Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint: Pizza for the Uber Hip

A friend and I went on a day trip to Williamsburg and Greenpoint in search of some culture. As she is a recent transplant to New Haven from this area of Brooklyn, we decided checkout out some of her old neighborhood haunts, including Paulie Gee’s.

Paulie Gee Greenpoint
Dining in the dark

We arrived at 5:30 on a Sunday and got what looked to be the last remaining table. I say “looked to be” because to be honest the place is so dimly lit you can hardly see. Other than this, the decor was predictably trendy and it looked to be an old industrial space, even though my friend noted the restaurant there before had none of those details.

All pizzas are served individual style. I ordered the Daniela Spinachi: shaved parmigiano reggiano, mozzarella, spinach, olive oil, and garlic. It took a while to arrive, although the waitstaff was kind enough to keep us updated. I was so hungry even a Red Baron frozen pizza would have tasted good by the time it came.

Paulie Gee's pizza
I ate way too much and enjoyed every bite

The pizza was a wondrous creation. Served on a baking sheet, the outer crust was kind of fluffy while the interior was ultra thin. My only complaint is that the outer crust seemed a little too doughy. The ingredients were super fresh and when I was done gobbling it down I still wanted more.

Luckily my friend didn’t want all of her pizza, so I pigged out and took the remains. This was an extra special situation, because there had been meat on her pizza. I usually never, ever will eat something that has had meat on it but the pizza was so delicious I had to make an exception.


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