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Paulie Gee's

Italian Restaurant

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Paulie Gee's204.5
pizza • pies • spicy honey • worth the wait

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  • Photo of Alex Calthrop
    a year ago
    Dellboy; time out 2016
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  • Photo of Jesse Lee
    a year ago
    Vegan Pizza! what's to hate? The lines are cray long though.
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  • Photo of Citymaps
    2 years ago
    Paulie’s brick oven pies, served up in a beautifully renovated warehouse that looks more like a barn you’d find in upstate New York, are our favorite Brooklyn. Sorry Robertas. Start with the Greenpointer — a white pie with Fior di Latte, Baby Arugula, Olive Oil, Fresh Lemon Juice and Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano — and be sure to try one of the pies that has hot honey on it. Wash it all down with one of the many craft beers they have on the menu. A true Greenpoint gem.
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  • Photo of Zara Findlay-Shirras
    Anything with hot honey!
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  • Photo of Minka Guides
    2 years ago
    Melissa says: love this pizza! Very VG-friendly.
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  • Photo of Johann Tumberluk
    2 years ago
    incredible
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  • Photo of Pimms Mcginns
    2 years ago
    Really want to try this place
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  • Photo of Eater
    2 years ago
    Paul Gionnone's spin on Neapolitan-style pizza has attracted scads of attention from the pizza cognoscenti over the years (in fact, full disclosure, two panelists had to recuse themselves from weighing in on this pizzeria due to their connections to it). But these pies with names like Arugula Scmoogula, Feel Like Bacon Love, Hellboy, and A Whiter Shade of Kale get that attention for good reason. Scott Wiener of Scott's Pizza Tours explains, "A cozy room and incredibly tasty pizza make this one of my favorites in town. You know it's good when your list of 'must eat' pizzas is often more than the number of people at the table. Absolutely one of the best." [Photo]
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  • Photo of Raja H
    2 years ago
    I broke one of my core NYC rules: never wait 30min+ for food. At least WNYC Transmitter Park nearby provides a great view. Worth it? I had the Hellboy🔥, and I'm inclined to say maybe. Will likely only return to show a visiting friend.
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  • Photo of Deanne Griswa
    3 years ago
    Hellboy Pizza
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  • Photo of Kate Findlay-Shirras
    Oh my it's the best. Get the hot honey on everything!
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  • Photo of Zara Findlay-Shirras
    One of my favorite pizza places in the city. Hot honey!
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  • Photo of Melissa Torres
    3 years ago
    Pizza!
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  • Photo of Braden Sidoti
    3 years ago
    Favorite pizza!
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  • Photo of Citymaps NYC
    3 years ago
    Voted Best Pizza in NYC by Zagat, Paulie Gee's has become an institution for pizza lovers. With a custom built oven from Naples, eating here is an event. Try the Hellboy, and keep an eye out for a man with glasses and a baseball cap - that's Paulie!
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  • Photo of Free Williamsburg
    The only place in New York where we don’t mind waiting 45 minutes to eat pizza. It’s that good. (Plus we can always meander next door for craft beer at Brouwerij Lane while we wait.)
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  • Photo of We Heart New York We Heart New York
    Clever names (Luca Brasi, Ricotta Be Kiddin' Me, Feel Like Bacon Love) and awesome combinations of toppings make this Greenpoint pizza joint a must for serious connoisseurs.
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  • Photo of Margot Mazur
    4 years ago
    If a graying man with coke bottle glasses and a thick Brooklyn accent interrupts your meal at this busy Greenpoint firehouse-cum-pizza-joint, don’t worry. It’s just Paulie Gee.
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  • Photo of Ana B.
    4 years ago
    I hear it's the best pizza!
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  • Photo of Time Out NY
    4 years ago
    Get the Anise and Anephew pie — fennel four ways might sound like overkill, but the gentle melding is a symphony.
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  • Photo of WiltshireAnon
    2 months ago
    We shared a lovely salad with blue cheese and then had two pizzas. Crusts were thin, there wasn't loads of cheese - great - freshly cooked, very interesting flavour combos and very tasty. Good value. Excellent craft beers. This is a busy, buzzing place and is to be recommended.
  • Photo of Rgib717
    2 months ago
    Tucked away on Greenpoint is a neighborhood favorite. Most likely will be a wait. Don't let the rustic interior fool you on the craft wood oven pizza. This is not your typical pizza, but the combinations are fresh and delicious. The have a full bar as well.
  • Photo of Katie H
    3 months ago
    I love Paulie Gee's and visit every time I stay with friends in Greenpoint. So many amazing pizza combinations to choose from! The Cherry Jones with vegan sausage and Ricky Ricotta are two favorites.
  • Photo of RahnC
    3 months ago
    This was our first stop since arriving in NYC. We were staying at an Airbnb right up the block from here, so it was an easy walk. It was prime dinner hours, and we were quoted an hour for the wait time. It ended up only being 15 minutes which was a nice surprise. Service is great! Our waitress was very nice, and made sure we had everything we needed, including answering any questions. The pizza was good. Both of our pizzas seemed to have fresh toppings and were NY-style thin crust. The crust, however, was burnt on both of our pies. Even though it was good, this was not the best NY pizza we experienced however. There were several other original, hole-in-the-wall pizzerias with much better pizza and even better prices. Not to mention how bad the atmosphere was here (personal opinion, I'm sure, but not our style). It was extremely dark to the point we couldn't even see the menu. The noise level was overly loud to the point my wife and I couldn't hear each other talk. The restaurant was tiny, and just not appealing to us. We have friends who live in Brooklyn and told us that Paulie Gee's is for the hipster locals...they're spot on. Visit the many other original local pizzerias in the area instead.
  • Photo of corvette44
    4 months ago
    Sake Mountain Way and the Hot pastrami, we also had a desert pizza, our servers name was Monica, very friendly and helpful, our pizzas were unreal, omg one of the best I've ever had, and came out in 5 mins, helps to get in early as the waits can be long I'm hearing, waiting on our desert pizza, dessert pizza was the bomb!!!!
  • Photo of Sinead A
    4 months ago
    We didn't want to wait an hour+ on a week night, so we opted to sit at the bar and order our pizzas. Mine was pretty good (I ordered a special) and I'm a fan of thin crust and don't mind things a little 'crispy'. My GF's pizza was pretty burnt - but we were also starved, so she ate it without complaint. Service was very good - our bartender was excellent! Drinks are definitely overpriced, but the pizza was reasonable. Overall - an average pizza experience in Brooklyn.
  • Photo of amerie63
    4 months ago
    Don't really get the hype about this place....came here on a Saturday night with 6 guests and we each ordered our own pizza. I tried the following: Hellified Porkpie White, Ricotta be Kidding Me, King Harry Classic, Monte Cristo, my favorite of those was the Hellified Porkpie White. The pizzas were really just not that wow worthy, it wasn't that great...maybe it was the varieties that we tried but I was not as impressed as I thought I would be coming into this, given all of the acclaim and great reviews for Paulie Gees. Hostess and waitress was nice. Drink selection was good - they have a cocktail list - I don't know why so many people say they offer beer and wine only. I don't feel like I need to go back here for the pizza. We didn't get dessert. The crust was good but the toppings were not that exciting nor of the best quality, overall, it was a slight disappointment. Really surprised.
  • Photo of sixpackswolf
    5 months ago
    We visited the establishment, having read relevant reviews. The place lived up its reputation. Enjoyed beer 🍻 at the bar while waiting to be seated, the right ambiance too. Once seated, we could watch the process of pizza 🍕 making, the dough, the oven... which provided the right 'lee way' to enjoy it once served on our table, coupled with great red wine 🍷. The perfect 👌 pizza with the right dough and ingredients that you can distinguish their fine taste! Simple & Authentic. Paulie was around checking and chatting at the tables, and were glad to meet him too. A 'must' on our next visit to the Big 🍎 Apple👌🙂
  • Photo of Belinda C
    6 months ago
    This restaurant was highly recommended by our hotel. Don't get me wrong, the pizza was good. But the restaurant was very dark. We had to read our menus with our mobile phone torches. Three pizzas came out fairly quickly, but the forth just didn't come. Our friend encouraged us to start ours, and we asked the waiting staff about his order. They apologised and said they'd chase it up. Half way through our pizza, we chased it up again. 3/4 through, Paulie Gee himself asked how we were enjoying our meal. We said that 3 of us were happy, but 1 was still hungry. The pizza appeared shortly after, by which time we were almost finished. To be fair to Paulie Gee, he gave us all a free Limoncello. But this didn't really compensate for our meal. I wouldn't bother going back.
  • Photo of Andrea K
    6 months ago
    Lightly charred pizza crust topped with premium, creative ingredients = pizza heaven. We ordered two different pizzas - and both agreed the Hell Boy was the best!
  • Photo of 275LucM
    6 months ago
    Went to Paulie Gee's on our recent trip to New York. We where not disappointed. The decor is eclectic and the lighting is low. Be warned, the wait time can be long. This place is very popular and is VERY busy. The three of us loved our wood oven pies. Service is efficient and amiable. Worth a visit.
  • Photo of Catsnuts
    7 months ago
    Busy pizza joint. Nice room with quick service. Had the hellboy, don't fear it,it's not that hot. Food was tasty, just on a personal level I prefer the thinner Sicilian or puglian pizzas. Worth a visit.
  • Photo of gachris
    7 months ago
    Probably one of the best pizzas I've ever had. Great ingredient combinations and real neapolitan crust makes this one of a kind. They only open from 6 pm to 11 pm and the wait is long, but well worth it. The place is beautiful and familiar, great service in every aspect. We ordered: Hellboy, Greenpointer, Montecristo, Hellified Porkpie and Cherry Jones. This last one is a must! Do include this place in your visit to Brooklyn.
  • Photo of Caroline_D05
    7 months ago
    A great spot for pizza, My fiance and i ordered the Hellboy......pepperoni with a drizzle of hot honey, it tasted amazing. so much so we went back a few days later. We decided to branch out and got a Ricky Ricotta and a Hellboy, both are delicious but the Hellboy wins hands down. the service is great, the manager takes the time for small chat. It has a cosy feel to the place and it was busy both times we went. On the second visit we decided on a bottle of red, the only thing that let the place down was that we drank our red wine from small tumbler glasses. Now I don't want to sound snobby but red wine tastes nicer from a nice big wine glass....it helps the wine to breath....this is a VERY small issue for me and i'm still giving it 5 stars. we loved the hot honey so much we bought a bottle to take home with us.
  • Photo of Diver877
    8 months ago
    The names and ingredient selections of the pizzas are incentive with vegetarian and vegan options as well as meats. The thin crust pizza dough is tasty with a good chew to it. There was not much difference between all the varieties. We ordered 4 pies and the flavor profiles were subtle. Our table ordered a Caesar salad that was great-crunchy with plenty of garlic flavor. We were served very competently and were able to find a good bottle of wine along with a local beer selection. A great local place to hang out with friends and share a few laughs and pizzas.
  • Photo of 10isgirl
    8 months ago
    We decided to try Paulie Gee's based on reviews we had read about it. There was a wait for a table so we walked around a park in the area. The restaurant was busy and very crowded. We were seated at a table in the back. We were greeted promptly. The restaurant itself is very dark. The manager came by our table and greeted us and asked us where we were from. He informed us that there was a Paulie Gee's restaurant near where we live which was nice to know. We ordered the Gate of Eden Salad to share. It was greens with pecans, onions, pears, dried cranberries with a red wine vinaigrette. The ingredients work well to make a nice flavor combination. We ordered three pizzas, the Hell Boy with pepperoni, the PorkyPineapple and the Ricotta Be Kiddin' Me. My favorite was the Hell Boy which had fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and hot honey on a nice crust. The PorkyPineapple had a nice balance of flavors with the fresh pineapple and post oven speck. The Ricotta Be Kiddin' Me was my least favorite. I love cheese, but the post oven dollops of ricotta were just too much for me. It made the pizza mushy. Service was great and we had a good time.
  • Photo of Tunaidi
    10 months ago
    Finally got a chance to check out Paulie Gee's and it did not disappointed. More so than the toppings on the pizza, I have to bring attention to the dough. The pizzas personal-sized and are thin crust -- the soft kind, not the crispy kind. They're well prepared because the toppings do not soak through, nor are there significant burned spots, which are easy to come by in these types of pizzas. Out of the 5 pizzas our table procured, I'd have to say the Hellboy was the most memorable, while the Ricky RIcotta was a close second.
  • Photo of Ben S
    10 months ago
    Great little spot in Brooklyn's Greenpoint/Williamsburg section, custom pizzas, great salads, nice beer/wine list. Only open 6pm-11:00ish. If you're lucky enough to meet Paulie, tell him Ben says hi. Great food and great service.
  • Photo of ljgrim123
    10 months ago
    The brick oven is amazing and the pizza is the closest to that I've had in Naples, Italy. The toppings and the slight char make this so delicious. All fresh ingredients, but it's the oven that is the key. The barn door look out front made me think I was at the wrong place. The tables are a bit close, but everyone is friendly . The owner stopped by to welcome us and tons us he is grim NJ. This place is the real deal and worth a trip for amazing authentic Italian pizza .
  • Photo of saracen20
    10 months ago
    Vegan fennel sausage and hot honey... OMG what a combination. For the meat lovers, don't worry you haven't been forgotten! My wife assures me the pepperoni is (nearly lol) as good! Don't miss it!

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