The Best Pizza Outside the Perimeter in Atlanta

Monday, June 27, 2011

About a year ago, I happened into this place almost by accident.  Between one of Crabapple's iconic grain silos and a fitness center, I saw the words "Alpine Bakery."  The baked goods displayed in this place rival those anywhere:  everything from cannoli to biscotti to prettily ganached cakes.

You can see a glimpse of it here:

Picture from Reid Casey, a local realtor.

While I was enraptured, gazing at the pastry cases, I saw a few guys walk in and leave with pizza boxes, so I asked about the pizza and ordered one.  I don't even remember what was on the pizza now, but I remember the crust, OH I remember the crust.  Thin and crispy as your teeth hit the top, chewy as you bite down, hot and slightly sweet, the crust pairs with "just enough" sauce and toppings like artichokes and slices of italian sausage.  Yum.

I went back the other day, and the owners have turned half of their space into a restaurant.  The menu includes an array of traditional Italian favorites and a few restaurant creations.  The average dinner entree price is fifteen dollars.  I ordered a pizza and brought it home with me.  :)

I noticed there's a lovely outdoor seating area, and when I stopped by, it was pretty full of people enjoying a bite of the evening breeze with their pasta.

If you find yourself in Atlanta's northeast suburbs and you like New York-style pizza and pastries, try the Alpine Bakery.  :)

Another review with pics of the restaurant and the pizza:

Another great review:
Restraint.  Pizza.  Delicious.

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