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Pomodora Restaurante-Pizzeria - 26 Reviews - 51 Spring St, New York, NY - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 966-9229

Pomodora Restaurante-Pizzeria

51 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-9229
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Pomodora Restaurante-Pizzeria - New York, NY


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I look forward to San Gennaro every year just for this pizza...until I realized, of course, that I could go here all year round. I live for this vodka slice - it jazzes up a trad...


Okay, so it's not the *best* pizza in NY, but it is good for a quick mid-day snack while shopping around Nolita. The pizza is decent, the fare is simple. The service? ...could use...

Check your bill! 12/20/2011

I wouldn't have given the place one star even, except that the website requires it. The pizza was passable with ingredients just dumped in the middle, and the beer at $6/glass overpriced, but we could get a seat here without a wait (which should have made us suspicious) so we went for it. When the bill came they'd already put 15% on the total (which included the taxes) for our party of 3. Then they brought the credit card slip for us to sign, but did not bring back the detailed bill. The credit card slip invited another gratuity, even telling us how much 10%, 15%, 20% would be. We almost fell for it because we couldn't remember if there had been a gratuity already added. When I asked for the detailed slip, the waitress said she couldn't find it. I told her I really needed her to get one for me. When she started seeming nervous about it I figured something was up. When I saw that they were asking for an extra tip on top of the tip we already paid, I understood why. Why would they have their credit card receipts ask for a gratuity when they add one already? She said, ""The receipts just always print out that way?"" Yeah, I'll be they do, and the pizza is so forgettable because the oven just cooks it that way. New York is cleaning up its act for tourists, but in my opinion places like this are a vestige of the bad old days. more

Best (and only) Vodka Pizza That I've Ever Tried 5/7/2010

I look forward to San Gennaro every year just for this pizza...until I realized, of course, that I could go here all year round. I live for this vodka slice - it jazzes up a traditional marinara slice with a slightly creamy and much to my delight, sliiiiightly spicy vodka sauce that just brings pizza to a whole new level. Mmm, thinking about it now makes me hungry..and I just got back from lunch! Pros: the Vodka pizza more

Don't waste your time or money 1/1/2009

My fiance and I were in town for just a few days...and before we left we HAD to have some good New York style pizza. The hotel concierge recommended Lombardi's, so we jumped on a subway down to little Italy. Unfortunately, the line at Lombardi's was unreal...and at 20 degrees...we just wanted to sit down inside somewhere and eat. We went to Pomodoro's which was one block over and was seated almost immediately. We ordered hot wings and a large pizza. They brought us regular wings with hot sauce sprinkled over them and the carrots were drenched in hot sauce also (who eats carrots w/ hot sauce???). The pizza was not good at we didnt even bother taking the five slices we had left over. By the time we left we understood why everyone was stuffed in Lombardi's and Pomodoro's was only moderatly busy. We have had better New York style pizza in Atlanta, Georgia. We will never go back. . Pros: slices are big Cons: pizza is not good; service was not good more

Editorial review from GrubHub 11/6/2008

by Marc at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
the pizza is an absolute disaster. hardly cooked dough, inedible. more

Service and food not worth the visit 9/7/2008

This review was based on a slice of pizza I had at Pomodoro. Pros: In a really great location of NYC Cons: taste of pizza was not favorable; service was cold and inconsistent between patrons more

Try the Pesto Ravioli in Vodka Sauce 6/25/2008

I very much enjoyed my ravioli filled with pesto in vodka sauce -- to die for. Garlic bread was excellent. Free salad was a nice surprise. Pros: Great food and service. Cons: Nothing I can think of. more

Great food, Great place 6/15/2008

The food was excellent and the portions were very good. The sevice was attentive. The cost was reasonable and the restarant has a casual, comfortable atmophere. The Italian menu items we tried were excellent. Try the hot applitizer, you won't be dissapointed. more

Not The Best Pizza & Service in NYC 6/1/2008

Located on the corner for Spring and Mulberry street, Pomodoro is a disapointment. more

I Dont Understand the Positive Reviews 9/7/2007

Sadly this was one of my first New York pizzas. Pretty average. Whatever, could do without. Especially since there are tons of better places all over New York and it doesn't take long to get anywhere. I guess some people like average. I don't. Oh well. Pros: Cheap, fast, good if you like something you have had before 1,000 times and don't care to have again I guess some like redundency Cons: Just nothing secial. Just... a waste of time. Go down one block to Lombardis I guess. more

Must try the lasagna! 3/27/2007

My husband and I are huge Italian food fans, so we seek out restaurants all over the world. This one always has us coming back for more. Pros: Quick service. Great tasty food. Cons: Tight and cramped. more

They've lost a lot of money 9/1/2006

Just moved to the area and fell in love with the food. Brought the kids one night around 9ish, ordered and at 1020 I inquired about our order. I was told that they were closing when I walked in yet no one told me that. The entire staff was hanging out in the kitchen and they all looked like they were under the influence of something. The staff was rude and obnoxious. Cons: too many to list more

Best Pizza in Manhattan! 6/14/2006

I'm from Chicago originally so it was hard to part with ""Chicago style pizza"", but Pomodoro's made my transition SO easy. From the first bite of their famous Vodka Sauce pizza, I was hooked. I turned all my friends on to this little place, and now they are hooked too. I have tried their other pizza varieties, and they good too, but nothing special. The Vodka Sauce slice is their homerun! The crust is my favorite combo of chewy and crispy. The vodka sauce is bursting with chunky tomato flavor-plus-it is actually a little spicy! A nice little unexpected suprise. Try it, you'll love it. For ambience, it's not that great inside, but if you snag a plastic table and chair outside, you will have great people-watching all evening. Just don't crowd the joint, you have to save room for the locals! more

User review by j_blankenship 4/20/2006

No doubt, THE pizza place to go when visiting NYC! more

Missing It 8/20/2005

I was recently packing for a trip when the business card I had picked up at Pomodoro fell out of the bag. I was instantly carried back to memories of the best soup I have ever eaten outside of my own kitchen. Forget the Soup Nazi, because the best soup in NYC is at Pomodoro. Pros: quality of food, service Cons: not located in Texas more

the best shrimp wreck dish 5/25/2005

this place has the best vokka dishes anywhere so many pies to chhose there all great more

User review by carleygirl 5/22/2005

Love Pomodoro! As a native New Yorker touristy areas are not my thing but Pomodoro is so worth going to! more

Vodka Pie well worth the trip 10/10/2004

It sounds odd, but once you try the Vodka pie you will become a believer. I skip all the other tourist traps along Mulberry, and head straight to Pomodoros for my favorite speciality pie in the city. The servers are always very pleasant and the portions beside the pizza are always a good size. THe only complaint is the bathroom is pretty tiny (airplane tiny). Pros: vodka pie, service, price more

I Swear It Has Healing Powers 4/26/2004

I'm a student and my mom was visiting me up here from Texas for spring break. We were doing the SOHO, Little Italy thing and I started feeling really ill, so we decided to go back to the hotel. On the way to the subway, we passed Pomodoro and decided to get some soup, to go. I ate my Pasta Fagioli back at the hotel and I started feeling better. I don't know if it was the taste, the comfort of fresh soup or what, but it was wonderful. You should take orders to ship your soup or open a branch in Austin, because Texas could use food like this. Pros: atmosphere, quality of food, service Cons: , not available at home more

WOW 9/30/2003

My girlfriend and I were visiting NY this summer from San Diego, and we stumbled across this place while bouncing around SOHO and Little Italy. We were ready for lunch and decided to try it out. Was I glad we did! This place had it all, quaint atmosphere, friendly and charismatic staff, and amazing pizza! Try the mussels al la vodka, and by all means get some slices (my favorite was the fresh mozarella!). We liked it so much we made a special trip back on our last day of the trip! Cheers to Pomodorro! Pros: Friendly Staff, GREAT Pizza Cons: I miss it! more

Pretty good Italian for pretty cheap 6/9/2003

Great value on the dinner specials (salad, pasta, and small soda for around $10). Will have to go back and try the pizza. Beware: the vodka sauce is SPICY! more
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  • Italian restaurant offers a variety of traditional dishes as well as its specialty Vodka Pizza.

  • 10/18/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Diner's Club, Master Card, Discover, American Express, Carte Blanche
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, NoLita