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Lombardi's Pizza - New York, NY


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Lombardi's Pizza

32 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 941-7994
www.firstpizza.com
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Economics: Original base pizzas came in large 18” (eight slices) for $20.50 or small 14” (six slices) for $16.50 and you can add toppings ($3.00 whole topping and $2.00 for half topping). The small is more than enough for two to share. Bring the green as its cash only.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere was fun, popular and very relaxed. The inside was smaller than we expected but it added to the original pizzeria setting. There two levels of seating, lots of brick walls and tons of photos hanging (many of celebrities who have eaten there).

Taste: The coal oven pizza was amazing and one of the best tasting pizza’s we’ve had to date! The pepperoni and Sweet Italian sausage we added to the pizza was amazing as well as the mozzarella and sauce. The coal oven cooked crust had an excellent light crisp texture that was second to none.

Service: The service was super friendly and welcoming. There was quite a bit of a wait (about 30-40 minutes) but that was to be expected from America's first pizzeria which remains super popular among tourists and locals.

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY
Lombardi’s Pizza in New York is a historic landmark popular among tourist and locals alike. Over a century ago in 1905, Lombardi’s was licensed by the City of New York becoming America’s first pizzeria. Today, it is still highly regarded as one of the best pizzerias in New York and across America. With all the hype and being the first pizzeria in the United States, we had to try the pizza at Lombardi’s. And our experience did not disappoint!

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY
In 1984 the original Lombardi’s restaurant closed but re-opened in 1994 about a block away at 32 Spring Street (by pizza makers John Brescio and Gennaro Lombardi’s grandson, Gennaro Lombardi III). While the change in location combined with a decade gap may raise question on which pizzeria can claim to be the “oldest” Lombardi’s is still a distinguished landmark offering some of the best pizzas in America with an amazing story that cannot be denied.

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY Coal Oven Pizza
The atmosphere was fun, popular and casual. The inside was small with two levels of seating giving it an intimate original pizzeria like feel to it. There was brick walls, a bar area and tons of pictures on the walls (many of celebrities who have eaten there). Downstairs was additional seating and the awesome coal oven that pumps out the amazing pizzas. The menu was very simple. Original pizzas (red or white) large 18” or small 14” (no slices), a personal calzone, a couple salads and appetizers and beverages.

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY Menu
On the recommendation of our waitress, we ordered a small 14” original pizza ($16.50) and added pepperoni ($3.00) and Sweet Italian sausage ($3.00). It was a great suggestion and more than enough for the two of us to eat.

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza
The coal oven pizza was amazing and one of the best tasting pizza’s we’ve had to date! The pizza came with fresh mozzarella, a San Marzano tomato sauce and topped with Romano and fresh basil. The pepperoni and Sweet Italian sausage we added were delicious.

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza
The most distinguishing feature was the crust. The coal oven cooked crust put this pizza over the top. The crust had an amazing light crisp texture that was tasty and second to none.

Lombardi's Pizza New York NY
For amazing pizza where the original way of making a New York pizza in a coal oven is still used, Lombardi’s is a must try. Lombardi’s does not sell pizza by the slice (popular in New York but not traditional). Instead, only whole pies are made to order and its cash only. So be sure you have enough cash with you before ordering!


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