Atlanta Pizza & Gyro brings people together, just like the melted whole-milk cheese on their pies fuses together more than 20 toppings. Diners share conversation and laughs over pizzas such as the Special: hamburger, sausage, pepperoni, veggies, and feta cheese. The restaurant adds a few elements to this social experience. TVs beam sports down into the dining room, which also hosts trivia nights and surrounds guests in free WiFi, allowing cyborgs to ask for salt telepathically.
Since their first days in 1983, Atlanta Pizza & Gyro has ventured beyond the menu items listed in their name. While they still specialize in gyros and pizza, cooks also create Italian beef sandwiches, bake lasagna from scratch, pile plates high with spaghetti lunch specials, and produce nightly dinner specials. The restaurant's Facebook page even keeps loyal diners up to date on the latest offerings.
B.C. Pizza boasts a menu of multiple pie toppings, crusts, and sauces that give hungry bellies full creative control of their meals. Nimble hands bake classic dough into crusts and astronaut helmets, flavoring them with garlic or parmesan at the behest of their guests. In addition to choosing from four sauces that run the gamut from creamy to spicy, diners decide which of 16 toppings will festoon the cheesy expanse, considering anchovies, bacon, and jalapeños. Pies pair with baskets of breadsticks fresh from the oven and eight leafy mixes tempt tines, such as the garden salad's broccoli and tomatoes. An effervescent bottle of soda cleanses palates between bites and quells the body's natural urge to spontaneously combust.
Pizza chefs conjure fresh dough on a daily basis at Uncle Vito’s, a traditional pizzeria specializing in New York–style pies peppered with market-fresh ingredients. Layers of gooey mozzarella blanket fragrant pools of homemade tomato sauce and toppings such as eggplant, bacon, and broccoli on each thin-crust pizza. The thinness of nine specialty Neapolitan-style pies offsets the thickness of Sicilian-style pizzas, which boast inch-deep crusts ideal for toughening up teeth made of gummy candy. Culinary crewmembers accessorize oven-baked calzones and stromboli with sides of marinara, and they festoon baked ziti and manicotti dinners with a one-two punch of ricotta and mozzarella.
With a sunny outdoor seating area and a menu packed with casual Italian treats, Vendetta Pizza Cafe is determined to win the fight against esurient tummy trolls. Eating engines rev up with homemade jalapeño poppers ($6.95), which come stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, and imported pop extract. The deluxe pizza ($5.75 per slice) escorts awe-struck tongue buds through a decadent protein party replete with bacon, beef, pepperoni, and sausage, while the Tree Hugger pizza ($4.75 per slice) assembles a peaceful army of vegetables for meat-free munchers. Wrap hands around a grilled or fried chicken parmesan sub if you prefer your cheese and marinara hidden ($6.95), or hone the art of food-spelunking by navigating through the layers of homemade lasagna ($9.75).
The murals painted on the walls of Mama Mia's of Stone Mountain Village almost transport guests to Italy: al fresco dining on cobblestone streets by the sea, gondolas passing through a canal, and a balloon vendor catching the eye of a child. The dishes that come out of the kitchen also send diners to another land, where italian sausage, ground beef, and pepperoni nestle inside lasagna and gooey mozzarella clings to chicken parmesan. Chefs also craft New York–style pizza, topping the pies with housemade sauce and ingredients such as artichoke hearts, salami, and enough cheese to fill Andre the Giant’s bathtub. The team has been cultivating a reputation for fine Italian fare since 1978.