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||Contact:|
328 E 14th St
|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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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
When you need a slice the size of your head at 4 a.m. (and let's be honest, when don't you), this is the only place to even consider going. It's cash only, and you'll wait online, but honestly, it's 4 a.m.—where else do you have to be? (I think I forgot to mention that the pizza is really freakin' good.)
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.
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.