Paulie Gee’s

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Details
60 Greenpoint Ave (btwn Franklin St & West St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(347) 987-3747
Pizza, Vegetarian / Vegan
$ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

With a love for pizza, little formal training, no high school diploma, a career he has characterized as involving him "masquerad[ing] as a computer geek," and a fear of becoming Shelley Levene from Glengarry Glen Ross, Paulie Giannone struck out into the unknown, to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He ventured there before Girls, before the condos, in a time when a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment a 10-minute walk from the subway to Manhattan on the Polish word-of-mouth, no-lease real estate wire still went for less than $2,000. This backyard do-it-yourselfing pizza passionista put it all on the line and earned every kind word he’s gotten.

Greenpoint still isn’t much to look at, but Paulie Gee’s is a pizza lover’s haven, a clean, rustic space that resemble a barn but puts out a pie to rival that of every Naples memory you’ve had (or dreamed of having). At last count, there were some 45 pies (if you count the suggested add-on combos, the seven vegan options, and the 15 "secret pizzas"), all featuring clever names and great topping combinations — Ricotta Be Kiddin’ Me, Feel Like Bacon Love (“there is no bacon on this pizza!”), and the Orange You Paulie Gee? — but when The Daily Meal checked in, the Regina (on the secret menu) was noted as the signature: mozzarella, tomatoes, pecorino romano, olive oil, and fresh basil.

Paulie has had expansion plans since 2013 — his reported idea being to partner with owner–operators in cities across America. While the Portland, Oregon, spot is now in doubt, openings in Miami and Baltimore seem on the horizon.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

Foursquare Tips

  • Try the fiery Hellboy: chili pepper-infused honey drizzled over a blistered pie w/ sopressata picante, creamy fior di latte & grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Its one of our #100best dishes & drinks 2011.
  • You'll need to come here a few times to try all the pizzas on the menu. Start with the Hellboy and Cherry Jones, and don't stop till you're finished!
  • As much as a labor of love as any pizzeria out there, Paulie Gee's is warm and inviting. It serves wonderful pies patterned on the Neapolitan model but with a local slant.
  • Tried the Cherry Jones; a pretty spot-on savory/sweet balance.
  • Try the Greenpointer!
  • Owner Paul Giannone has a gift for great topping combos. My favorites are the Anise & Anephew and the Hellboy (hot soppressata & spicy honey). For brunch, the Monte Cristo is absolutely craveworthy.
  • Paulie is the nicest owner ever!! Came over and had a lovely conversation with my party. Can't wait to come back!
  • Split a Regina and a Honey pizza. Walk it off at the undeveloped waterfront around the corner on Kent street.
  • Order the Cherry Jones- the white pie is covered in melted mozzarella & gorgonzola cheeses, and topped with Prosciutto di Parma, dried bing cherries and orange blossom honey.
  • The pizza here is Community Manager Randy's favorite in NYC.
  • The Regina pizza is an essential New York bite: fior di latte, Italian tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, olive oil, and fresh basil. More places to eat like a local: tandl.me/12ufz7c
  • Very vegan friendly. Tons of options and build your own pizzas. Anddd yummy coconut based ice creams!
  • Paul Giannone, a former IT professional, is now not only owner of Paulie Gee's but he personally stretches and tops every pie that comes out of the oven.
  • if you like a bit of sweetness, the "go fig yourself" pizza is a great choice with gorgonzola and fig (specials menu, may be seasonal only)
  • Put your name in 2 hrs before you feel even the slightest hint of hunger. Drink at one of the many nearby bars. Return just as your stomach feels like it's eating itself. Try...anything. It's all good
  • It's extremely important that you try the Anise and Anephew. If Go Fig Yourself is on the menu, go for that over the Cherry Jones. Too packed? Order to-go and eat on the waterfront!
  • Paulie Gee is a super friendly owner who makes you feel totally warm and fuzzy for eating pizza in a converted barn. Favorite Pie: the Hellboy, which is especially delectable if you dig spicy.
  • The white "Greenpointer" pie. Repeat. The white "Greenpointer" pie.
  • Ask for the baconmarmalade. He served it to us to try it out and we've given it a thumb's up!
  • Go there. Eat a pizza.