There is good pizza... and there is great pizza. This, my friends, proudly represented the latter. I'm not sure that it was the most mind blowing pie I've ever had. It may not even top some of the deep dishes that I've eaten in Chicago, but it certainly lived up to every expectation of what a coal oven New York style pizza should taste like!
|Large pizza at Lombardi's in New York City|
I met some good buddies from LSU, Adam and John Robert, who currently live in NYC, at Lombardi's Pizza in Manhattan. Fortunately we got there right as they opened so we had no line to wait in. Rumor is that this place builds up quite the crowd on a weekday lunch. While it attracts its fair amount of tourists, multiple locals gave their support for Lombardi's as one of THE places to go for an authentic New York slice.
|Lombardi's Coal Oven Pizza|
As if he hadn't been back to Louisiana in a while, John Robert asked if it was too early to start drinking. I smiled and said of course not! We ordered a pitcher of Brooklyn Lager to help wash our pizza down!
|Authentic New York City Pizza at Lombardi's|