Shelter Pizza

4.6
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130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Shelter Kitchen features brick oven pizza, empanadas, an assortment of roasted vegetables along with meat & cheese boards and salads. Most of our food is cooked in brick oven using special type of wood selected from Vermont region. We are vegan and gluten free friendly, as well as sourcing most of our ingredients from local farms. Our venue is designed to create a rustic, cabin ambiance. We have two fire place our customers can sit and enjoy their dinner or cocktails. Our bar, while focusing on a large variety of bourbon's, whiskies and scotches also offers 20 different types of draft beer.
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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was beyond slow. Pizza was soggy and tasteless. Cute place but don’t bother.

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This restaurant is beautiful; it’s decorated with wood, dim lighting, antler chandeliers, fireplaces, and moose and deer heads. Very wintery and cozy. But instead of staying true to their ambiance, they played loud techno music all night. So loud, that I was hard to hear my date. We ordered the kale salad, which was good, and the ham and onion pizza. The water from the mozzarella, ham, and onions was too much for the dough, so the pizza was soggy and sloppy. I’ll try this place one more time. But if they have techno and mediocre food again, I won’t return.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good. We enjoyed the burrata salad and two pizzas. The only downside was the overpowering smell of weed from the neighbors on the sidewalk, as we were seated outside.

PB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place is really nice and the food is delicious. Don’t miss the empanadas

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

food was great, service might take some time even when it’s not busy.

OT
Panama City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome place for a family dinner, love the fact that ppl wasn't smoking around. The food is amazing. It takes a little bit long to server's to appear but it's manageable.

C
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service needs to improve (friendly but slow). Food and place are good.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pizza was outstanding: the right thickness, the right cooking point, the right kind of mozzarella. I am Italian so I know what an authentic pizza tastes like, and the one I ate at Shelter's was as good as a true Italian pizza.

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great pizzas!

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EK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Great variety of options for many people.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

No Air conditioning!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las empanadas están buenísimas !!! Gran lugar, recomendado

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We liked it

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was poor
Not attentive
Had to get up and find people to help us but restaurant wasn’t even busy.

RW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was amazing - can’t wait to go back and get it again

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Love the food and great ambiance. I visit this place once per month and always have a happy experience

X
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Cool vibe. Mediocre food. Service boarding on the incompetent.

NW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Food is amazing and the service is really good.

GI
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been to Shelter a number of times. Their pizza and empanadas are great! Even more amazing are their cocktails!! I went last week and was happy to see they offer outdoor seating. Being a beautiful day, we opted to sit outside. However, it took over 20 minutes just for someone to take our drink menu. We waited so long that we ended up giving our orders at that time too. The wait staff was MIA and it was really disappointing because we wanted to order another round of drinks but were unable to. We ended up asking for the check when we finally received our meal because we were tired of waiting around. The food was also a let down from previous visits. Hope it was just an off day for them, but I don't know if we'll go back.

r
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

It is unfortunate that this is a first and last time we choose this place to dine out. We came to this place because we looked up their menu online and we were very interested.
But when we arrived and sat down we realized that it was completely different(not the same menu at all). The waiter told us he knew of this and actually spoke to his boss a few times but said that he was not computer savvy and it has not been updated for a while. The food was good and the ambience was OK but our service was far from service
It appeared that the waiter was avoiding coming to our table. It was unfortunate because the place looked warm and cozy and the decor was cool
It was not a total package food was good ambience was OK service was poor

SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The Itialian wiser was pleasant; however the lady who told us that she needed the table when she brought the ck was not even diplomatic about it. Will not return there.

V
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Found Shelter on Open table as I was planing to meet some friends for lunch, the pics looked so I booked. The staff was super friendly and the food was very good. We sat outside but the place is really cook on the inside too so I will return for sure.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING atmosphere. The pizza was INCREDIBLE. Would highly recommend if hanging out in Brooklyn for the day!!

PB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious. I strongly recommend their empanadas and their pizza. High quality ingredients and authentic Italian style.

VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance and best service .. love it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool place, nice food. Had a great evening.

R
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

One of the meals came out after the other two finished eating. They told us it was because they had to make more eggs and that takes 20+ minutes. Hard boil eggs take 5 minutes to make. 10 max.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great! Great food, service was good, hostess very nice and accommodating.

SS
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed in the service. It was 30 minutes before our drink order was taken. The main course arrived before drinks and appetizers. Drinks were finished for over 15 minutes before waitor came back to see if we wanted another round. At one point the waitor reached into the middle of the table to light a birthday candle for another table. One member of our table went outside to smoke and his full drink was taken.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was pretty good but the service was bad. The restaurant itself is very cool.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very rustic decor, good food, although loud, nice spot for a date.

F
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Even if my truffle pizza wasn't a good experience (too fluffy and burned), I will try again because I really do like the restaurant. Nice place, but I hope the food is also good the next time.

C
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The good- Pizza and salad was tasty. The restaurant is rustic and beautiful. I was seated right away. Service was quick.

The bad- Strong smell of wood burning fireplace inside- my clothes smell like fireplace smoke a bit. Server was prompt but not very friendly. Prices were high considering that it’s pizza.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is now the second time I made reservation and they didn’t honor. Very unorganized.

b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for dinner Saturday night. First time there. Bring customers back on Wednesday night. The only problem I have with them is that I live in NJ. Hoping they open here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The worst restaurant in Williamsburg. The kitchen took it upon themselves to cook the food to their liking and make replacements for ingredients and side dishes mentioned on the menu. Management was completely absent and never addressed any of our issues. Our waitress seemed shocked that we wanted what we actually asked for and what was described on the menu.

SG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Williamsburg. I gave it 4 stars only because the music is a little too loud. Felt more like a lounge than a restaurant. If you go there just to hangout at the bar for drinks and a good time, then the loud music is perfect!

NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I am so conflicted about Shelter. Part of me loves it, and part of me hates it. Well, maybe not exactly hate...
The huge fireplace is such a great touch.. but know that you will leave and your clothes and jacket will reek and need to be cleaned, or aired out for days possibly weeks depending how close to the fire you are.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the music, but it is a bit loud, so it can make conversation hard. It feels more like a chill lounge where you should be having drinks, not exactly a place you would go for dinner?
The food and drinks are great, but if they are busy, be prepared to be ignored by your server.
So, would I recommend it, and would I go back? Probably... but maybe with some hesitations.

A
Frankfurt Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fun place with great pizza.

NW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Shelter many times and they are so nice! Food is delicious! We love to seat by the fireplace... Very cozy!

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