Longtime pizzeria Little 5 Pizza is now closed. But it’s being replaced by another pizzeria this spring that will stay open until 4 a.m. serving pies, wings, pastas, and calzones, according to a sale listing sent to Eater by Steve Josovitz of the Shumacher Group.
Located in a small retail strip at the corner of Euclid and Moreland, currently anchored by Corner Tavern, divey Little 5 Pizza was originally a location of Fellini’s until the early 1990s when it was sold and renamed. New owners took over the pizzeria in 2012, but continued operating under Little 5 Pizza.
With a quick refresh of the interior, Joseph Wescom plans to open a fourth Atlanta location of his new pizzeria Moonlight Pizza in early April, he says. A location of the pizzeria just opened on Greenbriar Parkway. Two other locations are headed to Hapeville later this month and on Old National Highway in College Park around Memorial Day. The name is a nod to the fact that Moonlight Pizza does most of its business at night and into the wee hours of the morning. The menu is a cornucopia of late-night comfort foods, including a selection of pizzas, strombolis and calzones, sub sandwiches, wings, and pasta bakes. Vegan and gluten-free food options will also be available at the Little Five Points location.
Little 5 Pizza is the second longtime pizzeria to close in the neighborhood over the last three months. Cameli’s Pizza closed this past December after a decade on Moreland Avenue, and over two decades in business in Atlanta. Owner George Cameli cited continued struggles stemming from the pandemic as part of the decision to close his eponymous pizzeria.
And Moonlight Pizza won’t be the only pizzeria opening in Little Five Points this year, or the only pizzeria offering vegan pies on the menu. Vegan pizzeria Pizza Verdura Sincera is taking over the former Zesto location on the opposite corner of Moreland and Euclid.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
422 Seminole Avenue, Atlanta. moonlightpizzas.com.