La Pizza Fresca Ristorante

★★★★☆
  • 31 E 20th St

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-598-0141

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La Pizza Fresca is one of my favorite restaurant in NYC. It's not like you try once never go. I order Pizza or their dishes depends on my mood and budget. I love their Mrgherita Pizza. The salad is always fresh and tomatoes are sweet. I tried their new course menu last time. Ravioli was great and Baby lam was amazing.It was perfectly medium well. it's so tender and juicy. I am very sensitive with lam's
odder. I don't even smell anything. It was so fresh. I recommend to try. There are so many restaurants change to wrong direction. But, they are always satisfied me from starter to dessert.
The wine selections are excellent. The staff kindly recommend right wine for the food.

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★★★★★

La Pizza Fresca is one of my favorite restaurant in NYC. It's not like you try once never go. I order Pizza or their dishes depends on my mood and budget. I love their Mrgherita Pizza. The salad is always fresh and tomatoes are sweet. I tried their new course menu last time. Ravioli was great and Baby lam was amazing.It was perfectly medium well. it's so tender and juicy. I am very sensitive with lam's
odder. I don't even smell anything. It was so fresh. I recommend to try. There are so many restaurants change to wrong direction. But, they are always satisfied me from starter to dessert.
The wine selections are excellent. The staff kindly recommend right wine for the food.

Pros: wine list, fresh food

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La Pizza Fresca has got a neighborhood feel though it?s deserving of being a destination restaurant. I?ve got to say it reminds me of a soignee woman. Going there is like visiting an old lover. So comfortable. Everything is just as it should be. No spots on the stemware, no stains on the tablecloths; no lost reservations, no actorwaiters, no bad wines; no silly entrees, no sillier prices. I admit -- I am having a love affair with this place and with several LPF dishes. The spinach, pine nut and raisin appetizer is my foreplay. The Quatro P Pasta, is well, what can I say ? there is safety in numbers with those four cheeses ? and is it ever worth the calories. My favorite finish is the lemon sorbet because it?s better than any I?ve ever had (and most are quite good) and it?s served in a frozen lemon and somehow this authenticity is very becoming. I?d be remiss not to mention the pizza. If ?ubiquitous? had to start somewhere this is the womb -- the mother of all pizzas. No pineapple and cheese insult here, this is the real deal. Maybe this is a destination restaurant after all ? you get the goods here, plain and straightforward, without the S_x and The City teasing.

2
★★★★★

La Pizza Fresca has got a neighborhood feel though it?s deserving of being a destination restaurant. I?ve got to say it reminds me of a soignee woman. Going there is like visiting an old lover. So comfortable. Everything is just as it should be. No spots on the stemware, no stains on the tablecloths; no lost reservations, no actorwaiters, no bad wines; no silly entrees, no sillier prices. I admit -- I am having a love affair with this place and with several LPF dishes. The spinach, pine nut and raisin appetizer is my foreplay. The Quatro P Pasta, is well, what can I say ? there is safety in numbers with those four cheeses ? and is it ever worth the calories. My favorite finish is the lemon sorbet because it?s better than any I?ve ever had (and most are quite good) and it?s served in a frozen lemon and somehow this authenticity is very becoming. I?d be remiss not to mention the pizza. If ?ubiquitous? had to start somewhere this is the womb -- the mother of all pizzas. No pineapple and cheese insult here, this is the real deal. Maybe this is a destination restaurant after all ? you get the goods here, plain and straightforward, without the S_x and The City teasing.

Pros: Welcoming staff, comfy ambience, delicious food, great wine list, love those sorbet in the fruit desserts

Cons: Hmmm..... can't think of any

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I recently went to La Pizza Fresca after a coworker's recommendation. The pizza is a must-have. But what was more amazing was the restaurant's wine list, which is maybe 1000 long. Our waitress walked us through several options to pick the one to match our meal. What made the evening even more pleasant was sitting near the front of the restaurant with the fully-open facade and we enjoyed the summer breeze but still had the privacy of the restaurant. Thanks for a great experience, I will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I recently went to La Pizza Fresca after a coworker's recommendation. The pizza is a must-have. But what was more amazing was the restaurant's wine list, which is maybe 1000 long. Our waitress walked us through several options to pick the one to match our meal. What made the evening even more pleasant was sitting near the front of the restaurant with the fully-open facade and we enjoyed the summer breeze but still had the privacy of the restaurant. Thanks for a great experience, I will definitely be back.

Pros: pizza, wine list, friendly staff, great value

Cons: -

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My boyfriend and I went this past Saturday before a movie. When we got there, there were only 2 other tables so it was not busy. The waitress took our order. We got our appetizers shortly after. It was excellent. The food runner then brought my pasta dish (rigatoni with eggplant and mozzarella) which was excellent. My boyfriend ordered the rustic pizza. His came out 20 minutes after mine was served to me!!!!!! I was done with my food when he got his! The waitress NEVER came to ask how everything was after she took our order. The busboy was more attentive! Yes, the food was good but the service was absolutely horrible! It was not even busy and i saw the waitress on her cell phone by the bar a few times! Needless to say, she did not get a tip from us and we did tip the busboy!

0
★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went this past Saturday before a movie. When we got there, there were only 2 other tables so it was not busy. The waitress took our order. We got our appetizers shortly after. It was excellent. The food runner then brought my pasta dish (rigatoni with eggplant and mozzarella) which was excellent. My boyfriend ordered the rustic pizza. His came out 20 minutes after mine was served to me!!!!!! I was done with my food when he got his! The waitress NEVER came to ask how everything was after she took our order. The busboy was more attentive! Yes, the food was good but the service was absolutely horrible! It was not even busy and i saw the waitress on her cell phone by the bar a few times! Needless to say, she did not get a tip from us and we did tip the busboy!

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Service is horrible

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This place is wonderful. Excellent servers who are really Italian... and the homemade pasta is worth every penny!!! I haven't had ravioli that good since I was in Italy.

2
★★★★★

This place is wonderful. Excellent servers who are really Italian... and the homemade pasta is worth every penny!!! I haven't had ravioli that good since I was in Italy.

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The pizza is excellent,the pastas were very good.It seems the simpler pasta wasn't as good as the more complex ones.I had the penne with cream and tomato sauce which was excellent,and I tried the rigatoni with beef and veal meatballs-wasn't that good.The wine list had some decent priced bottles,but overall the place is pretty expensive.Service on saturday night at 9pm was,as expected-harried and sporadic with us having to flag down a waiter several times.

2
★★★★☆

The pizza is excellent,the pastas were very good.It seems the simpler pasta wasn't as good as the more complex ones.I had the penne with cream and tomato sauce which was excellent,and I tried the rigatoni with beef and veal meatballs-wasn't that good.The wine list had some decent priced bottles,but overall the place is pretty expensive.Service on saturday night at 9pm was,as expected-harried and sporadic with us having to flag down a waiter several times.

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What a surprise to find this place, after being referred by a friend for the Neapolitan style pizza. I did not hear of Pizza Fresca before and never saw it in the ratings where they list the city's best pizza, etc. It is a hidden jewel. I have been to all of the usual suspects (Grimaldi's, Lombardi's, John's) and none compare, not even the alleged Naples style places (Una, Lutzio). I have been there twice already and love the pizza margherita (it has buffalo mozzarella which you can really taste compared to regular mozzarella) and the perfect crispy/chewy crust. I think the crust is so good because of their wood burning oven instead of the usual fake brick oven that uses gas. They said they have been in business for 11 years. I can't believe the food/pizza critics don't talk about La Pizza Fresca.

2
★★★★★

What a surprise to find this place, after being referred by a friend for the Neapolitan style pizza. I did not hear of Pizza Fresca before and never saw it in the ratings where they list the city's best pizza, etc. It is a hidden jewel. I have been to all of the usual suspects (Grimaldi's, Lombardi's, John's) and none compare, not even the alleged Naples style places (Una, Lutzio). I have been there twice already and love the pizza margherita (it has buffalo mozzarella which you can really taste compared to regular mozzarella) and the perfect crispy/chewy crust. I think the crust is so good because of their wood burning oven instead of the usual fake brick oven that uses gas. They said they have been in business for 11 years. I can't believe the food/pizza critics don't talk about La Pizza Fresca.

Pros: great brick oven pizza

Cons: wait for tables on weekend nights

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Six of us came in for dinner tonight early, to make it to a 7:15 movie; we'd made a reservation and told the restaurant when we needed to leave. Appetizers arrived promptly, but then, after about ten minutes, the two non-pizza entrees arrived. The pizzas were delivered at least 10 minutes later, possibly more--all I know is that my son had finished his entire pasta before the pizzas came. I ordered the day's special pizza, so you'd think it would be as described on the menu--with pancetta, cheese and grilled vegetables. After all that wait, I had to send the pizza back to have the grilled veggies added. My pizza was good, although none too hot; on the others I tried, the tomato sauce was watery and undercooked, and the crust was soggy and tasteless. No one apologized once for the wait--in fact, when we asked, the waiter said, "Sometimes the pizzas take a little longer." I'd never go back to this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Six of us came in for dinner tonight early, to make it to a 7:15 movie; we'd made a reservation and told the restaurant when we needed to leave. Appetizers arrived promptly, but then, after about ten minutes, the two non-pizza entrees arrived. The pizzas were delivered at least 10 minutes later, possibly more--all I know is that my son had finished his entire pasta before the pizzas came. I ordered the day's special pizza, so you'd think it would be as described on the menu--with pancetta, cheese and grilled vegetables. After all that wait, I had to send the pizza back to have the grilled veggies added. My pizza was good, although none too hot; on the others I tried, the tomato sauce was watery and undercooked, and the crust was soggy and tasteless. No one apologized once for the wait--in fact, when we asked, the waiter said, "Sometimes the pizzas take a little longer." I'd never go back to this place.

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I have been going to La Pizza Fresca since I went there years ago. I simply love this place. The quality of food, wine and service is beyond what you can expect and has been consistent all these years as long as I remember. This is definitely a place where you can have a casual or elegant meal with your family or date. All my friends (some are italians) I brought to La Pizza Fresca were absolutely impressed with the food and were surprised at how wonderful the place was. Last Tueday, I had a dinner with my seven friends. All of us left the restaurant with happy smiles; delicious pizze with fresh ingredients, attentive services with good wine in a proper glass we all enjoyed. If you want to try authentic italian thin crust pizza, you must go to La Pizza Fresca.

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★★★★★

I have been going to La Pizza Fresca since I went there years ago. I simply love this place. The quality of food, wine and service is beyond what you can expect and has been consistent all these years as long as I remember. This is definitely a place where you can have a casual or elegant meal with your family or date. All my friends (some are italians) I brought to La Pizza Fresca were absolutely impressed with the food and were surprised at how wonderful the place was. Last Tueday, I had a dinner with my seven friends. All of us left the restaurant with happy smiles; delicious pizze with fresh ingredients, attentive services with good wine in a proper glass we all enjoyed. If you want to try authentic italian thin crust pizza, you must go to La Pizza Fresca.

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It's like home and better then home, yes we do have good Pizza in Italy, but trust me, not everywhere in Italy it's good like the one at LPF ! The perfect size, texture and the most fresh ingredients . We arrived at LPF, as usual, a nice welcome smile from the staff, they are always so friendly! We got our favor romantic table by the window. I initially thought about splitting a pizza as an appetizer, but my guest wanted one as an entree, he love "La Pizza Fresca Pizza "so it was hard to convince him but finally we opted for a spitting testing options. We needed some help and the very pretty waitress was very kind and efficient, she give us some recommendations on the menu and some on the wine selection. You most believe me, this wine list is quite a spectacular one, especially if you are real Italian from Piedmont, no wonder Food & Wine recently rated La Pizza Fresca as one of the best NYC restaurant wine lists !!!!
Bottom line , to match with our great P. Scavino 97 Barolo wine, we got Quattro Formaggi Pizza and Tomino Cardo, Lasagna and Penne Quattro P, then Tagliata di manzo con Rucola. Nice complimentary Tiramisu' from the manager and some grappa to clean the palate ! Forgot to mention the glass of fresh Prosecco to start while waiting 2 min at the bar for the table ! Love the experience, like home , BRAVA ITALIA and a BRAVO to La Pizza Fresca ! Ciao Francesca

2
★★★★★

It's like home and better then home, yes we do have good Pizza in Italy, but trust me, not everywhere in Italy it's good like the one at LPF ! The perfect size, texture and the most fresh ingredients . We arrived at LPF, as usual, a nice welcome smile from the staff, they are always so friendly! We got our favor romantic table by the window. I initially thought about splitting a pizza as an appetizer, but my guest wanted one as an entree, he love "La Pizza Fresca Pizza "so it was hard to convince him but finally we opted for a spitting testing options. We needed some help and the very pretty waitress was very kind and efficient, she give us some recommendations on the menu and some on the wine selection. You most believe me, this wine list is quite a spectacular one, especially if you are real Italian from Piedmont, no wonder Food & Wine recently rated La Pizza Fresca as one of the best NYC restaurant wine lists !!!!
Bottom line , to match with our great P. Scavino 97 Barolo wine, we got Quattro Formaggi Pizza and Tomino Cardo, Lasagna and Penne Quattro P, then Tagliata di manzo con Rucola. Nice complimentary Tiramisu' from the manager and some grappa to clean the palate ! Forgot to mention the glass of fresh Prosecco to start while waiting 2 min at the bar for the table ! Love the experience, like home , BRAVA ITALIA and a BRAVO to La Pizza Fresca ! Ciao Francesca

Pros: Wine list, Food Pizza , stuff and warm ambience

Cons: none

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The polenta appetizer was pretty good. The spinach and garlic appetizer was also pretty good. The pizza was doughy. A waitress with a Polish accent coolly misguided us through the wine list. She was good. She repeated the wine we ordered three times to make sure we agreed. We later realized that that last syllable of her pronouncements, the one that was hard to understand, was for a wine with a similar name but almost twice the cost. When we received the check I looked at my friend. She looked at me. We said almost at the same time.. "She knew. We've been played". The wine game. This place isn't worth the effort. Don't bother.

1
★★★☆☆

The polenta appetizer was pretty good. The spinach and garlic appetizer was also pretty good. The pizza was doughy. A waitress with a Polish accent coolly misguided us through the wine list. She was good. She repeated the wine we ordered three times to make sure we agreed. We later realized that that last syllable of her pronouncements, the one that was hard to understand, was for a wine with a similar name but almost twice the cost. When we received the check I looked at my friend. She looked at me. We said almost at the same time.. "She knew. We've been played". The wine game. This place isn't worth the effort. Don't bother.

Pros: appetizers pretty good

Cons: everthing else

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We went to La Pizza Fresca last night to celebrate our friend's engagement. We have all been there numerous times and loved it, last night though would be our last visit. There was a group of 12 of us, we ordered lots of food and wine, enjoying ourselves BUT our waiter was horrible. He broke (yes broke) an entire bottle of red wine over our friend's purse. Service seemed a bit disorganized, the servers and busboys were great and basically took on the role of our waiter who was not attentive. The biggest thing that will hve none of us returning was our bill. Our first bill had an EXTRA 3 bottles of wine on it! We had a total of 6 bottles of wine and they were charging us for 9. Now, I have been to many restraunts with big groups and that has NEVER happened. I believe they thought here is a big group and thought we could be scammed? I mean 1 bottle mistake is understandable but 3???? That is totally unacceptable. When we informed our waiter, he corrected the bill and stated "I am only human, I make mistakes".....to us it was more like, "I thought I could rip off your table and I got caught". There appeared to be no manager because no one came over to our table to apologize for our bad waiter and his big mistakes. Restaraunts come and go in NYC and I think La Pizza Fresca will be on its way out.............remember food is important but your waiters represent your place!

1
★★★☆☆

We went to La Pizza Fresca last night to celebrate our friend's engagement. We have all been there numerous times and loved it, last night though would be our last visit. There was a group of 12 of us, we ordered lots of food and wine, enjoying ourselves BUT our waiter was horrible. He broke (yes broke) an entire bottle of red wine over our friend's purse. Service seemed a bit disorganized, the servers and busboys were great and basically took on the role of our waiter who was not attentive. The biggest thing that will hve none of us returning was our bill. Our first bill had an EXTRA 3 bottles of wine on it! We had a total of 6 bottles of wine and they were charging us for 9. Now, I have been to many restraunts with big groups and that has NEVER happened. I believe they thought here is a big group and thought we could be scammed? I mean 1 bottle mistake is understandable but 3???? That is totally unacceptable. When we informed our waiter, he corrected the bill and stated "I am only human, I make mistakes".....to us it was more like, "I thought I could rip off your table and I got caught". There appeared to be no manager because no one came over to our table to apologize for our bad waiter and his big mistakes. Restaraunts come and go in NYC and I think La Pizza Fresca will be on its way out.............remember food is important but your waiters represent your place!

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Must gets: Pizza Margherita and Rigatoni Siciliana. The pizza is thin, made from brick oven in the back, and has fresh buffalo mozzarella, cooked to perfection. Makes for a good app. I have not met anyone that did not like the rigatoni siciliana, which has great tasting marinara sauce and melted mozzarella and eggplant. Also, wines by the glass are typically pretty good (and good value). They also make a good caprese salad (mozz / tom / basil).

Usually easy to get seating, especially during the week, great food and good value make for a regular destination to this local italian restaurant (been going there once a week for years). My only con is that during the summer it is sometimes hot inside (a/c does not work that great, which is suprising b/c its a nice restaurant). It's a great place to go on a casual date, with friends, or family.

2
★★★★★

Must gets: Pizza Margherita and Rigatoni Siciliana. The pizza is thin, made from brick oven in the back, and has fresh buffalo mozzarella, cooked to perfection. Makes for a good app. I have not met anyone that did not like the rigatoni siciliana, which has great tasting marinara sauce and melted mozzarella and eggplant. Also, wines by the glass are typically pretty good (and good value). They also make a good caprese salad (mozz / tom / basil).

Usually easy to get seating, especially during the week, great food and good value make for a regular destination to this local italian restaurant (been going there once a week for years). My only con is that during the summer it is sometimes hot inside (a/c does not work that great, which is suprising b/c its a nice restaurant). It's a great place to go on a casual date, with friends, or family.

Pros: Excellent food, great value.

Cons: sometimes gets hot inside during summer

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My wife and I went to this place last night for dinner and we felt sick afterward. The waiters were friendly, although not too attentive. My dish tasted great, but after the meal and for the rest of the night I felt ill. My wife's dish on the otherhand was inedible. It was as if the kitchen dumped tablespoons of salt in it. Then they tried to overcharge us on the bill too. The ambience was very nice though. Might just have been one of those rare bad experiences, but I have never tasted a more vile dish than the one served to my wife. It was a pretty basic dish too, just rigatoni, marinara, basil, and some mozarella. Not worth the time or the money. I would not recommend it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to this place last night for dinner and we felt sick afterward. The waiters were friendly, although not too attentive. My dish tasted great, but after the meal and for the rest of the night I felt ill. My wife's dish on the otherhand was inedible. It was as if the kitchen dumped tablespoons of salt in it. Then they tried to overcharge us on the bill too. The ambience was very nice though. Might just have been one of those rare bad experiences, but I have never tasted a more vile dish than the one served to my wife. It was a pretty basic dish too, just rigatoni, marinara, basil, and some mozarella. Not worth the time or the money. I would not recommend it.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: wine list

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When I saw that their website had a link to da Ciro in Napoli, I knew there was going to be good pizza! Their Margarita is best I've had since I've returned from Naples! The tomatoes, the crust, the mozzarella--everything is perfect! Brava La Pizza Fresca!

2
★★★★★

When I saw that their website had a link to da Ciro in Napoli, I knew there was going to be good pizza! Their Margarita is best I've had since I've returned from Naples! The tomatoes, the crust, the mozzarella--everything is perfect! Brava La Pizza Fresca!

Pros: La Pizza!

Cons: small restaurant

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I came here with a friend and we both had really delicious pastas... mine was pesto linguini with shrimp and hers linguini with a pomodoro sauce and lobster... both were really great, but came out a little warm (not hot). However, looking at the table next to ours, we both sort of wished we had ordered pizza, which looked PERRRRRRRRRFECT. Still, nice service and the desserts were great... Lovely tiramisu and a DELICIOUS molten chocolate cake that was incredibly rich and wonderful. Nice restaurant overall, with classic upscale Italian decor.

2
★★★★★

I came here with a friend and we both had really delicious pastas... mine was pesto linguini with shrimp and hers linguini with a pomodoro sauce and lobster... both were really great, but came out a little warm (not hot). However, looking at the table next to ours, we both sort of wished we had ordered pizza, which looked PERRRRRRRRRFECT. Still, nice service and the desserts were great... Lovely tiramisu and a DELICIOUS molten chocolate cake that was incredibly rich and wonderful. Nice restaurant overall, with classic upscale Italian decor.

Pros: Pizza looks amazing, great desserts, good pastas

Cons: food came a little cold, but did still taste great

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I've eaten here many times and find myself continuing to come back. Maybe because if you want to eat authentic Neapolitan pizza, this is the only place you can go in NYC. The thickness of the pizza, the amount of cheese, olive oil they put on, etceverything is balanced. Also, the ingredients they use for their menu are of very good quality. And who else has this great wine list to go with pizza? They do their best to make you comfortable while you are there since their staff hasn't changed in years. And don't forget Tiramisu for dessert. It is a killer!!!

2
★★★★★

I've eaten here many times and find myself continuing to come back. Maybe because if you want to eat authentic Neapolitan pizza, this is the only place you can go in NYC. The thickness of the pizza, the amount of cheese, olive oil they put on, etceverything is balanced. Also, the ingredients they use for their menu are of very good quality. And who else has this great wine list to go with pizza? They do their best to make you comfortable while you are there since their staff hasn't changed in years. And don't forget Tiramisu for dessert. It is a killer!!!

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I have eaten at La Pizza Fresca serveral times and have never been disppointed.
I've arranged a group dinner, the party of 12, we had such a great time and were treated very well. the service was really great. We tried several different kinds of wine (their wine list is amazing) our wine knowledgeable waiter poured wine equally (12 people!!) and very professtionally. and he changed and set our wine glasses for each wine very promptly and attentively, always checked if we need something and we are having a good time, very courteous!! and made us feel so at home and relaxing. Actually I added tips our waiters next day. i just wanted to show our appreciation. My friends fell in love with their authentic Neapolitan Pizza. no wonder...oh don't forget to order their tiramisu. I'm big fan of it!. Thank you, La Pizza Fresca again we had such a lovely time and great service and fabulous food.

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at La Pizza Fresca serveral times and have never been disppointed.
I've arranged a group dinner, the party of 12, we had such a great time and were treated very well. the service was really great. We tried several different kinds of wine (their wine list is amazing) our wine knowledgeable waiter poured wine equally (12 people!!) and very professtionally. and he changed and set our wine glasses for each wine very promptly and attentively, always checked if we need something and we are having a good time, very courteous!! and made us feel so at home and relaxing. Actually I added tips our waiters next day. i just wanted to show our appreciation. My friends fell in love with their authentic Neapolitan Pizza. no wonder...oh don't forget to order their tiramisu. I'm big fan of it!. Thank you, La Pizza Fresca again we had such a lovely time and great service and fabulous food.

Pros: wine list, reasonable price

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great wine list (italian), good food, service was INITIALLY fine. After the main course came, we didn't see our waiter for at least 40 MINUTES! (food was delivered by a busboy, not waiter) We got no cheese offered for the pasta, our water and wine glasses remained EMPTY our entire meal, when we would have easily spent another $20 on wine. We could not catch our waiter's eye, and he ignored us. This was on a Tuesday night. The table next to us asked if he "crushed the grapes" himself when their long overdue bottle of wine finally arrived. We laughed when he finally offered us a dessert menu and we left a 10 percent tip, which was generous, I feel.

1
★★★☆☆

great wine list (italian), good food, service was INITIALLY fine. After the main course came, we didn't see our waiter for at least 40 MINUTES! (food was delivered by a busboy, not waiter) We got no cheese offered for the pasta, our water and wine glasses remained EMPTY our entire meal, when we would have easily spent another $20 on wine. We could not catch our waiter's eye, and he ignored us. This was on a Tuesday night. The table next to us asked if he "crushed the grapes" himself when their long overdue bottle of wine finally arrived. We laughed when he finally offered us a dessert menu and we left a 10 percent tip, which was generous, I feel.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Too brightly lit

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kalbi and nebbiolo do work together. i know we're talking about italian here...
but such remark depicts the worldly somelier/owner/janitor of LPF, who is a true gourmand savvy not only in wine but in the basics of good eat. LPF's simply delicious and fantasically authentic neopolitan style pizza is excellente...my usual 1st course that can easily turn into the 2nd and 3rd. word of advice, save room for pasta dishes and never leave until you've had the tiramisu.

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★★★★★

kalbi and nebbiolo do work together. i know we're talking about italian here...
but such remark depicts the worldly somelier/owner/janitor of LPF, who is a true gourmand savvy not only in wine but in the basics of good eat. LPF's simply delicious and fantasically authentic neopolitan style pizza is excellente...my usual 1st course that can easily turn into the 2nd and 3rd. word of advice, save room for pasta dishes and never leave until you've had the tiramisu.

Pros: casual, friendly/cozy

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I've grown up on Italian foods and wines and this place is the best. The pasta dishes are as close to what my Italian mother cooks and the pizza, for those of you who enjoy Neapolitan pizza, is very good. Don't be fooled by big name Italian restaurants in the area, often they try too hard and stray from the culinary tradition. By keeping everything simple and making sure all the ingredients are fresh (and, in most cases, imported directly from Italy), they remain much truer to the food I've had while in Italy. The cooks and chef are all Italian. If I have any complaints they are aimed only at the meat dishes, they are good but just not nearly as impressive as the rest of the menu. Also, have dessert.

2
★★★★★

I've grown up on Italian foods and wines and this place is the best. The pasta dishes are as close to what my Italian mother cooks and the pizza, for those of you who enjoy Neapolitan pizza, is very good. Don't be fooled by big name Italian restaurants in the area, often they try too hard and stray from the culinary tradition. By keeping everything simple and making sure all the ingredients are fresh (and, in most cases, imported directly from Italy), they remain much truer to the food I've had while in Italy. The cooks and chef are all Italian. If I have any complaints they are aimed only at the meat dishes, they are good but just not nearly as impressive as the rest of the menu. Also, have dessert.

Pros: Pasta, Pizza, Wine List

Cons: Meat entrees

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I had a party of 9 reservation and was very disappointed at the service. The atmosphere was nice but we were completely ignored. There was a different of 8 at a table across from us who recieved the waiters utmost attention. From pouring thier wine for the guests to promptly taking thier orders. I don't know what the issue was but it annoyed my guests as well. The pizza was not as good as I had expected. Now, I'm aware it's not easy to please a large party but if we weren't even given the opportunity. Never agian. This place really was not that special.

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★★☆☆☆

I had a party of 9 reservation and was very disappointed at the service. The atmosphere was nice but we were completely ignored. There was a different of 8 at a table across from us who recieved the waiters utmost attention. From pouring thier wine for the guests to promptly taking thier orders. I don't know what the issue was but it annoyed my guests as well. The pizza was not as good as I had expected. Now, I'm aware it's not easy to please a large party but if we weren't even given the opportunity. Never agian. This place really was not that special.

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Service

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Went there with my bf and another couple on a Friday night. When we arrived, it was still fairly empty, but by the time it neared 8:00pm, the restaurant was packed with ppl waiting at the bar for a table.

The pizza portion is really good; the pizza was very tasty, not your typical crunchy thin crust pizza. But as other reviewers had stated, the crust is chewier with a slight hint of charred dough on the bottom. I had the quattro stagioni but I think I will try the margherita next time. For those who crave pasta try the tagliatelle with sausage in a black truffle cream sauce. So goood!!

Overall very pleasant evening! Waiters were nice (not overly friendly as the place was quite busy) but always made it around to our table to refill our wine and water glasses. Would definitely recommend and return!

2
★★★★☆

Went there with my bf and another couple on a Friday night. When we arrived, it was still fairly empty, but by the time it neared 8:00pm, the restaurant was packed with ppl waiting at the bar for a table.

The pizza portion is really good; the pizza was very tasty, not your typical crunchy thin crust pizza. But as other reviewers had stated, the crust is chewier with a slight hint of charred dough on the bottom. I had the quattro stagioni but I think I will try the margherita next time. For those who crave pasta try the tagliatelle with sausage in a black truffle cream sauce. So goood!!

Overall very pleasant evening! Waiters were nice (not overly friendly as the place was quite busy) but always made it around to our table to refill our wine and water glasses. Would definitely recommend and return!

Pros: great italian food, warm atmosphere, good value

Cons: a little noisy

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The food is excellent. Great service, servers are all very friendly. Extensive wine list, good selections too. Wide variety of pastas. Didn't get tired of the pasta, like I usually do halfway through a pasta dish. You'll be pleased if you want authentic Italian food. The pizzas are a MUST TRY, hence the name. I've had the tuna steak also, and it was made just perfect. And for dessert, go for the sorbets, absolutely outstanding. Cozy and romantic- perfect for a date. An A+ for this rare find.

2
★★★★★

The food is excellent. Great service, servers are all very friendly. Extensive wine list, good selections too. Wide variety of pastas. Didn't get tired of the pasta, like I usually do halfway through a pasta dish. You'll be pleased if you want authentic Italian food. The pizzas are a MUST TRY, hence the name. I've had the tuna steak also, and it was made just perfect. And for dessert, go for the sorbets, absolutely outstanding. Cozy and romantic- perfect for a date. An A+ for this rare find.

Pros: atmosphere, food, service

Cons: parking, not much else

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I was in the mood for brick oven pizza as we had our first snow this year, so I decided to return to an old favorite, La Pizza Fresca. It had been a while since my last visit but when I arrived the waiter remembered me. Maybe I had forgotten how good their basic pizza margherita was because it was amazing this time -- the buffalo mozzarella was so rich and creamy it stood in delicious contrast to the sweet tomato sauce and chewy yet crisp crust. Truly a magnificent thing...it is just so different than all those other New York pizzas! I must return soon.

2
★★★★★

I was in the mood for brick oven pizza as we had our first snow this year, so I decided to return to an old favorite, La Pizza Fresca. It had been a while since my last visit but when I arrived the waiter remembered me. Maybe I had forgotten how good their basic pizza margherita was because it was amazing this time -- the buffalo mozzarella was so rich and creamy it stood in delicious contrast to the sweet tomato sauce and chewy yet crisp crust. Truly a magnificent thing...it is just so different than all those other New York pizzas! I must return soon.

Pros: top pizza in NYC

Cons: busy on weekends with wait

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For those of you who have been to Naples and who appreciate true Neapolitan pizza--you'll be pleasantly surprised by La Pizza Fresca. Its margherita is clearly the best in New York. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations elsewhere. This pizza is the real thing. Great wine, an elegant atmosphere, and an authentic slice of Naples make for a wonderful dining experience.

2
★★★★★

For those of you who have been to Naples and who appreciate true Neapolitan pizza--you'll be pleasantly surprised by La Pizza Fresca. Its margherita is clearly the best in New York. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations elsewhere. This pizza is the real thing. Great wine, an elegant atmosphere, and an authentic slice of Naples make for a wonderful dining experience.

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Pizza Fresca makes what is a certified neapolitan pizza. For those of you who have never had the luck to taste real neapolitan pizza (which you basically can't find in NY), it has indeed a distinctive "sogginess" to it. That means it's a bit softer and more "chewier". It is different from thin crust pizza. So, for all of you who complained about the sogginess, I am sorry but that's what Neapolitan pizza is all about (and also being a bit burnt on the side, in case you hate that as well, be aware). This said, I think Pizza Fresca comes pretty close to Neapolitan Pizza, not 100 % original but a very good imitation. And the place is very nice and the service is excellent...they might become a bit rude I guess when they have customers expecting Pizza Hut stuff...

2
★★★★★

Pizza Fresca makes what is a certified neapolitan pizza. For those of you who have never had the luck to taste real neapolitan pizza (which you basically can't find in NY), it has indeed a distinctive "sogginess" to it. That means it's a bit softer and more "chewier". It is different from thin crust pizza. So, for all of you who complained about the sogginess, I am sorry but that's what Neapolitan pizza is all about (and also being a bit burnt on the side, in case you hate that as well, be aware). This said, I think Pizza Fresca comes pretty close to Neapolitan Pizza, not 100 % original but a very good imitation. And the place is very nice and the service is excellent...they might become a bit rude I guess when they have customers expecting Pizza Hut stuff...

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nice restaurant with good solid italian food. lots of different pastas and brickoven pizza to try. got a nice glass of house barbera which worked great. the calamari was ok. it's huge, you can totally share with a couple of friends. pastas seemed really rich. i prefered the pizza. mine was with prosciutto. service was low. there seemed to only be 2 waiters who seemed indifferent and a bunch of busboys running around performing waiter duties. i'd go again if i was in the neighborhood but for the money i think there are better places such as otto enoteca or l'ulivo.

2
★★★★☆

nice restaurant with good solid italian food. lots of different pastas and brickoven pizza to try. got a nice glass of house barbera which worked great. the calamari was ok. it's huge, you can totally share with a couple of friends. pastas seemed really rich. i prefered the pizza. mine was with prosciutto. service was low. there seemed to only be 2 waiters who seemed indifferent and a bunch of busboys running around performing waiter duties. i'd go again if i was in the neighborhood but for the money i think there are better places such as otto enoteca or l'ulivo.

Pros: good pizza, nice wines

Cons: pricey, poor service

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The authentic food, awesome wine list and friendly service made my experience enjoyable at this cozy Italian restaurant.

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★★★★★

The authentic food, awesome wine list and friendly service made my experience enjoyable at this cozy Italian restaurant.

Pros: great food, reasonable price, relaxing atmosphere

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HAd a pleasant experience at fresca, the food , service, atmosphere - all enjoyable. My only complaint is that because of the cheese used - Buffalo Mozarella - and it's high water content makes for soggy pizza... so the longer the pizza sits on your plate the soggier it will get -so eat it quick.... Otherwise ingredients were very fresh and yummy, it's still one of my favorite italian spots!

2
★★★★☆

HAd a pleasant experience at fresca, the food , service, atmosphere - all enjoyable. My only complaint is that because of the cheese used - Buffalo Mozarella - and it's high water content makes for soggy pizza... so the longer the pizza sits on your plate the soggier it will get -so eat it quick.... Otherwise ingredients were very fresh and yummy, it's still one of my favorite italian spots!

Pros: quality of ingredient, chill ambience, good food/wine

Cons: soggy pizza

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The brick oven pizza was excellent. The margarita pizza was delicious-- it was served pipping hot! Yum! I agree that the service was rude and slow. I understand the old world charm in leaving the patrons alone to enjoy a relaxed meal, but the wait was ridiculous.

2
★★★★☆

The brick oven pizza was excellent. The margarita pizza was delicious-- it was served pipping hot! Yum! I agree that the service was rude and slow. I understand the old world charm in leaving the patrons alone to enjoy a relaxed meal, but the wait was ridiculous.

Pros: amazing pizza

Cons: Rude staff, slow service

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I thought I was dreaming when i tasted the pizza Margherita. We were impressed with the fresh ingredients and the delicious sauce. The prices were affordable and the portions were generous. The only down side was the poor and disappointing service.

2
★★★★☆

I thought I was dreaming when i tasted the pizza Margherita. We were impressed with the fresh ingredients and the delicious sauce. The prices were affordable and the portions were generous. The only down side was the poor and disappointing service.

Pros: great pizza

Cons: poor service

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This little nook is truly a gem. Upon walking in and noticing the exposed red brick wall and the white tableclothes and and huge rack of various wines behind the bar, I felt like I was in a truly authentic Italian restaurant. The house chianti, salmon appetizer and tortellini with a delicious red sauce were all excellent. Prices were reasonable too.

2
★★★★★

This little nook is truly a gem. Upon walking in and noticing the exposed red brick wall and the white tableclothes and and huge rack of various wines behind the bar, I felt like I was in a truly authentic Italian restaurant. The house chianti, salmon appetizer and tortellini with a delicious red sauce were all excellent. Prices were reasonable too.

 

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