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Restaurants, Pizza Chinatown & Little Italy
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Time Out says

Gennario Lombardi opened his shop in Soho in 1905—the first pizzeria in the U.S. It’s hard to vouch for how the pizzas tasted a century ago, but there’s more elbow room now after a renovation, if not the charm of the old joint. Still, Lombardi’s continues to bake a hot contender for best pie.



Address: 32 Spring St
New York
Cross street: between Mott and Mulberry Sts
Transport: Subway: 6 to Spring St
Price: Average large pizza: $25. Cash only
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight
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One of the original NYC pizza places located in where else, Little Italy.  Small tables are dotted around the restaurant and the aroma of pizza hits your nose the moment you enter.  You can toy around with salads and such, but the main attraction is the pie.  Melted to perfection and slightly burnt on bottom, this pizza is delicious and simple.  The service is quick and the pizza comes out steaming.  If you get the opportunity to visit the back patio for a party, take advantage.  You will need to walk through the kitchen and some random halls, but when you get there, its worth it to sit outside and munch on pizza.  


Lombardi's has been around since 1905, making it America's first pizzeria, and known as one of the best pizzerias in the United States. Some places don't live up to all the hype, Lombardi's isn't one of those places. The pizza is truly delicious. You can start with appetizers like salads, meatballs, or bread sticks and tomato sauce if you like. The pizza choices are kept pretty simple and uncomplicated, as they do in Italy. Order the original Margherita and you will not be disappointed. They use fresh crushed tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and Romano cheese. The crust is perfectly cooked, and the slices are surprisingly light.

Well, this place is like going back to a better day. The food is well prepared, affordable and perfect for a family or large group. The staff here are very friendly and will bend over backwards for you! The food is traditional Italian, with a wide variety of dishes, there is something for everyone. I would, however recommend the traditional cheese and tomato. It has to be done!