On a friend’s recommendation, we headed to Uncle Maddio’s for dinner. It was a good recommendation, I think. And I can happily recommend this place to other vegetarians as well!
Uncle Maddio’s is a nice little cheery place. We went on a Tuesday evening, there were few diners. I don’t think I have ever seen such an extensive list of vegetarian-friendly toppings at a pizza joint! Caramelized onions, eggplant, black bean corn salsa, zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, red onions, grilled tofu and more… There are six sauces to choose from including herb pesto, tomato-basil, tomato BBQ and others! Not to mention the option of a gluten-free crust! And Daiya vegan cheese! Ok, I was excited… 🙂 (Sorry about the annoying light on the pictures below).
We ordered the medium-sized Southwest Baja minus the chicken (mozzarella and cheddar, black bean corn salsa, jalapenos, cilantro, sour cream) on a whole-wheat crust, and a Custom Pizza (gluten-free base, herb pesto sauce, pineapple, eggplant, jalapeno, black olives, roasted garlic, green peppers).
Loved the Southwest Baja! The crust was hearty and crisp, the cheese + sour cream made for a nice and runny topping. The tomato-basil sauce had a fresh vibrance to it with none of the excessive sour acidity that tomato-based sauces are prone to having. Doesn’t that picture look absolutely divine?
I think we did quite well with the Custom Pizza as well. I liked the gluten-free crust. I would order this one any day, really. It was thin and crispy, had a nice bite to it. All the toppings except the eggplant worked great together. The menu simply says ‘eggplant’ but what they actually serve is breaded eggplant. It felt too greasy, too heavy. Wish they’d used roasted eggplant or caramelized eggplant instead. Oddly enough, this pizza was smaller in size (7.99″, I think) than the Southwest Baja. I can’t recall if we asked for the Individual size but that’s what we got. Or so I think.
All in all, a nice little place! Can see myself going back to sample some of the other toppings/sauces/cheeses, especially the Daiya vegan cheese. Btw, our bill came to a little over $25. Not bad at all, I think.
2955 Cobb Parkway, Suite 290
Atlanta GA 30339