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Posted by Tallulah on 08/01/2009
The only good thing about this place was meeting people during the 2 hour wait. But the pizza totally made me lose any faith I had in New York palates. I had the artichoke and it was the poorest pizza i've ever had....loaded with low quality cheese. And watch them make it: the reason the crust is crispy is because it's essentially fried. they pour a load of oil onto the pan and then bake it is a super hot oven. if you like this pizza, you should be lining up for deep fried cheese curds at the Minnesota State Fair.
Posted by Overeater on 07/27/2009
I tried it for the first time a couple weeks ago. The line was long as usual but shorter than I've seen it, so I gave Artichoke a go. I waited 45 minutes to get to the front of the line, but hey, it's gotta be worth it right? That's why everyone else is here. Brought it home (4 blocks away) and my mom (who loves pizza too) were ready to dig right in. Where was the artichoke? All I tasted was condensed cream of something or other out of a can. DISAPPOINTING! I had really high hopes for it too. Dough is good, but dough is not all a pizza makes. Service if you're not a pretty girl (ie showing the goods) is lousy. (As a 24 yr old girl who doesn't flaunt *stuff*, it's noticeable.) Did I mention that it 4.50 a slice for dough and cream?
Posted by midtown eater on 07/22/2009
What more could anybody want??? Not much, if you're a lemming.
Posted by Greg on 07/21/2009
Artichoke makes pizza that you either love or hate. All their pies are bold and humongous, so if you're not on board with either of these characteristics then you probably hate this place. Likewise if you're a pizza traditionalist then you probably hate this place as well. I've only ever ordered the Artichoke slice and the Sicilian slice, and I love both (I always get one of each and am stuffed afterwards). The first time I looked at the Sicilian I was disappointed b/c the crust was black and looked like it had been burned to a crisp. Once I ate it though I fell in love. Even though Sicilian pizza shouldn't be very crispy, I can't get enough of it. As for the Artichoke...I feel like people say things like "messy," "goopy," and "sloppy" as if they are bad things when in fact they are amazing when pertaining to this pizza. I pretty much can't get enough of it. Plus the pies are always fresh since there is such a demand. If you haven't tried it I strongly recommend it!
Posted by Lemmings on 07/16/2009
Canned soup on thick crappy dough, Yes. Not great Pizza! Stop being a lemming
Posted by Janice Petrowski on 07/05/2009
Margerita? Wonderful. Crab? Fantastic. Sicilian? Amazing. Artichoke and Spinach? To DIE for! Budweiser 32 oz. Big Gulp? Well, I believe this speaks for itself. You can't go wrong with what you order, and the staff makes the wait on a busy Friday night. Just say yes!
Posted by FloFlo on 06/14/2009
The pizza margerita at this place is phenomenal. The service is always friendly and prompt. We often order a whole pie to take home for dinner. It is always waiting for us, piping hot when we arrive. A whole pie, which is huge, is very well priced, only $20! And the pizza is so filling; the crust is medium thickness and very crispy, not like those really thin pizzas where you want more food 2 hours later. The slices are a little expensive but worth it once you take a bite. I love how fresh the ingredients are.