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Coals

1888 Eastchester Rd., The Bronx, NY 10461 40.851412 -73.844116
at Morris Park Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-823-7002 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Pizza
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Official Website

coalspizza.com

Nearby Subway Stops

5 at Pelham Pkwy.; 6 at Westchester Sq.-E. Tremont Ave.

Prices

$6.25-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Coals is one of a few spots scattered across the boroughs that serve an innovation credited to Providence, Rhode Island’s Al Forno restaurant: grilled pizza. Despite the name, coals have nothing to do with the preparation—each slab of hand-stretched dough is slapped onto the metal grate of a gas-fired grill. The bar dominates this restaurant, which resembles a sports bar, pizza joint, and living room all in one. Narrow and softly lit, with square wood tables and red wainscoted walls, the space is dominated by a 48-inch flat-screen TV. Toward the entrance is a cozier, carpeted section with yellow cushioned armchairs, dark wood coffee tables, and bookshelves. Barring the televised games that arrest the attention of dazed interns from nearby Jacobi Medical Center, the pizza is the main event. Discs of thin wheat- and corn-flour leavened crusts have bitter, appealing char marks, and just past the crisp surface-snap of each bite is a chewy, slightly sour flatbread-like softness. Grilled-crust dishes are the way to go here, even for dessert. The Fluffernutter arrives folded like a crêpe but with no fluff in the filling—instead, it oozes mascarpone cheese and Nutella, a deliciously sweet finish to a pizza-themed meal.

Recommended Dishes

Margherita pizza, $12; Coals Fluffernutter, $6

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