During some recent excursions around Stone Mountain, I noticed several Italian restaurants and pizza places that claimed to serve New York style. So I answered the call of duty and ate two lunches back-to-back to provide you, the reader, with up-to-date information on the state of pizza outside the perimeter.
My first stop was Uncle Vito's in Snelville. The style of the restaurant is very much New Jersey neighborhood pizza place---counter, booths, everything.
As you can see, I enjoyed my slice of pepperoni. The crust was the right balance of crispy and chewy.
My next stop was the aply named Pizza Cafe, which is very near Stone Mountain. The restaurant is pretty big and has a broader menu. But their pizza was also authentic.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't rank either of these establishments as superb pizza, but they were both tasty and quite authentic. And let's face it, pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be satisfying.