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On the third day of my quest for the best pizza Downtown, I ordered in from famed 100-year-old Lombardi’s in SoHo. They do deliver if you call them, and it is pretty fast. However, they only take cash or corporate checks, and they are pricey. A “small” 14-inch is $28, or $4.7 a slice.
Last night, I had a cracker with cheese being passed off as pizza at Danny Meyer’s Marta. The night before, I had what could have been a Hostess Twinkie heated up, made by Papa John’s.
Lombardi’s makes a big deal out of their coal oven and the heat that creates a nice crust. It’s all folklore. The crust is nice, but no different than any other oven.