Stars: they’re just like us. They trip over their own feet, they take cute selfies in bed, and they sometimes just need to go out for a bite to eat after a big awards ceremony. Er…well, you get the picture. After Kanye’s big speech at Sunday’s VMAs (and Kim’s facial expressions to match), and Beyoncé’s incredible performance of Lemonade, the stars were rightly famished. And so they, along with some of their A-list BFFs (notably: Diddy, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, and Cassie) went out to grab some pizza. Reportedly, the crew stayed out until 4 a.m. And they certainly looked like they had a great time:
Was it because the pizza was just that good? We’re going to say yes. The spot they went to is called Pasquale Jones, a popular Manhattan Italian restaurant/pizzeria that doesn’t actually have a listed phone number (the website encourages pop ins). On Yelp, it’s earned itself a four-star average, with 47 reviews. Eating there will cost you, but it won’t drain your paycheck, either: pizzas are from $21/pie, and pasta is priced similarly.
And customers have a lot of good things to say about Pasquale Jones. Olivia R. complimented the restaurant on its “pretty solid za,” saying
The margherita crust was light with a slight chew, and seriously delicious. The diavola was just as good, seemed a bit more cooked maybe for the toppings? The spicy salami wasn’t spicy at all which I liked because I hate spice. Apparently the diavola also comes with spicy peppers but we didn’t get them. The mint was an unexpectedly nice touch!
Donna V. gushed about her meal:
Very, very, very good pizza ladies and gents!…
The clam pizza is a must try. It’s got a rich cream sauce that is making my mouth water thinking about it. I’m lucky that I am actually here again at the restaurant writing this review so I don’t have FOMO while I write this.
The burrata pizza with anchovies is a close second. If you love burrata you will love this pizza. For you are not a fan of tomato sauce, this may not be for you as the anchovies are swimming in ample tomato sauce.
Lastly, we had the spaghetti with lobster. Pasta was al dente and simply perfection. The portion is a little on the small side but amazing.
Run over when you can. It’s mostly walk-ins. Enjoy!!!
Reviews aside, though, the pizza itself (wood-fired, y’all!) looks exquisite. Just check out some of these customer shots of Pasquale Jones pies:
The non-pizza offerings? Just as mouthwatering:
Even dessert looks luscious.
Don’t take it from us, though. Pasquale Jones is open every day but Monday, and accepts both reservations and walk-ins. Not in New York? How about trying the best pizzas in Italy? Or you can just wait until a pizza ATM gets installed in your neighborhood. Whatever works to feed the addiction.