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230 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10001
at 24th St.
best pizza in New York
By angienyc on 6/25/2009
Co. is by no means the best pizza in Manhattan today. i was born and raised in italy and believe me, the quality of Co. pizza is above average even by italian standards: the ingredients used are very fresh, the menu is incredibly interesting, for example the Stracciatella with very fresh stracciatella (a derivative of buffalo mozzarella only freshly available in some regions in the South of Italy), Popey with truffle and fresh spinach, Boscaiola...we tried seven different and they were all amazing. who doesnt like the pizza here is because got his/her palate ruined by fake pizza over the years! beside the food which is an A+, the place is loud, not children friendly and the waiting list is always too long. but its worth the wait!
By paulalan on 7/11/2012
My girlfriend and I were expecting a great meal although was was served food that was everything short of satisfaction. We ordered the Eggplant Toast which was burnt and tasted stale and the Meatball Pizza (which we had read some many positive reviews about) was soggy and had a fowl taste. We had a very disappointing experience and a hefty bill to pay. I will be taking my money elsewhere and am truly upset that what was supposed to be a fairly decent reviewed restaurant was so terrible.
Worst Pizza in New York
By sjweissman on 1/24/2009
In a city known for its pizza, this is perhaps the worst pizza in New York. It reminded me of what I put up with when I was in college because it was cheap. The crust was burnt; the flavor almost nonexistent; and the texture unfamiliar. The place is definitely inexpensive, and the decor is pleasant. But cheap prices do not equate to value when the quality is so poor. Too bad, as there are so few good restaurants in this area.
By chelseater on 2/7/2009
It started with an incredibly rude hostess. However, when we were told that there would be a 45 minute wait... we decided to suck-it-up and hover in the undersize vestibule of a bar area. After angling toward the bar through the maze of irritated would-be patrons, we were unable to get the attention of the bar staff for a solid 20 minutes or so. When we did - they were out of all but one wine - which turned out to be overpriced and metallic. A further 40 minutes or so later, we had scored bar seats and so decided to simply to ignore being ignored by madame gatekeeper, and eat at the drafty bar. We found the staff apathetic, undertrained, and confused, but awaited the much-lauded pizza with great anticipation... Mistake. Our selection of 3 different pies were unimpressive, (one was truly burnt), and other than the char, were vague and tasteless. You've had better pizza and dining experiences a 100 times before. There is no need to subject yourself to Co. Shame.
What a disappointment!
By gsm on 3/11/2009
Walking into Co. I was looking forward to a great meal. However, I left disappointed and robbed of $80! The pizza did not live up to the hype. Out of our three choices, one was at best average and the other two were failures. One of our guest ordered a basic Margherita pizza. It arrived, with a single spec of cheese. Yes times are tough but to send out a pizza, without any cheese is unacceptable. Then when we asked for some grated cheese, we were charged an additional $3 for a tablespoon. Stay home!
Terrible Service, Decent Food
By ClaireJ on 9/29/2011
Have been going to Co. for years, consider it to one of my neighborhood favorites, but on a most recent visit found the service to be down right awful. Our server was rude, inattentive and clearly did not care about our dining experience. Food was decent but not what it used to be.
Please don't go to Co. - Horrible service, bad people
By averagejoe10014 on 1/7/2009
Last night, we watched the waiter tell the two diners (who had waited for 40 minutes for a table and who had ordered 20 minutes prior to this) that the restaurant was out of pizza dough. It was not even 10PM. The manager (who was a horrible man) refused to even come to the table to talk with the diners, and when he did show up he refused to cover even the cost of the drinks. The couple was irate (and rightly so) and one of the diners used the f-word at which point the manager kicked them out of the restaurant. We were still discussing the horrible treatment the couple had received when NOT TEN MINUTES LATER, the hostess sat another group of 3 diners at the SAME TABLE. We waited for the waiter to come over and apologize for a lack of dough, but instead they brought them FOUR PIZZAS! SO, it appears that you have to be SOMEONE in this town to get decent service (and even PIZZA) at this restaurant. The pizza was fine, but nothing amazing. Definitely not worth a 45 minute wait. And definitely not if you need ANY customer service!
By JackDMack on 3/16/2009
I truly don't understand what all the hype is about. Absolutely tasteless food. Pathetic. I live in the neighborhood and will never go back.
Tourist trap style billing games. So stupid. STAY AWAY.
By pigiron on 4/8/2009
Waiter: "Would you like some bread to start?" - Me: "Sure" - Waiter: "Would you like butter or olive oil?" - Me: "Butter will be fine, thanks" Check arrives, I am charged $3 for bread and $2 FOR BUTTER. When questioned, the waited informed me that butter is a menu item. I can almost understand the charge for bread, since its got that whole Sullivan Street bakery pedigree, but has anyone ever seen a charge for butter, especially when they are charging for bread??? Even worse, I am absolutely certain that my waiter deliberately tried to deceive me into ordering something I would never imagine I would be charged for. So congratulations, Comapany. You tricked me out of $2. You win! I will now go spend my money elsewhere. When you close down in 3 months, dont cry about the economy. Its games like ths that turn people AWAY from your doors.
By FoodLoverAlways on 4/4/2011
Pizza is great but the hostess is nasty and condescending (like the caricatures of a stuck-up hostess on Sex and the City).
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