Day 220: Stroll over to Grazie’s for some pizza

26 Sep

I’m a quarter Italian but I like to think of myself as a full-blooded “giovane donna.” I could live off a pasta-only diet, I make a lot of wild hand gestures, and to my WASP-y husband I often find myself exasperatingly saying “I’m not yelling. I’m Italian!” So I was thrilled when a Italian pizza and pasta shop called Grazie’s opened up a half-mile from my house. I made the ten-minute walk the second day it was open to sample the carmelized onion and goat cheese pizza. I really dug the way the shop embraced the Italy concept. Everything was in red, green and white, from the menu to the Grazie’s sign. They had a pizza oven, but also quite a few pastas, salads and sandwiches available. Grazie’s also has a small bar area with Italian wines and beer to sip. Seating options were a bit limited – a few tables inside and outside. I ordered my pizza to-go and it came quickly and was delicious. (Though not quite as good as my top three – Decent, Rummy’s and Riccardo’s.) There are a few cons, too. It can get smoky inside on a busy night, and the busier it gets the longer the wait. I went back a few nights later and ordered a different pizza. It wasn’t quite as good, which I chalked up to busy, distracted pizza boys on a Friday night. Try stopping by Grazie’s on a weeknight and definitely eat outside. It’s pretty kid-friendly, with a “bambinos” menu.

Address: 3196 Merchant’s Row Boulevard

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6 Responses to “Day 220: Stroll over to Grazie’s for some pizza”

  1. Lane Caruthers September 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Where is it?

    • 365tallahassee September 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      Thanks for pointing this out! I am rusty on blogging these days. I added the address. It’s in SouthWood, in the southeast part of town.

  2. Amanda September 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Anyone know the telephone number?

  3. Melinda Lawson Pollard October 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I frequent Tallahassee alot, I definitely need to check this place out!!

  4. Real Italian December 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Seriously? I’m not sure you get to pull the Italian card because your one quarter Italian, and second, you think Decent is better than this? Seriously? These guys use extremely fresh ingredients and are closer to real Italian pizza than Decent could ever hope for (they’re called Decent for a reason…cheap, fast, not great….just….decent).

    The homemade dough here makes a fantastic crust and the cheese and toppings are high quality. Try the Margaurite and you will see what I mean. I can honestly say this is the best pizza in Tallahassee right now.

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