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Lazzara's Pizza


Lazzara's Pizza


Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Family Friendly

Cititour Review:

38th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue may not be considered a gourmet destination, but it does offer some diverse options.

Closer to 8th Avenue you will find one of my personal favorites - Go! Go! Curry!, a cult-like curry house whose mascot is a guerilla.  I usually  go for the original made with a spicy curry ssauce and pork.  This brownish blob may not be great to look at, but it is flavorful and the shop has quite a following.  You can get the curry topped with shrimp, chicken, sausage or pork.  The "grand slam" offers a little bit of everything.

A few doors away is Black Iron Burger, which is billed a one of the city's best burgers. They include the "Black Iron," a double 4-oz patty with horseradish, cheddar and caramelized onions.  Looking for a beer and a bite, head to District Tap House, a neighborhood watering hole.  Dishes include everything from deviled eggs to mac & cheese to braised pork belly.  Pizza and other Italian specialties await at Lazzara's (antipasti, pizza, pasta, heros, calzones and more), while one floor below is a Middle Eastern spot called Tagine offering Moroccan cuisine, cocktails and belly dancers. 

And we're not done yet.  Closer to 7th Avenue there is a huge Kosher deli called Ben's where you can chow down on an overstuffed corned beef sandwich or maybe pastami.  A few steps away, Bonchon is selling its tasty Korean-style fried chicken.  Eat up!


Review By: Thomas Rafael

Neighborhood: West 30s

Lazzara's Pizza
221 West 38th Street
New York, NY
10018
(212) 944-7792

Takeout: Yes
Delivery: Yes