Caesars Palace Pizza at 493 Amsterdam Avenue (83rd-84th) is preparing to serve its last pie on Wednesday after 36 years, and the restaurant is blaming “unreasonable rent increases.” Management thanked the community in a note posted on the door.
Caesar’s was known for serving classic New York slices, and for not skimping on the portions.
Locals and tourists depended on Caesar’s for that authentic New York experience: “Great pizza, greasy, huge slices just like I imagined,” wrote one Virginian who visited the shop.
It’s becoming tougher and tougher to find an authentic slice.
“With T&R Pizzeria questionable, there are fewer and fewer places in the neighborhood (well, 80’s on the west side of the West Side) to get a plain old fashioned slice of pizza,” wrote Jeff. T&R on Amsterdam between 79th and 80th Streets was closed for months after a gas leak in its building and has faced challenges reopening.
Thanks to Jeff, Matt, Cody, Juliet and Kenna for the photos and tips.