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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.