March 4, 2015 By Michael Florio
A taste of Manhattan has finally arrived in Astoria.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, a high-end pizzeria with several Manhattan locations, opened its doors at 22-56 31st Street yesterday.
The pizzeria offers a wide variety of pies, including artichoke, pepperoni, crab, burnt anchovy, white, meatball parm and vodka Sicilian.
Slices will range from $4 to $4.50, with pies costing between $27 and $29.
Along with pizza, the restaurant will serve calzones, stuffed artichoke, garlic sticks, meatball roll and salads.
The pizzeria’s hours will be from 11 am to 2 am seven days a week, according to its website.
Francis Garcis and Sal Basille founded artichoke Basille’s Pizza in 2008, opening a location in the East Village. Since then, they have added another five pizzerias in locations such as Chelsea, Greenwich Village and LaGuardia Airport.
The 31st Street location is its sixth.
The location was previously Frankie’s Pizza, which closed in October after being business for more than 50 years.