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“Might be the best pizza in NY...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lombardi's Pizza

Lombardi's Pizza
Ranked #517 of 13,481 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Nolita
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Might be the best pizza in NY...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

There seems to be a regular debate over the best pizza in NY. I'm not going to claim this is because I haven't tried enough to make a fair judgement. But what I will say is Lombardi's deserves every good review. I am usually quite apprehensive of over-hyped 'tourist' places but Lombardi's did not disappoint.
The pizzas are large which deliciously crispy bases, and the tomato sauce is intensely flavoured. The menu is small - a margherita as standard but you can add some additional toppings. We added pepperoni and mushrooms and it was fantastic- crispy juicy little pepperoni slices and lots of tasty mushrooms.
Price wise it is very good. They don't accept card, but do have an ATM inside.
Don't be put off if you arrive to find a queue - put your name down at the desk and they give you a little buzzer which rings when a table is ready. We expected a long wait as we arrived to find a good 20 people ahead of us, but we were seated within ten minutes and eating within twenty.
The atmosphere is nice - the restaurant is large, but the small rooms make it feel quite intimate.
If you are on a hunt for NYs best pizza I would definitely recommend adding Lombardi's to your list of places to try.
One small hint (and it might only be me who was this stupid) but make sure you get the right Spring St station...

  • Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The atmosphere and the food were great! We had a Caesar Salad and a large pizza. It was great and the staff was wonderful! They were polite and prompt. Remember to take cash. Lombardi's does not take credit cards.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must go to :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Lombardi's is a must go to if you are in Little Italy NY. Order the Margherita pizza it's the best pizza you will find in new York City, great thin crispy crust!. Amazing friendly service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Great pizza with fantastic sauce!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

My friend and I had a late lunch here on Saturday afternoon. There was only a short wait for a table and service was friendly and timely. We had a small pizza with sausage and it was perfect. The pizza sauce in particular was delicious. Not inexpensive but a good value for what you get. Will go back for sure.

Visited June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“Probably the best pizza I've had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This was our third time eating at Lombardi's. I visit every time I go to NY with my family. The pizza is consistently excellent. It's probably the best pizza I've ever had. Lombardi's does a thin crust pizza fired in a coal oven. So, it's nice and crispy on the bottom. The simple margherita pizza with pepperoni is excellent.

Lombardi's is so good and classic that you can even forgive them for not entering the 20th or 21st century to accept credit cards. So, be warned...you'll need cash, but it's so worth it!

  • Visited June 2014
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