The original location of Ammazza looks poised to return to Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward soon, according to a post on Instagram. The Neapolitan pizza restaurant, which closed in 2016 after two cars plowed into the front of its building, teased followers saying, “The agony is almost over O4W!”, asking people to tag friends to help devour the pizzas pictured in the post.
The post quickly blew up with comments from followers asking when the restaurant would reopen, including Channel 2 News anchor Jovita Moore. The restaurant responded to Moore’s comment of “Ready!”, telling her to let them “know when you’re ready for our close up, we’re always camera ready.” In response to another comment on the post, Ammazza says they have a feeling the opening is “pretty soon.”
Even Staplehouse, two blocks west on Edgewood, seems excited for Ammazza’s return to the neighborhood. A comment on the post by Staplehouse reads, “Your neighbors can’t wait!!! Woohoo!!”
Ammazza also made light of the car accidents that closed their doors and threatened to derail their second location from opening in Decatur. One commenter mentions they are moving one block away from the restaurant. Ammazza’s response: “That’s incredible!!! Just one thing we ask..if you’re coming down Randolph when you move in...PLEASE make sure you remember to turn at the light.”
The restaurant is located directly in front of the traffic light at Randolph Street and Edgewood Avenue. Both cars blew threw the light and into the restaurant’s front room where the order counter is located. No one was injured in the first late night crash that dumped nearly 50,000 gallons of water from a busted emergency water main, flooding the restaurant and causing extensive damage.
Eater Atlanta reached out to owner Hugh Connerty for more details.
Ammazza-Decatur opened in November across from Kimball House on East Howard Avenue.