+
Restaurants & Bars

Paulie Gee's - New pizza in Greenpoint

dhs | Mar 10, 201010:18 AM     15

Paulie Gee's officially opened last night and I went with a group early in the evening. If you don't recognize the name, you probably are not pizza obsessed and/or following the Slice blog. Long story short Paulie Gee turned his passion for pizza and his backyard wood burning oven into a professional occupation. His new place is in the former Paloma space on Greenpoint Ave, completely redone. Very cool interior (same designers/contractors did Manhattan Inn, another cool 'reclaimed' space)

Pizza is Neopolitan style and made in an oven he brought over from Italy. Crust has a lot of char, good chew, and pretty good flavor. If you don't like char on your pizza, this probably won't be your place. There are a set number of regular topping offerings plus a couple of specials a night. We tried most of what was available. Standout for my group was the Arugula/Prosciutto/Parmesean and lemon juice topping. The lemon was a nice twist I had not had before. Only let down of the night was the onion and orange slice salad. It was like 90% onion and basically a condiment. Had it been the other way around, 90% or even 75% orange slices, it would have been a tasty simple salad. Not sure if that was the correct preparation for it. We did not complain.

All in all, I have the same feeling I had when I first tried Motorino when it opened. There is a lot of potential there and it is a solid pie, especially when you consider it was the first night open. A definate must try for the pizza obsessed. I know I will be going back.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Chowhound Recommends

More from Chowhound

Anthony Bourdain's Chef's Knife, Records & Other Belongings to Be Auctioned
Food Trends

Anthony Bourdain's Chef's Knife, Records & Other Belongings to Be Auctioned

by David Watsky | Nearly 200 items personally accrued by the late Anthony Bourdain will go to auction next month including...

The Trader Joe's Lunchbox Staple This Cookbook Author & Mom Keeps on Hand
Food Trends

The Trader Joe's Lunchbox Staple This Cookbook Author & Mom Keeps on Hand

by David Watsky | School lunches for young ones can start to feel like mission impossible after a while. On the one...

Get Cozy with These 15 Creamy Mushroom Recipes (No Can Opener Required)
Recipe Round-Ups

Get Cozy with These 15 Creamy Mushroom Recipes (No Can Opener Required)

by Chowhound Editors | Cream and mushrooms are a magical combo, and these creamy mushroom recipes celebrate it in all its...

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb
Guides

A Guide to Sage, Our Favorite Fall Herb

by Jen Wheeler | Here's everything you need to know about sage, our favorite fall herb. When it comes to the savory...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.