Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 103 1st Ave.

At first glance, you'll notice how cozy this eatery is. Veloce has those picnic-style tablecloths and full-length wine racks behind the bar. That said, the relatively posh menu is on the pricier side. If you're looking for eat-on-the-street-style pizza, this isn't going to be your jam. But if you're looking for a rich and thick Sicilian, you can do no better. Their toppings entice people who appreciate a culinary experience, and the uniquely seasoned crust is like nothing we've had before.