Best of Norman 2022: Pizza | Culture

New York Pizzas and Pastas

If you’re looking for authentic homemade pizza and pasta and a fun hangout, look no further than New York Pizza & Pasta on Campus Corner.

With friendly staff and an intimate, low-light atmosphere, New York Pizza & Pasta offers a warm atmosphere unique to Norman. Upon entering you are immediately greeted with a warm hello, and a few minutes later you are eating what tastes like a real home cooked meal.

It’s a place for everyone, whether you’re a college student who misses mom’s cooking or someone who just loves Italian food. As its slogan suggests, it’s a place like home.

You’re hard pressed to find anyone with as much passion for Italian cuisine as Danny Falcone, the owner and chef. Having been in the restaurant business for 40 years, his concern for his food and his customers shows.

Its menu offers a wide variety of options, from classic entrees such as mozzarella sticks and jalapeno peppers to fresh salads, calzones, strombolis, chicken wings, sandwiches and desserts. Most importantly, their menu offers freshly hand-made New York-style pizzas and homemade pastas.

“I love to cook and I love people who love my food,” Falcone said. “It’s an honor and a pleasure when someone loves what you do for them.”

Whether you order a specialty like “The Forgetaboutit” or “The Grandma,” or classics like four cheese pizza and fettuccini alfredo, you can’t go wrong.

“We have real Italian food,” Falcone said. “We only use the best ingredients. We do things differently here. We do it the real Italian way.

Plus, for ages 21 and up, New York Pizza & Pasta has a full-service bar and the longest-running happy hour on Campus Corner.

On Friday evening at 10:30 p.m., the restaurant organizes karaoke. There’s no better place to sing and dance with your friends while enjoying a slice of pizza and an ice-cold drink, whether it’s a beer or an Italian craft soda.

The versatility of New York Pizza & Pasta is something that sets it apart from the rest. Being on Campus Corner makes it easy for any Normandy resident to access, and it’s the ideal location for UO students when on campus. You can stop for a quick lunch during your work break, sit down and eat a meal with your family, or hang out for hours chatting with friends while watching sports. The restaurant also offers order pickup and delivery through its website.

“We have good, loyal customers,” Falcone said. “A large majority (are) children across the street, but we also have a good local business. We have good local regular customers.

Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

If you haven’t already, head to New York Pizza and Pasta for an authentic slice and stay for the good times.


Hideaway Pizza is a great place to check out if you’re looking for a classic pie.

Located on Campus Corner, it’s the perfect spot, and its laid-back setting and quick seating make it a great spot for a sudden craving for pizza. The staff are excellent and the atmosphere is family friendly.

With starters like garlic knots and fried mushrooms, and mains like pizza, pasta, salads and sub sandwiches, there’s something for everyone. It offers curbside pickup as well as food service.

Restaurant hours are 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Hideaway Pizza is one of Norman’s best casual family restaurants, so treat yourself and don’t miss it.


Volare Pizzeria Bar + Lounge, located on Campus Corner, is the place to be if you’re looking for pizza with an excellent bar selection.

The pizzeria offers a rooftop with a clear view of the University of Oklahoma football stadium, and the interior has a modern feel.

The menu features bar fare such as wings, nachos, and their special “crack fries.” The wood-fired pizzas, however, are their real claim to fame.

Restaurant hours are 4-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Volare is the place for top quality cuisine and top quality entertainment.

Readers’ Choice

1. Hideout

2. New York pizza and pasta

3. Volare

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