About 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.

221 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

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


Dinner:

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

Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm


Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
7th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 944-7792

Website:
http://www.lazzaraspizza.com/html/home.php

Catering:
We offer Catering to your Home or Business.

Parking Details:
Parking lots available 1 block away. Street Parking after 7:00pm

Public Transit:
5 Minute walk from Penn Station & Port Authority

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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4.3

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4.1

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3.7

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4.7

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a really good meal at a reasonable price. Very enjoyable. We will be back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pre marathon meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I was looking for a place near Penn Station to meet a friend for drinks, dinner and catching up. This was my first time at Lazzara's and we couldn't have been happier. The place is clearly familiar and popular with people who work in the area. The pizza is just the thin crust kind I love. The arugula salad was delicious, well-prepared and very fresh. The wait staff was attentive but not pushy. We plan on coming back and I've recommended Lazzara's to friends already. Next time I will try a pasta dish or some fish.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Last minute we tried this restaurant . Tucked away in the heart of the city it felt like you were in Italy. The food very fresh and delicious. Very tiny place casual and nice. On the 2nd floor out of the way. Informal but everything cooked perfectly. The eggplant appetizer with tomatoes was perfection. Pizza good too. Half pies available. Very well priced

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great location, great prices and really good food! The converted apartment is hysterical - old school NYC! Love it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great little place with excellent food. A hidden gem for sure.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Absolutely terrible! Our pizza arrived with the crust burned and black! Not just a brown crust but totally charred and black! I cannot believe the server would even try to give this to us. And she dropped it off at the table and never came back to see how we were doing.-- probably because she knew how bad it was! We ended up bringing the totally uneaten pizza back up to the front where they finally made us a new one. Still the servers never bothered to check on us other than to deliver the food. So we were not even able to get refills on our water!

When we arrived at 5:45 the place was totally empty. That should've been a clue how bad they were. Next time we will take heed and leave.

What made the pizza seem even worse, is that we had had a wonderful pizza at John's two night's previously. Next time we will return to John's or go to Joe's!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of character, cozy; the square, thin crust pizza is excellent, grilled vegetables are delicious as well as the penne pesto. The best part is the price; unheard of in manhattan, and near penn station and the theater! I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

No one makes pizza like this in NYC! Still the best ever!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

This was an "average" pizza, nothing special although we did appreciate the thin style crust.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Great old New York spot for delicious pizza and other Italian specialities. Fun with a group.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Good food easy to get to

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Service was terrible, restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night. Before we went to the restaurant, we called and asked for the corkage fee, and we were told that the restaurant did not accept wines other than from their listing. Once we arrived, we noted that the wine list was extremely terrible and unacceptable. We addressed the server concerning this matter, and if we could pay the corkage, and her disdainful and despicable response was that we could not open our wine, and regarding the wine list that "I did not prepare the wine list. "

At that moment, we were about to leave because of the server's terrible treatment to us, but unluckily decided to stick with the place and ordered a favioli soup as an appetizer. It tasted worse than a canned soup.

We attempted to let the server know that the soup was unacceptable, but eve though the restaurant was almost empty, she did not come back for at least ten minutes and we left. The worst of my reviews on the service of this place. Not recommended at all.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Delicious dinner before a show. Authentic NYC pizza experience. The meal was really great, a super value, and true NYC pizza. Would definitely return and highly recommend for the reason of authentic pizza experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Exactly what we imagined a typical New York neighborhood restaurant would be like. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Neat New York gem near Penn Station and MSG. We love the interior decor but the pizza is the best reason to go. They make a 6 piece square pie to order that are perfect for sharing. Friendly service every time I've been there even when busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Made a reservation for 8 people at 7pm and even though they did have the reservation and plenty of free space, nobody had set up the table before we arrived (right at 7pm, not early) so we all stood there for 10 minutes while they set up. Then they just were not attentive to us at all throughout the meal, we kept having to wave someone down when we needed something. Could be a fun little spot but their staff needs to seriously step up their game.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

I chose Lazarra's because they were close to our our hotel & could accommodate our group of 9. The food was great! Very accommodating on some special requests & we all had a great time - 5 all star cheerleaders 4 moms!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Overall I was pretty disappointed in the food. It was just ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

I went twice in one week. First meal was pizza and it was very good. Good service and nice atmosphere. On my second visit, I had the ravioli which I didn't care for. I thought the red sauce tasted salty. The house salad was good. Service was also good on the second visit. Great location for a pre-Broadway food stop.

Tags: Casual
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Good pizza in a family friendly atmosphere. Service was fair.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great neighborhood restaurant, not to loud not to big not a tourist attraction. Very comfortable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was great but service was poor at best. Would have been a great experience if they had better service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Clearly took a table for 4 outside of a huge b-day party, squeezed us in a bad spot, no room to sit and to wait on. Mediocre at the best. Had better food and service on the street...worst I had I NYC so far.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Good pizza tucked away in an upstairs area

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Our family enjoyed the pizza. It was delicious and our server provided excellent service. Nice cozy place near Times Square.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Excellent food for reasonable prices. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Still fabulous! Introduced my nephew to it (he is a picky eater) and he loved every bite!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Best best pepperoni and cheese pizza ever! It made me greasy and happy. I love the slightly darkened thin crust. My only complaint was that the air conditioning seemed to be out so it was a bit warm, but otherwise an amazing time. Tucked away on the second floor, a real slice of old New York.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 28, 2016

excellent pizza, really a "find" in the lower theater/garment district- understated but very friendly service, appreciated not being rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2016

Unexpected great find. Good food, good food and well priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2016

I went here on my first date and it was quaint and cute. The pizza is unbelievable. Their sauce is to die for. I also loved their cheesecake! Great place to go on a date.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Small and quaint. Cozy and friendly. Pizza has wonderful fresh taste and great sauce. You can order from several options on the menu or build your own. Pizza does take some time to be made fresh so order an appetizer. Servers were very pleasant and efficient. We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Small neighborhood eatery with fantastic food, great service, and reasonable prices. Took my family to eat there and everyone loved t. Would highly recommend to all, and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2016

The pizza here was great! 6 slice thin crust Sicilian. Every slice has crust!! It was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2016

Some places deserve to have lines out the door. Lazzara's is one such place--but luckily for us it remains relatively "undiscovered." Some of the best pizza in NY--located near Theater District and Madison Square Garden. No hesitations recommendation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2015

Although the server was bored with being at work, the pizza was great and the drinks were cheap, especially for the location. we also ordered mozzerella sticks as an appetizer and it came with like 8 or 9 (usually you only get 5 or 6) which was a great plus too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2015

Quick seating and service. Food was tasty and well-prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2015

Thankfully far too few people know about this gem. It's almost a flatbread pizza--great sauce and cheese--and nice inexpensive wines to go with the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

My only complaint is that when we arrived for our reservation, we clearly indicated that we had an Open Table reservation. The waitress that seated us, did not check us into the Open Table system, so we got a no show email. The food is a good value. It's not the best Italian food, but the portions are generous and the pizza is good.

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