The best place in town (IMO) is the same way but I don't really mind it. You just have to know how to pick it up and not let the tip of a new piece drop to let everything slide off. I usually eat the 1st third of a piece with a fork since it's too hot. Any piece after that, (I refuse to admit how much pizza I can eat
) usually isn't slippery, so maybe it helps to let it cool just a bit. I like my pizza more on the warm side than blistering hot. This is, btw, a NY style place with the owners being from NY.