Monday, January 28, 2008


Lombardi's [32 Spring Street, New York; Menu]

The oldest pizza joint in New York (and America), Lombardi's is an institution worth visiting for that fact alone. Luckily, they actually make very good pizza too. Apparently I missed out by not having the clam pie, but I did try two other excellent options. The first was a basic Margherita pizza, which featured a very flavorful tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. The second had toppings of pancetta, mushrooms, and roasted peppers, which was about as much as you should pack onto a pie. Each pizza I ate was cooked wonderfully, although I hear that sometimes they can get a little burnt, so watch out for that. Now as far as value goes, Lombardi's is a little overpriced and if you factor in the (usually long) waiting time, it's not somewhere that you would want to go on a regular basis (especially in a city like New York, with so much good pizza available). It is, however, somewhere that everyone should visit at least once, and it is definitely somewhere that I would go back to.

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