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.
$299 And Up
Private Pizza Walk
Experience the nuances of NYC's pizza scene by visiting pizzerias that exhibit different ovens, dough fermentation schedules, tomato selection, and cheese preparation. 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.
private pizza bus
Let us curate a custom pizza adventure for your crew! We'll showcase four distinct styles in four different parts of the city spanning 4-5 hours. We can either pick you up at a central meeting point or start at our first pizzeria. Everybody gets a slice per stop, soft drinks, and a Pocket Pizza Journal to keep track of tastings. This is a real foodie insider experience tailored to your schedule.
Bring Your Own Bus
If you're rolling around town in your own vehicle, we'll send a guide to meet you at your first tour stop. Visit four amazing pizzerias over 4.5 hours. Pizza and soft drinks are included, plus everyone gets a Pocket Pizza Journal! Pricing starts at 16 guests but smaller groups are welcome. Perfect for day trippers and pizza clubs. Please fill out the request form for details and rates.
Home Pizza Making
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 you can purchase a Pizza Dough Making kit. Choose either DOUGH or PIZZA MAKING class.
Pizza History Class
How did pizza go from being 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.
All private tours include a slice at each stop, soft drinks, a Pocket Pizza Journal, and guidance from one of our Pro Pizza Nerds. DELUXE tours include wine/beer pairings and SUPREME tours include salad/appetizers/dessert in addition to wine/beer pairings.
The sad truth is that most great pizzerias in NYC do not have options for those with specific dietary restrictions. We’ll do our best to arrange for a gluten and/or cheese-free pizza at one stop but can’t guarantee. The best option is to give us ample notice or ask for a specialty tour to visit pizzerias that fit your criteria.
We have operated vegan and gluten free tours in the past. Sorry, kosher friends, we have yet to find enough good kosher pizzerias to assemble a worthy pizza tour.
Face masks are required on all in-person private tours. If you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you. It is strongly recommended that you bring a refillable container for water. We discourage the use of bottled water, as New York’s tap water is among the tastiest in the country. You’ll also want to bring a camera, your love of adventure and an insatiable appetite.
Every tour is structured based on the group. We love getting into detail about pizza science and history, but some groups prefer to relax and mingle. We’re able to facilitate both extremes. As far as deciding which pizzerias we’ll hit, all you need to do is choose your NYC neighborhood (we love Greenwich Village, the East Village, Lower East Side, and Williamsburg Brooklyn) and our Pro Pizza Nerd will do the rest. Navigating NYC’s pizzerias is what we do and we have a great track record of creating routes that serve our clients’ needs.
we’re kinda famous
(so we're told)
Gayle King featured SPT on her page in Oprah Magazine in July 2019. WOW!
Scott takes Ryan Seacrest on a NYC pizza tour!
Scott has forgotten more about pizza than most people have ever known!
“Grimaldi’s vs. John’s”
Small mysterious triangular section of pizza left on a tray after a pizza has been sliced with less than 100% accuracy.
YES! We can arrange for the bus to pick you up at a central location in Manhattan at the start of your tour. For weekend tours, we prefer to have the group meet at our first pizzeria, in which case we’ll end the tour with a drop off at a Manhattan location of your choosing.
You are welcome to bring beverages aboard the bus on private tours for a $150 BYOB fee. We also have an option to add a wine pairing at each pizzeria. When bringing beverages aboard the bus, you must drink out of bottles, cans, or cups with lids. Again, if you’re planning to pour wine into a cup, that cup needs to have a lid. Wine and beer are OK, but hard liquor is prohibited on the bus. We can’t bring anything into most pizzerias we visit, but you are welcome to purchase beverages as you wish.
No! We organize our tours in advance 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’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 family or company mix and mingle at multiple pizzerias. Pizza is the ultimate conversation starter so you’ll learn more about your colleagues in three hours than you have over the past three years.
Additional Pizza Experiences
Sunday Pizza Bus Tour
Walking Pizza Tour
Virtual Pizza Classes
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