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Luzzo's

211-213 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 13th St.
212-473-7447

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 10
Service: 9
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

94% would go back.

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Overhyped

By eje on 10/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I am really surprised by the reviews thus far. Luzzo's was ok. The crust was thin and held the pizza together well. The crust was soft and not very gummy. The sauce, cheese, and topping my date and I shared were completely unremarkable. The sausage was very dry. The "basil" was just a sprig placed on the top. I ended up tearing it up and putting it over the whole pie. This helped. The sauce was neither sweet nor savory, it tasted generic. All in all I was unimpressed.

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80 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

Real Neapolitan Pizza

By cateljo on 10/30/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Beware: real Neapolitan pizza, excellent. That is, NOT thin and crusty, under Italian pizza standards, but relatively thick. So, if you are looking for a "Roman" pizza (very, very thin and crusty) it's not your place. Reasonably priced ($33). The bufala mozzarella is real bufala mozzarella, as tautologic as that may seem. Espresso excellent; Limoncello you can skip.

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107 out of 247 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic pizzas!

By girardasse on 12/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

NYC is lucky to have a couple of excellent pizza joints and Luzzos is one of the best Ive been so far. The pizzas here are traditional: thin-crust with a tasty tomato base: simply delicious! (the rest of the dishes is less interesting)

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77 out of 149 people found this review helpful.

Official: Best Pizza in Manhattan

By jamesviola79 on 1/16/2009

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

As the debate rages eternally over where to find the best pizza in Manhattan, I've got to say I have yet to find a finer pizza in all of New York than at this bustling joint on First Avenue. I always order the Mozzarella di Bufala DOC (the only way in which to judge a pizzeria), paired with a bottle of Menabrea (my favorite Italian beer, and quite rare even in Italy). I get to talk "calcio" with the staff and they even have Italian MTV. Plus it's just two blocks from my apartment.

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87 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

The pizza is great and so is the homemade pasta

By ELBK on 12/17/2008

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

I like Luzzo's a lot. They also show Italian videos which are fun to watch if you go there alone.

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93 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

<3

By pizzaholic5 on 11/19/2010

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

I LOVE IT! its the tipical little italian place the people that work there are funny the food is good and I would racomend it to my friends. :)

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59 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

Tasty!

By jcalio on 8/1/2004

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

Excellent inexpensive italian. The pizza is amazing as well as the entrees.

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104 out of 214 people found this review helpful.

"It's every ingredient"

By beethere on 7/27/2007

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

The pizza at Luzzo's is unbelievably good. Everything just tastes perfect. I asked the waiter (they are all great people) how they did it one time and he took me back to the bakery area and showed me every ingredient. His point was largely that everything came fresh from Italy, including the staff. I even took my buddy Pete, who is a native new yorker there. He fought to hold back his smile when he said "that's a good pie". Whatever they are doing it works.

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66 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

Luzzo's is Italian, Lombardi's just very turistic

By elisabetta on 11/28/2007

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

I'm Italian. Luzzo's is a piece of Italy in NY. Nothing to do with Lombardi's and other pretending-to-be-Italian pizzerie. Luzzo's pizza is a true Italian pizza. Ingredients come r-e-a-l-l-y from Italy (mozzarella di bufala, olive oil ecc.) and the way is made is just the proper, original one. Owner and waiters are true, 100% Italians (napoletani!!!). Absolutely reccomended if you miss Italy and you can't fly back there!

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47 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

Best pizza napoletana

By domenicohilt on 5/26/2009

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

The best of Napoli brought to NY.

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73 out of 156 people found this review helpful.

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