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Oct 9, 2007 04:16 PM


OK, I read something recently that got me interested in trying Luzzo's. Though people wax poetic about their pizza, what else about the place is great? And the atmosphere?

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  1. I've only tried their pizza and I can tell you it's nothing special.

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    1. re: KTinNYC

      KT - your comments would carry a little more weight if you elaborated on your experiences. Exactly what didn't you like about Luzzo's pie?

      1. re: polimorfos

        To be fair the pizza I had was a take out but I live less than 3 blocks from Luzzo's. The crust was neither chewy nor crispy but some hybrid and I found the sauce to be too sweet. I may have to try it in-house.

        I forgot to mention I ordered fried calamari which was so chewy as to be inedible.

        1. re: polimorfos

          The crust is light. Charred yet pliable. Very Neopolitan. Not crispy. The cheese is Buff. Mozz. and has a sweet yet tangy kick that is of very high quality. Not many places use this kind of cheese in the US. The sauce is light and seasoned modestly. The canned tomatoes are of a very high quality. The oven is probably the hottest oven in NYC. It cooks a pizza in less than 2 min. which is probably what makes it so light and fresh tasting. They use wood and coal to fire their brick oven. Coal for heat and wood for heat and flavor.

          1. re: lilwalter

            Agreed-also try Isabella's Oven for a similar pie.

      2. I think their plain margerita pizza is about as good as it gets in NYC. I have eaten at many of the best places our city has to offer. and its right there. It is Neopolitan so don't expect slices or thick crusts. Scary good. The rest of the menu is ok. Place is casual. Go for the pizza.

        1. Very good neopolitan pizza-Martha stewart's favorite, good alternative to Una pizza Napoletana around the corner, coal oven.

          1. It's nothing special and I was especially bothered by the canned mushrooms on the pizza. Casual, family atmosphere. A better-priced alternative to Una Pizza Napoletana but not as good as others in the neighborhood -- I am a Pizza Grupo fan.

            1. Well, we did go this past Sunday for lunch. Had some teenagers with us too. We ordered the calamari and the antipasto plate. Calamari not crispy enough and rubbery. Antipasto plate yummy with ricotta, parmesan, mozarella, prosciutto, mortadella and aire dired beef of some sort. There were 9 of us and we had several pizza's including the Martha (white truffle paste,mozzarella and prosciutto), which was really good. And the arugula pizza which had the usuals plus prosciutto and parmesan. Also, some custom made. I have to say it was a great experience all around. And at $170 for 9 people, I am not complaining!