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Posted by IL GUSTO GIUSTO on 05/16/2007
Take my advice...from a Neopolitan who grew up on pizza and knows exactly what true pizza should taste like...LUZZO's is GREAT. First and foremost, the pizza should be Neopolitan. What does that mean? Let me begin. The pizza should NOT crack on the bottom. Cracking means it is too dry and too thin. The dough should be cooked until it strikes the divine balance of being both mysteriuosly chewy and fluffy but still well cooked and NOT under cooked. It MUST be the right depth. What is it here in America that people demand "super thin"? That is unheard of. Only in Rome do they make a style of pizza where it is thinner but not exaggerated like here. Also if the pizza is too thin it cannot carry the stuff on top of it. In America we tend to overload toppings. First the overload principle is stupid....who needs 6 pounds of food on a slice? GROW UP! LUZZO's does it perfectly so the well structured and correctly cooked pizza upholds the toppings and does not let it fall on the plate like bad pizzas do. Also the mozzarella must be from buffalo milk. Luzzo gets it right on this too. The sauce is good and the cheese is not plastered on in the amount of 3 inches. There are only various spots of the buffalo mozzarella, so the little sauce underneath is still visible. You also can know its good because those joke publications (no names) that put out "best this" and "best that" never mentioned Luzzo's. That's great because they would not get it anyway. 99% of these people who write these things have no idea about what they are talking about anyway and only get those jobs from being connected. I do not comment on golf. I know my place and some reviewers should too. I always said, " enthusiasm does not necessarily qualify you". What i mean is that you may love pizza but still have no clue what is good (right) and wrong (bad). LUZZO is defintiely the BEST NEOPOLITAN PIZZA outside of Italy. I suggest getting a smaller pie because the center of the pizza remains
Posted by vin on 05/01/2007
Michele does the best pizza in NYC. This is the real neapolitan pizza and you 'll find a lot of friendly people. Time out did a review on the best pizza in town and thay did not mention luzzo's! They are crazy!
Posted by Upper Eazy Foodie on 04/25/2007
Hands down and the friendliest of friendly service. Overall a great place and should be required eating for all foodies!
Posted by Mr. Picky on 04/22/2007
This place is really good. My wife and I have had pizza everywhere in Manhattan and we place this as the second best, after Una Pizza Napoleatana. The service is spot on and the place is cute. The only difference between the pizza here and at UPN is the crust: it's smokier and tastier at the latter place. But hey...the 2 best pizzas in Manhattan are around the corner from each other!
Posted by Eduardo on 03/29/2007
This place is genius! This pizza is the best Napolitano pizza I have had outside Italy. Va Bene! Meraviglioso!
Posted by CiaoItalia on 03/05/2007
I can't tell you how lucky I feel to have found Luzzos. I lived in Italy for 6 months and everytime I walk into Luzzos I feel like I am back there. The staff is warm and the majority of the patrons speak Italian. The only downfall is that food is soo good it is hard to stop eating!!!
Posted by AFriend on 03/02/2007
I've been to Luzzos a few times and after spending a month in Italy (Naples) I can confirm that this pizza is the closest you will come to "true" Napoli style pizza (closer than Grimaldi's, Lombardi's, John's, Patsy's, etc.). This is the real deal, although I suspect that the reason some of you weren't fully impressed was because you are more familiar with the NY version of "pizza". This is SUPERB pizza with the true buffalo mozzerella (brought in from Italy) with fresh sauce and crust like it should be, baked in a combo coal/wood oven.