Pizza loves Emily, and so do I! Clinton Hill’s food scene has been getting a major boost lately, and it all started with the opening of a hyped pizza joint called Emily  (OK, I guess Speedy Romeo was first…).

Emily and her co-owner / head-chef husband Matthew Hyland met over pizza, and she knew he was The One (pizza will do that do you). They decided to spread the love and opened their first Brooklyn restaurant Emily, a.k.a Pizza Loves Emily, in Clinton Hill in 2014, after which the duo almost immediately became the rising stars of the New York culinary scene. After their Clinton Hill flagship’s incredible popularity, the couple opened a sister restaurant Emmy Squared in Williamsburg in 2016, before finally expanding into Manhattan in 2017.

Emily BK’s menu features several round pizza pies, inspired by Neapolitan, New York and New Haven pies. But most notably, you’ll find their award-winning burger. Sure, this is a legit pizzeria, but no trip to Emily is complete without ordering their drool-guaranteed, limited supply, Emmy burger. Much has been said about this bad boy. This single menu item changed the whole burger game in New York City, and will make your top burger list as soon as you have the first luscious bite.

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Emmy Burger for 2 – because you won’t want to share this one (even though you probably should)

So what’s so special about the Emmy? Every freakin’ damn thing about it: the juicy Pat LaFrieda dry-aged beef patty, the buttery soft Tom Cat pretzel bun, the oozing Grafton cheese (the West Village Emmy has American cheese instead), the caramelized onions (my fave) and their special Korean-chili crack-flavored Emmy sauce. Whatever Chef Hyland was on when he created the Emmy, I’ll have some of what he’s having (this burger should come with an addiction disclaimer)! This is burgergasm at its best and well worth the hefty $27 price tag.

Come early – the Emmy burger sells out!

Closeup of the oozing Emmy Burger: Pat LaFrieda dry aged beef, Tom Cat pretzel bun, EMMY sauce, caramelized onion, Grafton cheddar, cornichon & fries - $27

Closeup of the oozing Emmy Burger: Pat LaFrieda dry aged beef, Tom Cat pretzel bun, EMMY sauce, caramelized onion, Grafton cheddar, cornichon & fries – $27

Emily Clinton hill brooklyn Nguyen's Hot Wings, gochujang, radish, ranch - $14

Nguyen’s Hot Wings, gochujang, radish, ranch – $14

You get the point, the burger is a must order (and their Nguyen’s Hot Wings are pretty awesome too…), but with a side of Emily’s pizza of course! Emily BK’s menu showcases over a dozen unique pizza recipes, divided into four types of sauces (red, pink, green and white). Emily’s pizza is legit, but I’d say it isn’t for purists. A lot of their signature pies are inventive with unconventional, eclectic toppings and flavor combos, so if you’re one of those who cringes at honey on a pizza, definitely stick to the few classic ones like the Luca.

Their best seller - Colony — sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, pickled jalapeños, honey - $21

Their best seller: Colony — sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, pickled jalapeños, honey – $21

The White Emily pizza — mozzarella, pistachios, truffle sottocenere, honey - $22 – great if you like sweet & salty

The White Emily pizza — mozzarella, pistachios, truffle sottocenere, honey – $22 – if you like sweet & salty

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The Emmy Burger in a pizza?? Hellz yeah! Ask for the off-menu “The Goods” pizza

Emily luca pizza

For pizza purists, the Luca — sauce, stracciatella, basil – $19

Drinks wise, you can choose between wine, in-house cocktails, and even sip on their extensive selection of bourbon or other spirits, but nothing pairs better with burgers & pizza than craft beer!.

Their colony pizza is their best seller!

Emily Banana pudding

You’ve exploded your calorie count anyway so might as well get the rich & creamy Banana Pudding dessert!

The Emily Brooklyn location has a cute neighborhood feel, with a sparse but cozy decor, a curved wooden bar and a brick oven visible in the rear. The Emily hype is not fading yet, so reservations are a must.

Emily is definitely a calorie-killer destination – come here to celebrate a cheat-meal in a big way, with a small or bigger group of friends, for girls’ or boys’ night out, or for a date with no post-dinner expectations! 😆

#PizzaLovesEmily, but your burger definitely deserve an Emmy award!

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Monday – Thursday 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday 5:30pm – 11:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm –3pm & 5pm–11:30pm
Sunday  12:00pm –3pm & 5pm– 11:00pm

Also check out the West Village Emily and Williamsburg’s Emmy Squared reviews.