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32 Spring St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Mott St.
Don't waste your money!
By Scott05628 on 7/20/2008
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.
Lombardi's for turists, Luzzo's for true pizza lovers
By elisabetta on 11/28/2007
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!
By Coochie on 6/29/2007
Lombardi's pizza is excellent! And the service is great . A wonderful food experience.
For History and great pizza
By sixpak143 on 7/24/2005
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.
By RaynaGoesNYC on 6/12/2004
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.
By Marchie2003 on 9/24/2003
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.
By smokinjoe on 7/24/2003
best pizza i have had in a while maybe ever comfortable atmosphere very good service i really enjoyed it
By PizzaSnob on 5/12/2003
Been to Lombardi's many times and love all their pies but can't understand why the clam pie is always so dry. If this is the way it is to be served, then I'll pass on this being their "best" selection....
A REAL NEW YORK PIZZA JOINT
By LOLA720 on 4/16/2003
YOU'VE TRIED THE REST....REALLY THOUGH, THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST OF NEW YORK.
Try the classic Clam Pie
By naya377 on 4/15/2003
Lombardi's Clam Pie is my favorite. The portion is very generous, and this pizza is pretty fulfilling; you'll get a good amount of good pizza for a good price. The waitresses are not super nice, but they're not rude or anything. Just look at how many people they have to serve every day, and you shouldn't really complain about the service since it's decent.
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