Try the classic margherita pizza at Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads in Sandy Springs. Photo courtesy of Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads
No need to drive down to Poncey-Highland now if you’re craving some slabs and sangria from Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads. The fast-casual eatery recently debuted its second Atlanta-area location just outside the perimeter in Sandy Springs, serving up lunch and dinner daily in a laid-back atmosphere equally suited for a meal with coworkers to dining with the family. Here are our three top reasons to give it a try.
- So. Many. Options.
Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, salad or pasta, the extensive menu at Rize offers up a little something to suit multiple cravings. Flatbreads, small plates, soup, and gelato and sorbet round out the rest of the menu. The signature, specialty and classic pizzas are a solid choice (a good ol’ margherita is a simple but tasty way to go, and the Asian BBQ chicken is worth a whirl). They also offer a gluten-free dough option available for all their pizzas. But don’t be afraid to check out the rest of the menu. For something a little different, try starting off with the herbed goat cheese crostini with a sweet touch from pear chutney and a little kick from pistachio chili crumble, followed by a superfood salad featuring seared shrimp, quinoa, walnuts and other goodies topped with honey lemon vinaigrette.
- A quick lunch
We like that you can nosh on a super-fast lunch at Rize for days when you need to grab something quick on your lunch hour. Their lunch menu—which is offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes lunch-sized versions of artisan pizzas, hot sandwiches, salads and soups. Better yet, go for the “pick two” combo and grab your choice of one lunch pizza, flatbread or sandwich, plus a soup or lunch salad for just $10. Their mobile app also makes it easy to pay and be on your way.
- The sangria
We’re sort of suckers for sangria and love that you can order up their handcrafted sangria by the glass or carafe. The Marbella Red is a bold concoction infused with orange, blueberry and strawberry, while the Andalucia white is a crisp and refreshing blend with notes of pear, lemon and ginger. If sangria’s not your thing, sip on a craft beer and wine, soda or tea.6050 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 404-334-0851, rizeartisanpizza.com.