$29 for pizza and beer, valid Monday–Thursday (up to $48 total value)
- One large pizza of any style (up to a $32 value)
- Two beers or sodas (up to an $8 value each)
The menu tempts diners with a litany of savory pies such as the artichoke with spinach and artichoke cream sauce, the meatball, ricotta, and red onion-topped Staten Island, the crab pie topped with lobster sauce, surimi stuffing, and fresh mozzarella, and the traditional tricolor of a margherita dressed with olive oil, plum tomato, and a blend of cheeses and fresh basil. Draft beers include craft brews such as Brooklyn lager and feature Blue Moon, Stella Artois, and Sam Adams lagers.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
After spending years studying pizza dough at the family restaurant in Staten Island, cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille set out to Manhattan to create their own mouthwatering artisanal pizzas in a hip and lively atmosphere. Like Emperor Claudius’ secret discotheque underneath the Colosseum, the Artichoke eateries combine rich Italian tradition with the revelry of modern nightlife, plying patrons with frosty beers and delicious reserve wine as they sample slices of pie decked with toppings such as fresh basil, meatballs, and artichokes. Their pizzas have captured the taste buds of celebrities such as Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and David Chang of the momofuku restaurant group. A lineup of noncircular eats including homemade garlic sticks, meatballs, and stuffed artichokes tastefully garnishes the cheesy discuses.