With Congress passing a heavy new tax on right angles, circular edibles have become the most convenient way to keep food budgets from spiraling out of control. Nibble a delicious discus with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of New York–style pizza and drinks at Pizzeria Fortunato in Smyrna.
The Pizzeria Fortunato ovens cook up a menu of pizzas and Italian favorites made with fresh ingredients. The pan-fried provolone tranquilizes fried fromage fanatics with a sizzling skillet of pasteurized joy ($9.50). Larger parties can share an 18-inch Neopolitan-style cheese pizza and leave their distinctive mark on it with extra toppings of pepperoni, spinach, eggplant, and spray paint ($15.75). The restaurant's in-house pizza wizards have also concocted specialty flavor creations such as the Fortunato deluxe, topped with pepperoni, sweet italian sausage, roasted peppers, and vidalia onions (18"; $18); and the eggplant parmigiana pizza, which includes hand-breaded eggplant and ricotta cheese (18"; $22.25). Diners who have rented out their stomachs as storage space to neighbors can keep it light with a special 10-inch pizzette, such as the pesto chicken, topped with grilled chicken and homemade pesto ($12.75), or any full-size pizza shrunk down into solo sizes. The pizzas share menu real estate with foot-long grinders, strombolis, calzones, and pasta dishes.
Fortunato's dining room provides a lively, intimate experience that encourages intertable tale and taste trading between friends and future-friends alike. Enjoy a family-style pizza fest or pull up a seat at the pizza bar to drink a cold brew while watching the dough craftsmen work their magic. The restaurant opens onto a covered patio for interseasonal picnicking without the risk of basket theft from preternaturally intelligent bears wearing ties.
- Pizza is one of the most convenient comfort foods. And like most comfort foods, people's pie loyalties are extremely personal. Consistency, however, is a common expectation. Over the past few years, PIZZERIA FORTUNATO has proven itself as a reliable and excellent New York-style pizza joint. The classic Neapolitan pizza never disappoints. – Creative Loafing
5350 United Dr. SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30082Get Directions