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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.
Posted by Terry & Carolyn from FL on 10/02/2006
We came from Florida to find good pizza in New York. Well, we didn't find it at Lombardi's. The sauce was good, but the 2 pizzas ordered were burned and they tasted burned. The service was fast and they wanted us out fast also. We were there about 30 minutes in total. Look for another pizza place to represent NY's pizza so you aren't disappointed. We have better NY style pizza in Florida.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2006
I ordered a pizza from Lombardi's last week to see if all the hype was true. I was very disappointed. For $17, I got a pizza with roasted peppers. It arrived soggy, I don't think they cooked it long enough. And while the sauce was very tasty, I've had better pizza at slice shops. Maybe they do a better job if you dine at the restaurant, but this was a disgrace for one of the places considered to be the best for pizza in New York.