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Pizze Place- Herald Square Macy's - Near Subway

gpdexter Jan 19, 2008 12:10 PM

Real simple question: Does anyone know the name of that pizza place across from Macy's Herald Square? There are subway station stairs directly outside that almost lead you into the pizzeria itself. Inside, there are two levels and most people eat upstairs since street level is VERY small. I'm pretty sure the line stretches outside during lunch.

Sorry I can't be more descriptive other than to say it's also about a block from the H & M clothing store.


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    JMJD Jan 19, 2008 04:16 PM

    Um, are you talking about Sbarro's? Mall chain store pizza? (Awful) There's one across from Penn Station that I think is by the the back side of Macy's on the 7th ave side, and it's right by the subway stairs. It's possible that it overlooks the tracks of the 1-2-3 subway from downstairs? (I've never been inside the pizza place, but I have been in the subway station and you can see the inside of Sbarros.)

    If you are, please don't go there. It's bad.

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    1. re: JMJD
      gpdexter Jan 19, 2008 04:31 PM

      No, not talking about Sbarro's. LOL! It's another place that I've gone to twice over the years and just flat-out forgot the name. It's got really good slices - perfect for the weary shopper and nearby office types.

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        small h Jan 19, 2008 04:47 PM

        Have you tried mapping the location on google or mapquest & then searching for pizza in "find businesses"?

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          gpdexter Jan 19, 2008 05:08 PM

          Thanx! Perfect suggestion Small H.! I Googled "Macy's Herald Square," did a business search, and came up with Giuseppe's Pizza Restaurant at 1330 Broadway. I really like their pizza a lot.

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            small h Jan 19, 2008 06:09 PM

            Oh, great! I do this all the time when I space on a restaurant name. It doesn't always work because the maps aren't updated frequently enough, but for an older place it's a good resource.

            1. re: gpdexter
              MacGuffin Sep 2, 2009 05:52 AM

              I don't believe it--they're GONE. I hadn't been there in a while, headed over early yesterday evening for a slice, and the place was locked up and gutted. They'd been there for years and though they weren't as good as, say, Joe's, the pizza was much better than anything else in the area and it was owned by Italians, to boot (no pun intended). They always seemed busy, too, although I know their expenses had gone up a lot. First Sassy's Sliders, then no more large pizzas at La Traviata in Brooklyn Heights, and now this.

              1. re: MacGuffin
                a_and_w Sep 2, 2009 10:27 AM

                Best pizza in the area has been at Lazarra's on 38th for years.

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                  stephaniec25 Sep 2, 2009 12:35 PM

                  Agreed!! I love it!

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                    windycity Sep 2, 2009 01:41 PM

                    I usually rec Lazarra's but the last time I was there, it was underwhelming and slightly soggy.

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                      MacGuffin Sep 10, 2009 06:13 AM

                      I've never been to Lazarra's; my idea of going for pizza is heading a few steps away from my apartment to a dedicated pizzeria that sells slices for not too much money. Is Lazarra's a pizzeria or a restaurant and do they sell slices?

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          stephaniec25 Sep 2, 2009 07:50 AM

          It's Pronto. Across from H&M. Chain pizza and not very good but fine if you're desperate.

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            MacGuffin Sep 2, 2009 08:01 AM

            Pronto's a different place; it's on the SE corner of 36th and Sixth Ave. I think it's still there and the pizza's not as good as Giuseppe's was (they were open longer hours, though). The OP means Giuseppe's--one of the 35th St. exits of the subway is right next to what was their side door and they had seating upstairs.

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