So, what’s the one thing you can’t leave New York City without doing?? Eat pizza, of course. New York is known for it’s pizza. Even a bad slice of pizza in the big city is pretty good when compared to other places. But, in a city full of pizza, it can be hard to find the best, and the real gems (the ones that do things a bit differently to twist your taste-buds) are even harder to find.
Paulie Gee’s of Greenpoint, Brooklyn is one of those gems. Paulie loves pizza. And it shows. When you eat in, you can see the pizzas being made in the beautiful Stefano Ferrara wood fired oven which was built in Naples, Italy. The menu, while not lengthy, is packed with goodness. Containing pizzas named Cherry Jones, and Bacon Marmalade Picante, who wouldn’t be curious? Many of Paulie’s ingredients are sourced locally from Brooklyn, including the main ingredient for my personal favorite, bacon marmalade. On top of his variety of unique and marvelous dinner pizzas, Paulie introduced me to my first ever dessert pizza, with Nutella and fresh fruit on top. Yum. For me, another added perk to eating at Paulie’s is the Mexican Coca-Cola (made with real cane sugar, not corn syrup).
The experience of dining here is never complete until Paulie himself has come to your table to say hi, chat a bit, and (of course) make sure the pizza is to your liking. It’s all part of the charm. Because of this Brooklyn pizza joints rising popularity, there may be a wait time for a table here…but it’s so worth it. While I have been known to pickup pizza and bring it home (as seen in the photos because I suck and always forget my camera), Paulie prefers his customers to eat in, and I believe he has good reason. Besides the whole experience of eating at Paulie’s being so awesome, the Napoli style pizza really is best fresh out of the oven. There’s no denying it.
60 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11222