THE DISH: Grandma's New York Pizza


• Grandma’s salad — Greens with chopped tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers and mozzarella with house dressing, $6 for a small

• Grilled chicken Caesar salad pizza — Pizza topped with grilled chicken, romaine lettuce and Caesar dressing, $19

• Capellini bolognese — Capellini pasta topped with a chopped meat cream sauce, $10

• Veal paillard — Grilled veal topped with baby greens and balsamic vinaigrette. Served with a side of pasta or salad, $15


Grandma's New York Pizza serves, from bottom clockwise, chicken francese, spaghetti with a meatball, canolis, an assortment of pizza and pasta primavera. (Staff Photo: Meghan Kotowski)


Grandma's New York Pizza has room for large parties in its dining room. (Staff Photo: Meghan Kotowski)

2855 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suite 370, Suwanee



Open since: Aug. 16

Owners: Cousins Sabatini Koraqi and Lulzim Olluri

Location: Grandma’s New York Pizza is located in the same shopping center as Movie Tavern at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee and Old Peachtree roads.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m. Sundays

Atmosphere: The inside of Grandma’s New York Pizza is divided into two dining areas with plenty of room. The front room is for ordering to go food, eating at the small bar or waiting for others to arrive.

People also have a chance to watch the cook make the pizzas from scratch. The large ovens take up the right wall of the restaurant. There are slices and pies in a glass display for people to look at, if they are stuck between two pies.

The other dining room has booths and tables, and is big enough to handle large parties. The walls are decorated with sports memorabilia, pictures of pizza and a few televisions — which are usually turned to some sports channel.

Grandma’s Pizza is a family-friendly environment. Currently, the space has been taken over by Halloween decorations. Pumpkins are on the bar and spiders crawl along the walls.

If you don’t feel like leaving the house for this food, Grandma’s Pizza offers delivery service for those who live within a 5-mile radius of the store.

Menu: If you couldn’t guess, Grandma’s serves pizza — 100 percent authentic thin crust New York style pizza, according to co-owner Sabatini Koraqi.

The kitchen crew prepare the pizza dough daily, which is a family recipe. It was passed down though the generations from the owners’ grandma.

The sauces are also made in house on a regular basis to accompany the pastas, pizzas and calzones. There are also soups, salads, subs and entrees available to order.

For the kids, there is a menu. It consists of pasta with choice of sauce, penne with meatballs, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers with french fries and mini pizza.

If you save room for dessert, Grandma’s serves four homemade sweets: cannoli, New York cheese cake, tiramisu and chocolate cake.

To accompany the desserts, the restaurant offers several coffees made with Lavazza coffee, which is from Italy.

Behind the bar, there is beer and wine, but no hard liquor.

Things you might not know: The owners’ family owns several other restaurants in New York City.


Grandma's New York Pizza

Grandma's New York Pizza