Lazzara's Pizza Cafe

4.2
172 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
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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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Bar stool fans and wanted to try a 9.3 rated pizza. Too bad it was tasted more like a 7.3. Pre-theater on a wed night. 4 tables occupied, most were eating or waiting for server to bring them there check. We sat down little after 6 for 6 pm res. We looked at menu at ordered a regular cheese pizza and 1 ice tea and 1 water at 6.25 pm. Other guests started to arrive and placed orders after us. After 20 mins and the other people’s food was coming out, we stopped our waiter and asked how much longer? He gave us a very un hospitable look as though we just ordered 5 mins ago. Then we waited until 6:57 (30+ mins after ordering) for our 1 pizza to come out. Meanwhile other tables got there pizzas and entrees second later. The pizza looked good and was burning hot, however, the pizza has very little flavor. We kept on adding spices and seasoning to get it to taste better.
What a disappointment and the place is a hole in the wall and doesn’t even have a rating from the board of health yet. Will not be going back.

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not impressed with the price and size of the pizza. We asked for the heat to be turned up but wee told it was up. Took relatives from out of town and were embarrassed

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WarrenF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Highly recommended for their excellent pizza.

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vipDGEC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theater dinner - perfect spot.
The service was excellent and quick.
Delicious pizza and tasty salads.
The best tiramisu

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ajfilms
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and pizza. Always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at a great price and my new go to spot in the city.

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mczar15
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exactly what I expected. No frills, friendly and excellent pizza.

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vipDelawareHappy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best pizza EVER!

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Partyof
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent service and food. Always a great experience at this hidden gem!

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vipSteveG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very small place. Pizza is ok.

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TIMC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small place so get there early or make a reservation. Wonder out of the way place. Great service. Food was amazing. Reminded us of Little Italy in Boston. A Must try

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza, what a great place!!! Lasagna pizza, yummy!

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becky
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.

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Esquire
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Caesar dressing on the salad and incredible pizza

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 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.

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vipLaverneB
New York Area
14 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.

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Koko
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!!

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JimD
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.

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Koko
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.

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vipyoordad
Dallas
52 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

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

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

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vipDesignGuy
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipBoston2
Philadelphia
25 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.

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JamesL
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.

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AnnA
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!

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LavenderMenace
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.

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Rich
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice small restaurant with quality food at a fair price.

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SvenL
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
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!

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

Amazing pizza!

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vipleejay
Washington DC
17 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.

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vipSLSNJ
New York Area
30 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.

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vipMAS2013
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMAS2013
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsjwa
New England
17 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

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LPM0203
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza was amazing. Service was excellent.

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SarahN
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.

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

Fantastic hidden gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Lazzara's Pizza Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 944-7792.

Lazzara's Pizza Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.