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Lazzara's Pizza Café

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221 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10018 40.7538 -73.989364
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-944-7792 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Fri,11:30am-9pm; Sat, noon-10pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.; A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

28th St to 48th St., Park Ave. to 12th Ave.


Up a flight of stairs and down a small hallway, Lazzara's isn't easy to find. But perseverance pays off for Garment Center savants who've made it their hangout since 1985, when brothers Tony and Sebastian Lazzara first opened. The dining room plays up a 19th century feel, with original tin ceilings, rust-hued exposed brick walls, beige tile floors, and sconces that evoke antique gas lamps. But the main attraction here is the exceptionally thin and crispy Sicilian-style square pizza—usually a thick-crust affair—topped with tangy tomato sauce and gooey melted mozzarella. More than a dozen signature pies are on offer, like Lazzara’s Special, topped with salty slices of prosciutto, earthy black olives, and sweet sun-dried tomatoes, or Sebastian’s Seafood, with garlic-drenched baby shrimp, clams, and calamari. About two-dozen sundry toppings can be ordered in any configuration. Pastas lean toward old favorites like baked ravioli marinara, linguini carbonara, and penne with pesto sauce.


Delivery beyond main delivery area is possible for larger orders.

Recommended Dishes

Lazzara's special pizza, $19; Sebastian’s seafood pizza, $19