by Patch Staff
If you've driven on Edgewood Avenue lately, you've likely seen a flurry of activity at the Geyer & Taylor building near the corner of Cooks Aly.
The work there in the historic building is part of the planned opening of Ammazza, an Italian-themed restaurant.
Ammazza plans to open Sept. 24, according to a company spokeswoman.
The restaurant, owned by Hugh, Jason and Cameron Connerty and Knox Ridley, will feature 16-inch Neapolitan-style pizzas and other dishes from and inspired by the cuisine of the Naples region.
- Street-food dishes like fried pizzas ($12-$14)
- Antipasto ($6-$10)
- Polpette: house-made meatballs baked in a San Marzano tomato sauce with ricotta cheese and rustic bread
- Insalata di Limone: field greens, artichoke, olives, bell peppers and Roma tomatoes in a lemon-thyme vinaigrette
- Classico: a meat and cheese board consisting of prosciutto, sopressata, pepperoni, kalamata olives, Pecorino Romano, mozzarella and goat cheese
- Ammazza’s pizzas ($19-$22), 16 inches in size and feature house made dough that features Italian 00 flour.
- Ammazzare: artisan Italian sausage and roasted peppers, Vidalia onion, fresh basil, tomato and house mozzarella
- Terra: house mozzarella, wild mushrooms, goat cheese and truffle oil
- Prosciutto: shaved prosciutto, roasted artichokes, fresh basil and house mozzarella
- Inferno: spicy sopressata, house mozzarella, tomatoes and Calabria peppers
- Desserts ($3-$6)
- Cannolis: pastry shells filled with sweet ricotta cream
- Sfogliatelle: a clam-shaped flaky pastry filled with citrus ricotta cream
- Torta Caprese: a flourless chocolate-almond cake topped with chocolate ganache, originally from the isle of Capri
- Pasta fritta con canella: deep fried bits of dough tossed with cinnamon and sugar
The 5,000-square-foot space, previously a warehouse, has been redesigned by architect William Jay George of G6 Design and includes a bar and tables made of 110-year-old reclaimed pine from a Cartersville cotton mill; an overhead skylight that allows for natural lighting; and hardwood beams running across the ceilings. The restaurant seats up to 125 guests and includes two 16-foot communal tables for large gatherings or multiple parties.
The restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.