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Artichoke Pizza

gutsofsteel May 17, 2011 01:53 PM

Finally tried it.


328 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

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    hazelhurst RE: gutsofsteel May 17, 2011 01:55 PM

    Sounds like a dreadful deal right-off-the-bat..and an insult to an otherwise sublime artichoke (or remnants thereof). Then again, I think pineapple on pizza is heresy.

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      gutsofsteel RE: hazelhurst May 17, 2011 02:16 PM

      The artichoke pizza at DiFara, for example, is wonderful. I have no objection to artichoke on a pizza. (Pineapple however is an abomination)

      I had an artichoke slice and a regular slice at Artichoke. Both yuck.

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        hazelhurst RE: gutsofsteel May 17, 2011 02:23 PM

        I'll put the DiFara on the list next time I'm in town.

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          kathryn RE: gutsofsteel May 17, 2011 04:32 PM

          IMO the artichoke is too heavy (they should rename it artichoke DIP pizza) and the regular pie is too sweet, and the crust is too thick for both. But I do like their square slice.

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            Silverjay RE: kathryn May 17, 2011 05:31 PM

            Love their square. That's really their signature pizza. Similar to Difara's in richness and approach (3 or 4 types of cheese, fresh basil). They'll sometimes overcook the crust though. But when they're on, it's great. I get pies with friends and take across the street to O'Hanlon's sometimes...Round margherita is undistinguished....The artichoke and crab slices are crappy gimmicks. I've only been to the EV location though.

            349 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

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              Cheese Boy RE: Silverjay May 17, 2011 05:43 PM

              Surprisingly that over-charred square slice does taste pretty good. I just wished they'd go a little lighter on the oil they drizzle in the pan before cooking it. Often it results in a greasy slice -- a real greasy slice. Blech.

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                kdgchow RE: Silverjay May 17, 2011 09:11 PM

                Agreed on the square, I think it's one of NYC's best slices when it's right. Can be a little greasy sometimes. The round margherita slice could be real good if there was just less of it: thinner crust, more sparing on the sauce and cheese.

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                uwsister RE: kathryn May 17, 2011 05:50 PM

                OK. I've been meaning to comment on this. I used to frequent their EV location as my work took me to the area often. Loved their square slices, never complaints. Went to their Meatpacking location a few weeks ago and found the pizza (square, again) to be VERY salty. My dining partner agreed. We both barely finished a slice each. I don't know if it was the location or an off-day or whatever - but based on the experience I would not return to their West side location.

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                  mick RE: uwsister May 17, 2011 06:11 PM

                  Another non fan of Artichoke. Tried the square slice EV a couple of times blah. Recently tried the namesake next to Minetta, greasy, way to rich, creamy and agreed Yuck. Just personally not my style.

                  111 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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            sugartoof RE: gutsofsteel May 17, 2011 07:42 PM

            It was so good...really. Hard to believe now, I know.

            1. Josh RE: gutsofsteel Apr 6, 2012 09:36 PM

              Just visited NYC a week ago. I can report that your review is still accurate.

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