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Lombardi's - 32 Spring St, New York, New York

Anyone who says that money cannot buy happiness has clearly never spent their money on pizza - Andrew W.K.


Lombardi's, or as they say - "America's First Pizzeria" - this place is spewing with beautiful history. Smile while you take a picture with Mona Lisa before going inside, as you step in, you feel the aura of more than a century of pizza lovers walking through those doors.

In 1905 Gennaro Lombardi brought with him the traditional Neapolitan pizza (click here to read all about it) and created it's distant cousin the New York-style Pizza (click here to make it).

When you come here, you are coming for a field trip, a history lesson, and an food experience like none other.

No matter how good you've had pizza before, once you eat here you will be compelled to say this is the best pizza I've ever had. The steamy pizza, crispy crust, chewy dough - just perfect!

They've recently added more options than when we previously reviewed them, but never stray too far away from the classic like their Classic Margherita Pizza!


Whats So Special?

  • Sauce is on Point!
  • Crust is flavorful
  • Mozzarella is probably the best I've tasted, creamy and fresh!


What to Consider?

  • The Joint is packed, so plan your visit - you may have to wait.
  • Pricey and Cash only!

Keep in mind they have other things you can try, but if your coming here for a visit or a native in the city and haven't tried, always ALWAYS, order the Margherita, and then explore their other menu options. Special tip: Grandma Grace's Meatballs is also popular, if you're into that. You won't be disappointed!



  • Jeff

    Great post, you hit it right on the spot as this place is the best. Love the review, where are all your older reviews?

  • Rikesh Bowler

    Everyone I talked to about going to New York suggested eating at Lombardi’s, and I’m happy they did. The place was very homey and had an old school Italian vibe to it

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