Downtown Tulsa has yet another addition to the eats scene. The East Village recently welcomed East Village Bohemian Pizzeria at 818 E 3rd St., offering wood-fired pizzas Neopolitan-style (the way they’re prepared in Naples, Italy).
Everything at East Village is freshly prepared with the best ingredients, like Italian San Marzano tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, and sausage from Tulsa’s Burn Co. BBQ. The pizzas are cooked in their wood-fired oven at over 800 degrees.
The quality of the ingredients shows in the taste of the food. This is no ordinary pizza. It’s fresh and flavorful through and through. One of the most popular pizzas is the Margherita Bohemian (pictured above), topped with San Marzano Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Marinated Red and Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Mozzarella Di Bufala. Another favorite is the Arugula (pictured below), topped with Garlic Olive Oil, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto, Wild Arugula topped with a Balsamic Reduction. I tried the Arugula on my first visit to East Village. This was one of the first times in my adult life I’ve eaten pizza without feeling guilty afterwards! It was like a fresh salad atop a delicious, hot crust.
Other menu items (aside from pizza) include salads, hummus, Gulf Shrimp, and Antipasto (Chef’s choice of Imported Salumi and Cheeses, Marinated Olives, and Seasonal Wood Fired Vegetables). At lunch time, East Village also offers Italian Sandwiches served on their soft, homemade bread.
East Village also has a wide array of alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer, and Bohemian Cocktails, like the Gypsy Rose (Prosecco, house-made pomegranate grenadine, St. Germaine, fresh lime juice) and the William S Borroughs (Herradura Silver, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, on the rocks with a salted rim).
The decor at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria is definitely worth checking out. The inside tables are filled with soft, gypsy-like pillows. The outside patio is perfect for a relaxing lunch with coworkers or evening out with friends.