Continuing our series on all-you-can-eat places in Atlanta, the next cuisine we'll explore is pizza. Who doesn't get a craving to stuff their face full of this wonderful food? Atlanta-restaurants.org has you covered when your inner teenaged mutant ninja turtle starts saying he's hungry! Stretchy mozzerella and thick spicy tomato sauce await your tongue and tummy at the restaurants in this article. Check out these places:
1. Pizzeria Vesuvius - Old Fourth Ward
First, the deal. On Sunday evenings you get to have unlimited wood-fired pizza and salad for $12. These aren't standard pizzas either. Pizzeria Vesuvius has very substantial pies with unique twists. Their signature pizza, the Vesuvius, is smoked chicken breast, mozzarella, blue cheese, jalapenos, celery, and buffalo wing sauce. I like the Kilimanjaro, with sausage, pepperoni, applewood-smoked bacon, smoked ham and pepperoncinis. The downside to it is that they only cook two pizzas as a time, so your favorite might not be out when you get there, and a large party might have to wait a long time between servings. Fortunately, they have live music there on the weekends so you'll have something to listen to while you wait! Or just show up early and beat the crowd.
2. Stevi B's and CiCi's Pizza - Both all over Atlanta
Please don't kill me foodies, but I have to mention these two because they're everywhere. These are the two big pizza buffet chains in Atlanta, and they both compete on the cheap pizza market. That's not to say that they're terrible, but it's definitely average pizza. These chains are bascially clones of each other, but the do have some very interesting pizza varieties. Sometimes I'm surprised by a new creation they make, which helps with eating some of their more mediocre varieties. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but the cinnamon roll pizza is good. They're also normally packed with children. If you've tried these places before and you think they're awful, I invite you to try any Chuck E. Cheese's pizza to recalibrate your tongue to truly awful pizza. Then you can come back and enjoy average pizza at an amazing AYCE price of around six bucks.
3. Pero's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant - Northside Pwky
This place serve classic home-style Italian dishes along with their pizza selections. Their AYCE buffet is during lunch on weekdays for $7.95. There's no real surprises to the pizza offerings; the topping list is pretty complete for a good pizzaria. They have anchovies and artichoke hearts, which I love to have on my pizzas. When you get a craving for something other than pizza, come back here for dinner and have some really good, though expensive, veal and chicken dishes. You can get really good veal piccata and chicken cacciatore, and an amazing lobster ravioli. They also have home-made spumoni, which I adore, and a small selection of gelato.
When you really want to dominate your hunger, pizza is an excellent choice. These pizza buffets should be enough to conquer all your cravings, and hopefully give you something a little extra as well to try when you're not wanting a carb coma. Enjoy your meal!
Emily Hunter is a freelance writer for Atlanta-restaurants.org