Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Brewery

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Photograph: Beth Levendis


Photograph: Beth Levendis


Photograph: Beth Levendis


Photograph: Beth Levendis


East Village
This perpetually packed East Village shop peddles one signature slice that makes it a favorite of pizza obsessives: The namesake puffy-crusted creation, overloaded with artichoke-spinach dip, plus 16-ounce waxed-paper cups brimming with Bud.
Venue name: Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Brewery
Address: 328 E 14th St
New York

Cross street: between First and Second Aves
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–5am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average slice: $3. Cash only
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Hannah D

It takes a certain level of discipline to enjoy Artichoke at it’s very best. You should be tipsy, but not so plastered or ravenous that you can’t handle the line—on weekends (and sometimes even weeknights), it spills out the door and down the sidewalk. You need enough self control that you won’t immediately sit down on the curb and eat your piping hot slice like an animal (unless you enjoy scorching your tastebuds), but you should be able to throw enough caution to the wind that you won’t think about the 1,000+ calories that you’re consuming in one sitting. When you achieve the right balance, there really is nothing better than this cheesy, creamy, garlicky goodness.

Jamie S

This is the BEST pizza of any pizza I've ever had. The slices are massive, and their most popular is their artichoke pizza - basically pizza covered by spinach artichoke dip. If you are ever in the east village area, I would highly suggest going here. Tip: the pizza at the 14th street location is much better than the pizza at the Macdougal location.