Magnificent New York brick-oven pizza with fresh toppings makes this cramped, noisy pizza parlor with an overworked staff worth going to. Weather ... More
Magnificent New York brick-oven pizza with fresh toppings makes this cramped, noisy pizza parlor with an overworked staff worth going to. Weather permitting, dining in the backyard garden improves the experience significantly. Some even claim Lombardi's serves the best pizza in the five boroughs. Try it yourself and join one of the oldest debates in New York City. The pizza heaped with fresh chopped clams is certainly a slice to remember. Reservations are not accepted.
Hi Lombardi s.....May I suggest that you take a road trip to New Haven Connecticut to taste what pizza is all about. Both Pepi s and Sally s are hands down far superior. They use quality products. We purchased a clam pizza and a margherita pizza spent over $100. It was the most dissapointed meal we had during our long weekend. Too bad we were very excited to visit. We will not return. The pizza had no flavor, thankfully there was salt, red crushed pepper and grated cheese on the table. The pizza came out very quickly. Almost think the dough is pre-cooked. Shame on you! You are definately not the best, not close at all.
Must try America s oldest pizza ever! Roasted Red Peppers, sausage + best tomato sauce on a pizza I ve ever had (sweet, simple quality ingredients from California). The place is an institution--get a tour of the pizza oven, since 1905, they have thumbs up from Rachel Ray you know its good!
OK I'm a pretty skeptical New Yorker when it comes to anything claiming to be the best, but I have to hand it to Lombardi's. Thin crispy crust, excellent sauce, really really good pizza. But the real treat is the clam pie. That may have been the best thing I've ever eaten in my life.
Pizza was nothing special to write home about and the service was really horrible. I think it is the NAME that brings-in the customers. There is nothing magnificent about the place and the crowds who wait 35 to 55 minutes outside are forced to like the pizza because, due to all that wait and hunger, any pizza tastes great - even cold pizza.
The best time to try this place out, if you should, is during off peak hours. On week-ends and holiday, out-of-towners to NYC throng this place. And this place can not handle all that crowding. There is no decent or proper seating and the service and food hits the dumps when many customers crowd Lombardi's.
You sure should try out this place for its names sake but only during off peak days. You might be better off if you stick to your own local pizza parlor in your town. You will save the time, money and the disappointments.
A huge disappointment, besides waiting in rain it wasn't as long as the wait once we were seated. Three tables that arrived after us were served before us. I must have been expecting too much after experiencing the pizza in the Pizza Capitol of New Haven. Pizza was doughy, and not very tasteful, may be the first but far from the best. If you want real pizza take the 1 1/2 hour trip north.
After reading the reviews and hype about this place, I went this last weekend to check it out with my family. I must say this place was a big disappointment. After waiting 45+ mins we were seated. Ordered the bread sticks which were cold and like a rock and had no flavor or anything what so ever. I was now hoping that pizza would be the opposite of the bread sticks...but NOOO...soft crust...falling all over the place, not crispy at all. Please DONT waste your time at this place...I will never go there again. NOT WORTH IT!!!!.
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