Lombardi's was founded in 1905, making it the first pizzeria in the United States.
Yes I fell in love with the official first US Pizzeria. The Margherita was just right, thin, not too saggy cheese and fills my tummy to th brim with only 1 slice! Will surely come back for more!
New York's the first pizza place is what they say. Its worth to come, at least once, for tourists. If you d like to try this and that but you are not a big eater, order half and half. Cash only.
Lombardi’s claims to have invented the NYC pizza style, and they certainly do have the feel of a long lived New York institution. The restaurant is traditional pizza joint through and through
The first pizzeria in America also serves amazing pizza. Whether the original margherita or the white sauce - both are brilliant. 3 small pizzas were still too much for 4 of us!
For a non-New York resident this pizza joint lives up to its status. Known to be one of the best NY pizza places, the lines out the door and constant crowds give you the hint. Any pizza order will do.
The first pizza place on NY? History says so. Enjoy the pizza but avoid the extra ingredients, who are kinda of expensive. Pizza is good, very good, but is not the best of NYC
The "first pizza of New York" we had a large margarita pie w meatballs and it was great. The marinara sauce was delicious, as was the mozzarella and meatballs were awesome. Much better than Grimaldis.
It's a Wednesday and we came here around 7:45 pm. Waited in line for 0 minutes. I obviously don't know whether this is the best pizza on the planet but this is certainly the best pizza I've ever had.
Worth the 30 minute wait if you're with out of town guests. The bruschetta was heaped w chopped, garlicky tomatoes. Get a large pie, and consider 1/2 pepperoni & sausage, 1/2 fresh ricotta. Super yum!
Established 1905 and operated until 1984. In 1994, a friend of the family reopened a block away. The original sold tomato pies wrapped in paper, tied with a string and claims to have invented NY style
Great pizza. The small comes with about six slices but the sizes are pretty big. Cash only! They do have an atm machine though & all parties must be present to be seated. Not a "meet up" spot.
Combining 2 of the most classic Italian foods into one is genius. A slice of their decadent meatball pizza is a must-have; we love that it's balanced with thin, crunchy crust instead of a doughy base.
As always, the pizza was delicious. My gf and I didn't have to wait too long, so that made the experience that much better. You MUST, I repeat MUST, add the homemade meatballs toppings to your meal. P
Artichoke is still the shit. 'Nuff said. BUT workers saw us eyeing the shit out of someone's cream soda drink, so my friends & I got one on the house! Nice staff, good food- it's just love y'all!
It might've been the best pizza in NY at one time, but it definitely isn't now. You're not getting what you paid for at this place. The pizza wilts when you hold it and the bottom is wet !
Best pizza in town!!! Did you know this was the first pizzería in america an it's the only one with license for coal oven? The actual owner used to work for Lombardi they opened ob 1905
Their pizza options are great! Make sure you're not so hungry yet when you get to Lombardi's coz you might have to wait for seats. The place is always full.
They say oldest pizza spot in NYC. Their famous for Margherita Pizza, was good but not exceptional and rather pricey when NY is crawling w other fab pizza joints. A site for tourists in Nolita cin cin
There is so much better pizza elsewhere! Classic, yes, but just head over to Prince St. and grab a fresher, more quality slice with even better cheese. Plastic cups? Come on. Is this Chuck E. Cheese?
CASH ONLY. Forget the tourist wait & call in. Pick up in 15-20 min (go to the back to the kitchen) and go eat in comfort of your home/park next door/Eliz st garden block away...
It's as delicious as billed, and equally historic. But, their policies are as well... come flush with cash, 'cause that's the only form of payment they accept! And, the pies run +$20 ea.
Classic pizza pies. Don't mess up the base with too many toppings. You just need a few to perfect it. Try the mushrooms and pancetta combo
I don't think the quality of the pizza is worth the wait. It was really good and tasty but I feel like there might be other gourmet pizzerias that do not have long queues
It's good pizza, but the wait is ridiculous. The tables are on top of each other too (I mean it's Manhattan so that's kinda normal but still). You have to go there at least once though.
One of the oldest pizzerias in NYC. Uses a brick oven which is constantly on (off only for brick repairs). Part of Scott's Pizza Tour.
we walked and walked and when we got here, it actually lived up to the hype. Great pizza. only complaint was the water they served. Tepid and had a funny taste. Get wine instead
One of my favorite pizza places. Don't forget if you order multiple pies to ask them to stager them. That way you can try each one fresh out of the oven. Cash only.
Would never had tasted this without a random dinner guest's ordering decision, but the calzone - filled with a healthy mix of both mozzarella and ricotta cheese - was the best I've had.
not just a spot for tourists but for real Italian food fans and Italians alike, well worth the wait every time for the first pizzeria in NYC and also the best!
The pizza really is good here but also loved the house salad and organic greens a big plus! Also it was nice that they brought the food quick as we were really hungry. :e)
They accept reservations Mon-Thurs. Pizza was yummy! Exactly how it should be. Cash only, but they do have ATMs inside. We ordered a Large (18") Margherita to share, $24.
Lombardi's got just the right amount of fresh mozzarella and a tangy sauce redolent of basil. All of the toppings are of high quality, especially the *sliced homemade meatballs*.
Pizza was one of the best I ever had... Margherita with spinach. Well worth the wait. I will come here again from over an hour drive just to have dinner! Top notch.
We had a large (8 slices) with half wild mushrooms and sweet red Peppers, and the other half with garlic spinach and homemade meatballs. It was DELICIOUS!!!!!!
Haven't tried others places yet to compare, but the food and service here was so great, i'll probably never eat pizza anywhere else again. Very true to my memories of Italy!
Billed as the "best on the planet " but doesn't live up to it. Had a long wait and can't say it was worth it. It was wierd seeing a picture of the owner everywhere you looked.
Always a good pie. Plus, how can you not stop by America's first pizzeria? If you haven't tried it, the original (mozzarella, tomato and basil) is the way to go.
Pizza is okay. Is a tourist fest. Grimaldis is much much better. If the line is too long go around the corner to the pizza place on Mott and kenmare "Yo lasso". Just as good.
So good.. but come on a random week night for less wait time. No reservations but if you can grab a seat on the bench the heat lamp will keep you warm!
A huge tourist spot, to be sure, but the pizza here is good. Cash only. Whole pies only. Stay away from the clam pie, even though it may be recommended elsewhere.
First pizza joint in the U.S., excellent Original Margherita pizza! Definitely competes with the best CT pizza joints, Colony, Pepe's, Rosalind and Modern.
Amazing amazing food! Get it loaded! Here is a list of other local spots in NYC worth checking out, including some free entertainment: http://theblogappleguide.blogspot.com/
P.S. If you have any room left after pizza, top it off with dessert at Rice to Riches across the street. It's like an ice cream parlor but with rice pudding. Really.
The only thing better than a NY style pizza,is an original Italian pie😍 Only place you'll find one,(and they are huge)is Lombardis downtown.👍👍👍👍👍
If you want a soggy base and rubber like mozzarella then this is the place.Worst pizza I have had in NYC .Really disappointed .The real original Rays pizza is the real deal,this is a tourist trap
Felt great to be in the first pizzeria in the US. Ricotta is a must have topping. I got the margarita pizza with ricotta and meatballs-- amazing!!
My favorite vegetarian pie: kalamata olives, sauteed spinach, fresh garlic. Extra sauce, cooked well done. My husband loves pepperoni but likes this pizza better.