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wew Mar 30, 2011 05:49 PM

I was taken there for the first time this Sunday and was surprised by:
The crust - not puffy or soft more near cracker crisp and thin right to the burnt edges. Rich flavors of well made bread
The toppings - Excellent for the basic Margherita and for the sausage. The sauce, cheese, and oil worked together just right. Popeye very good. All the pizzas were sparse to meager on top.
The size - Really small portions of everything including the salad.

All in all I was surprised that I liked the pies a whole bunch given the lack of enthusiasm for Co. expressed on the board. If it weren't for the price size problem I'd be even more forceful in recommending the place. With the reports of irregularity i've read I'll try it again and report the results.

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Co.
230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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    hungrycomposer Apr 2, 2011 05:24 PM

    I love Co. I also love Motorino and Keste.
    Co's pizza bianca is wonderful, just the pizza bread by itself with olive oil and/or fresh ricotta. Not the flashiest item on the menu, but one of the best, and the cheapest.

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    Motorino
    349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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      sarahe1 Apr 2, 2011 12:30 PM

      I agree that the pie here is delicious and quite underrated. Don't know if it is still on the menu, but I recently enjoyed an INSANELY good Birds Nest Pie there, with asparagus quail eggs and truffles - reviewed it here http://fritosandfoiegras.blogspot.com...

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        squid kun Apr 2, 2011 01:03 PM

        Sounds (and looks) great, thanks! Just called and was told they'll be making this as long as good fresh asparagus is around.

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          erica Apr 2, 2011 01:20 PM

          Do you mind telling us the price of the bird's next pie with black truffles?

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            sarahe1 Apr 2, 2011 01:28 PM

            I believe it was $24 - not necessarily cheap, but definitely a fair price considering the luxurious ingredients :)

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              ilanars Apr 2, 2011 03:20 PM

              the birds nest is my favorite food thing in ny. perhaps.

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                erica Apr 3, 2011 03:46 AM

                Thanks--sounds like a fair price. I have to get there soon.

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            alexinct Apr 1, 2011 09:07 PM

            The meatball pizza is my favorite in NYC. I used to love their cauliflower pizza when it was on the menu.

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              Blumie Mar 31, 2011 10:20 AM

              I prefer Co. over both Keste and Motorino, which seem to be the board favorites.

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              Keste Pizza & Vino
              271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

              Motorino
              349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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                foodperestroika Mar 31, 2011 12:35 PM

                Tough call... Co probably has the best pizza dough, but Motorino is pretty damn good on all fronts, dough, tomato sauce and cheese. Keste's up there too. I had that idea of trying them all side by side, but haven't done it yet.

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                Motorino
                349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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                  _emilie_ Apr 1, 2011 07:55 PM

                  We did -- well, not side by side, but right after one another, and although I hated being on the losing end of the bet, I did have to admit Co. was the best (I had hypothesized Motorino). Most interesting/quality toppings, and best dough flavor/texture. My biggest problem with Co. is that they tend to overburn the pies sometimes. A little char is good, but it can easily cross the line into too much/too bitter, so its a bit of a gamble (Motorino is good at getting the char ratio just right with their speckled crust). And I can see how some people might be annoyed at not being able to get every element of the toppings in every single bite, but I actually don't think that's such a bad thing -- keeps it interesting. All three are still fabulous pizza though, so no real losers. I would happily have any of them anytime.

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                  Motorino
                  349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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                    RGR Apr 2, 2011 01:00 PM

                    You make a very good point with regard to the possibility of overburning the crust. When our pie was placed on the table, part of the crust did look rather burnt. I questioned our waitress, and she said that's the way it was supposed to be. It actually didn't detract much from the tastiness of the excellent crust. You can see the pie in this photos set:

                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622373026991/

                    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

              2. foodperestroika Mar 31, 2011 09:58 AM

                I must say I've always found their pies consistently very good. The meatball pie is my favorite, their veal meatballs are simply delicious, soft and airy. I used to find that the plain pie didn't have enough toppings, but they seem to have improved it recently.

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