NEW YORK CITY | Co. is the creation of James Beard award winning baker Jim Lahey (Sullivan St. Bakery) and is a Chelsea pizzeria focusing on not quite authentic Neapolitan-ish style pizzas. It’s been open since 2009 and is still very popular today, although thankfully these days you no longer have to wait an hour in line to get a table. As one would expect from a skilled baker like Lahey, the bases at Co. are fantastic – thin, spongy, discs of slow fermented goodness crisped at charred to just the right level in a 900°F wood-fired oven imported from Modena, Italy.
While you’ll find a few traditional pizza toppings on the menu (yes there’s a Margherita), the focus at Co. is on fresh, locally sourced produce that goes well on a pizza, traditional or not. We love the Meatball – a perfect combination of tomato, buffalo mozzarella, veal meatballs, caramelized onions, olives, aged pecorino, and oregano. The sweet and smoky Flambe, with bechamel, parmesan, buffalo mozzarella, caramelized onions, and lardon is also fantastic.
As well as pizza the menu at Co. features a variety of toasts, soup, salads, artisanal meats and cheeses. Wood-fired vegetables, like the beets with toasted pine nuts, dill, chives, and citrus-fennel vinaigrette are great. For drinks it’s a selection of around 15 wines by the glass or bottle and a few craft beers and cocktails.
230 9th Avenue
New York 10001
Mon – Fri: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Sun – Sat: 11:00am to 10:00pm