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Lombardi's New York Reviews

EastCoastRoyalty EastCoas…
3 reviews
Lombardis in Soho, New York City, NY Apr 21, 2011
This place opened in 1905 as America's first pizzeria. In the back by the takeout they have the original oven w/ the date on it. Zagats rated it as best pizzeria. This is by far my favorite place to get Margherita pizza, theirs is the best! If you've ever around NYC, this is a great place to go for lunch or dinner.
Glynnes says:
I LUV this pizzeria!!
Posted on: Apr 21, 2011
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mchiongson mchiongs…
3 reviews
Best pizza in the US period! Mar 03, 2011
They have been open for 100 years for one reason... ... best US pizza ever!!! I had to remind my aunt who lives in NY where this place is because she said it was the best she ever had!
stevenguyen stevengu…
81 reviews
Mar 29, 2007
Located in the back streets of New York City's Chinatown, you can find Lombardi's, which is seriously the definition of New York pizza. To describe it, the pizza was light, the crust was crisp and the toppings were incredible. I say incredible because they literally taste like they were just freshly cut and cooked. This was pizza as it is supposed to be - and for good reason. We ordered a small pizza with four toppings: red onions, fresh pepperoni, garlic mushrooms, and peppers. From what I heard about this place on the Food Network channel, it was highly recommended that you should make it one of your stops if ever you are in the area. If you read up on the reviews and the history about it on their website or their menus, you can tell that Lombardi's carries a proud tradition to their name. This is the birthplace of American pizza places. In 1905, Lombardi's was the first place - ever - licensed as a pizzeria. Over 100 years later and it's still well worth a visit.
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americanidiot american…
3 reviews
Sep 05, 2007
Location: 32 Spring Street NYC (Between Mott & Mulberry)

Coal Oven Pizza...yum. I'm not gonna go on about how NYC is full of different places but I know that if you want the real experience you go to Lombardi's for pizza. It's a family-run restaurant, I believe, established in 1905. I don't know what else to say besides it's great pizza and they give you a glass of water. It's busy a lot but you never have to wait long for a table. It's a nice lil place and there's always that good atmosphere where everyone is happy and just enjoying their pizza.
bkretzer bkretzer
69 reviews
Best Pizza I have ever had! Jun 12, 2005
Lombardi’s claims to be the original US pizzeria, with its origins starting in 1905. They were almost certainly the first one to be licensed as such. That fact, and that they have been featured on segments of the History Channel and the Food Network, is only extra sauce. Lombardi’s makes a great pizza!

Located in the shrinking area of NYC called Little Italy, on Spring St, Lombardi’s got its start as grocery store, a block from its current location, when Gennaro Lombardi began selling his version of the Italian peasant food to the local workers. The quality and service spread the word and Lombardi’s soon had the reputation as having the best pizza in NYC. After World War II, when returning Americans, who had tasted pizza in Italy began looking for this “delicacy” back home, pizza sales in general, and Lombardi’s in particular took off.

Lombardi’s closed in 1984 as the family grew away from the pizza business, but a boy hood friend of Gennaro’s grandson convinced the family he could bring back Lombardi’s and he and the grandson reopened a block down the road.

The pizza is still made as Gennaro did 100 years ago, with a coal fire oven. The pizza is thin crust that is a bit blackened on the bottom and delicious on top. It is best to keep the ingredients to a minimum, as the “wet ones” like mushrooms, onions, and peppers, tend to make the crust soggy. They are known for their clam pie, but to me a pepperoni with mushroom and an ice cold beer is heaven!

A few warnings. They have a relatively small seating area, and it fills up quickly around meal time. They have a very, very limited delivery area, and are a cash only business. No Credit Cards. They are opened seven days a week. Take the #6 train to Spring Street and follow your nose a block to gastronomical nirvana!
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