Food Tour: Marietta Square Market a ‘destination for authentic eats’

The wood-fired pizza oven is part of the appeal of Forno Vero Neapolitan Kitchen at Marietta Square Market. RYON HORNE / RHORNE@AJC.COM

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The wood-fired pizza oven is part of the appeal of Forno Vero Neapolitan Kitchen at Marietta Square Market. RYON HORNE / RHORNE@AJC.COM

With the tagline "Marietta's destination for authentic eats," Marietta Square Market opened in late March on Church Street near Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square District.

In the months since, the food hall, which is often compared to Krog Street Market in Atlanta, has welcomed a steady stream of new restaurants and retail merchants, with a grand total of 20 doing business in the 18,500-square-foot former warehouse space.

Developed by Concordia Properties and Creative Culinary Ventures, the market’s design was inspired by the railroad tracks that run just beyond the back windows of the building, and the build-out conjures the atmosphere of a historic train station, including a patio that resembles a platform.

Along with the sound of locomotives regularly rumbling by, another unique feature of the market is the Trolley. The 1922 streetcar of the style that once operated between Marietta and Atlanta is on display front and center at the main entrance.

And later this summer, the Trolley will be home to Pulp Addiction, a new concept from the team behind Four Fat Cows ice cream, offering bowls, smoothies, juice shots and breakfast items.

But right now, here’s a glimpse of some more places to eat and drink at Marietta Square Market:

Forno Vero Neapolitan Kitchen & Drinkery — Boasting towering tiled wood-fired ovens and high-quality ingredients for its Neapolitan-style pizza, Forno Vero offers seven pies with blistered crusts and classic toppings. Besides the Margherita with fresh mozzarella and hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes, the Forno San Marzano adds prosciutto crudo and arugula. Grab food to go or take a seat at Forno's centrally located bar, which serves the market with 20 beers on tap, wine and cocktails. 678-310-2078,

Crème de la Crêpe — For something a bit different, French-inspired, locally conceived Crème de la Crêpe (not to be confused with the California chain) offers a simple chalkboard menu with breakfast, savory and sweet crepes, along with soft drinks and house coffee. Le Classique is folded with eggs, bacon, spinach and cheese. Veggie Lovers gets bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and provolone cheese. And the S'More Crepe is as expected, flavored with graham cracker crumbles, chocolate sauce and marshmallows. 678-557-1204,


Marietta Square Market. 68 N. Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta.


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