Best Downtown Pizza

Gillespie's Map Room

The guy behind the pies is Ted Karter (aka DJ Cable), a multitalented gent who spent the past decade perfecting his pizzas at the venerable Mama Santa's in Little Italy. Today, as the Map Room's kitchen manager, Karter spins his years of experience into pizza masterpieces: crusts that are thin, yet remarkably tender, with fresh toppings generously sprinkled over a sleek homemade tomato sauce, rich with olive oil and fragrant with garlic and herbs. It's the perfect balance of savory goodness.