Old 4th Ward Pizza will open for dinner tomorrow in Irwin Street Market. The Italian-American, New Jersey-style spot will serve thin-crust pies and slices cooked in a brick oven, in addition to salads, meatball Parmesan, calzones, and stromboli. Lunch service will begin next Tuesday.
The fast-casual restaurant comes from Anthony Spina, the pizza maker behind Krust Co. in New Jersey. Spina recently moved to Atlanta and thought the Irwin Street location was “the perfect place on the Beltline.”
Expect pizzas like Grandma’s Pie, a square pizza cooked in a cast-iron pan with house-made mozzarella and marinara sauce. Specialty pies, such as duck prosciutto and cashew cheese margarita will rotate weekly. Gluten-free pizza will also be available.
“This is very simple Italian [pizza],” Spina says. “The dough rises for a long time. The sauce and cheese is basically brought all the way to the edge of the pizza. It doesn’t leave you feeling heavy.”
Old 4th Ward Pizza replaces Jake’s Ice Cream, which recently took over the Irwin Street Market space formerly home to Bell Street Burritos.