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A Tourist Trap Isn’t Always A Trap … Lombardi’s Pizza

Lombardi’s Pizza
32 Spring St
(between Mott St & Mulberry St)
New York, NY 10012

Lombardi’s Pizza was never on my list of MUST-TRY-ASAP restaurants, mainly because it’s kind of in the Soho-ish area and is known to be very touristy.  I’m not a tourist, I’m a New Yorker!  I’ve been living here for almost 8 months now!  Okay fine, maybe I’m not a New Yorker… but ever notice how people pretend they are after they’ve only been here a couple months?  So many people here are just in transition.  ANYWAY.  Tourist traps are no fun.  Therefore Lombardi’s Pizza is probably no fun.  Probably.

 

You walk into the restaurant and you see tons of old photos and memorabilia hung on the walls, almost like a Hard Rock Cafe.  You’re brought to the back room where all the other tourists are being served.  You see camera flashes everywhere as people take pictures of their food, of themselves, of themselves with the food, and of you! – because they’re just that friendly.  Clearly not from New York.  You finally sit down and order.  You pick their original tomato base at $20.50 (large) and toppings at $3 each.  You sit and mentally prepare yourself for mediocre pizza.  You can’t be disappointed if your expectations are low, right? Continue reading A Tourist Trap Isn’t Always A Trap … Lombardi’s Pizza