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211-213 First Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 13th St.
By eje on 10/26/2009
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.
Real Neapolitan Pizza
By cateljo on 10/30/2006
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.
By girardasse on 12/11/2007
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)
Official: Best Pizza in Manhattan
By jamesviola79 on 1/16/2009
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.
The pizza is great and so is the homemade pasta
By ELBK on 12/17/2008
I like Luzzo's a lot. They also show Italian videos which are fun to watch if you go there alone.
By pizzaholic5 on 11/19/2010
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. :)
By jcalio on 8/1/2004
Excellent inexpensive italian. The pizza is amazing as well as the entrees.
"It's every ingredient"
By beethere on 7/27/2007
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.
Luzzo's is Italian, Lombardi's just very turistic
By elisabetta on 11/28/2007
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!
Best pizza napoletana
By domenicohilt on 5/26/2009
The best of Napoli brought to NY.
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