Artichoke – Pizza – New York City

Artichoke – Pizza – New York City

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza & Brewery
East Village, Manhattan NYC
Friday July 18 2009
4:06 PM

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When we arrived, our friend told us that he was surprised because usually there is a line out the door at Artichoke, even at 2 am at night there is a line. We took the clue and decided to get in line, and shortly thereafter a small crowd grew behind us. The pizza must be damn good here.

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Interesting Light fixture inside

The storefront is small and minimal, with pizza ovens taking up most of the space in the cramped store and pizza pies on display in the front in a glass case. The ceilings are a deep, dark red ceramic tile from the old world, giving the place a feeling of being from another time.

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We order the signature artichoke and spinach pizza ($4) and the pizza maker swiftly places it in the oven and under 2 minutes the pizza is ready for us. This is a first time with artichoke on a pizza for me. My brother Andrew is wimping out and could only take a bite of pizza, after our long journey I guess I could understand. A man can only humanly take so much. good thing i have a super human appetite. chomp.

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The cheeses are creamy on the pizza and thick sauce that they use with some parmesan as well as mozarella. The artichoke is a hearty tasting veggie topping and went excellent on top of the pizza along with the spinach. The crust is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, a tasty buttery, garlicky, flavorful bite. My one complaint may be that the pizza crust is a little bit too hard and too thick, if it was a little bit thinner it would be perfect.

Easily one of the best pizzas I have ever had and so much better than the rest.

Tasty Chomps rating!!!!
4.6 out of 5 TASTY CHOMPS!!!!!

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza & Brewery
Neighborhood: East Village
328 E 14th Street
(between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-2004
http://www.artichokepizza.com/

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