Restaurant Review: Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza

Details: Located at 268 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011. Official site is

Score: 7.1/10

Detroit style pizza is one of the trendier styles of pizza recently and this place is one of the primary places to get a Detroit style slice in New York City.

The pizzas are all made in these deep dish rectangular pans and you can only buy them by the pan. Each pan contains four slices that are about the size of a slice of New York City Sicilian pizza.

If you’re going to judge a pizzeria, you may as well judge it based on its regular slice. I got the classic slice which cost five dollars. It’s a pretty good deal considering that it contained four Sicilian sized slices. What interesting about the slices wasn’t just the deep dish like effect of the rectangular pans, but that they put the cheese on the bread first, then tomato sauce on top of that. I guess that’s just normal Detroit style.

The slices were good. The pizza is pre-baked, then baked again when you order one. The sauce has a little heat to it, which was interesting, but definitely not orthodox for regular slices.

There’s no place to sit in this location. There are a few standing tables, but the pizza’s are really meant to be eaten to go.

Overall, this was a great slice of pizza and I would gladly come back. The only issue for me is that it is too much pizza for one person. I usually get two slices and I’m done. This places only sells slices four at a time. In light of that, I don’t think I’d really want to come back unless I had a friend with me.

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