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Favorite pie at Co.?

hungrycomposer Oct 21, 2009 11:13 PM

I know it's gotten mixed reviews here, but I'm wondering what people love at Co.

I'm also wondering if there would be a line if 3 people showed up at around 5 on Thursday. (I would guess not, but you never know...)

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    hungrycomposer Oct 22, 2009 11:02 PM

    Thanks for the rec's. The best dish was the Pizza Bianca, which was 3 or 4 bucks, basically a pizza crust with salt and olive oil, and absolutely perfect. Ribolita (soup) was good, not great. The Flambe pizza was delicious and sweet from the caramelized onions. The sausage and mushroom pizza was much better after it cooled a bit - when it was hot out of the oven the crust was burnt and the center was wet and messy. After a few minutes, though, it all came together.

    My only complaint was their seating policy. We were a party of 3 in a huge empty room, yet they were uncomfortable seating us without knowing exactly how many we might be (3 could have expanded to 4 or 5) and they wouldn't seat my 80-year old mother until we all arrived, so she sat at the bar and had a drink, which seems ridiculous considering the real estate available!

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    1. re: hungrycomposer
      RGR Oct 23, 2009 03:38 PM

      Burnt crust appears to be the norm.


      1. re: hungrycomposer
        hungrycomposer Oct 23, 2009 05:44 PM

        We went back today for lunch, a freakish occurrence since my mother (a retired chef) always wants to try something new. Seating was not a problem, and the staff was very gracious. We basically got the best of what we had ordered previously (pizza bianca, flambe pizza) and tried their delicious bratwurst, cabbage, and bread special. We also had 3 desserts: a rich and gentle chocolate pudding, a chocolate crumb pie with praline ice cream, which was deep, dark, chocolate with an unusual crumbly texture, and their cutest dessert, a "co,ookie" with a little cardboard cup of milk. I'm surprised there are complaints about the food here, I thought everything was pretty close to perfect. Jim Lahey was there, which may have contributed to their quality control, or maybe they just needed to work some kinks out.

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        piegirl74 Oct 22, 2009 10:22 AM

        Asparagus and quail egg. YUUUUUMMMMMMM.

        The chicken liver crostini is also excellent.

        1. NYCkaren Oct 22, 2009 08:01 AM

          I live near Co. and I walk by it all the time. It's not crowded early. Definitely no line at 5. Or at 6. Maybe at 8.

          1. NAtiveNewYorker Oct 22, 2009 07:58 AM

            Flambe, i think it's called.

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