fri, Jan 2 11:15 AM||Female||60-69||Domestic Tourist(s)||Family With Children|
My husband and I and two teen daughters are frequent visitors to New York, but on a recent trip wanted to find something different to do. The pizza tour was the perfect novel experience we were seeking! It was definitely the highlight of our 4 day stay! Scott is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about pizza, has a great sense of humor, and makes the experience so much fun. We are recommending this to all our friends, and will definitely do another tour next time visiting New York.
Great Pizza Adventure!!
|djefflord||Fri, Jan 2 11:15 AM||Male||40-49||Local||Individual|
This tour is for anyone who loves pizza and is interested in the different styles available in the pizza capital of the U.S. Scott takes you through the history and cooking methods of some of NY's great slices. Part eating adventure, part science class, Scott will take your love of pizza to the next level.
- 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.
- 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.