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Posted by Anonymous on 12/25/2009
If you love thin crust pizza, this is the place for you. The ratio of crust to toppings to tomato sauce is perfect. The house salad is also surprisingly good. I say "surprising" because salads are usually an afterthought for pizzerias. In this case, the greens are fresh and the viniagrette is tangy.
Posted by anon on 11/16/2009
The clam pizza rocks!! It's pricey, but I'll definitely go back for more! The big downside is that it's always crowded and filled with tourists, but it's still worth it.
Posted by anonymous on 11/03/2009
I currently attend NYU and am subject after a long night of studying or heavy night of drinking to pizza by the slice that costs about $2.50 for cheese. That will do, just because speaking in terms of proximity and price, its pretty good. However, everytime I bite into a slice of premade and reheated to order slice of Ben's or Francesco's, I reminisce about my first trip to NYC with my mom earlier that year, as we dined at Lombardi's. I wanted the whole authentic New York Pizzeria, without having to travel outside of Manhattan, and according to basically everything:the travel channel, yelp, blogs, this was the place to go. After a scary subway ride we finally reached the restaurant. This was our first night in from Los Angeles, so the idea of taking the subway to get food was pretty preposterous, so we had VERY high expectations. Although the place was packed, we were seated in about a half hour since we had no reservations. The restaurant looked small on the outside, but actually venturing in as the waitress led us to a table, theres a lot of rooms in the back, with the original brick and everything. You pretty much walk through the kitchen, and the aroma is intoxicating. Upon being seated, we took a look at the menu. It, like the table we were sitting in, was rather small. We decided to order a large pizza (we were VERY hungry), a salad, and a pitcher of coke (they dont do refills, so this was the most logical thing to do, although it was pricier). My mom had to swallow deep. Items on the menu were very expensive, but this was our first night, and we knew frugality was not going to be a factor for our week long trip. The salad arrived first. Very simple, but a very large portion. Pretty tasty, I might add. The soda, for some reason, was really really good. Maybe it was just cool to have a huge pitcher or coke, salad, and pizza, but the soda tasted better than usual (lol). Then came the pizza. My god the pizza. The smell was incredible. It definitely did not look like any pizza we had had before. In LA, it doesn't get more gourmet than California Pizza Kitchen, so to see that the pizza wasn't completely swimming in ooey gooey cheese was a bit foreign. But the charred marks, battle wounds, was a reassuring sign of its freshness. We bit into the sausage and pepperoni pizza and almost died. Just amazing. Immediately I knew it was the best I ever had. Just perfect. Then came the bill, $43. Cheap eats? My ass. But Well worth it.
Posted by jennifer on 10/24/2009
This is fantastic pizza! The crust, the sauce, the generous toppings. We tried several pizza places on our recent 10 day trip to NYC but made it a point to go back here. The waitstaff was friendly each time. My one complaint, which I know nothing can be done about, is that the bathrooms are located in the dining areas, so that the customer who's eating gets to watch a line of people waiting outside the bathroom door.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/16/2009
Lombardi's has the best pizza in New York City. We've eaten every where and it still remains our favorite. You can't beat their their tiny crispy pepperoni toppings or their fresh basil a top their whole milk mozzarella pizzas. Their caeser salads and calzones are very good as well. A little expensive and cash only, and their is a slight inconvenience mid-day when they change the coals in their ovens which elongates the wait, but we don't mind...it's just that good!!!
Posted by Matt on 08/28/2009
Great pizza! The sauce and cheese are great, and I think I've found the perfect combination which really brings out the flavor: red onions, meatballs, and pepperoni. Folding a slice of this and wolfing it down is like being in heaven. I've finished an entire pizza myself because I couldn't stop eating it!
Posted by GoBackToCali on 08/17/2009
i don't care if you have or haven't lived in new york...comparing this to a pizza-by-the-slice takeout place, of which there are infinite in town, is nonsensical. this is restaurant pizza from a coal-fired oven, not a huge cheap greasy slice that's been sitting out for hours until it gets reheated when you order it. for what it is, it measures up fine against the competition. quality ingredients, not piled on as if it's a salad sitting on bread, but made in a relatively traditional style. crust a little thick for me, but still good. in general, ignore the review of anyone who complains about prices. this is new york. it's not a value competition. it's about good food.