Lazzara's Pizza Cafe

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$30 and under
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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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good, had the gnocci bolognese and it was perfect! The service was fast, a bit too fast b/c i had about 4 minutes to eat my salad before the entree came out. But if you have theatre tickets and not much time the fast service works. They didn't rush us to leave though so if you wanted to hang around there was no real pressure. The atmosphere was just ok, needs a bit of an upgrade to the tables and overall look but for an affordable, tasty, quick meal it is perfect.

E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. We waited for 15 minutes and no one brought us menus or waters so we left.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Caesar dressing on the salad and incredible pizza

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ve eaten at Lazzara’s on a few previous occasions and it is a great place for a casual dinner in the garment district. Great food at great prices.

LB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pizza was great I was surprised when I first ate it. I really enjoyed the food. Thanks for a great time.

K
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Group of 8 went, all 8 stated that it was best thin crust pizza ever had. Recommended to another family and they went a different day, same great review!! 12/10!!

JD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mediocre. Everything’s pretty over cooked and pizza is served on plastic trays. Very bland.

K
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza! Would go back here in a heart beat! Great service wonderful pizza and great service.

y
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really great pizza and pasta. One of my favorites in the city. Not super fancy but well worth a visit

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute, affordable, excellent service! Will be back during our next visit to NYC!

DG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great little find, no so far off the beaten path. Amazing pizza!

B
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Pizza was very tasty but table crowded in corner and tight. Noise level very high due to big grump.

JL
London
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ok food, but not a top choice for midtown. A few tourists who had been lulled to this quiet 1st floor restaurant. Poor wine, food not great, service disinterested. Also overpriced. 100s of better choices nearby.

AA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was fantastic. The service was meh. Understaffed on a Monday night when clearly they had reservations for 3 large parties. But again, the food was fantastic!

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've only been there twice, but I love the food and the old timey feel of the place.

R
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice small restaurant with quality food at a fair price.

SL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overall a decent unique pizza (square pie with a different style of crust). Not anywhere near the top on NYCs finest however. Way too much of an overpowering sweet sauce.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had visited there several times in the past years. We were a little disappointed in the food quality this visit. But overall still a great place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza!

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l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We chose Lazzara's as it was well rated and close to our hotel. My son had half a cheese pizza which amounted to three square slices - but he seemed to enjoy. My other son had a calzone with cheese and ham. We asked for a side of tomato sauce and were charged for it. My gnocchi with meat sauce was good and I had a salad to start. It's a small restaurant and there are stairs and a narrow hallway to enter. Not super inspiring decor and the staff was so-so. Overall, ok but wouldn't make a special trip.

SL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a friend visiting from out of the country and they requested a "real pizza experience" - and Lazzara's certainly delivered! Very cute, old world looking 2nd floor pizzeria and Italian restaurant. I only had the margarita pizza so I can't speak to anything else on the menu but it was superb. Crispy, thin, perfect amount of sauce and cheese. I would absolutely eat here again anytime.

MA
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza ever. Warm and friendly. I always look forward to going.

MA
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza ever. I am going back this Thursday again.

s
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service slow tonite
No extra plates for pizza after our salad offered
No room on table for three pizzas

LP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza was amazing. Service was excellent.

SN
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Everything we ordered was delicious. The staff was so nice, and it wasn't crowded at all.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hidden gem

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Lazarra's warm ambience with delicious thin crust pizza, and the attentive servers!

D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible customer service. Waitress was rude and also forgot to put in our order and waited an hour after we placed it to tell us. Emailed management and they never responded. Called the restaurant and “no manager was available.” Save your time and money and avoid this place!!

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not at all fault of the waitresses, but there wasn't enough help and we had to wait a while for our dessert and our salads were forgotten - but were brought to us upon request after our meal was served. Food is really good. Tight space, but that we knew about and adds to charm. We had an unfortunate incident where one of the patrons got sick by the bathroom (I was in there when this took place). I expected someone that worked there to notice this mess (and smell) but after about 8 min I had to let them know. Soon after it was cleaned. So, not our best experience at Lazarra's (our 4th visit), but we will return at some point.

RS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on my way to the theater-what a great find! Delicious thin crust pizza, nice city restaurant on the second floor. Attentive service. Will be back!

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucked away on the 2nd floor of what looks like it would be someone’s apartment, you may miss this quaint little place in the middle of the heart of mid town. You feel like you found a gem when inside with its cozy charm and delicious, very fairly priced Italian cuisine. It’s our go to place on the way to the theater district. My daughter claims it’s the best pasta she has had since in Rome.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You have to climb steps to get into this restaurant.

SW
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We booked Lazzara’s because we couldn’t get into our go to Italian restaurant in NYC. We ordered 2 pizzas which were very good and Chicken Parm. Which was very good. Restaurant is small and crowded. The waiter was just ok.

VB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They burnt our fried ravioli appetizer, and when we asked for them to remake it the server had someone else bring us out 2 ravioli (for a table of 5) and inform us that was all they had because the rest were frozen! Pizza sauce had no flavor. We were not impressed at all!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but fun and busy pizza parlor. Fast & hot tasty pizza. Highly recommend!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservations are honored and the food is very good. Attentive service as well

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pizza!

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CC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food and setting were fine.. terrible server. No water, no refills after requesting water, iced tea is a single serving without refills. Waiter asked if we wanted bread as an afterthought.. like it was a bother. If it comes with the meal.. why not bring it? Pasta wasn't drained and sat in a watery marinara. Waiter sat at the table directly behind us facing us to eat his own dinner. Never asked about our dishes.. never brought a check.. we had to interrupt his meal to get a check. With only one night to eat in Manhattan on this visit... we were very disappointed.