Monday, November 30, 2009

Vintage Pizzeria Comes To Milton's Crabapple

Courtesy Vintage Pizzeria

During the search for their second Vintage Pizzeria and Bar location, Kara and Mario Gonzalez were drawn to the Crabapple area for its family oriented demographic, good school system and affluent residential communities .Founded in 2005, the original Vintage Pizzeria and Bar is located in Chamblee, Ga on Antique Row near the Dekalb Peachtree Airport, and is well known for its New Jersey influenced pizza as well as homemade Italian dishes, hoagies and a variety of salads. Kara has over 15 years of restaurant experience having done everything from serving, bartending,managing, accounting and wholesale food sales. Mario was a DeKalb County motorcycle cop when he met Kara but always loved to cook and had an interestin the restaurant business. A New Jersey native, he went back and worked ina New Jersey pizzeria for several months to learn how to make and hand toss the dough for Vintage's signature pizza. Two years after opening, they doubled the size of the restaurant due to the demand for their pizza,meatball subs and other dishes.

Housed in the former Foster's Grill location on Broadwell Road, the Milton restaurant has the same menu and same look and feel as the Chamblee restaurant - brick interior and exterior, exposed cedar beams, gas lanterns,a handcrafted bar and patio dining. The pizza oven has a window where you can watch up to 35 pizzas cook from your seat at the bar. Mario says "We have a full bar, ten beers on tap and an extensive beer and wine list - notonly is it important to have good food but to create a comfortableenvironment for a pleasant dining experience." Tuesday night is Family Night where kids ten years old and under eat free from the children's menu and Trivia Thursdays start on October 8. "It has been fun to see Chamblee customers who live in this area come into the new restaurant," Kara said.Vintage is opened for lunch and has a popular lunch special that features a fresh garden salad, giant slice of pizza with one topping and a soft drink for $6.95. Evening delivery is available - call 770-817-6000. Hours are 11:30am to 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday, 11:30am to 11:00pm Friday and 12:00noon to 10:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to see a full menu, visit

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