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Posted by Jayna on 04/25/2006
I saw the chefs of Luzzo's on Martha S's show a couple months ago. I wanted to check it out. I took a small group and we had an amazing time! Miguel and Pepe are absolutely wonderful! They come to your table and chat, and make you feel at home. We felt like we were in Italy. The Italian music playing in the background and the Italian voices coming from the surrounding tables really added to making the atmosphere memorable. Since our first visit, I went back 3 or 4 times in two weeks. I understand they are getting busier and more known, but I'm sure it won't get to their heads. Due to the true authetic Italian culture in this place, I would come here when you have time to enjoy yourself. We spend hours here for dinner- the time just flies by. Give this place another try- it's well worth it. I will mention the previous reviews to the owners, just so you know, your comments were heard. By the way- the pizza is unbelievable!! A+++
Posted by Elisa on 03/31/2006
I go to Luzzo's almost every weekend and i feel its still great the pizza is excellent...yes they changed the menu and things are different but i dont feel for the worse...everybody has bad days..so giacomo u must have been there on a bad day...to give such a downing review is hitius.....Luzzo's is still my favorite weekend place.
Posted by Giacamo on 03/23/2006
I've been going here since it opened and wrote one of the first reviews here praising it. A month or two ago, one weekend I went and you couldn't even get in. It's always packed now -- ever since the Insider Trader put it on her show and loyal fans followed the Liar's lead. As mentioned before, prices have gone up and the non-pizza menu was slimmed down big time. Before you could order almost anything there from fish to pizza to interesting appetizers and it was all great. Now you have such limited choices you feel like you have only a chance to order what they want you to order. On top of that, the food has dropped a notch. My carpaccio last time was mediocre quality meat, a small portion and almost no parmesan. A simple plate of spaghetti aglio olio was a 3 on a scale of 10. It used to be an 8 or a 9. I still love the atmosphere, but really hope the quality (and consequenty the value) of the food picks back up because it has become a lot harder to justify going here.
Posted by ck on 03/20/2006
I'm very disappointed to have to come back here to downgrade my originally stellar review of Luzzo's that I left when it first opened. Luzzo's unfortunately is becoming a victim of its own success. Indeed, on a good night, Luzzo's has some of the best -- if not THE best -- Italian food in the East Village. However, since increasing exponentially in neighborhood popularity, everything about Luzzo's seems to be going completely downhill. Luzzo's has been a weekly Sunday night delivery staple for us for some time now, but for the last 4 or 5 Sundays, they have been horribly off. Chicken Francese, usually ample in portion and mouthwateringly juicy inside, has consistently been delivered tasteless and overcooked -- not to mention a portion almost half the size of what used to arrive. The Penne Vodka now barely rises above your average red sauce joint. Worse yet, Luzzo's is flirting dangerously with another recent problem that typically is the death knell of most delivery operations -- screwing up the order! Be very careful if you place any kind of special request because you stand a very good chance of having it ignored. The last really important thing you need to know is that Luzzo's prices have begun to soar.. I'm sorry -- Luzzo's is good when it's on, but only stupid people pay almost $17 for a simple plate of pasta in Manhattan. I won't make that mistake again. Hopefully someone from Luzzo's will read this because it's a real shame that we won't be ordering from there anymore until there's some kind of sign that they can handle their own success...
Posted by MercedesALN on 03/20/2006
We ordered pizza and risotto from this place last night - it took over an hour to deliver to stuy town and the pizza was among the poorest I've had. The risotto was just okay. And instead of the foccacia bread we requested, we were sent a few feeble slices of plain white bread. There is no way we are ordering from this place again. Maybe this place is better for dining in but don't bother with delivery.
Posted by Ira on 02/27/2006
All I can say is that this is one of those great little out of the way places. Pizza as has been posted earlier is as good as any I 've ever had in NYC or Brooklyn, and living here all my life I've tasted them all. The service is just a great. Discovered this place when my son moved to Stuyvesant town a few months ago, and has become the restaurant of choice when I'm in the area.
Posted by Average Joe on 02/26/2006
$25 for a pizza with two toppings? If it was at all decent I wouldn?t bother to write a review ? but come-on I have had better pizza just about everywhere else. If you enjoy it good for you, if you are considering it don?t, especially if you are looking for pizza.