Last night we were very foolish. We tried going to Vinegar Hill House but the wait was 3 hours. So then we called Roberta’s and were told the wait was at least an hour an a half. So we came back to our neighbourhood in search of a restaurant. Now is where the foolishness comes in. We ended up at Lombardi’s. They have apparently been rated as the top pizza in NYC by Zagat, but I’m guessing that that was in the past. Probably before people knew what pizza should taste like.
If you do end up in this restaurant, I would strongly recommend starting with a salad as we did. The salads were so bad that they made the mediocre pizza that followed less disappointing than it would have been otherwise. To quote some of my fellow diners, “this is a once in a lifetime experience…I hope”, “I think my favourite part of this meal will be when it’s over”, and the glowing “not as disappointing as I had expected”.
Today was better. We went out to Smorgasburg where we had delicious smoothies, smoked meat, fish tacos, and found good bread. Tonight we’re off to Eleven Madison Park – I didn’t want the (hopefully) glowing reviews for that in the same post as Lombardi’s so I had to post before we head out.