Private Tours

Explore NYC's pizza landscape with a specialty experience

This is perfect for pizza lovers who crave a specialized experience beyond the confines of our public tour schedule. Private tours are focused on your group for a next-level experience.

Join us in NYC for an in-person tour or treat your group to a live, interactive virtual pizza making class. We'll even ship you all the ingredients! Just fill out the request form below and we'll get back to you with details and availability as quickly as possible.

Bus Tours

Walking Tours

Online Classes

In-Person Tours

Private Pizza Walk

Starting at $695

Our guide will meet you in a pizza-dense neighborhood and guide you through a selection of exemplary pizzerias. You'll learn pizza history, science, and culture as you taste your way through a customized route tuned to your group's schedule and needs. Meet the pizza makers, tour the kitchens, and get lost in the sauce. Max 16 guests.

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private pizza bus

starting at $1,995

Let us create a custom pizza adventure for you and your crew! We'll showcase 4 distinct styles at 4 different pizzerias. The route is entirely tailored to your group so every tour is different. Take notes in your very own Pocket Pizza Journal. Perfect for team building and birthday parties. Drink pairings and additional food are available. Max 32 guests per bus.

a group of men worshipping a pizza in honor of a pending wedding

Bring Your Own Bus

Starting at $69 per person

If you're rolling around town in your own vehicle, we'll send a guide to hop aboard! You'll visit four amazing pizzerias, touring the kitchens and meeting the people behind the pizza. Learn the history, science, and culture that make NYC's pizza scene so special. Perfect for summer camps, school groups, and family trips. Max 32 guests per bus.

Online Classes

grid view of a virtual home pizza making class with everyone holding up their pizzas

Pizza Making Class

Starting at $299 Per online session

Learn the tips and tricks for making great pizza at home with this interactive online lesson. We'll give you a list of all the ingredients and equipment you'll need, or we can ship all the ingredients directly to your home. Max 500 guests.

Pizza History Class

$299 Per online session

How did pizza transform from a peasant food in the streets of Southern Italy to a global phenomenon? Our Pizza Pro will separate fact from fiction with historical photos, documents, and stories of the planet’s most important pizza makers.

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Check out some of the pizzerias we typically visit

Details

The majority of our tour guest are New Yorkers! Since we’re deeply embedded in the pizza scene, we get special access to the pizzerias and pizza makers you’ve only read about. This isn’t just a restaurant crawl, it’s an experience that takes you deep into the heart of pizza culture. 

We’ll do our best to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions. Just let us know in advance if possible so we can plan our route accordingly. While we can’t guarantee that every stop will have pizza options for guests with heavy restrictions, we can always allow you to order other dishes from the menu. Tour pricing includes standard pizzas, so we’ll add any additional food costs to your final invoice. 

No matter how far your team is spread, we make everyone feel like they’re in the same room with our unique pizza making classes. Our instructors will help you and your team make the best pizza out of your home ovens without the need for any special equipment. We use proven techniques that unlock the power of your kitchen and we do it in a super fun way. We can even ship everyone ingredient kits so they don’t have to pick up supplies! We take care of it all!

Every tour we do is customized to the group. For private tours, we route the tour based on your group size, pickup location, tour date, and tour time. We can set up a call once you book your tour if you’d like to discuss pizza preferences, but we never announce our route in advance.

we’re kinda famous

(so we're told)

Gayle King featured SPT on her page in Oprah Magazine in July 2019.

Scott took Ryan Seacrest on a NYC pizza tour to Brooklyn!

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Scott judged the First Annual Pizza-Off!

Scott has forgotten more about pizza than most people have ever known!

looking at a delicious new york pizza

Bermuda Triangle

Noun

Small mysterious triangular section of pizza left on a tray after a pizza has been sliced with less than 100% accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions

BUS TOURS

For most groups, we use a fancy mini-coach bus. It has heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. For smaller groups, we use a Sprinter Van. For larger groups, we may use a classic yellow school bus that has heat, air conditioning, and a rockin’ sound system!

For bus tours, you are welcome to bring beverages aboard the bus for a $150 BYOB on the Bus fee. We also have options to add wine pairings at each pizzeria on our private bus tours (DELUXE and SUPREME tours). Wine and beer are fine, but no hard liquor please. If you’re planning to pour beverages into cups, those cups need to have lids. Drinks will have to stay on the bus for most pizzeria stops. 

No! We organize our tours to avoid long lines and cold slices. All pizzas are ordered based on their respective bake times, so we’re never waiting more than a few minutes for a fresh pie.

We sit down in each pizzeria, so you’ll be in there for 30-40 minutes. Beyond simply feeding you delicious pizza, your guide will also take you on a kitchen tour at most stops.
We try to minimize time spent on the bus, so stops are roughly 10-15 minutes apart.

YES! We can arrange for the bus to pick you up at a central location in Manhattan or Brooklyn. You can also have your group assemble at our first pizzeria of the day. If that’s the case, just let us know if you prefer to tour in Manhattan or Brooklyn and we’ll send you a meeting location that’s easy to get to.

Our stops change every time. We route the tour based on your pickup location, group size, and whether or not you choose a tour with wine pairings or additional food. Our guides often adjust the route as they go, so every tour is customized. That’s why we don’t announce our itinerary in advance — it’s always in flux!

YES! When we stop at restaurant, we get a table. When we stop a slice shops, we stand up and eat the way nature intended.

Yes, and you’ll be surprised how time flies when you’re visiting pizzerias! If it’s too long for you, just let us know in advance and we can trim it down. Don’t worry, we’ll still eat the same amount of pizza. There is no pricing difference for shorter tours.

Let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate your gluten free, vegan, vegetarian pizza buddy. We can’t guarantee we’ll have pizza for them at every single stop, but we’ll make sure they’re well fed. The cost of pizza for those with dietary restrictions is not included in your tour’s pricing so we’ll add those charges to your final invoice.

Absolutely! We call this a “Hop-On” tour because our guide hops on your vehicle. This is a great option if you’re coming into NYC from Long Island, Connecticut, or New Jersey or traveling with a school group. Pricing is different for these groups so just let us know if that’s your plan.

We’ve done tons of corporate outings and team-building events and the response has been incredible. Rather than sit for a long meal at a single restaurant, a pizza tour lets your colleagues, family, or friends mix and mingle at multiple pizzerias. Pizza is the ultimate conversation starter so you’ll learn more about your colleagues than you ever have before!

WALKING TOURS

We like touring in neighborhoods that are pizza-dense and pizza-diverse. That means we’re usually in the East Village, West Village, Downtown Brooklyn, or Williamsburg. We select the appropriate neighborhood based on group size, tour date, and tour time. Some neighborhoods work better than others at certain times of day. We’ll let you know exactly where to meet us a few days before your tour. 

While we don’t offer a walking tour that comes with alcohol pairings at each stop, we can do our best to route you to pizzerias with liquor licenses. You’ll be able to add alcoholic drinks along the way, which we can add to your final invoice. The reason we don’t offer a walking tour with alcoholic beverage pairings is that we can’t guarantee all stops within a walkable area have both excellent pizza AND worthy wine lists. With bus tours, we have much more flexibility.

If you’re doing a bus tour, we have options that come with wine pairings — our DELUXE and SUPREME tours.

This all depends on the neighborhood in which we tour. We choose neighborhoods for walking tours based on pizza density, pizza diversity, and pizza deliciousness. Our route changes every time based on the size of the group and their specific pizza needs. We never announce our itinerary in advance because it’s always in flux.

Walking tours max out at about 1 mile. All the pizzerias we visit will be within a short walk of one another. We adjust based on weather and on the needs of our group.

No! We organize our tours to avoid long lines and cold slices. All pizzas are ordered based on their respective bake times, so we’re never waiting more than a few minutes for a fresh pie.

We sit down in each pizzeria (unless we stop at a slice shop), so you’ll be in there for 30-40 minutes. Beyond simply feeding you delicious pizza, your guide will also take you on a kitchen tour at most stops.

YES! When we stop at restaurant, we get a table. When we stop a slice shops, we stand up and eat the way nature intended.

Let us know in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate your gluten free, vegan, vegetarian pizza buddies. We can’t guarantee we’ll have pizza for them at every stop, but we’ll do our best to make sure they’re well fed. Food for those with dietary restrictions is not included in your tour’s base cost so we’ll add those charges to your final invoice.

We like to keep our walking tours to a maximum of 16 people. If your group is slightly larger than that, please let us know and we may be able to figure out a solution. 

We’ve done tons of corporate outings and team-building events and the response has been incredible. Rather than sit for a long meal at a single restaurant, a pizza tour lets your colleagues, family, or friends mix and mingle at multiple pizzerias. Pizza is the ultimate conversation starter so you’ll learn more about your colleagues than you ever have before!

ONLINE CLASSES

We can use any platform that works for you. Most of our classes run on Zoom and we do prefer that platform, but if you have another system we can easily adapt. 

YES! We have a fantastic supplier who customized an ingredient kit for us. We’ll ship you dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings so you can play along at home during your class. 

Online pizza making classes are 90 minutes and lecture classes are 60 minutes.

We think so! These aren’t typical lectures, they’re interactive conversations. You’ll learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know, all because pizza perfectly combines history, science, culture, and culinary. 

Probably not. We’re pretty deep into pizza making and find that there’s always new things to learn about stretching, topping, and baking pizzas. Bring all your deep pizza questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Nope! We teach all levels at the same time. The concepts are very very simple and we’ll make sure you understand exactly why you’re doing all the things you’re doing in the pizza kitchen.

You bet they are! All our pizza making classes and lecture classes are interactive. We encourage students to get involved by asking questions.

Let us know what restrictions you have and we’ll do our best to sub out the ingredients in your pizza kit (if you choose to purchase kits from us).

Absolutely. Or we can use any platform you like. Just say the word and we’ll make it happen.

Our instructors are high-level food educators who specialize in pizza. Chef Ashley Mincey was featured on season 9 of “Master Chef” and SPT founder Scott Wiener won his episode of Hulu’s “Best In Dough.” Not only do they make great pizza, they show you how to have fun doing it!

Additional Pizza Experiences

Sunday Pizza Bus Tour

Walking Pizza Tour

Virtual Pizza Classes

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