Last November, I marveled over the size of the single slices at Frank’s Pizza. At the time, I was confident the “deliciously questionable size” of Frank’s slice rendered it the largest in town.

This conclusion was based on cursory research and very recently proved premature. But now I’m here to set the record straight. The individual pie pieces at Gotham Pizza easily trump those at Frank’s, and I believe, win the Pizza Wedge Bigness Battle.

And while size sometimes matters when it comes to food, large servings of bad pizza aren’t worth anyone’s time or money. Rest assured, however, that your mega-slice is far from mega-flavorless. To establish a baseline measure of tastiness, I first tried Gotham’s plain cheese, which was anything but, boasting salty and umami Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and subtly sweet roasted tomato sauce. A turn in the brick oven toasted the crust so it had a surface layer crackle, yet retained its supple interior. 

Then I upped the ante by trying the supreme and found that the addition of ham, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, onions, and black olives complicated the flavor profile, but not negatively. While continuous bites of of the cheese slice produced a steady level of satisfaction, working my way through the supreme engendered an uneven (and I don’t mean that in the pejorative) consumption experience that left me guessing what would dominate the next mouthful.

Night owls will appreciate that Gotham is open to 3 a.m. on weekends. Diurnal diners should take advantage of Gotham’s lunch special (11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays), where an enormous slice with one topping, salad, and a fountain drink is just $12. 

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