Don’t just get any slice this semester – go to the go-to spots on your campus.
These are the top college town pizzerias for the biggest schools in New York and New Jersey:
Antonio’s Brick Oven Pizza – When you want excellent brick oven pizza, Antonio’s in Metuchen is the spot. This charred crust is well worth the short drive from New Brunswick, or, if you don’t have a car on campus, hanging out with that kid down the hall who does.
Gerlanda’s Pizza Cafe – Running late to class on College Ave.? Your best bet is Gerlanda’s, conveniently located in the Student Center.
Varsity Pizza – Varsity Pizza has long been Syracuse’s go-to place for pizza, and much much more. This is where the Orange get their New York-style slices, affordable brews, wings, and even breakfast egg sandwiches.
Fair warning: Getting a table at Varsity Pizza on game night is sometimes harder than getting into the game itself. Plan accordingly. You can be late for your 9am journalism class, but this is where punctuality really counts.
University of Buffalo
Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill – UB Hungry? For pizza, a varied menu, and tons of TVs for gameday, Santora’s is the spot.
Zetti’s Pizza & Pasta – Zetti’s on Maple Rd. stands out not just for its New York-style pizza, but also for its pasta and calzones.
Koronet Pizza – With jumbo slices the size of textbooks, Koronet Pizza has long been a Columbia staple. During its busiest hours, these oversized slices tend to draw oversized lines, but you can skip the wait by ordering ahead on Slice for pickup or delivery.
(Staten Island) Joe & Pat’s – Joe & Pat’s has stood the test of time in Staten Island for locals and St. John’s students alike. There’s a reason why Robert Sietsema touts them as one of the area’s best – their ultra-crisp take on the Neapolitan has been the stuff of legend since 1960.
(Queens) Vincenzo’s – Get your pizza with a Red Storm of tangy crushed tomatoes, or without. Vincenzo’s offers up a strong Neapolitan pie as well as a delicious New York-style white pizza with ricotta, mozz, and romano cheeses.
Joe’s Pizza – Poll New Yorkers on their favorite pizza, or NYC’s most famous pizzeria, and most will probably point you to Joe’s on 7 Carmine St. That is, if they’re willing to stop and chat for a full five seconds.
Joe’s is an institution in the Village, which remains the true home of NYU’s campus even as the school continues to spread its tentacles across the city and the world at large. Be a true Violet and grab a slice of their well-executed plain slice here. Or, if you find yourself in Midtown, you can order online from Joe’s sister location for pickup or delivery.
DaVinci’s – Montclair boasts an eclectic mix of cuisines, as well as solid pizza shops. There are plenty of shops at the ready for Montclair State students, but DaVinci’s Brick Oven Pizza is a hot one for its brick oven pizza and overall variety.
Want a Neapolitan? Or a Neapolitan with thin crust? A “Loaded Inferno Sicilian” pie? Deep dish? You get the idea – DaVinci’s has every style of pizza that a Monclair St. student could ever ask for.
Village Trattoria: What’s the true calling card of Seton Hall? Is it that swashbuckling blue Pirate? A Big East basketball program capable of upsetting any team on any given night?
The answer is none of the above. That’s because Village Trattoria, known to students as The Trat, serves up some of the craziest slices that New Jersey has to offer. Trot over to The Trat for a slice of their Tex-Mex, fried calamari, tortellini alfredo, or infamous “Drunken Grandma,” topped with fresh mozzarella and vodka sauce.