Tag Archives: Ray’s Pizza

UPDATE: Famous Roio’s Pizza—The Original Ray’s Pizza in New York City Closes

Original Review: 07/08/12 News Story: 09/03/12 News Story: 10/16/12 Previous Rating: ***** Near Perfection The Pizza Snob is sad to hear that Manhattan’s Famous Roio’s Pizza has closed. As first reported in Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York blog site, the day before Thanksgiving would have been your last chance to get a great slice at the […]

UPDATE – Famous Roio’s Pizza Owner Mario DiRienzo Dies

The Snob has sad news to report: Mario DiRienzo, the owner of The Famous Roio’s Pizza in New York City, died on September 17, 2012 in Morristown, NJ at the age of 71.  He is certainly a true pizza legend as founder of New York City’s original Ray’s Pizza. Sources have it that Mr. DiRienzo […]

UPDATE – The Famous Roio’s Pizza Gets A Facelift

One of the Snob’s first stories was about the great pizza and crazy history of the original Ray’s Pizza which now operates in Manhattan as The Famous Roio’s. As a first recipient of our “Perfect Slice Award,” I was pleased to get this recent e-mail from them: We would like to thank you for your […]

A Slice of New York City – the Real Ray’s Pizza

I just love that moment in the 2003 movie Elf where Santa Claus (Ed Asner) is telling Buddy the over-sized elf (Will Ferrell) what New York is like and gives him the three things he should know. He says: “First off, you see gum on the street, leave it there. It isn’t free candy. Second, […]