Though all foods must courageously face their impending demise, pizza has performed such heroic feats as feeding 10 people at once and replacing a missing manhole cover to keep a pigeon from flying below the street to lay eggs. Find out what courage tastes like with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a 16-inch pizza and beer (up to a $58 value) at Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Bar in Chelsea. If you dine before 10 p.m., you get four beers; dining after 10 p.m. gets you six beers.
With an expansive drink menu and freshly made pies, Artichoke Basille's sates doughy desires and sudsy suspirations in an old-style parlor. The newly established Chelsea location is adorned with dark wood, exposed brick, and vintage lighting. The artichoke pizza introduces cream sauce and pecorino romano cheese to the forbidden tryst of artichoke hearts and spinach, and the crab pizza unifies crab sauce and surimi seafood stuffing beneath a melted layer of fresh mozzarella cheese ($28 all). Pair a Pabst Blue Ribbon, Budweiser, or Coors Light with the Staten Island pie ($28), a culinary assembly attended by meatball, red onion, and ricotta cheese students.
- If you’ve made a habit of artfully devouring a slice on Artichoke’s 14th Street sidewalk, you’ll be happy to note that the menu here is exactly the same. – Urban Daddy
- The first bite of that artichoke slice, though you may feel your artery clog, is heaven on earth. I love that you can sit down, split a pie, and relax under the highline. – Billy L., Yelp, 1/11/11
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.
114 10th Ave.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions