Saturday, May 29, 2010

Village Pizza

186 Carroll Street
Atlanta, GA 30312

Village Pizza is near my house in Cabbagetown, and it's a part of the Diem restaurant group that includes Apres Diem, Carpe Diem and Amuse. It's our go-to place for great pizza near the house. I've never had anything there that wasn't delicious. The ingredients are always fresh and the price is absolutely right for enormous portions. Take a look at my slice of the Village Deluxe, topped with Pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, ham, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, and extra cheese. For only $4.50, it's a great bargain.

The menu includes specialty pizzas, like the Deluxe, as well as build-your-own pizza, pastas and sandwiches. The salads are also a personal favorite: they are enormous and full of fresh vegetables. I give them extra points for using raw mushrooms in the house salad, as well as just a touch of shredded mozzarella. It's enough that you get a good taste, but not so much that it turns a good green salad into a fatty mess.

For right around $10, you can get a slice and a big salad. That's a deal that's hard to beat. Roommate Lynn likes to build her own slice, especially with ham and pineapple. Notice how big a half eaten slice is in relation to her hands.

Village also has a gelato counter, with 4-8 homemade flavors available in 3 sizes. We like to grab gelato to go and pretend that walking and eating balances out the sugar. My favorites are Black Cherry and Tahitian Vanilla. Delicious!

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