Saturday, April 16, 2016

The New York Pizzaria - Chamblee at Chamblee Tucker Rd

You can find The New York Pizzaria at 3354-D Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341 in the North Hills shopping center anchored by Big Lots. This was the original location of the nearby Kroger and home to several other good restaurants including Heart of India and The Mediterranean Bakery. The center is behind the McDonald's and right off of I285 - you basically hit the Chamblee-Tucker exit and swing to the west-southwest (the road starts out east-west then bends toward the south to intersect with I85 and beyond). Parking is in the large lot out front.

This Pizzaria is quite near my home so I've experienced it pretty much from inception - the guy who originally owned it now owns another pizzaria - I had heard he opened this one, decided to sell and retire, then got bored and opened another. I learned all this by visiting one night when I was on my own and wanting a couple of slices. This is the closest pizzaria to my Northcrest neighborhood that sells individual slices at all times. The current owner has kept the same interior and pretty much the same ingredients on the pies. 

 The restaurant is tucked right in the corner of the "L" shaped shopping center and has put up a banner with some of the offerings. The interior still has the same quaint chefs painted along the walls and was quite busy while I was there - this was around 7:00 PM on a weekday night. New York Pizzaria has an unusually large selection of beer held in two locked cases - your choice for $3.50 - quite reasonable in my opinion. I drank a couple of Torpedo's while enjoying my slices.

The style is very reminiscent of the pizza you find in New York so the restaurant is quite aptly named. I think if anything the ingredients are a bit better with the newer ownership - the sausage previously were the little pellets - now you have quartered slices. The crust was perfect and one of the reasons I like slices so much over individual pies - this is the type of pizza that just works better when reheated with additional ingredients added (my biggest complaint of Felinni's  Pizza - the slices are so much better than the whole pies - the same applies here).

While I was there I think 3 different groups of neighbors came by - I hadn't realized it was still so popular but I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. If you like NY style pizza, you should be satisfied by the flavors and crust at NY Pizzaria.

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
New York Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  

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