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- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversJul 28, 2014
Please don't kill me, New Yorkers, but I wasn't that impressed with Lombardi's Pizza. It was expensive, cash only, and didn't taste *special* to me, despite all the hype from everyone. What am I missing?Recommended for:
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure TravelersJul 23, 2014
This place can be a pretty expensive place for pizza. It adds up once you choose your pie and the amount of toppings you want on it. It can totally come out to almost 40 bucks for a pizza. The pizza is delicious, don't get me wrong but the price is pretty outrageous. I guess its the name that gets you!
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Mar 31, 2014
Maybe it was the cold weather, or maybe it was the ridiculously long wait, but either way, this place just seemed to hit the spot. It's been awhile, but i know we ordered the original pizza and one other (can't quite remember what..something with mushrooms & sausage)..but both were delish!!!
TIP: put your name down, then wander the stores along SoHo. you'll be able to kill the wait in no time!!Recommended for:
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 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:
- 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.Recommended for:
- 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.Recommended for:
- 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.Recommended for:
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversJan 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.
- Lombardi's PizzaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Sep 25, 2012
What makes their pizza killer are the fresh ingredients. I used to order pizza + fresh meatballs + fresh roasted red peppers for delivery when I lived in the neighborhood. Be experimental with the toppings.
- Lombardi's PizzaSep 06, 2012
A historic American landmark, this is the first pizzeria in the U.S. It may not be the best pizza for me personally, bit it is certainly one of the best. You can only order whole pies here so make sure to go with friends and bring cash! Keep your orders simple to the traditional styles of pizzas and you'll be pretty happy when you leave.
- Lombardi's PizzaAug 25, 2012
Ate a late lunch here on a Friday. My friend & I only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table. We ordered our pizza & they brought it out in less than 10 minutes. The pizza was excellent. It's more chewy than crispy. They only accept cash but they do have an ATM.
- Lombardi's PizzaAug 23, 2012
OMG! The best pizza I had in a looong time! That is trully what a pizza should be. We had the traditional Lombardi's pizza and we were not disappointed. Maybe next time, we'll had 1 or 2 toppings, but it was really the best! A must-eat in NYC!
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 12, 2012
it's americas first pizzeria... and they only take cash so come prepared. The pizza was not that bad. Wish I came here hungrier to try more toppings but one pizza was more than enough no matter how thin the crust was. The staff was really cool, they sat us despite our entire party not being there since they felt bad that we waited nearly an hour for these out of town guests of ours... le sigh. You win some, you lose some. You dont always get paid for being nice..
- Lombardi's PizzaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesJul 05, 2012
This is where it all began. The first pizzeria in New York City. It's also one of the best and in a prime location right between SoHo and Little Italy. Just like the other great pizza places there is usually a long wait but it's worth it.
- Lombardi's PizzaNov 21, 2013
... One of the best pizza places I've ever been to.
My sister even requests me to buy it for her and bring it back to her in California. It's that good.
We ordered several different types (they do it whole or slice) and I just eat SO much of it.
I love the spinach pizza. I don't know what about NY's pizza that makes it better than anything else out there, but it's good.
You will have to wait for a table but SO worth it.