Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lombardi's Pizza

A trip to NYC is incomplete without visitng one of their famous pizzerias.  First, there is the debate between Chicago-style pizza and the New York-style pizza.  (I prefer NY style.)  Then, there is the debate among Giodano's, Gino East, Lou Malnati's, Grimaldi's, Lombardi's, etc. of whose pizzas rein supreme. (clearly Iron Chef poisoned...)

I haven't been to Grimaldi's yet but I like Lombardi's enough I will go everytime I visit NYC.  The location is perfect after spending a relaxing afternoon in SoHo.

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It's one of the city's oldest eateries.  Opened in 1897, the restaurant has retained its charms from the era.  The restaurant seemed bigger since the last time I was there and sure enough, they took over the space next door and added a bar.  No wonder there wasn't a line (granted I went on a Monday).

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However, I do missed the open kitchen.

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Picture from my previous visit in February 2011

Personally, I preferred sitting upstairs where they have the exposed brick walls and checkered tablecloths.  Nevertheless, I came here for the food and I was pleased to find the pizza was delicious as ever.

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There menu is very simple.  A few appetizers, two types of pizzas with a selection of toppings, calzones, drinks, and that's it.

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Click here for their take-out menu.

Last time I was here I ordered the classic margherita with pancetta.

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This time, we also ordered a Caesar Salad and added mushrooms to my classic margherita with pancetta. Here's another reason why I preferred sitting upstairs.  The lighting is better and my pictures are better. :P

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Lombardi's Pizza
32 Spring St  New York, NY 10012
Tel: +1 (212) 941-7994
Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-12 Midnight
Reservations of 8 or more Only Accepted Monday thru Thursday.
NO RESERVATIONS FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

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