PizzaVito

Usually when New Yorkers bring a business to the south, they're called carpetbaggers, impostors, or "Tupac". Getting a free pass for bringing ATL a Big Apple-style pizzeria, PizzaVito.

Run by a pizza pro from Queens with 40+ years pie-sperience, Vito's a 37-seat New York-steez pie-n-slice shack with a red-tile-wall patio, hokey definition signs with Vito's pronunciations of words like "Cahlsonnnnneh" and "Familleh" inside, and offering custom construction of pizzas, strombolis, and calzones -- a freedom of choice not afforded since death was given as an alternative to liberty. Create your grub from among Vito's original sauce recipes (tomato, pesto, or alfredo), 10 meat tops (Philly steak, Italian breaded chicken, bacon) and 15 veggies (eggplant, seasoned potato wedges, roasted red peps); they've got seven 100% whole milk cheeses (cheddar, provolone, mozzarella...), and dough's shipped from NY twice a week to leverage the city's water, reputed to be the best in the world for pizza, and that's why pie-makers everywhere want to tap that. Specialty 'zas get NY-themed monikers like the spicy white Greenwich Village (ricotta, mozzarella, pepperoni, spinach, crushed red peppers) and the Alfredo-sauced Penn Station (breaded chicken, potato wedges, parm & mozz cheese); the Brooklyn Bridge boasts potato, bacon, and alfredo, and the N.Y.P.D.'s white-sauced with ricotta, Roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, mozzarella, and extra screwing-everything-up-for-the-F.B.I.

For their grand opening Saturday, Vito's serving free slices and Coke products from noon to 3pm, and'll have a DJ spinning 80s music. There'll also be appearances by the mayor of Roswell, Vito himself, and actor Federico Castelluccio, who played Furio on The Sopranos, where he learned everything he needed to know about the business of Thug Passion.