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Posted by Tried again, still worth it on 05/30/2006
Visited NYC again from Ohio, after almost two years. Brought along friends. We wanted to try one of the other Rated pizza places. But ended up here again (2nd time). Will have to stand by my review that we REALLY enjoyed this pizza. It was very busy, lunch time, but we were seated within 15 minutes. The service was adequate, not great, but it is a pizza joint for heavens sake, so we werent expecting out of this world service. Two pizza's were ordered, BOTH were great. We love the crust. You can NOT get pizza like this in Ohio. All four of us felt it was definitely worth a visit to see for yourself. Are the others better? I just dont know. Would like to give them a try, but Lombardis is so good, we are afraid to try the others...We loved the atmosphere of Little Italy, and found some of the friendliest people in NYC there as well.
Posted by Ex New Yorker loves Lombardi's on 05/08/2006
My husband and I had our first meal at Lombardi's since I've been back to NYC where I used to live. It was great, atmosphere, friendly and involved service, delicious pizza, crust perfectly baked on stone with sauce that wasn't too salty, yummy toppings, love those meatballs and peppers! Thanks for a great start to our visit, we'll return. Highly recommend Lombardi's to anyone who loves NY pizza in an atmosphere of Little Italy's best tradition.
Posted by Jan on 03/25/2006
So sorry my son and I made the effort to go there to have this highly rated Littly Italy pizza! The crust was burnt, very little tomato sauce and blobs of cheese and burnt pepperoni.
Posted by zorgclyde on 02/24/2006
I was disappointed here. While the crust was OK (not great), the tomato sauce was very tasteless (taste like commercial sauce), and I needed a magnifying glass to find my toppings. Service was spotty. Nice music and decoration, but there are better choices out there.
Posted by Big Hop on 02/12/2006
We visited because we seen this pizza place on the Food Network. It was a waste of time. We found out that there were numerous other pizza places that were far better. If you want an average pizza with average service then go.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/10/2006
There is something happening here, I don't know what it is, but it's not good. I have been going to Lombardi's for lunch with a circle of friends about twice a month for the past ten years. In the past few months, things have gone very far south. Most important, the pizza. What used to be a crisp, tasty pie with a chewy, bubly, killer crust has deteriorated into a flat, wafer-like board with sparce toppings. It looks like it was rolled into shape! In fact, the crust was so flat, so uniform, so resembling a frozen, pre-formed, stock-purchased dough, we had to ask the waitress if they are actually stretching the dough. She assured us they did. Next time you go, look at all the photographs of the delicious pies that adorn the room. Then take a look at the pie you receive. It is not a Lombardi's pie. Or, rather, it is not what used to be a Lombardi's pie.
Posted by pizzatester on 01/07/2006
We visited Lombardi's just a few days after having eaten at the #1, Grimaldi's, under the Bridge - for comparison. We were met at the door by a hostess. Then finally we were led to our table, which turned out to be underground, in a little room, grandiosely called "the wine cellar". We declined this table and went upstairs to wait for an above the ground table. After a further 10 minutes, we were led into a side room, full of empty tables, into which then about fifty more customers were allowed ....As for the pizza, it was good, only slightly less good than Grimaldi's, but with a significantly longer wait. Would we go back there? Yes, but only if we were in the area, and there was no long wait, and they didn't try to seat us in the "wine cellar".