Wine Spectator
Wine list Award of Excellence, 2001, 2002, 2003.
Wine list Best of Award of Excellence, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

New York Times

“Authentic Neapolitan Pizza”

“Carefully constructed pizzas with impeccably fresh toppings”

“Excellent pizza & simple well-prepared pastas

Italian Government 'Ospitalita Italiana'
Quality certification giving official recognition for our commitment to authenticity in Italian cuisineJuly 2011

The Wall Street Journal - Lettie Teague The City's Best Block For Wine Drinkers - March 2012

Probably the only place in the city where a single vineyard Gaja Barbaresco can be paired with pizza. And Gaja is one of the very big names on the very big Pizza Fresca wine list - though there are bargains to be had in the '$75 and under' section, too. Thankfully there are also many bottles well under that number.”


CBS New York - Bob Lape
"Fine ingredients and good taste" ... "One of America's best Italian wine lists" ... "New York's top sommeliers and wine buffs can often be found there" August 2012

Food & Wine Magazine
- Peter Hellman
The 800-selection list includes three pages of Barolos at very reasonable prices. There are 80 wines under $75.

ood & Wine Magazine and Top Chef judge
- Gail Simmons
"Best pizza NYC” June 2008

ood Network Magazine

A Guide To Dining & Drinking - NY Edition - Fall 2010
The best whole pizza besides what you get in Italy.Verified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Naples. Go NOW!"
New York Magazine - July 2009

Included in the listing of Top 10 Pies Of The Moment
New York Magazine
- Debbie Koenig
“Most pizza places don't have an award-winning wine list of Italian wines that tops out at $2,000. Similarly, most oenophilic haunts don't offer certified-authentic Neapolitan pizza. La Pizza Fresca Ristorante, no ordinary pizzeria, does both.”

New York Sun
- Robert Simonson
“An unusual, yet happy symbiosis between excellent, inexpensive, Neapolitan-style pizza and drawer Italian wine

Crain's New York Business - Bob Lape
“Killer wine list -- Do they pair with pizza? Stunningly well.”

Village Voice
- Robert Sietsema
“Indeed spectacular”

“highlights pizzas with toppings of scintillating freshness”

“one of my favorite restaurants”

“Ranked 26 of the 100 Best Italian
Restaurants in New York City 2004”

“Best...wood oven pizza - Best of NYC 2002”

Fodor’s New York City
“This ‘gem’ offers some of Manhattan’s most authentic (Neapolitan) pizza, salads that are fresh and inviting, perfect tiramisù, reasonably priced Italian wines”

The Slow Food Guide To New York City
“attention to detail really shows in the lovely pies”

“all of the ingredients, from the extra-virgin olive oil to the Prosciutto di Parma, are of the highest quality”

“for a special, high-end, and absolutely traditional Italian pizza experience, it's the best place of its kind

America Oggi
“the quality and freshness is a result
of every dish being cooked to order

Departures Magazine - Allan Richman
a nice spot you'll like a lot, particularly if you enjoy wine” ...“never less than excellent”...“swell wine glasses”...“crust is lovely and chewy”

Gourmet Magazine
“Delicious handmade pasta, risotto, Neapolitan
pizza that has been certified for authenticity”

Time Out New York Dining Guide
“The wine list’s many options ($20 to $650) allows you to prove that your taste buds and not your budget are guiding your choices”

“Serious Italian pizza, remarkable wine list”

The Unofficial Guide to New York City
Best overall Italian restaurant rating of 4 Stars,
Value rating = A, Quality rating = 95.

Reflections On Wine - Tom Hyland - February 3, 2011

"One of the first truly authentic Neapolitan pizzerie in America"..."marvelously fresh mozzarella flavor and remarkable crust"..."yes, do go there for the wine list as well as the pizza - it is without a doubt the most detailed wine list I've ever seen in a pizzeria, be it in Italy or America"...this is one of the finest pizzerie I've eaten at in the United States."
“Excellent pizza, amazingly wonderful wine list

Zagat Survey 2016
Food rating 24 of 30 points “grandaddy of the artisan pizza trend ... superior Neapolitan pies ... terrific pasta”...“attentive staffers with smiles

Zagat Survey 2012
under the radar”...“fabulous Neapolitan pizza and pasta”...“amazing Italian wine list

agat Survey 2009
“fantastic little find”...“straight-off-the-boat”...“impressive wines

Zagat Survey 2008
“simple yet sophisticated"..."delicious"..."outstanding wine list”

Zagat Survey 2003
“adorable little Flatiron Italian trattoria with Neapolitan brick oven pizzas, excellent pastas and amazing wine, molto bene”

NY Press
“Best Flatiron Pizza”

Pizza Today Magazine
Top 100 Restaurants

Vogue Magazine
Mentioned in ‘The Perfect Pizza’ article

Gambero Rosso Magazine (Italia)
“Best Italian Pizza in New York

Passion On The Vine author and Italian Wine Merchants NYC owner - Sergio Esposito
“my favorite laid-back eatery...“fantastic Italian wine list”...“best pizza margherita this side of Naples

Pizza Any Way You Slice It - Charles and Michele Scicolone
Mentioned as one of authors' favorite restaurants.

The Rough Guide to New York City Restaurants
“Authentic, soft and dainty Neapolitan pies baked in a wood-fired brick igloo”

“Those who...start relishing soon learn to cherish the city's only pizzeria to be awarded the "Attesta" certificate of authenticity by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana in Naples.

Insight Guides -- Eating in New York
“This small, friendly restaurant is famous for its authentic Neapolitan pizzas.”...“They also serve great fresh pizza.

Where Magazine -- New York

10 Pizzas you'll flip over

Slice.SeriousEats.comPizza lives up to the certification...since 1997”..."charred crust is classic Neapolitan...puffy and light"

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