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.
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.