Thin crust cravers can get their lunch or dinner fix at Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads, now open at 675 N. Highland, a mixed-use development in Poncey-Highland. Global and American fare revolves around handcrafted salads and pastas with bold flavors along with gelato and carefully crafted beverages. Small plates ($7) and salads ($11 full/$7 half) include charred cauliflower, charbroiled wings, spice road chicken salad and superfood salad. Signature pizza options ($13.50) include the Waverly with prosciutto, Gorgonzola, fig jam and more and Asian BBQ chicken with charred red onion, green chili sauce, sesame seed, scallion and lime zest. Specialty pizza selections ($12) include the ATL BLT with Beeler’s bacon, baby spinach, fire roasted tomato, charred red onion, shredded mozzarella and Grana Padano and the Delphi topped with roasted artichoke, Kalamata olives, fire roasted tomato, charred red onion, shredded mozzarella, feta, roasted garlic purée and baby kale. Classic choices ($9.50) might be the Margherita or the Bianca. Guests are invited to build their own pizza ($12.50) using four toppings from an extensive list.
Non-traditional pasta ($10) dishes and flatbreads ($8) also are offered, such as fennel sausage and kale orecchiette, pork meatball pesto orecchiette, chicken and pear flatbread and prosciutto and pomegranate flatbread. The 10-and-under set may want to order a cheese or pepperoni pizza, pasta or a hummus and veggie combo with a kid’s beverage and kid’s scoop of Rize’s premium gelato, all for $7.50. Soups ($4.50) and sandwiches ($8) and pick two combos ($10) of flatbread or sandwich and soup or salad grace the lunch menu. A bold beverage selection features wine by the glass ($7), craft beer ($6) and Marbella red and Andalucia white sangrias ($7 glass/$35 carafe) as well as non-alcoholic beverages such as fresh brewed iced tea, fresh lemonade and craft sodas. Rize serves lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday, and the outdoor patio is BeltLine-close. For more information, visit www.rizeartisanpizza.com or follow the restaurant onFacebook, Instagram and Twitter.