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Posted by John Kelly on 11/24/2006
I laughed out loud when I saw how low Lombardi's scored on this site. Ignore it all. I'm as New York as pizza and I've been eating in this city's pizzeria's for thirty years. There's a large handful of great pizzeria's, I mean it's New York, but not giving this place 5-stars for what amounts to, no matter how you cut it, the original formula, what it's all about, insurmountable pizza is a joke. I love when people who live in Arkansas come to New York and post on menupages that Ray's or some sad chain can even show face, but read these reviews? ? ? . That's right, I am a New Yorker, born and bred, which gives me the right to be a pizza snob. This place rocks, if you want pizza as it is supposed to be, then just go here and stop reading any further. This crust is really genius.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/19/2006
This is what coal oven pizza tastes like. If out of towners want to expreince what regular pizza tastes like, then bring them to a regular pizza place. But if you are up for a change in style, COME HERE. This pizza has a homemade feel to it, with delicious flavored meat toppings. The pepperoni is REAL spicy pepperoni. The meatballs are homemade. The sausage topping, is real italian sweet sausages. They're great. May I suggest getting ricottta cheese on anything you order. Plus, i get this delivered all the time and i never had any problems. When i go there, the service is quick and accomodating, so quit the hating, and just accept that this place is amazing.
Posted by Lauren on 11/14/2006
Lombardi's pizza is amazing. I let four sad years of crappy pizza eating in NYC go by before I finally found what I had been looking for. This is authentic coal oven pizza. The crust is chewy and perfectly charred. The sauce is robust with just the right amount of basil and garlic. True to authentic pizza, it is not smothered in cheese. This is perfection. Isn't it obvious? Who cares about ambiance or service? You're eating pizza!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/09/2006
Their pizza is usually pretty good, but their service and attitude towards customers, particularly with delivery leaves MUCH to be desired.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2006
I have actually had a pizza arrive to my place stone cold after ordering, which is ridiculous because their pie is about three times as expensive as their competitors. It seems like they're relying too much on their reputation/name now. I've visited the restaurant with out-of-town guests who wanted to go, and though I remember some really great pizza there years ago, ever since the renovation they've gone seriously downhill. Lombardi's no longer a contender for one of the top pizzas in the city. That's what you get when you rest on your laurels.
Posted by sfgal on 10/15/2006
For our first time in NYC, we decided to try Lombardi's. Though the atmosphere was pleasant, the service was not especially good. Our waiter was nice but didn't check back with us after he brought us our food. The Caesar Salads were good if a tad heavy on the garlicky dressing. We ordered a Margherita Pizza and found the sauce to be just okay and the mozzarella cheese a little sparse. The crust was acceptable but overdone on the bottom and even burnt in places. Final word? Not worth the trip and the owner, who we recognized from the photos we saw of him, wasn't friendly at all. I can tell you if I owned this restaurant and had my face plastered all over the walls, I'd at least be interacting with my patrons.
Posted by Lower East Sider on 10/13/2006
Not sure what people are talking about. We always order from Lombardi's and don't live too close to the store. It always arrives on time and is still hot and IS NOT SOGGY! We love their pies. It is one of the best in NY and the price in pretty reasonable.