Paulie Gee’s is almost always packed full, but after eating a slice you’ll understand why the locals wait for a table. Unique pies with fresh ingredients make up the menu of new and interesting takes on classic New York pizza.
While the Cherry Jones (mozzarella, Gorgonzola, prosciutto di Parma, Bing cherries) is highly recommended, I go for the most simple pie on the menu, the Brian DeParma (Italian tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano). With pies starting at just $12, whichever you order, you will not regret it. If you’re lucky, friendly owner Paulie G. himself will be walking around wishing you a good meal. Don’t forget to save room for dessert. Nothing complements pizza better than ice cream, and Paulie Gee’s serves the best, from Van Leeuwen. The next best thing? A Mike’s Hot Honey Sundae with candied pecans.
Special tip: This spot has been going strong for years and is almost always packed out. Stop by to ask for a table, then plan to grab drinks nearby while you wait. At the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Franklin Street, you’ll find The Pencil Factory (hipster), Broken Land (dive bar) and Ramona (upscale).