Food & Drink

Mamma Mia

Mom had the best intentions in the kitchen. So pizza night never came too soon.

Tomorrow, make plans to dine at Avellino’s, where traditional Italian fare (based on their family recipes, not yours) rules the roost.

Square pie crusts start with double zero caputo flour (we hear it’s the best) with signature toppings and combo twists (their take on Hawaiian mixes pineapple with pancetta, and the quattro formaggio comes with feta). Pasta goes the traditional route (spaghetti and meatballs, vegetarian ziti with spinach and mushrooms) and on-tap selections like Peroni mellow a boot-influenced vino list.

The interior is no fuss (Ma would be so proud), with local art odes to Pacino and De Niro, and outdoor patio seating is ideal for rowdier broods.

All worth writing home about.

Avellino’s Pizza, 902 West College Avenue, Decatur (404-228-3285).