For those who love Gianmarco’s in Edgewood, this is its sister restaurant, owned by Giani Respinto. This new neighborhood spot features a menu cheaper than Gianmarco’s, although some of the menu items have been featured there in the past.
I’ve been to Pizzeria GM a couple of times since it opened in early February, and I’m definitely a fan. They have a great covered patio and outdoor patio area, fantastic waitstaff (great service and recommendations every time I’ve been), and a super yummy menu.
What to Order When You Go
So I’ve tried the Cheesy Garlic Bread, which is oober addictive and plentiful if you’re there with 3-4 friends. The tomato sauce that’s served
with it is so fresh. There’s also the Potato Chips with Conecuh Bacon Gorgonzola Dip (the dip alone made me want to order this one), which is also a solid choice, and I’ve had several friends order the Frito Pie (chili, cheddar, scallions, and sour cream), which they also recommend. There’s also everything from Bruschetta to Polenta Fries to Hot Gulf Crab & Spinach Dip to Seared Rare Wagu Beef Skirt Steak (sliced tomato, avocado, jalapeño, & salsa verde) on the apps side of things with cost ranging from $6-$14.
Pizza is their main slice (no pun intended), and if you’re feeling adventurous, go for their Clam & Conecuh Sausage Pizza (garlic, oregano, onion, chilies, breadcrumbs, & pecorino). I like it a little more traditional, so I went with the Italian Sausage (roasted peppers, onions, mozzarella, & fennel pollen). And the Margherita, Meatball, and Chicken Parmesan Pizzas are all yummy as well and cost $14-$16. A pizza can easily feed 2-3 people, especially if you’re getting apps and a dessert.
They do offer Salad options served with Rosemary Flatbread and Pasta dishes ($12-$18), which I will definitely be hitting up in future visits. The Spinach & Potato Gnocchi especially sounds appealing (mortadella parmesan crema, sage, and pistachio). One of my favorite sandwiches is the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, which is served with House Made Potato Chips. The chicken for this is juicy and tender, cooked perfectly, and writing this post is making me wish I had time to drive over there today to pick one up!
The Desserts – you want to make sure you save room for dessert when you go! If someone has a Cannoli on the menu, that’s usually going to be my first choice, and their cannolis do not disappoint! They have both regular and chocolate shells and are dusted with powdered sugar, and since they’re small, it’s easy to share this with a small table or friends. They also have Tiramisu, Canoli Dip, and Gelato among other options.
Location: 600 Oak Grove Rd.
- Monday-Friday LUNCH: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Monday-Friday DINNER: 5 – 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Closed on Sundays