First ones here!
Came in here the first day they opened for lunch (I think my good friend George and I were literally the very first lunch patrons). We were hoping to eat pasta that day but was told there wouldn’t be any for lunch. Bummer. In any case, we knew we’d find something good to eat. Besides, with names like Brian Lewis (Bocado), Chef Josh Hopkins (Abattoir), sous chef Adam Waller (Sotto Sotto), and very recently Bruce Logue (La Pietra), there’s bound to be greatness, right? RIGHT!
Photo courtesy of @GJAtlUSA
Pizza. There’s really not much to eat here for lunch. Pizzas, sandwiches, and salads are just about it. We went with the tomato, mozzarella, cappicola, basil, chili pizza. Verdict? This is my favorite pizza in Atlanta. No joke. No comparison. No ifs, ands, or buts. The sourdough crust is chewy and crispy that borders between thick and thin. Just the way I like it. It had that slight acidity that wasn’t obstrusive but you know it’s there in every bite. Of course, the toppings are top-notch. The cappicola is mild and not as salty as its counterparts in the city. The pizza sauce that tasted of fresh tomatoes wasn’t soupy at all and didn’t make the crust soggy even to the last slice. And yes, I did not have to use a knife and fork to eat it. The toppings held up fine. A beautiful, delicious pie, to say the least. Seriously my favorite pizza period.
Sandwich. I want substance when I eat so I’m sure you all know by now I can never be a vegetarian. Sandwiches are almost always on the the bottom of my list. Unless I eat it with another dish. And salads? I don’t even really bother at all. I don’t want to waste stomach space if I had other yummy things I can fill mine with. But there wasn’t anything else on the menu so we had to get a sandwich to go with our pizza. And guess what — I actually really, really liked the prosciutto sandwich. The bread did it for me. Grilled, homemade baguette that doubles as a pizza crust. It wasn’t that hard, jaw-breaking baguette with crispy exterior that you need to chew fifty times before you can swallow. The crispiness of the bread was just enough to give you texture and crunch. The prosciutto, fresh, creamy mozzarella, and roasted peppers were enough to give substance to the amazing bread. It was really yummy.
More bread. One of my weaknesses is bread. I just can’t say no to it. That bread in the sandwich? I made it my dessert. I asked for some bread, grilled and with butter slathered in them. It was heavenly.
Can’t wait to try the pastas and more of their pizzas. I’ve heard so many good things so far. By the way, it’s a little tricky to find the entrance door but just know it’s at the very end of the building.
102 West Paces Ferry
Atlanta, GA 30305