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No, East Atlanta Village Isn’t Getting a New Pizzeria

Savvy EAV residents aren’t fooled by the fake facade on Glenwood Avenue

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Sorry, but that’s not a new pizzeria going in two doors down from Mary’s on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village (EAV). Clarke Pizza Co. is apparently a film location. Just which film the pizzeria is part of is still a mystery.

Signage for the phony pizzeria went up this morning, but it didn’t fool EAV residents who quickly took to the neighborhood Facebook page to put the kibosh on opening rumors and leave a few mock reviews, too. Reviews included serious dismay over not having a toaster oven to a shortage of high chairs to accommodate one reviewer’s 14 infants to the restaurant’s lack of llamas.

A faux Facebook account was even established for the pizzeria. While most of the reviews left on the page were one or two stars, mainly due to the lack of a toaster oven, there was one person willing to go out on a limb and give the pizza joint five stars. The “10/10” review praised Clarke Pizza Co.’s pigeon wings. The reviewer says the wings, cooked in the pizzeria’s toaster oven on high, are “full of flavor and juices.”

Despite this glowing review, the pizzeria still only has 2.5 stars. Sad.

But, the big question remains: is there or isn’t there a toaster oven at Clarke Pizza Co.? Atlantans will need to watch the movie to find out.