Inside: Buckhead Pizza Co.
Jun 8, 2008
By Kimberly Walker
Special to Metromix
The newest pizza place on the scene around the Mall of Georgia is Buckhead Pizza Co. Finally, somebody got tired enough of hum drum pizza chains and re-heated delivery that they decided to revamp the whole idea of how pizza should be enjoyed. Buckhead Pizza Co. is more than just the run of the mill pizzeria. This contemporary pizza lounge and bar has everything needed for a casual lunch with co-workers or a fun nighttime spot to grab a slice and a drink before hitting the town.
Decor: The mahogany wood accents along with the modern lighting and flat screen tv lined bar create an open and cozy atmosphere. One of the best features about the bar is that it’s both inside and outside. Have a drink at the bar in the dining area or if the weather permits, sip on a glass of wine outside and once ready to dine have a seat at a table on the patio. The small viewing window into the kitchen reveals the staff hard at work making pies and such with the oven ablaze. Next to the window are bottles of premium wines waiting to become the perfect complement to a pizza dinner or entree.
Music: In the background there’s the latest pop and r&b music playing with plenty of friendly social chatting going on at the bar, the tables and the booths. A casual spot with chic appeal.
Food: On the menu, expect to see more than the normal pepperoni and extra cheese make-up. Pizza here, is more of an art form comprised of fresh, top quality and tasty ingredients to make delicious pizza. From the more common plain cheese to the innovative Atlanta Strip (thinly sliced Atlanta Strip with carmelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes and blue cheese on their olive oil and garlic sauce), Buckhead Pizza spares no expense to create more than just a tasty pie. Not only is the sausage and dough made daily, but all of the grinding, cooking, simmering and roasting is done in house! That’s right, no frozen factory meat and veggie bags here. But for the less adventurous diners, the option to build-your-own-pizza is available if you just can’t shake the typical single topping pie. Though pizza is the forte, there are also appetizers, flatbread, flatrolls, salads and a few entrees on the menu to please various appetites and tastes.
Verdict: The pizza-delicious, the ambiance - suburban trendy, the crowd - laid back suburbanites looking for a great bite with good drinks and a hip social scene.