Why New York City's Iconic Pizza Is So Tough to Replicate
It costs $482.79 to get a decent pizza in San Francisco — $17 for the pie, $85 for cab fare, and $378.80 for the flight to New York. Throw in $1.99 for tinfoil.
Pizza may have been invented in Italy, but it was perfected in New York City.
"New York has a grand tradition of pizza making and holds it dear," Batali says. Which means institutions like Arturo's have been using the same equipment for decades. "An oven captures the gestalt of beautifully cooked pizza. And it imparts that."
"I'd love to try an authentic NYC pizza - I think the closest in Edmonton would be Tony's Pizza - we need to go back there one of these days...."