Cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basile opened Artichoke Basille’s in New York City in 2008. Having gotten their hands into the business early working at their family’s restaurant, Basille’s in Staten Island, the boys and their pizza shop have made more than a name for themselves in Manhattan.
In 2010, the cousins opened up their second Artichoke location in Chelsea, New York City, featuring sit-down dining and expanded menu items. And a third location opened to serve up the legendary slices in what was once the heart of American Bohemia, Greenwich Village on MacDougal Street. Their never-ending line of devoted fans includes the likes of Keith Richards and Momofuku’s David Chang.
Check out Artichoke Basille’s Pizza’s website for more info.
Join a weekly mouthwatering exploration of pizza across the country through the taste buds of these two cousins / pizza aficionados on Pizza Cuz on The Cooking Channel on Mondays at 9pm ET.
On the first episode, Francis and Sal go to Apizza Scholls in Portland, OR. my all-time favorite pizza restaurant. Get there early, there is always a line out the door.