Guns to Glory at Grampa’s Pizzeria

Imaginative pizzas and blackboard specials set this restaurant apart

The Brassacre pizza with brussels sprouts, bacon and fresh mozzarella, plus the market salad and sticky ginger cake.

The Brassacre pizza with brussels sprouts, bacon and fresh mozzarella, plus the market salad and sticky ginger cake.

PHOTO BY MARTHA BUSSE

Its name alludes to the fact that the premises formerly housed Grampa’s Gun Shop, as well as pays homage to a family recipe. If you’re thinking it’s just another pizzeria, think again. Its utilitarian facade belies its warm and polished interior. The pizza crust recipe came from co-owner Gilbert Altschul’s granddad, but everything else is as hip as the décor. A handful of imaginative pizzas, plus a create-your-own option, are fashioned using fresh herbs, homemade sausage and the best ingredients. Blackboard specials, small plates and salads are stars in their own right, and sticky ginger cake a gratifying encore.

Grampa's Pizzeria
1374 Williamson St.
283-9580, grampaspizzeria.com

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