Co., short for Company, is a 54-seat pizzeria and restaurant in Chelsea where James Beard Award winner Jim Lahey puts his own spin on classic pizza – round, thin, vaguely Neapolitan, and topped with inventive and unusual mixes. The restaurant is unpretentious with large, communal tables that invite sharing and conversation. Patrons can also sit at sidewalk tables when the weather permits. The pizzas are baked at about 900 degrees in a special wood-burning oven imported from Modena. While you will find good old classics like Margherita with buffalo mozzarella cheese on the menu, most pizzas are inventive concoctions like a frilly mushroom pizza with jalapeno, fresh dill, and three cheeses or pizza topped with zucchini-anchovy purée with zucchini blossoms. Lahey does not believe that tomatoes are necessary on pizzas. Co. offers a nice selection of wines and cocktails, soups, sandwiches, toasts, and breads.
230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, website, Phone: 212-243-1105
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