Artichoke Basille’s Pizza to open in Jersey City

Jersey City store marks third location in New Jersey

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza will open a new store in Jersey City February 18. The 12 p.m. grand opening marks the third location in New Jersey. The franchise deal, which dates back to 2018, calls for another two pizzerias to open in New Jersey in the near future.

Premal and Leela Shanghvi, the New Jersey franchisees, will debut an 800 square-foot space off Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. The location at 246 Bay Street will hark back to the days of the original Artichoke Basille’s. The 1880’s space boasts ambient brick walls preserved from that time. An antique tin ceiling and mosaic floor tiles reflect classic New York City design elements.

The menu at Jersey City Artichoke Basille’s will include the pizza chain’s New York slices and whole pies in eight varieties. The Artichoke, the chain’s namesake, headlines the specialty pizzas. The artichoke-influenced pizza comes alive with artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, and pecorino romano cheese. A Crab Pie is prepared with crab sauce and fresh mozzarella with surimi stuffing. Customers can also select from the Staten Island Pie, Margherita, Pepperoni or Meatball Pie.

“As longtime fans, Leela and I are thrilled to bring the larger-than-life slices and culture of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza that we fell in love with to diners in Jersey City,” said Premal Shanghvi. “ We’re also proud to include the Jersey City Free Public Library in our Grand Opening celebration in support of the organization’s free educational and employment resources. The Grand Opening should be a fun-filled day and we’re excited for the opportunity to meet new guests and neighbors in the Jersey City community while supporting a worthy cause.”

As part of the grand opening, Jersey City Artichoke Basille’s will offer a special deal to the first 100 customers. Effective exclusively February 18, these customers can take advantage of a $25 special that includes two massive pizza slices, a drink and an Artichoke t-shirt.


In addition to the $25 deal, the pizza chain will donate 20% of all sales to the Jersey City Free Public Library.

Artichoke Basille, 246 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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