Bella Napoli: Midtown West’s Best Slice Joint

Date February 6, 2008

I made the claim, now deal with it all you Ray’s lovers. Bella Napoli’s pizza is thin, crisp, and authentic and as long as we’re all paying $2.50 for a single slice of pizza, the least we can do is ensure that it’s a slice that will fill us up, an area where Bella never disappoints.


Bella Napoli is not only delicious, it’s the best slice for its price in Midtown West, find out why after the break…

It’s simple to see why Bella Napoli is the best value. Look at the slice below.


Now look at it if it were cut in half…


One slice of Bella Napoli is almost as big as two of the smaller slices you’d get in a 8 slice pie anywhere else.

Obviously the best way to eat pizza is when it’s fresh, so as I list the best options at Bella Napoli, keep in mind I’m referring to a fresh slice.

The Best Slices at Bella Napoli:

  • Sicilian – the classic version of this slice, airy, doughy, very tasty and very filling
  • Margherita – Fresh Mozzarella and tasty marinara covering a nice thin, crisp crust. How can you go wrong?
  • Grandma – this popular thin crust square isn’t as garlicky as some Grandma slices but it’s made in the traditional slice joint style: mozzarella surrounding a dollop of marinara
  • Plain – the plain slice gets the job done but its one weakness is that the cheese stops a little short of the crust. I’d like a little more cheese and sauce, a little less crust. The best way to avoid this is the combo bite. Fold your slice, bite from the front, and then take a bite of the crust and mix it all together, that way you’re not stuck with all this extra crust at the end.

There are a few other Bella Napolis in the city but this one is no longer affiliated with the others, so if you’ve had bad experiences at separate Bellas, don’t hold it against the Midtown West branch.

Next time you’re looking for a quick, affordable slice and some bang for your buck, head over to Bella Napoli for authentic and satisfying slices.

But beware at lunch time because it’s always packed.

Bella Napoli

150 W 49th St, New York 10019
Btwn 6th & 7th Ave
(212) 719-2819

6 Responses to “Bella Napoli: Midtown West’s Best Slice Joint”

  1. Mark Lewis said:

    I agree. Bella Napoli is hands down the best slice in midtown. It always tastes fresh, and seems too have nailed the ever delicate cheese+tomato sauce+dough formula that so many others fail at. It is also thin enough to have 3 slices of and not feel completely full. A feat not easily matched by others (I hope you are listening Pronto Pizza)…

    However, I disagree that it is the best value in town. I am always a bit turned off when a cheese slice is $2.50, (I believe that $2.00 should be the standard price level for all cheese slices in this town) Especially given the size of the slice (It is much shorter length-wise than other slices I have had). However, it is wider than most and that makes up a bit for the lack in height.

  2. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Mr. Lewis-

    I respect your opinion, but in the corporate world of Midtown, everything is a rip off. When the crappiest pizza on the east side, La Pizzeria is charging $2.50 for a slice, we know we’re in trouble. My whole point is that at least if we’re paying that price, we should get a good bang for our buck, something I feel Bella Napoli consistently provides. Thanks for the comment.

    NYC Food Guy

  3. Danny said:

    That looks like a great deal. I might have to stop by that place from time to time. Thanks for the post!

  4. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Glad to hear you enjoyed the post. Let us know what you think of Bella Napoli once you indulge. Thanks for the comment.

  5. The NYC Food Guy said:


    BTW they also make some great sandwiches outside the frame of the usual chicken parm. They have grilled chicken with fresh mozz, roasted red peppers, and roasted eggplant, and if you ask for a side of sauce with this, you’re in the money.

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