New York City is synonymous with pizza. There are hundreds of pizza places scattered throughout the city, many with their own claims to fame. Lombardi’s was the first. In 1905, the Little Italy grocery store operated by Gennaro Lombardi began to sell tomato pies, based on the Neapolitan Margherita specialty. The concept quickly became a hit. Though it has moved from its original location, Lombardi’s continues to make pizza the old-fashioned way, using a coal fired oven. Unlike most other pizza places, it’s only available by the pie (not the slice), so come hungry or bring a friend.
Lombardi’s is usually crowded, and a bit of a tourist trap, but regardless, the pizza is some of the best anywhere.
Address: 32 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 (Little Italy)
Telephone: (212) 941 7994