My 'bro' and I were strolling through town, taking it on one tourist at a time, when the ultimate smell wafted into our noses. Fresh baked pizza. Following the scent, we were led to a small stairway just past the fountains in the Hyman Mall. Gazing up, we saw the smiling face of an Italian man looking down upon us with the words New York Pizza underneath him. Continuing up the darkened stairway, we were surrounded by tons of posters advertising various events taking place throughout the valley. This was clearly a very well connected restaurant. We stepped through a thoroughly sponsored door and were faced with a glorious sight. Pizza. Large, freshly made, pizza just waiting to be heated to perfection. A large friendly wooden sign clearly identified the prices. With a large amount of choices including a variety of salads, calzones, and sandwiches, I chose to go for the classic slice of pepperoni. For $6.00 I could get a slice of pizza and a large drink. Great deal for a kid on a budget! A very friendly, hip young woman greeted me with a smile. I gave her my order and she quickly grabbed a slice of pepperoni out of the glass case and stuck it in the oven. They don't take debit or credit cards so I gave her some cash. She handed me my cup and receipt. My friend wasn't hungry so we headed towards the back. They had some nice tables set up, including a small bar like area facing out towards the windows with a great view looking out onto the mall. We sat at the adjacent bar facing the T.V. (where else?). Five minutes later my piping hot pizza was ready. The pizza slice was massive, about the size of the paper plate it was laying on. I carefully walked back to our spot, the appetizing aroma filling my nose. I folded it to make it more manageable and took a bite. All of their pizza is thin crust, which with this large of a slice is perfect. The pizza started with a soft crunch, which led to a nice tangy parmesan and spicy pepperoni. It started out as a light meal, but by the end of the slice, I was just beginning to get full, which is nice because I left satisfied, not hungry or bloated. It is a hip, cool "joint" and is a fun place to hang out with friends - 5 stars there. The Pizza was great. It is quick, easy, and cheap. A high 4 out of 5 stars though, because 5 stars should be reserved for something absolutely amazing. (This is pretty close). 5 out of 5 on the value, and the service was fast and quite friendly. Overall New York Pizza is a great local hangout, and I will be returning for sure.
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