From an undisclosed location...
Yesterday my lovely wife and I got to sample some pizza from Lombardi's in Little Italy. I'd heard for frickin years ovuh hee about how oo fuhgeddaboudit Lombardi's was the greatest frickin pizza in the whole frickin woild, hands down, end of discussion.
But I grew up in the pizza-shadow of Pepe's Pizza and the rest of the Southern Connecticut Abeetz crowd; Sally's and Modern Apizza (both in New Haven), Bimonte's and Sorrento's, (both in Hamden), Angelo's and Grand Apizza, (both in North Haven).
So how does Lombardi's stack up to my hometown favorite?
It's pretty awesome pizza and I can understand how it's supporters could rate it best but it's also a very very close second in my humble opinion.
And trust me, it's far far better than Pittsburgh pizza.
It's just not quite as good as New Haven pizza. Close but no cigar.
There are two things you take from this blog: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia." and "Never go in against a Neapolitan when pizza is on the line!"