REVIEW: Domino’s New York Style Pizza

Where can you find Domino’s hometown, Joe’s Pizza’s first non-NYC location, the OGs of Detroit-Style pizza, AND Little Caesars’ hometown within a 30-mile radius?

The lower “thumb*” area of Michigan, of course! And I just happen to reside in this microcosm of pizza. So when Domino’s introduced its New York Style Pizza, I felt particularly compelled to try it because of Domino’s hometown roots AND because there’s a legit NYC institution (Joe’s Pizza) down the street.

Domino’s offers five types of pizza crusts: pan, hand tossed, crunchy thin, gluten free, and now New York Style.

Ordered as-is, the New York-style pie was an X-large 16″ pizza with the standard “Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce” and a cheese blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and provolone. It was also cut into six slices, rather than eight, to enable folding.

Compared to the regular hand tossed, it was noticeably flatter and less seasoned looking. This wasn’t surprising as the hand tossed crust includes a garlic-oil seasoning blend. Unfortunately, this visual translated to a lack of flavor. It was rather bland and cardboard-like, especially with the thinner nature of it. Also, despite the robust tomato sauce (rather than the hearty marinara sauce), it didn’t impart any robust flavor.

Domino’s achieved the texture, though! It folded nicely, stayed firm, and wasn’t super greasy. I must mention that I clearly did not test it with any other toppings except for cheese, so the foldability was not rigorously tested. While I would test this further, none of the other toppings really interested or screamed NYC to me. Like, where’s the white pizza at?!

However, if we’re really nitpicking here, while the texture was foldable and structurally sound, it lacked that slight chewiness and springiness in the classic NYC crust.

If you want to switch up crusts, why not try the New York Style? I won’t stop ya. But if you’re on the fence, I don’t really find it worthy of replacing your go-to order.

*Because the physical state of Michigan is shaped somewhat like a mitten (Mitten State!), Michiganders use their hands to show where they generally reside – e.g., the thumb area, the palm area, the fingertips, etc.)

Purchased Price: $13.99
Size: XL (16”)
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (199g) 510 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, 1050 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of total sugar, and 23 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Domino’s New York Style Pizza”

  1. Your comment about the toppings inspired me to ask ( …”none of the other toppings really interested or screamed NYC to me.”) Did they not have Pepperoni, onions, etc? All of which are SOP in NY, NJ, PA, and I assume the rest of the US. They offer all that stuff online.
    I think I would have gone with the Garlic/Parm sauce but I understand your choice.
    Thanks for the nice review.

  2. This is surprising – I have it rated much higher. It is a great fit for folks like me who found Domino’s hand-tossed a bit doughy, but didn’t want to jump down to the cracker-like thin and crispy.

    It’s very similar to their Brooklyn crust, but the NY can be ordered with a medium pie whereas the Brooklyn was only large and above.

    1. Ok. I was confused. In my brain the Brooklyn style was the NY style. As, well both are in NYC. Didn’t realize they are “different”. Hope I’ll like it, as these days I can’t eat much more than a medium. Which is what was missing from the Brooklyn.

  3. I’ve been desperately craving the slight chewiness of NY style pizza. Here’s hoping another chain tries and succeeds.

    1. Yeah. Once you fold a pizza slice, it is no longer pizza. It is now a sandwich. I love both, but they are different things. With completely different tastes and mouthfeel. And are not interchangeable. Though I guess an argument can be made for Swedish open face sandwiches. But really…no.

  4. This is difficult to view. New Yorkers, and all those from the northeast for that matter, would be livid if they realized Domino’s was selling “New York style” pizza.

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