Chef Chris Hall, Ryan Turner, and Todd Mussman (Local Three, Muss & Turner’s) open MTH Pizza in Smyrna Monday, October 14. The neighborhood pizzeria is located at the Ivy Walk complex along Cumberland Parkway, the same complex as the trio’s neighborhood bistro, Muss & Turner’s.
MTH Pizza (an acronym for Mussman, Turner, and Hall) serves “chef-inspired pies” baked in a Renato brick oven, including five classic pizzas such as a margherita and a rotating selection of “seasonally-inspired” pizzas like a clam pie called “clammed if you do”. The menu also includes a small section of antipasto bites and salads as well as gelato and cannolis for dessert. MTH serves beer and wine only.
“I got my start in pizza, throwing pies at Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Fellini’s as a teenager, so this is full circle for me,” Hall says in the press release. “All three of us share a love of pizza and we want this concept to reflect our personal take on what makes a good pizza.”
The pizzeria features three murals created by local artist Matt Fields aka LETRS: Smyrna’s Atlanta Road heading into Atlanta inspired by the film Baby Driver; lyrics by rapper Ice Cube, “I make dough, but don’t call me doughboy”; and hat tips to Team Hidi and Giving Kitchen.
The partners co-founded restaurant non-profit Giving Kitchen, which provides crisis grants and assistance to restaurant workers throughout metro Atlanta and Athens. In March, Turner accepted the James Beard foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award for Giving Kitchen alongside co-founder Jen Hidinger-Kendrick and executive director Bryan Schroeder.
MTH Pizza is open for dinner, but plans to open for lunch in the near future.
Monday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 415, Smyrna. mthpizza.com.