Artichoke Basille’s Pizza to Open First Midtown Manhattan Restaurant

by Katie Lee

New York City — Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, a long-time New York City staple and famed pizza concept known nationwide for its authentic New York pizzas, will open later in December at 1410 Broadway on 39th Street, just a few blocks from Times Square. The new outpost will mark the first Midtown Manhattan restaurant for Artichoke Basille’s Pizza and the 12th location in New York City and its boroughs.

“After nearly 12 years since we’ve been founded, we’re excited to finally bring Artichoke Basille’s Pizza to Midtown Manhattan, and just in time to ring in the new year,” says Francis Garcia, co-founder and co-owner. “To finally have an Artichoke Basille’s Pizza right near Times Square, that’s pretty surreal for us.”

The Times Square restaurant will be a 1,100-square-foot takeout spot, modeled after the original Artichoke Basille’s Pizza location in East Village. The restaurant’s interior will feature NYC-inspired design elements like exposed brick and tin, which also pay homage to Artichoke’s original outpost.

Founded in 2008 by cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza specializes in serving an authentic style of pizza born and bred from fourth generation New York City pizzaiolos. Unlike other fast-casual pizza concepts, Artichoke’s pies are never made in a conveyor belt oven, but instead cooked in a more traditional deck oven.

Including the upcoming Times Square restaurant, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza operates 16 locations nationwide in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California, with more than 10 units in varying stages of development across the country. For more information, visit


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