Lazzara's Pizza Cafe
Lazzara's Pizza Cafe

Lazzara's Pizza Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lazzaraspizza.com/html/home.php
  • Phone: (212) 944-7792
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm


    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer Catering to your Home or Business.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Ave.
  • Public Transit: 5 Minute walk from Penn Station & Port Authority
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lots available 1 block away. Street Parking after 7:00pm
A word from Lazzara's Pizza Cafe
Located in the Fashion District between Time Square & Penn Station on the West side of Midtown Manhattan. Lazzara's Pizza Cafe has been making There Famous Thin Crust Pizza for over 30 Years.
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Lazzara's Pizza Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Amazing thin crust
    Meghan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Amazing thin crust pizza... Margarita pizza is my favorite...ordered pesto sauce on the side cause I'm a basil junky...BEST PESTO EVER!!! Pasta fagioli soup was amazing too...GO!! Ps they close early for NYC, just FYI
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JHJH
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We loved the food. I had a small pizza and side of sausage. She had eggplant parmesan. Everything was great. I was starting to think that NYC pizza was something I'm just not crazy about, but Lazzara's turned me around. It's thin crust, but also delicate (rather than burnt to a crisp and rock hard like other places). There's a crunch, but was still great. Service was nice. Wasn't too busy. A nice oasis in ugly midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing pizza!
    Coquille
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    You'll want to keep ordering more. Great combinations and flavors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Lazzara's Pizza Cafe reviews archive.
  • good pizza
    Franco
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This a small out of the way pizza place, yet close to Madison Square Garden. Went for dinner, with kids, before a MSG concert. It was perfect. Pizza was delicious and they had televisions set up so we could watch some of the World Cup games, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mistake
    Dahbee
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We arrived early to an almost empty room. After climbing steep stairs there was an old curtain hiding the entrance. The staff was watching the world cup at the bar. When we ordered drinks we were told they had no license to serve alcohol. Wine and drinks were advertised on the web site and on the walls in the restaurant. The bar was stocked with wine bottles.The service was awful except for the busperson who brought us water. We canceled our coffee when they told us there was no cream or half & half. There are more silly annoying incidents, however, the food was okay. We would NOT reccomend this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent thin crust pizza
    BrewstaBoyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Had the pasta e fagiole, which was absolutely delicious, served very hot in a huge bowl. Also had a half pizza with mushrooms and pepperoni, which was outstanding. I was frankly hoping for "NY-style" pizza, but this was far more luxurious and felt more authentically Italian. As for the restaurant, it's a small, simple comfortable place a flight up from the bustle of W 38 - NOT a walk-in type pizzeria by any stretch. Excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BuffetsnBullrushes
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Lazzaras is best by delivery right now. It received a B rating and in front of the building they were jack hammering the street which is not their fault. We ended up not staying and going to another restaurant. We live in the neighborhood and have enjoyed there pizza in the past, but they need to get the B fixed to an A before we go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet spot on a Saturday night
    MrsB
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was good and it was very quiet - I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thin and Crust Pizza in midtwon
    SunshineJ
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Lazzara's Pizza Cafe is one block down my work, and it is the best for thin and crust pizza in midtwon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a quick bite
    Chris
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Recently visited for a second time. Quick service and quality food at reasonable prices. Convenient to Times Square and Penn Station so perfect before a show or event at MSG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had reservation to 8.30pm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had reservation to 8.30pm and when we came and had ordered main Course we were told to order the rest beacause the kitchen was closing. When eating dinner the stoff startet closing and getting dressed. There was another there as well and they felt the same way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awaiting out-of-town guests
    Susan
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Hats off to the staffl at Lazzara's. After two of the five of our reservation arrived on time, we got a text that 3 who were arriving by bus from DC would be late. The staff could not have been more understanding while 3 seats at our table went empty as the restaurant filled up with a large party, limiting available seating for others coming in. Two of us had to order because of theater tkts, and even then the staff said they would hold the table for a bit longer as best they could. We could not have imagined that many restaurants would have even offered that. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good italian food.
    iheartny
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Cute little place. Food was excellent! Only complaint would be the loud rap music which did nit fit in with the place, but it won't stop me from returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feels like the kind of neighborhood
    Cath
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Feels like the kind of neighborhood restaurant quickly going extinct in NYC, a gem with good, solid Italian fare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of NY's best pizzas
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Shhhh, it's still mostly a secret. Crowded at lunch, basically empty at dinner. Two people can share one pizza, thin crust, great sauce and toppings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but the service wasn't
    Dave
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I have been many times. As usual the food was great but the service was sub par during this dining event for me. The serving staff was rushing us out of the restaurant as they were in a hurry to go home. Also, the server was uneducated about the menu and could't describe the entrees or offer suggestions. Don't expect service here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very solid Italian fare. Reasonable
    MiddyVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    very solid Italian fare. Reasonable priced. Great for pre-theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    The service was friendly and prompt. I ordered their salad special and pizza. The salad was flavorful and the pizza was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot just off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great little spot just off 7th ave. Ambiance is great, was about half full during our meal and we were comfortablely able to hold a conversation. The Harris special was excellent. But the prosciutto pizza left a little to be desired. That was the only negative part of the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent Pizza, but no more...
    AGonFre62VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    I think one of the best pizza I'd ever had. Thin, crust, yummy sauce and a lot of cheese. Service is fair and restaurant closes early at night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot near Times Square/MSG
    Chris
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Great spot near MSG before a recent Rangers game. Service was quick and pizzas/pastas were delicious. Will definitely be back1
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    We wanted authentic Italian and found it. It was close to the hotel and didn't have to wait. We ate lite so we could have dessert and the canolli we had was the best tasting thing we had on entire trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice little surprise, AMAZING pizza
    MissouriBusinessTraveler
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Had a group of 12 there last week. They are still raving about the food. Do not leave without trying dessert. This is a small, casual, local feeling spot with top notch ingredients and delivery. I was pleasantly surprised and strongly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Melon
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    From outside, Lazzara's looks a little isolated. You have to climb up the stairs and go through a little hallway. The actual restaurant is pretty nice. The portions were pretty big. I had the fried calamari. Very good. I had the Lazarra's salad (I think that was what it was called). I shared two half pizzas with my boyfriend. I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.