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Lombardi's

32 Spring St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Mott St.
212-941-7994

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

74% would go back.

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By smokinjoe on 7/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

best pizza i have had in a while maybe ever comfortable atmosphere very good service i really enjoyed it

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PERFECTION!

By Marchie2003 on 9/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Are you kidding? This place is amazing. One of the few places in NYC that offers authentic pizza in a laid pack, trattoria style enviornment. There is nothing like a Lombardi's pizza. They keep it simple, just fresh ingredients and a brick oven...it equals perfection. My body actually starts to crave this place if I haven't been in a while. I call my father and say "Pop, we gotta meet at Lombardi's my stomach is talking to me". Lombardi's feels like a 4 star pizza joint, right in the middle of the village. The best, hands down. But in all my years eating at Lombardi's, I've never had the clam pizza. I must admit, it scares me a little.

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330 out of 720 people found this review helpful.

Yum Yum

By RaynaGoesNYC on 6/12/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Lombardi's is the absolute best! I felt like my great grandfather from Italy had sat in the same chair I was sitting in. The pizza was the bomb! Taste like Nonna's pizza. The only draw back, they don't take credit cards. :-) But I'll go back again and again. Locals love this place. My friends Joanne, Veronica, Cecilia and I arrived just in time, when we left there was a line around the block. That should tell you something.

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404 out of 827 people found this review helpful.

For History and great pizza

By sixpak143 on 7/24/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The pizza in Lombardi's is great, The service is fast, and its exciting to know that you are eating in the first pizzaria in the US. This was a fun night out with great food for a great price.

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373 out of 812 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Pizza!

By Coochie on 6/29/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Lombardi's pizza is excellent! And the service is great . A wonderful food experience.

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289 out of 623 people found this review helpful.

Lombardi's for turists, Luzzo's for true pizza lovers

By elisabetta on 11/28/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I'm Italian and I'll tell you if you want to taste a good pizza don't go to Lombardi's: it's very very far from what a real, good Italian pizza is. If you want to find a pizza very close to the Italian one-with ingredients coming from Italy (tuscan oil, mozzarella di bufala, tomato ecc. )- go to Luzzo's (around 1st ave.&13th St). Lombardi's is just very turistic and very kitsch: the Italian spirit is too far in time to be still there. Luzzo's is run by 100% Italians and you can see the difference!

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280 out of 451 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your money!

By Scott05628 on 7/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I figured I couldn't go wrong since Lombardi's has iconic status. Unfortunately, this icon is sliding on its reputation. The pizza was no better than what you could get at any Papa John's. I ordered a large pepperoni and was shocked when the server brought this pathetic excuse for a pizza. The paper thin crust had the soggy texture of a damp soda cracker. There was a miniscule amount of cheese, and I could have counted the total number of pepperoni slices on my fingers. I'm sure my expectations played a part in my disappointment, however this was one of the worst pizzas I have ever eaten. Avoid this place! I'm sure that New Yorkers (I am not one) can identify other great pizza joints. When I told my server that I thought the pizza was awful, an individual I assume was the manager came out and heatedly advised me that "lots of people like our pizza!" Clearly the implication was that they couldn't care less what I thought. What I really think is that they ought to go back to pizza school since they've obviously forgotten how to make a quality pizza.

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129 out of 269 people found this review helpful.

Lombardi's is a Must

By jilliankuehn on 7/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

On a recent trip to the Big Apple to visit family, my aunt took us to what she called, one of the greatest pizzerias in New York. She advised us there would be a line, and there was. It was PACKED. We waited somewhere around 30 minutes for a table and were seated in the basement which was decorated nicely with soft lighting, wine shelves and enjoyable artwork. We ordered water to start and a large white pizza, one of my personal favorites at any pizzeria. We didn't wait more than 20 minutes for the pizza, understandable do to the high volume of customers, but when it arrived it was beautiful. Thin, crisp crust topped with a delicious blend of Italian cheeses, herbs, garlic butter on the crust's exterior, and the kicker: tufts of whipped ricotta decorated the pie. It tasted better than it looked too. The crust light and buttery with a nice crisp and the cheeses blended perfectly. After this experience, I urge you to visit this historic pizza landmark. You'll be glad you did.

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160 out of 410 people found this review helpful.

Awesome!

By kitkaat on 9/14/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

It was my first time in NewYork and we had heard about this place. When we got there the line up was super long and people were impatient. My dad went in there,put our names down and said we were in no rush, to the waitress who was very busy. Five minutes later we got table before tons of people infront of us. The staff was really nice, the pizza was amazing, and its so cheap for the best pizza you will ever have. Also, there rootbeer tastes amazing.

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160 out of 321 people found this review helpful.

Seriously the best

By chihlidog on 9/16/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love pizza. So does my wife, who is Italian. Dont let any negative reviews fool you. As "tourist-y" as Lombardi's may be, it is still the best pizza you can get. I have been to NYC plenty of times, but this past weekend was the first time my wife got to experience it, and when she tasted Lombardi's pizza she about fell over, it is that good. If you're looking for typical "chain" style pizza, dont bother with Lombardi's. If you want the real deal, then this place cant be beat. The sauce alone is amazing. Combined with a great (even if flimsy) crust and fresh basil and mozzarella , it truly is an experience. This is, hands down, the BEST pizza in America.

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