Giovanni’s Pizzeria

Giovanni’s Old World New York Pizzeria

Brookyn-born John Ruffaine pioneered thin-crust New York-style pizza in 2001, when he opened Giovanni’s Old World New York Pizzeria (“The Sixth Borough”) in South Land Park. He still makes the dough and all the sauces by hand, from scratch, every day.

Giovanni’s has a menu dominated by 15 kinds of pizza, along with specialty pies: broccoli rabe-chili peppers, garbanzo bean-garlic-basil, eggplant-basil, Calabrese salami-pepperoncini, zucchini-ricotta, wild mushroom-truffle oil, and Mediterranean (mushrooms, oregano, mint, lemon juice).