It appears the Decatur location of Avellino’s is now closed in Decatur, the AJC first reported. A note taped to the front door of the pizzeria on West College Avenue indicates Avellino’s closed on March 22 after 15 years in business. The Brookhaven location remains open.
Owned by Luigi DiRienzo, Avellino’s serves classic Italian pizzas using a San Marzano tomato base for its red sauce pies, like the Mt. Vesuvius with Calabrese salami and habanero peppers, as well as white pizzas, including the speck and arugula.
Eater reached out to Avellino’s for comment on the closure in Decatur.
The pizzeria was located on the corner of a small retail strip along West College Avenue that also includes a location of Revolution Doughnuts.
Longtime Lebanese restaurant Lawrence’s Cafe closed at the other end of the West College building last year after 30 years. The owner of Edgewood neighborhood Mexican restaurant El Tesoro plans to take over the space and eventually open a new restaurant serving foods from chef Hugo Suastegui’s family and hometown of Acapulco, paired with mezcal drinks from the region.