If you’ve been mourning the loss of an intown spot to get O4W Pizza’s Grandma Pie, it’s time to wipe your tears.
Owner Anthony Spina, who closed O4W’s Irwin Street Market spot across from Krog Street Market in mid-2016 in favor of a new location in Duluth, will return to Atlanta next year with a new restaurant.
Spina is partnering with Billy Streck, owner of intown eateries Cypress Street Pint + Plate and Hampton + Hudson, to open an as-yet unnamed spot in mixed-use development Studioplex at 659 Auburn Ave. NE in mid-2018. The restaurant will be just a few blocks from O4W’s previous intown location.
The new joint will serve top-selling pies from O4W Pizza — including the popular Grandma Pie, a rectangular thin-crust pizza — and other Italian snacks, sandwiches, salads, and pasta, including vegan and gluten-free options, alongside a beverage program with a full bar.
The forthcoming restaurant’s design is a collaboration among Streck and his wife Jenn, Spina, and local Atlanta firm Smith Hanes Studio. It will face the Beltline’s Eastside trail and feature a bar, banquette seating, and an open kitchen.
Growing up in Red Bank, Anthony Spina learned to make Jersey-style pizza side-by-side with his uncle. He cooked in his home state for two decades before moving to Atlanta and opening O4W Pizza in January 2015. New York native Streck grew up hanging out in his grandfather’s and dad’s pizzeria.