Best Family-Friendly Pizza Restaurant on Upper West Side! Dean's Pizzeria is our neighborhood favorite. It's the ideal spot for families with kids because it's huge and can handle larger groups. You don't need to worry about the noise. It's loud anyway so if your kid is crying, you don't have to get paranoid. We love the pizzas. They're not greasy, no too cheesy-- you actually feel healthy eating a slice. Grandma's Pizza is our favorite. It's old-fashioned square pizza and guaranteed to fill you up. But, there's a slew of other menu items outside of the pies. From pastas to family-sized salads to and meat dishes to awesome sides like our fave, garlic broccoli, there's something for everyone. Best part, often times you can just walk in without a reservation. The service is friendly and accommodating. We've never left hungry or dissatisfied. But, don't forget, this restaurant I'd family-friendly. If you are looking for an intimate quiet place to eat, you won't find that at Dean's. Get ready for large parties, strollers and birthday celebrations.
Ali Baba has turned into a neighbors favorite for my fiancé and I did to their consistently great service, friendly staff, and of course, reasonably price delicious food. While this isn't saying much, Ali Baba is, by far, the best restaurant in Murray Hill. Some other notes: - expect to spend ~$25pp for a split appetizer + main course - good for parents - in terms of ambiance, it's not a "cool place", so second thoughts on a first date of you're looking for a scene - you can make reservations, though the line is never over 10 minutes - ask to be seated in te back to avoid foot traffic from the front door Recommendations: hummus, the Mediterranean salad, the kebabs, and the pide. I'm sure other dishes are good as well, just, we're creatures of habit and have stuck to a combination of those dishes.
Well for starters when i walked in the first thing i overheard heard was another table talking about how they've had pizza from all over America and this was by far the best, so i know i was in for a treat. So i took a seat with my girlfriend and i asked the waiter (James) what his favorite style pizza was, and he simply replyed the plain pie is outstanding, he didnt try to sell toppings or anything which astonished me but he did say that the margarita pie ( fresh mozz n basil) is pretty good aswell. so when the plain pie came and i took the first bite i was in pizza heaven it was diffenently the best pizza we had ever eaten, and make things even more attractive our meal which did feel us both up and a few sodas was under 20 bucks chaching.