Artichoke Basille’s Pizza to Open in Jersey City

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Hoboken received the news that Artichoke Pizza was expanding to the Mile Square back in 2017, and a Jersey City location was to follow. Hoboken’s Artichoke Pizza opened in 2019, and Artichoke Basille’s was excited to recently announce that it will be opening a new storefront by early June at 246 Bay Street in Jersey City. Read on to learn what we know so far.

The New Location

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Artichoke Basille’s will be residing in what was once two separate spaces, CFH Home Decor + Accessories + a Chiropractor’s office, directly across the street from Barcade. While the new location is still very much in the works, it is clear that this property is in the heart of a highly trafficked area just off the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza only a few short steps away from the Grove Street PATH train station. 

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This will be the second franchise run by co-owners Prem and Leela Shanghvi, who have big plans for the future. Prem shared that, “Since we signed the deal with Artichoke, we wanted Hoboken to be the first of our five locations. The next stop is Jersey City. We hope to open in New Brunswick, Princeton, and Newark in the near future.”

A History With Strong Family Roots 

Artichoke Basille’s was first put on the map back in 2008 when Founders Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, cousins and fourth generation restaurateurs, opened their doors in New York City’s East Village. Almost thirteen years later,  you can now find locations all throughout New York {Bayridge, Bushwick, Chelsea, Financial District, Greenwich Village, John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Park Slope + Time Square}, California {Berkeley + Oakland}, Connecticut {Hartford}, Arizona {Tempe}, and of course Hoboken, New Jersey conveniently located on 96 Hudson Street just blocks away from the PATH train station, Pier A Park, and a large portion of the Mile Square’s Downtown nightlife. 

Francis and Sal have even released a cookbook, “Staten Italy: Nothin’ but the Best Italian-American Classics from Our Block to Yours,” so fans could try their beloved recipes from the convenience of one’s own kitchens. 

The Menu 

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According to Prem and Leela, same as the Hoboken location, this menu will star Artichoke’s authentic New York slices and larger-than-life whole pies in eight varieties, including signature styles like the namesake Artichoke Pie that’s made with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, and pecorino romano cheese. 

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Guests can also enjoy the innovative Crab Pie made with crab sauce and fresh mozzarella with surimi stuffing or the Staten Island Pie filled with meatballs, cooked tomato sauce, red onions, and ricotta cheese, in addition to classics including Margherita, Pepperoni, Vodka, Meatball, and Meat Lovers. In addition to pizza, this location will also serve meatball platters, garlic knots, and family-sized portions of breadsticks.

As more information, including a formal opening date, becomes available we will continue to update our readers!

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After eight years in NYC, last summer Kim made the big decision to permanently join her boyfriend on the other side of the river in the Mile Square. Since her college days at NYU, Kim has always been a huge fan of hopping on the PATH to experience the restaurants, events, and nightlife on the other side, and since moving has really enjoyed further getting to explore all that this "mini-city" and the surrounding areas have to offer. These days when not recruiting for her full-time job as a Talent Acquisition Manager at Wunderkind, she can be found running along the Pier to the latest country hits, spending hours putting her Lifetime Movie Club subscription to good use, or likely plotting her next Seamless order to #supportlocalbusinesses.