According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is one of the pizzerias in metro Atlanta “worth a slice of your time, money.”
“This downtown Atlanta restaurant, owned and operated by the same restaurant group as neighbors Stats Brewpub and Twin Smokers BBQ, is expanding with a second fast-casual location at Perimeter Mall in October. At the new location, diners can expect the same classic combination: big New York-style pizzas, neither thin nor thick, cooked in an old-school coal-fired oven. A build-your-own 12-incher starts at $12 and ranges up to $19 for house specialties.
The coal-fired oven used at Max’s is similar to the technique used in classic, long-running New York institutions like Patsy’s Pizzeria. It doesn’t boast the scorched, blackened crusts that Neapolitan wood-fired ovens achieve, but a more light-golden brown crispness. It is a fine, crunchy and somewhat heftier contrast for classic toppings like pepperoni and sausage.”