Artichoke Basille’s Pizza Sets Opening Date, Promotion in Jersey City

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Artichoke Basilles Pizza Jersey City
Artichoke’s Jersey City location at 246 Bay Street. Image courtesy of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza.

One of New York City’s more prominent pizzerias will finally be arriving inside space just a block off Jersey City’s Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.


Beginning at noon on February 18, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza will be hosting a grand opening celebration for their 246 Bay Street outpost. The restaurant’s arrival is a long time coming; the Jersey City location was announced back in 2017 as part of a five-unit franchise agreement.

The 800-square feet Bay Street spot will be operated by franchisees Premal and Leela Shanghvi and offer both dine-in and takeout service. The restaurant’s interior features preserved brick walls that date to the 1880s as well as an antique tin ceiling and mosaic floor tiles.

Artichoke Basilles Pizza Jersey City Menu
Image courtesy of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza.

The stars on the restaurant’s menu include their signature Artichoke Pie made with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, and pecorino romano cheese. Other unique slices include their Crab Pie with crab sauce and fresh mozzarella plus surimi stuffing, or the Staten Island Pie filled with meatballs, cooked tomato sauce, red onions, and ricotta cheese.

To kick off the new location, Artichoke Basille’s will be offering the first 100 customers a deal for $25 that includes two pizza slices, a drink, and a t-shirt. 20% of all sales proceeds on opening day will be donated to the Jersey City Free Public Library.

“As longtime fans, Leela and I are thrilled to bring the larger-than-life slices and culture of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza that we fell in love with to diners in Jersey City,” said Premal Shanghvi. “The Grand Opening should be a fun-filled day and we’re excited for the opportunity to meet new guests and neighbors in the Jersey City community while supporting a worthy cause.”

Founded in 2008 by cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza’s award-winning pizzas have garnered national recognition with appearances on The Rachael Ray Show, Fox & Friends, and The Nick Cannon Show, among others. The restaurant currently operates 16 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona and California, with a third New Jersey location in Red Bank scheduled to open later this year.

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