32 Spring St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.721636 -73.995610
Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, 11:30-10pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoLita
While it undoubtedly makes a fine pizza, Lombardi's wouldn't be listed in the honor roll of classic New York pizzerias but for two indisputable facts. One is their coal oven, which puts out a volcanic heat that neither wood nor gas can match. The other fact is that, ahem, they invented pizza, at least here in America. That claim is undeniable and earns it respect forever.
They have great breakfast food, especially if you like breads. Nicely done.
It's Lombardi's – Common it's Lombardi's. Best Pizza ever! Doesn't everyone know that?
Best Pizza – This place lived up to its name for sure. We go to NYC once a year and always try to find the hidden spots. This place is packed and now I know why. There are no frills but the pizza is amazing! Just go with their famous margarita pizza. My boyfriend added sausage and loved it. I rave about it all the time. We will be back in October and we will definitely go back to Lombardi's.
Great pizza – One of the best pizzas in nyc. To get a list of the top 10 pizza restaurants in New York City, https://files.nyu.edu/jdy215/public
Lombardi's sucks – Sooooo bad, WORST PIZZA PLACE EVER.
Granted their pizza might be famous, however the hostess was so rude, we didn't even go in. I hope her boss sees this and she gets fired.
Do NOT go there, instead hop on the subway and go to any other pizza place in NY. Jonh's pizzeria is my recommendation. its much more authentic and there's not a total bitch working there.
Lombardi's Pizza was horrible - do not waste your time. Spread the news, this place sucks.
good italian cuisine no complaints – the selection was pretty standard fare, nothing new. however, the cuisine was good , fresh, no grievances here, check it out with a date or a pal or the famiglia!
Service was good, that's it. I wasn't there for "Service" – OK, I am not here to trash Lombardi's really, other than the little girl that barks out your name when your table is ready, the sound of her voice is unforgettable and will make you lose your appetite, QUICK!. I think I would prefer to have a rusty screw driver twisted into my ear canal than hear THAT again. OK, here goes, like I said- NOT here to necessarily trash them, I am here to let you people of NYC (and especially of Brooklyn) and anyone nearby that if Lombardi's (or Totonno's or Grimaldi's) is your favorite pizza, and if you genuinely like it, you haven't had... "Pizza" at it's best. My dear people, you are eating junk, and paying through the nose. More than likely you are a Travel Channel fan (like 2 of the ONLY 2 people i was within ear shot of yesterday). You are outside taking pictures under a sign, maybe telling your friends that "You went to the 1st pizza place in America..." yada, yada, yada. OK, are you listening? (I hope that arrogant door man at Grimaldi's is listening as well), FORGET the TV shows! Forget what you hear from Adam Richman, or the Andrew boys on TC, do you want good pizza? or do you want to take pictures? I have had pizza from New York to Florida to California, and there is no place...are you listening?... NO place like the New Haven area of Connecticut to get pizza. Hands down, no contest, not even in the same league. If you want the best pizza you ever had, head to the Little Italy section of New Haven, CT (Specifically Pepe's on Wooster Street) and you don't need to go anywhere else. I have about 5 places within 20 minutes of my house that I can honestly say are the best places I have ever had pizza... "Sally's Pizza", "Modern Pizza", Zuppardi's, etc, etc. ALL of them are Kings. And when I say Lombardi's is forgettable, I mean Costco has better pizza. If ketchup on pita bread is your bag, by all means, enjoy. By the way- yes, i do NOT enjoy fresh mozzarella. Yesterday, half the slices on my Lombardi's pie had absolutely NO cheese on them. HOW do they DO that and not get their money thrown in your face?. but if you really want to be in Pizza Heaven, Pepe's is it. Period. When I left Lombardi's (after seeing that dudes photo 36 times just in the main entrance) I was actually pissed off. The more I walked down the street, the more pissed i got. I wasted my time, my appetite and my money. Yes, I was pissed. I could have sat down at Giovanna's on Mulberry and had a nice dinner. This is a public service announcement, like I said, take pictures and buy T-shirts? or have some great Pizza....The choice is yours.
Great service, Passable linguini – Lombardis is the type of place where you feel that everyone knows your name. the waiters are courteous and attentive to particulars of your order- too bad the chefs arent attentive to how long they leave their pasta boiling in their pot! Linguini was stringy and pasty, but the zesty recipe lent some flavor to this otherwise unimpressive dish.
could be better – I had been there in the past and it was good, it just seemed too busy this time, and the wait staff had trouble keeping up. I'd love for it to be better. Not a total washout.
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