Make & Bake Pizza
1976 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Delivery in the area
My review on TripAdvisor:
I came across Make & Bake Pizzeria when I was visiting East Harlem for my walking project, “MywalkinManhattan” and I needed a snack. I had already visited Moe’s Grocery a few doors down for a ‘Chopped Cheese’ and I needed a slice of pizza.
I followed the school kids from the two schools across the street into the pizzeria and they really seemed to like the pizza here. Because the kids are from the housing projects that surround the school and this part of Second and Third Avenues, the prices at the restaurants in the area are very reasonable. Here the prices are more than reasonable, they are cheap.
A slice of cheese pizza here is $1.00, a soda and water are $1.00, a small cheese calzone is $1.00 and five large garlic knots with sauce on the side is $1.00. There is a limited menu but everything here is under $5.00 with the exception of a full pizza and the most expensive on is $15.00.
The pizza here is very good. They load up on the cheese and it is nice and stringy when you bite into it. You have to be sure the pie is fresh. The sauce which is what I think gives the pizza its personality is nicely spiced and has a lot of flavor to it. The overall taste of the pizza is very good for a dollar a slice place. It is busy all the time so the pies have always been fresh when I have eaten there.
The garlic knots don’t last long either and they are nicely sized and are loaded with garlic. They come with a small side of their marinara sauce for dipping.
The restaurant is nothing to look at and by no means fancy but the place is packed after school with both kids and their parents. It is obvious to me that they know most of their customers because the owner greets a lot of the kids by name.
It is not in a tourist area and can be a rough area at night if you don’t know this section of the City but if you are up at one of the upper ‘Museum Mile’ museums, this is not that far of a walk away. It is an adventure I can tell you that.