Atlanta's best pizza returning to...Atlanta

By: Nelson Hicks

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The Grandma Pie is headed back to Atlanta. 

Restaurateur Billy Streck of Hampton + Hudson and Cypress Street Pint + Plate and Anthony Spina of O4W Pizza are bringing the Grandma Pie home to Old Fourth Ward. The two have teamed up to open a new restaurant and bar, which has not yet been named, in the new phase of Studioplex at 659 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30312, expected to open mid-2018.

Zagat recently named it as the best pizza in the Atlanta area.

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The new joint will serve top-selling pies from O4W Pizza and other Italian snacks, sandwiches, salads, and pasta, including vegan and gluten-free options, alongside a tight beverage program with a full bar.  

Growing up in Red Bank, Anthony Spina learned to make Jersey-style pizza side-by-side with his uncle. He cooked in his home state for two decades before moving to Atlanta and opening O4W Pizza on Atlanta’s Irwin Street in January 2015. He moved the concept to downtown Duluth in September 2016. 

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O4W Pizza has become recognized as one of the best pizzerias in the country. Zagat named O4W Pizza among the “15 Must-Try Pizza Joints Across the U.S.” It’s on Eater’s list of “Essential Atlanta Restaurants,” The Daily Meal’s “Best Pizzas in America for 2017” and FirstWeFeast’s “Best Pizza From Each of the 50 States.” Anthony is best known for his traditional Grandma Pie; it’s 16 inches square and cooked in a cast iron pan. 

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A New York native and self-described Southerner at heart, Billy Streck grew up hanging out in his grandfather’s and dad’s pizzeria. He remembers eating grandma-style pizza throughout his childhood and has long looked for the right partner to open a pizza joint with. He’s been a friend of Anthony Spina’s for years. 

Renderings Courtesy of Smith Hanes Studio

The new project will face the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside trail and feature a bar, banquette seating, and an open kitchen.  

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