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- 90%Local Culture
- 78%Family Travelers
- 71%History Buffs
- 61%Business Travelers
- 59%Budget Travelers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
User Reviews (39 Reviews)
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 02, 2014
We had to come to this place because of its claim to fame... America's First Pizzeria. We got lucky, there was no wait on a Thursday afternoon for this place. We ordered a Caesar Salad and large 18 slide pizza which was the perfect amount of food for 5 people. Here, the toppings are extra but they also recommend you not to put too many toppings because the pizza might get too heavy.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Dec 31, 2013
One of NYC's oldest and most famous pizzerias, and with good reason. Cool interior with pictures of lots of famous customers, and an excellent NYC style thin crust pizza.
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 25, 2013
Is this really what New York style pizza is all about? If Lombardi really is one of the better pizzeria in NYC then I am really disappointed.
The crust is thin and chewy but I found it tough rather than crispy. The toppings are very average. Mozzarella cheese is fresh but the basil flavor is mellow. I think the basil leaves were chopped too fine and lost too much of its lovely fragrant. Definitely not one of the better Margarita pizza I have had. Perhaps I was too spoiled by the authentic Italian thin crust artisan pizzas made with finer ingredients.
Despite what people say about west coast pizza, I could still easily name 5 restaurants in San Francisco Bay area that serve better thin crust pizzas than Lombardi. I am not convinced this is really what NYC could offer. Next time around I will research more for a better pizzeria. Suggestions welcome.
- Lombardi's PizzaOct 23, 2013
The pizza itself deserves 4 stars--but, eesh, the ambience! This historic pizza joint got a massive makeover and now it looks like a chain restaurant from the suburbs, like it should be in a mall parking lot instead of in Nolita. But if you happen to be in the area, and you're hungry for pizza, this place can satisfy--provided there's not a ridiculous line out the door.
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Jan 22, 2013
Simply the best traditional pizza I have ever eaten. I am sensitive to dairy and gluten, but make an exception for this pie, and it is always worth it. Thin crispy crust with plain imported tomatoes, fresh bufalo mozzarella, crimini mushrooms, and freshly made italian sausage.
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 04, 2014
It's as good as they say! From the New York style crust to the sauce and cheese, Lombardi's Pizza was everything I imagined in the perfect NY-style pizza. We ordered a medium half margarita and half with sausage. A great combo! There were no leftovers.
Despite the popularity, we found no wait during Sunday lunch hour. To get here, we took a taxi from Times Square area and it took about 25 minutes driving. There was a lot of traffic.