Brooklyn Sicilian slice and caesar salad from O4W Pizza.
Photo: Becky Stein/Becky Stein
Photo: Becky Stein/Becky Stein

Owner of O4W Pizza, Nina + Rafi bringing pizza to Virginia-Highland

New pizza spot will open in former Goin’ Coastal space

The owner of two popular metro Atlanta pizza eateries is branching out with a third pizza-focused venture.

Anthony Spina, who owns O4W Pizza in Duluth and co-owns Nina & Rafi on the Eastside Beltline with Billy Streck, is opening a pizza spot in the former Goin’ Coastal space at 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, Eater Atlanta reports. 

Seafood restaurant Goin’ Coastal closed last year after eight years. 

Details are scarce, but Spina did tell Eater that he plans to focus on Sicilian-style square pizza, which is on the menu at O4W Pizza. A real estate developer working on the project confirmed that the restaurant’s name will be Pizza By The Slice.

Spina, a New Jersey native, moved to Atlanta and opened O4W Pizza in Old Fourth Ward in Irwin Street Market in early 2015, created an unlikely sensation with his Grandma Pie.

Chef/owner Anthony Spina in the dining room at O4W Pizza in Duluth. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)
Photo: Bob Townsend/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

He closed that location in June 2016, reopening the next month in the former Steverino’s space on Main Street in Duluth.

Spina and Streck opened Nina + Rafi in November 2018, featuring a menu of top-selling pies from O4W Pizza (though not the Grandma Pie) and Italian snacks, sandwiches, salads, and pasta including vegan and gluten-free options, alongside a beverage program with a full bar.

The AJC has reached out to Spina for more information. 

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