Pielands opens for pizza, subs and cocktails next week in Virginia-Highland

Pizza from the menu of Pielands. / Photo by Ash Wilson

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Pizza from the menu of Pielands. / Photo by Ash Wilson

Pielands, the newest venture from the owner of popular Eastside Beltline pizzeria Nina & Rafi, is set to open next week in Virginia-Highland.

Located in the former Goin’ Coastal space at 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, Pielands will debut Dec. 6, serving whole pies, slices, salads, subs and soft-serve ice cream, plus beverage offerings including beer, wine and specialty bottled cocktails.

The 1,600 square-foot restaurant comes from Billy Streck, who, in addition to Nina & Rafi, also co-owns Inman Park’s Hampton + Hudson and Lyla Lila in Midtown.

Pielands’ design will “channel old-school neighborhood pizzerias with a laidback, community feel,” according to a press release. The space will feature “red, white and brick accents, concrete floors, fun pizza design details and a vintage photo of the Brooklyn Bridge spanning the main dining room wall,” as well as bathroom walls covered in pizza-themed stickers, a playlist of 80′s music and a vintage Ms. Pac-Man video game. There will be seating for 12 outside, weather permitting.

A sub sandwich from the menu of Pielands in Virginia-Highland. / Photo by Ash Wilson

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“First and foremost, Pielands will be a neighborhood destination that truly embodies a family vibe and sense of community,” Streck, a New York native who grew up hanging out in his family’s pizzeria said in a prepared statement. “We want to get to know our customers on a first name basis, and we’re thrilled to get to know the families of Virginia-Highland, Morningside and beyond.”

The Pielands space was previously slated to open as Pizza By the Slice from Anthony Spina, the owner of O4W Pizza in Duluth and Streck’s former partner in Nina & Rafi. Spina is not involved in Pizza By the Slice.

Pielands will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Online ordering for delivery and pickup will go live Dec. 6.

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Pielands menu

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Pielands menu

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Pielands menu

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1021 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta. pielands.com/

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