Whichever pie you order at Amalfi Pizza downtown, make sure to get it Carnevale-style. 
Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS
Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

Make it a Carnevale-style party at this downtown Atlanta pizzeria

Dish of the Week: Pizza Amalfi at Amalfi Pizza

In the heart of downtown Atlanta, Amalfi Pizza is pulling a familiar menu trick that nevertheless seems to work every time. There’s a delightfully named upgrade you can add to any pizza for a $4 charge, and it includes more cheese. Yes, you’ll be wanting your pizza Carnevale-style.

You can’t go wrong with the house pizza, called Pizza Amalfi, which has a decadent lineup of toppings: sausage, peppadew peppers, caramelized onions, bacon jam and mozzarella. But, hey, you came downtown — let’s make this a party.

Ordering your pizza Carnevale-style transforms the familiar circle into a sunburst-shaped delight. The edges of the crust are stretched and stuffed with fresh ricotta, which adds another layer of decadence while nicely offsetting the richness of the meaty Pizza Amalfi. 

While the house specialty pizza is excellent Carnevale-style, it’s hard to imagine the upgrade making any of Amalfi’s pizzas less fun. 

There’s an argument to be made that opting for the Carnevale ultimately could save you money, too. For just $4 more, your individual pizza suddenly grows to a portion much better for sharing. You can’t have a party unless you invite other people.

Amalfi Pizza. 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 404-228-7528, amalfipizzaatl.com.

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