The Setting: Proving once again that good pizza can come from unlikely places, Hearth Pizza Tavern makes its home at the opposite end of a strip mall that holds a Whole Foods grocery. They offer table, booth and bar seating indoors. And, a small patio with tables is off to the side. A wooden screen and huge red umbrellas protect diners from the nearby road.
The Staff: Friendly
The Food: Light, fluffy and delicate, this is everything I usually hate in a pizza crust. But, somehow, Hearth Pizza Tavern takes these wonderful bread qualities and turn them into a pizza crust that really works. Their pizza dough is made with 100% organic flour fortified with wheat germ for flavor. Fire roasting is key to their success.
On two different visits, we’ve seen great consistency in four pizzas. The high heat of a fired pizza oven adds good color and char to what could otherwise be a doughy mess when tomato sauce and toppings are added. All four of the pizzas we’ve sampled have been delightfully crisp, a little chewy, and nicely charred with dark golden dough bubbles dotting the surface of the crust.
Ring of Fire: Garlic chili oil, thin-sliced chorizo, pickled cherry peppers, caramelized onions and cremini mushrooms.
Custom Built: Mozzarella, fontinella, roasted cremini mushrooms and caramelized onion.
Hearth Pizza Tavern
5992 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328