Pizzeria Fortunato

May 14, 2010 · 1 comment

in atlanta, dining out

I’ve visited Pizzeria Fortunato on the East-West Connector in Smyrna a handful of times (post #1 | post #2), but I had a great experience there recently that I thought was worth sharing.

After a fun Saturday afternoon, I was looking for somewhere that could offer a cold beer and some guilty food. Pizzeria Fortunato had me covered.

In addition to pizza, there are some very decent wings at PF. Plenty of sauce, crispy, and plump, without being overly rubbery. I like wings to be a bit smaller than this, but these will fulfill a wing craving, no problem.

If that’s not guilty enough for you, you should try the fried provolone dish. It’s sort of an Italian version of queso fundido.

On this visit I noticed on the specials board that a variety of Italian classics, such as veal milanese, are offered at PF. I’m curious to see how they are one day. The closest to traditional fare that I’ve tried are the meatballs.

The meatballs were large, soft, well seasoned, and they didn’t have a reheated texture or flavor. Very respectable.

By the time the pizza arrived, I was stuffed. It was also very dark outside (we sat at a table on the patio) so this is the best photo I could muster up. The pizza was huge and loaded with pepperoni and sausage. It’s not a “trendy artisan” pie, but it’s delicious. I’ve always found their crust to be somewhat texturally odd and devoid of much flavor, but it’s not offensive in the least, and the crust isn’t a doughy gut bomb.

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