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Posted by Liz on 08/13/2004
Lombardi's makes me swoon...and I love the classic old store with the red checkered tablecloths...but I agree with other posters that the service can feel kind of rushed. The place is crowded with kindred spirits even during the off hours. My recommendation: order takout or delivery. Get the large pie covererd with ripe, juicy kalamata olives...have it with a nice bottle of wine (everything matches with Lombardi's) and some fruit or good chocolate for dessert, fall in love, experience bliss, watch a video.
Posted by Lowerider on 07/25/2004
Won't need a to go box because the food is too damn good!! Reservations made visit pleasant. Service was great and we even were allowed to go into the kitchen and take pictues. Will go back, we loved it.
Posted by me on 07/14/2004
Lombardi's is the best. Where else can you get real mozzarella on your pizza and gourmet tomato sauce. Their roasted peppers are incredible (done on premises) unlike John's pizza where you get "pickled" seconds from a can/jar. If you are used to dumpy regular pizza this might be wasted on you so save it for the true gourmets.
Posted by neighbor on 07/14/2004
I've complained about being rushed out in earlier post but I guess that'll improve a bit since they're expanding. This is just an eyeball guesstimate but it seems they have twice as much space now. Hope service improves.
Posted by Cookie on 07/05/2004
I love Lombardi's. They make the most delicious pizza! but the service is horrible (you have to wait forever for your check and then an eternity for your change!), the value of the appetizers are not worth it and it's so small and tight that its impossible to see your date sitting across from you when they put your pizza way up high right in front of you.
Posted by Bill on 06/22/2004
My expectation level was high for this place after hearing so many stories about its great pizza pies cooked in special coal ovens. Much to my surprise, this place was a big disappointment. The first problem we encountered was the long wait to be seated in a tight dining space with little room to move yet alone eat. Our waitress was rude and not very experienced in table service. The biggest problem was the pizza pies itself. Two pies were ordered for our table to get a true sampling without bias. One pie was had sausage, pepperoni and mushroom as toppings and the other had sausage, sliced tomatoes and extra sauce. When the pies came out, we immediately noticed that there were huge air bubbles in our pies which were not very attractive. Also, the pies were burnt, not slightly charred but burnt black. As an open minded individual, I decided to give it a taste but the pizza was horrible. The crust didn't taste like a true "thin crust" but tasted more like a chewy soft pretzel. The toppings were not fresh and the flavor was very forgetful. There was hardly any sauce on either pie especially on the one that we ordered extra sauce. To make matters worse, the price they charged for our meal was outrageous and highway robbery especially for a nyc restaurant. My wife agreed with my assessment and she was correct when she said, "we're better off going to John's next time and not this place again."
Posted by Rich on 06/21/2004
As far as I am concerned this is by far the best pizza I've ever had. Incredible!