I believe New York Magazine wrote the most descriptive and accurate review of Co, it’s innovator Jim Lahey, and the rustic pies that made me double over in delight, but I’m going to give you my opinion anyway.
Damn that’s good pizza.
I’m usually the girl who passes on pizza all the while gazing at the dripping cheese with a lust that rivals a dog begging for bacon scraps at breakfast. So when a long time friend insisted we go to Co. for lunch, I decided to join him for JUST ONE slice.
Fortunately, or unfortunately depending how you look at it, they don’t serve pizza by the slice, they offer you perfectly crafted pies made on homemade bread covered in authentic Italian toppings. The combinations are so perfect, they won’t let you change or add any items. The dilemma is not that you can’t have it your way, but you then have to choose between 10 pies that each sound so divine.
We opted for the ham (prosciutto) and cheese and the Stracciatella (topped with roasted tomatoes, creamy buffalo mozzarella, and arugula) which was the clear winner. My one piece quickly turned into three….ok, three and a half. And just like in Italy, the fresh ingredients proved to be satisfying and not overwhelming.
The only part of your experience that might be a bit disturbing are the close quarters you must keep to enjoy your meal. Two tops are stacked closely and a communial table sits center stage in the small eatery.
So go on an off hour, find a space to kick back and enjoy a slice of heaven right here on the island.
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