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Posted by Tabithanyc on 03/07/2008
Was really looking forward to visiting Lombardi's after hearing it was the best pizza in New York.. had walked for miles and anticipated a slice of heaven. Wow.. how disappointing! could hardly bite/cut the crust it was so hard. Toppings were ok, nothing to shout about. I've had better pizza from my local Walmart. Was also given the wrong check .. won't be back.
Posted by puffy on 02/29/2008
If you love pizza that is NOT Italian, full of salt, acidity, and over rated. This is your pizza heaven. Enjoy. You'll know what I'm talking about when you look in the mirror in the morning with your puffy Panda eyes, and in dire need of Pepcid ac
Posted by Frankie on 01/22/2008
I'd heard this was one of the places for pizza in NY, so I thought I'd try it out. It really was worth going to! The staff was friendly, pizza was great (though we ordered far too much!) and it had a really great lively atmosphere. We were in and out in reasonable time. If you're in Little Italy it's definitely the one to go for - some of the others didn't look to good.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2008
Lombardi's may be the best around downtown - I waver between Arturo's (also inconsistent - sometimes way too chewy) on Houston and Lombardi's. Let me just say that Pepe's in New Haven is definitely better than either - probably the best anywhere on Earth, I've had them all several times. Lombardi's Pizza is the best when you go there - after sitting in a box the crust goes limp and soggy, and they jip you on toppings - constantly annoying.
Posted by LA on 12/31/2007
Ive been to Lombardis before at off times and have never had to wait for a table. This past weekend I went and of course since it was a Saturday in the height of tourist season, there was a 90 minute wait. While I normally would have said F it, my husband had never been there and really wanted to try it. So we put in our name and decided to walk around. About 50 mins later my name was called, and the hostess said "please stand over there". So I did. And I stood and got a glass of wine at the bar and stood some more...maybe about 10-12 minutes. I had no clue what was supposed to happen next, so I asked the hostess..excuse me, you called our name but is someone supposed to seat us? She rolled her eyes and got defensive. "we are very busy, this is our policy!" I said I understand but Im not sure whats supposed to happen now..she was clearly too flustered to answer any questions so I approached what I assume was a manager and asked him when we were supposed to be seated..he said he waves people from across the dining room when its their turn to be seated. It would have been nice if we had been told that beforehand. He apologized and said the next table for 2 would be ours. We were seated, our waitress was nice enough, the pizza was very very good. Would I say the "best"? Maybe if I was from Iowa where all they have is pizza hut I would have been blown away but I wasnt. It was just very good pizza...good crust, nice sauce, we had pancetta, mushrooms and extra sauce as our toppings.
Posted by NYC Fan on 12/05/2007
As a pizza fan I had to try Lombardi's on a recent 3 day trip to NYC, as it was recommended in my Time Out NYC book. We hit Lombardi's at lunchtime and just managed to beat the queue. The staff were very busy and didn't appear to have the time to give outstanding customer service, however this didn't detract from our experience. We shared one large pizza, half meatballs and half pepperoni, and I have to say it was the best pizza I've ever tried. Good thin crust, lovely tomato sauce and cheese and the pepperoni was out of this world. It's lucky I live across the Atlantic otherwise I might spend my life in that place :D
Posted by SS on 11/13/2007
Tastes like any other decent pizzeria in NYC. Crust is pretty decent though.