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Luzzo's NYC - 8 thumbs up!

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semolina_man

Luzzo's NYC - 8 thumbs up!

Stopped for a pie and salad today at Luzzo's on 1st Ave. between 12th and 13th.   The bread served as an appetizer was crusty, crunchy and flavorful.   The salads were excellent - best cherry tomatoes I have ever had.    The pizza was great - crunchy, tasty and impossibly thin crust, and a nice tangy tomato sauce with buffalo mozz.   Wife and kids had a plain pie, and I ordered a small with anchovies.   The fish was great, and with just one filet per slice, the flavors were nice and balanced.


The coal fired oven was a kick - we actually saw them shovelling coal into it.  The service was prompt and unexpectedly (for Manhattan) friendly.  The atmosphere was good - a small hole in the wall.    Location very close to the L train made getting there very easy.   After lunch we hopped the L train, changed to the 6 in Union Square and headed down to the Brooklyn Bridge.   Weather was great - rain held off until later in the day.

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trailrunner

everything but the unexpected friendliness. I am in Manhattan all the time as my brother lives there and I visit often and even keep a bike at his place so I can ride with the bike groups and get where I want to be easily. I find Manhattan to be VERY friendly. I love the restaurants and the people who work there ( Thalia,The Brooklyn Deli) the bread shop on Columbus Square, the bike shop on 9th Ave.  and the people I meet at stop lights and biking in the park and at concerts....everywhere. I have never felt as "at home" as I am in The City. Npt sure what has happened to turn you off but I sure am sorry that you feel that way as there are no friendlier folks than NYC ers. c

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semolina_man

No turn off.   Guess it was more of a tongue in cheek comment.   We stopped for dessert at Max Brenner's near Union Station, and the employees were anything but friendly.   We have run into many good souls in NYC. 

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DesireeW

I stayed in New York for a few months 3 years ago, the people are friendly. Luzzo's great! Anyway, has anyone heard about the Brooklyn Bridge being shut down. I hope we are not kept on the dark on this one. I hope this is not some terrorist attack. For over sixty minutes Friday morning, the Brooklyn Bridge was shut down. This was for safety of both police and travelers. All traffic, including pedestrian, vehicle, and cycles were shut down. Police used the chance to investigate the "suspicious packages." The bridge was opened up after about an hour. The "suspicious packages" turned out to be flashlights with copper wiring.