Grant Central Pizza & Pasta

★★★★☆
  • 451 Cherokee Ave SE

    Atlanta, GA 30312

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  • 404-523-8900

About Grant Central Pizza & Pasta

Hours
Mon - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - 11pm; Sun, noon - 10pm

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The best pizza ever!!!!

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★★★★★

The best pizza ever!!!!

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My wife, our two year old son, and a neighbor decided to go here for an evening meal. We ordered a small pizza and a salad ...some 40 mins later our food had not yet arrived. Upon asking our waitress how much longer our order would take

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★★★★★

My wife, our two year old son, and a neighbor decided to go here for an evening meal. We ordered a small pizza and a salad ...some 40 mins later our food had not yet arrived. Upon asking our waitress how much longer our order would take

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Grant Central on Cherokee is our favorite neighborhood takeout spot. On those nights when we're just too tired to cook, have too much going on or we get those unexpected visitors, Grant Central's the spot. The pizza is good and I personally love their pastas and salad.

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★★★☆☆

Grant Central on Cherokee is our favorite neighborhood takeout spot. On those nights when we're just too tired to cook, have too much going on or we get those unexpected visitors, Grant Central's the spot. The pizza is good and I personally love their pastas and salad.

Pros: Great for Takeout

Cons: The wait sometimes

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Gives you that good feeling that only a hole-in-the-wall type joint like this can provide. Good pizza, decent atmosphere, and a friendly staff.

2
★★★★☆

Gives you that good feeling that only a hole-in-the-wall type joint like this can provide. Good pizza, decent atmosphere, and a friendly staff.

Pros: Great for fast takeout

Cons: Gloomy restaurant...looks like a basement.

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We recently got some pizza after Ultimate at Grant Central. It was good for the most part, but not as good as a lot of NY style pizza found in the Atlanta area. The cheese was coming right off - maybe it was too hot. But I don't like. I love me some cheese, but I want it to stay on my slice.

3
★★★☆☆

We recently got some pizza after Ultimate at Grant Central. It was good for the most part, but not as good as a lot of NY style pizza found in the Atlanta area. The cheese was coming right off - maybe it was too hot. But I don't like. I love me some cheese, but I want it to stay on my slice.

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I really want to like this location of Grant Central. It's a cute location, and is a neighborhood joint. That said, every time I have been here, the food has been fairly mediocre and the service has been spotty. There is no comparison between this location and the East Atlanta location. Drive the extra few miles and head into East Atlanta Village to the other Grant Central location for better food, better service and a more fun atmosphere.

3
★★★☆☆

I really want to like this location of Grant Central. It's a cute location, and is a neighborhood joint. That said, every time I have been here, the food has been fairly mediocre and the service has been spotty. There is no comparison between this location and the East Atlanta location. Drive the extra few miles and head into East Atlanta Village to the other Grant Central location for better food, better service and a more fun atmosphere.

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Great place to order take-out if you're in the neighborhood. Have a beer if you get there before the order is up.

2
★★★★☆

Great place to order take-out if you're in the neighborhood. Have a beer if you get there before the order is up.

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Grant Central is a great place for lunch or dinner, and the servers are really nice. If you mind the rock music blaring from the kitchen, you're probably in the wrong place. Calzones are super but take a while.

5
★★★★★

Grant Central is a great place for lunch or dinner, and the servers are really nice. If you mind the rock music blaring from the kitchen, you're probably in the wrong place. Calzones are super but take a while.

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I have some friends that have a house just down the road from this spot, so my friend Angela and I went one night and ate waaay too much pizza and salad. The experience was great as far as atmosphere, and lighting, and the pizza was really really good. I didn't eat a salad, but my friend did. Later she got really really sick, and ended up having food poisoning, of some sort, which we're pretty sure was from her salad, since we had gotten a medium pizza which we shared and i never got sick. It was the first thing and only thing she had eaten that day, so we think the lettuce must have been bad. It's a shame she got sick from it, cause it's a good spot, and I like it. She'll never go back though she says, because she wonders how the food is kept. I think sometimes things like this can happen though, and it was a rare thing for that restaurant I'm sure. I still would recommend it.

4
★★★★☆

I have some friends that have a house just down the road from this spot, so my friend Angela and I went one night and ate waaay too much pizza and salad. The experience was great as far as atmosphere, and lighting, and the pizza was really really good. I didn't eat a salad, but my friend did. Later she got really really sick, and ended up having food poisoning, of some sort, which we're pretty sure was from her salad, since we had gotten a medium pizza which we shared and i never got sick. It was the first thing and only thing she had eaten that day, so we think the lettuce must have been bad. It's a shame she got sick from it, cause it's a good spot, and I like it. She'll never go back though she says, because she wonders how the food is kept. I think sometimes things like this can happen though, and it was a rare thing for that restaurant I'm sure. I still would recommend it.

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Good pizza,But dont like all the kids running around unsupervised. Is this chucky cheese? Take charge of those kids!!!

1
★★★☆☆

Good pizza,But dont like all the kids running around unsupervised. Is this chucky cheese? Take charge of those kids!!!

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This is a great restaurant. The calzones are great and will fill you up. The eggplant parmesan is also great. The atmosphere is good. The servers are cool without being overly hip. Pretty much everything is good, and it's kid friendly. I see that there are some complaints in here about separate checks from people who are math challenged. I hope that doesn't keep people from trying out this good place.

2
★★★★★

This is a great restaurant. The calzones are great and will fill you up. The eggplant parmesan is also great. The atmosphere is good. The servers are cool without being overly hip. Pretty much everything is good, and it's kid friendly. I see that there are some complaints in here about separate checks from people who are math challenged. I hope that doesn't keep people from trying out this good place.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Pizza is decent, semi circle booths add to the decor, staff friendly. Nice family run feeling from the place. Parking is a limited and the lot has serious potholes.

2
★★★★☆

Pizza is decent, semi circle booths add to the decor, staff friendly. Nice family run feeling from the place. Parking is a limited and the lot has serious potholes.

Pros: good pizza, great menu, friendly

Cons: parking, not for groups larger than 5

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Some of the best pizza in the city. I love the pasta--you can add any pizza toppings to the pasta. Some of the folks complaining on here seem like poor sports--you don't like an entree so you shouldn't have to pay for it? You ask for separate checks and then don't tip the waitress? Come on. GCP is a laid-back, comfortable neighborhood pizza joint. Not a 5 star restaurant. The staff is not stuck-up and the food is good. Good for dates, families, whatever. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

Some of the best pizza in the city. I love the pasta--you can add any pizza toppings to the pasta. Some of the folks complaining on here seem like poor sports--you don't like an entree so you shouldn't have to pay for it? You ask for separate checks and then don't tip the waitress? Come on. GCP is a laid-back, comfortable neighborhood pizza joint. Not a 5 star restaurant. The staff is not stuck-up and the food is good. Good for dates, families, whatever. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great food, good selection for vegetarians

Cons: not a ton of parking

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I just moved to the Grant Park area and had hear that GCP was worth a visit. When my guest and I arrived, the restaurant was empty and we sat at a nice table by the window that looked out onto a beautiful tree lined street. Shortly after we arrived, the rest of the restaurant filled up with baby-bearing families and the noise was bad. I ordered the vegetable lasagne and my friend got pesto pasta. My lasagne consisted of two noodles and a bowl full of greasy cheese. I kept looking, but there weren't actually any perceptable vegetables in it. My friend's pasta was better, but certainly not the best pesto sauce (too oily and not blended properly). The waiter came to collect the plates and after noticing that I hadn't eaten any of my entree, removed it but didn't bother to replace or refund it. The view was the only thing that really stood out about this place.

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★★☆☆☆

I just moved to the Grant Park area and had hear that GCP was worth a visit. When my guest and I arrived, the restaurant was empty and we sat at a nice table by the window that looked out onto a beautiful tree lined street. Shortly after we arrived, the rest of the restaurant filled up with baby-bearing families and the noise was bad. I ordered the vegetable lasagne and my friend got pesto pasta. My lasagne consisted of two noodles and a bowl full of greasy cheese. I kept looking, but there weren't actually any perceptable vegetables in it. My friend's pasta was better, but certainly not the best pesto sauce (too oily and not blended properly). The waiter came to collect the plates and after noticing that I hadn't eaten any of my entree, removed it but didn't bother to replace or refund it. The view was the only thing that really stood out about this place.

Pros: Get a table with a view of the park

Cons: Bad food, really bad food.

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The other gem in Grant Park, across the street from Dakota Blue, is this cute little Italian joint. They have a good selection, including good desserts and specials. You can also get pizza by the slice or the whole pie- similar to the Grant Central in East Atlanta- however the ambience here is much, much nicer. It's darker, and at night could pass for romantic. The servers are still your hip, college age looking folks, but the food is great and dependable. They have a great salad here, and the pizza is top notch. If you're in the area it's definitely worth checking out.

2
★★★★★

The other gem in Grant Park, across the street from Dakota Blue, is this cute little Italian joint. They have a good selection, including good desserts and specials. You can also get pizza by the slice or the whole pie- similar to the Grant Central in East Atlanta- however the ambience here is much, much nicer. It's darker, and at night could pass for romantic. The servers are still your hip, college age looking folks, but the food is great and dependable. They have a great salad here, and the pizza is top notch. If you're in the area it's definitely worth checking out.

Pros: Great pizza, good service

Cons: Parking can be hard to find, but recommended anyway

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I found Grant Central on a search for restaurants near my hotel, and I was not disappointed. Grant Central Pizza is ensconced in a gorgeous older and peaceful neighborhood not far from bustling downtown Atlanta and Turner Field. The tree-lined streets and beautiful houses lend an air to the neighborhood you won't find at your local Papa John's - and the food is simply delicious. Steaming hot pizza with drippy cheese, just the right amount of pepperoni, and a superb, crispy crust makes Grant Central one of the finest pizzerias I've yet to find (and the price is right, too!). The service was excellent, too - the wait staff really makes you feel at home. The next time you're in Atlanta, don't miss this hidden gem!

2
★★★★★

I found Grant Central on a search for restaurants near my hotel, and I was not disappointed. Grant Central Pizza is ensconced in a gorgeous older and peaceful neighborhood not far from bustling downtown Atlanta and Turner Field. The tree-lined streets and beautiful houses lend an air to the neighborhood you won't find at your local Papa John's - and the food is simply delicious. Steaming hot pizza with drippy cheese, just the right amount of pepperoni, and a superb, crispy crust makes Grant Central one of the finest pizzerias I've yet to find (and the price is right, too!). The service was excellent, too - the wait staff really makes you feel at home. The next time you're in Atlanta, don't miss this hidden gem!

Pros: Location, great food, friendly service, price

Cons: None!

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I was introduced to GCP about a year ago, and I've introduced every out of town visitor and family member to the place. It has great food, quircky wait staff, excellent prices! The calazone is the second best in the city, and their chocolate crunch cake is great!
They have a small parking lot with a deep sinkhole on one side of the entrance, so be careful when entering!

2
★★★★★

I was introduced to GCP about a year ago, and I've introduced every out of town visitor and family member to the place. It has great food, quircky wait staff, excellent prices! The calazone is the second best in the city, and their chocolate crunch cake is great!
They have a small parking lot with a deep sinkhole on one side of the entrance, so be careful when entering!

Pros: Fun staff! Great Food! Interesting decorations!

Cons: Sinkhole on the right entrance of parking lot! Be careful!

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For some reason, it is impossible to find good NY style pizza in the city of Atlanta. I can think of four or five great NY style places outside the city- Marietta, Acworth, Kennesaw, etc.

Grant Central is hands down is the closest to NY in the city of Atlanta. Good food and cheap too!

2
★★★★☆

For some reason, it is impossible to find good NY style pizza in the city of Atlanta. I can think of four or five great NY style places outside the city- Marietta, Acworth, Kennesaw, etc.

Grant Central is hands down is the closest to NY in the city of Atlanta. Good food and cheap too!

Pros: Closest thing to NY pizza in Atlanta

Cons: Not close enough!

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The atmosphere made me feel like I was back in Rome walking down a small ally. The food was absolutely excellent. Great pizza and pasta, prices are very reasonable. Especially when food is so overpriced for horrible quality. And to the person that did not read the sign that says no splitting checks, you obviously never worked in a restaurant. I suggest you go back and pay with cash (if they let you back in). I am new in town and they have earned my business and I will tell everyone I meet how good it is.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere made me feel like I was back in Rome walking down a small ally. The food was absolutely excellent. Great pizza and pasta, prices are very reasonable. Especially when food is so overpriced for horrible quality. And to the person that did not read the sign that says no splitting checks, you obviously never worked in a restaurant. I suggest you go back and pay with cash (if they let you back in). I am new in town and they have earned my business and I will tell everyone I meet how good it is.

Pros: It is definitely a nice place to take your "A" girl on a date.

Cons: On an extremely busy night the wait might be a little longer than most because of the size.

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I've lived down the street from this joint for the past year, and go there about twice a month.
I'm a picky eater, and I've never been disappointed. The wait staff, are young, charming, attentive and engaging. During the ice storm of '04 they were the only game in down when I had weekend guest from NY.
Despite being packed, and out of many items on the menu, the staff were all great and entertaining....despite the fact our waitress had to walk (slide) to work from Ormewood.
The ogre below who complains of the food and the service really ought to look in the mirror before they go anywhere in public.
Highly Recommended.

2
★★★★★

I've lived down the street from this joint for the past year, and go there about twice a month.
I'm a picky eater, and I've never been disappointed. The wait staff, are young, charming, attentive and engaging. During the ice storm of '04 they were the only game in down when I had weekend guest from NY.
Despite being packed, and out of many items on the menu, the staff were all great and entertaining....despite the fact our waitress had to walk (slide) to work from Ormewood.
The ogre below who complains of the food and the service really ought to look in the mirror before they go anywhere in public.
Highly Recommended.

Pros: Food, Service, ATtitude

Cons: Ambiance it's not

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The pizza was dry, and the waitresses obviously can not calculate an order. Simply requesting to have a check split between 3 people, seems to be rocket science. After having a stank attitude durign for the entire night, and flopping around the check... she did not recieve a tip. Once realizing this, she assertively told my party "Dont ever come back!" As a potential eater at this establishment, you be the judge.

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★☆☆☆☆

The pizza was dry, and the waitresses obviously can not calculate an order. Simply requesting to have a check split between 3 people, seems to be rocket science. After having a stank attitude durign for the entire night, and flopping around the check... she did not recieve a tip. Once realizing this, she assertively told my party "Dont ever come back!" As a potential eater at this establishment, you be the judge.

Pros: None

Cons: Service, Food

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This is the best VALUE resturant in the area. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the specials generally are outstanding. Service is very good but keep in mind it gets quite busy almost every night so often you have to wait a little while for a table. The Calzones are fabulous, they are made to order with your selections, expect the best calzone you ever had if you order one.

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★★★★★

This is the best VALUE resturant in the area. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the specials generally are outstanding. Service is very good but keep in mind it gets quite busy almost every night so often you have to wait a little while for a table. The Calzones are fabulous, they are made to order with your selections, expect the best calzone you ever had if you order one.

Pros: Attentive Service, Fab Food & Specials, Great Value

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Grant Central has great food at very affordable prices. They do have one of the best, if not the best, calzones in town. There is not host/hostess, so make sure and go early if it's the weekend because tables fill up fast.

2
★★★★★

Grant Central has great food at very affordable prices. They do have one of the best, if not the best, calzones in town. There is not host/hostess, so make sure and go early if it's the weekend because tables fill up fast.

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Grant Central is the BEST PLACE FOR FAMILY PIZZA NIGHT. There pizza is cooked in a big brick oven. It is the best pizza in the ATL. My family and i love the cardiac arrest pizza with onions. They need to build one in the Jonesboro area. We moved away from the area. We miss our pizza night out at Grant Central.
The Brookshire's

2
★★★★★

Grant Central is the BEST PLACE FOR FAMILY PIZZA NIGHT. There pizza is cooked in a big brick oven. It is the best pizza in the ATL. My family and i love the cardiac arrest pizza with onions. They need to build one in the Jonesboro area. We moved away from the area. We miss our pizza night out at Grant Central.
The Brookshire's

Pros: Great family place, inexpensive, Great food

Cons: Need more parking.

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Grant Pizza has the best Calzone I have ever had. Take in mind I am not a huge fan of Calzone's either. But this one was better than any I've had. I service was good but apparently you have to wait a while to get these things because they take a little longer to cook. Don't go if you are in a rush. The cheeses in the calzone is what made it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

2
★★★★★

Grant Pizza has the best Calzone I have ever had. Take in mind I am not a huge fan of Calzone's either. But this one was better than any I've had. I service was good but apparently you have to wait a while to get these things because they take a little longer to cook. Don't go if you are in a rush. The cheeses in the calzone is what made it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Pros: Calzone, Location

Cons: Price

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GC has very good pizza by the slice, and some interesting specialties by the pie (e.g. white pizza lower Manhattan style). It also has what might be the best eggplant parmesan in town. Other pastas are good too.
Service can be overwhelemed at lunch, but it is worth the wait if you can afford it.
Parking is limited.

Atmosphere is well....entertaining.
No elegance but lots of funk.

2
★★★★★

GC has very good pizza by the slice, and some interesting specialties by the pie (e.g. white pizza lower Manhattan style). It also has what might be the best eggplant parmesan in town. Other pastas are good too.
Service can be overwhelemed at lunch, but it is worth the wait if you can afford it.
Parking is limited.

Atmosphere is well....entertaining.
No elegance but lots of funk.

Pros: pizza, eggplant parmesam, other pastas

Cons: high crime area, grant park, limited parking

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Definitely the best pizza. Very laid back atmosphere. If you don't like pizza, they have other stuff too which I have heard is great. However, I stick to the pizza because it is so good! GCP also has reasonable prices on pitchers of beer.

2
★★★★★

Definitely the best pizza. Very laid back atmosphere. If you don't like pizza, they have other stuff too which I have heard is great. However, I stick to the pizza because it is so good! GCP also has reasonable prices on pitchers of beer.

Pros: Quality, Inexpensive

Cons: Not enough parking

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This place is spacious and relaxed, with a low-key atmosphere good for dates or hanging out with friends. The daily specials can be inventive and are usually quite good (but don't try the gumbo, it's a pale approximation). The linguini with marinara is a personal favorite, and any of the pizzas and calzones are a sure bet. Decent, affordable standards in a casual, friendly neighborhood setting.

2
★★★★☆

This place is spacious and relaxed, with a low-key atmosphere good for dates or hanging out with friends. The daily specials can be inventive and are usually quite good (but don't try the gumbo, it's a pale approximation). The linguini with marinara is a personal favorite, and any of the pizzas and calzones are a sure bet. Decent, affordable standards in a casual, friendly neighborhood setting.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Limited parking

 

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