Restaurant Review: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

Details: Located at 328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, among other locations. Official site is

Artichoke Pizza is a pizza place on 14th Street. It’s made up of two store fronts. One is a small, kinda lousy seating area. The other is a hole in the wall with no seating. Regardless, their artichoke pizza slice is one of the best slices of pizza I’ve ever had. They serve other things (vodka slice, heart of artichoke), but that artichoke pizza is why you come here.

While its still pizza (it’s a large, pan pizza slice), there are some significant differences from your average New York slice. There’s the crust, which is thick, crispy, yet very soft as it nears the layer of cheese and still not soggy. The cheese is interesting, in that when the slice is served fresh and hot, it really is more of a cheese sauce than a solid layer. Eating it forces the use of a knife and fork (they have a box of plastic forks and knives on the counter for people who need it). You should also know that this is a white pizza; no tomato sauce.

Score: 7/10 Love this pizza. At around $4.50 a slice, it’s easily worth it. Wish we had some place to sit though.


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