Blue Moon Pizza offers one-of-a-kind dishes, atmosphere
by Sally Litchfield
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April 19, 2012 12:00 AM | 3038 views | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mandy Slater, who owns the business with her husband, Kelvin, said Grandma’s Pizza, a 16-inch Sicilian-style pizza, is a ‘must-try’ dish. It’s made with hand-crushed plum tomatoes, sliced garlic, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil. 
<br>Staff photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan
Mandy Slater, who owns the business with her husband, Kelvin, said Grandma’s Pizza, a 16-inch Sicilian-style pizza, is a ‘must-try’ dish. It’s made with hand-crushed plum tomatoes, sliced garlic, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil.
Staff photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan
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Kelvin & Mandy Slater are the owners of Blue Moon Pizza. Blue Moon Pizza opened in 2003 at 2359 Windy Hill Road and has since expanded to Vinings, Buckhead and Sandy Springs.<br>Staff photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan
Kelvin & Mandy Slater are the owners of Blue Moon Pizza. Blue Moon Pizza opened in 2003 at 2359 Windy Hill Road and has since expanded to Vinings, Buckhead and Sandy Springs.
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Santa Fe chicken pizza
Santa Fe chicken pizza
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Looking for great pizza? Then shoot for the moon — Blue Moon Pizza that is.

The restaurant first opened on Windy Hill Road in 2003. Its motto is, “Life should be less ordinary.” It achieves that goal with service and a fun, down-to-earth atmosphere.

“We wanted our guests to feel that this was a place they could come everyday but a place that would still feel special to them,” said Mandy Slater, who founded and owns the company with her husband, Kelvin.

With great success, Blue Moon Pizza expanded to other locations, including Vinings, Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Although pizza is the signature dish, the full service also serves sandwiches, salads, appetizers and homemade desserts.

“We don’t want people to feel like they’re settling for something and that they’re not really getting their money’s worth,” she said. “People shouldn’t feel like they’re in a pizzeria when they dine in our restaurant. We want them to feel like they’re getting a treat and in a nice restaurant even though we have casual food and a casual atmosphere.”

Slater said she wants the food to not only look good but taste good. “We take things that are pretty common and add something a little extra to it so it has that wow factor when it comes to the table,” she said.

Slater recommends the Sante Fe chicken pizza to the adventurous guest wanting to try something other than the classic pizza. Its ingredients are seasoned black beans, chicken, jalapeno peppers, red onions, spicy ranch, cilantro, fresh avocado and house cheese. She said, “It’s a little spicier. It’s something you won’t get other places.”

Slater also suggests the Luna, Blue Moon Pizza’s pizza sauce topped with chorizo sausage, caramelized onions, jalapenos, spicy ranch, black olives, cilantro, and the house cheese blend. She also said Grandma’s Pizza, a 16-inch Sicilian-style dish, is a “must-try” dish.

Blue Moon Pizza also offers Take-and-Bakes, made fresh to order and can be baked at home. Take-and-Bakes stay fresh in the refrigerator for three days.

The eatery lives up to its mission of giving people an everyday place that still feels special. “This is not just about pizza,” Slater said.

Visit Blue Moon Pizza from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. A full bar is available. It offers catering as well as delivery in a 3-mile radius. For more information, visit www.bluemoonpizza.com.

BLUE MOON PIZZA LOCATIONS

Windy Hill

Phone: (770) 984-2444

Fax: (770) 818-2496

2359 Windy Hill Road

Marietta, GA 30067



Vinings

Phone: (770) 436-4446

Fax: (770) 436-4406

4600 West Village Place

Smyrna, GA 30080



Buckhead

Phone: (404) 814-1515

Fax: (404) 814-1509

325 E. Paces Ferry Road

Atlanta, GA 30305

Valet parking available



Sandy Springs

5610 Glenridge Drive, Suite 110

Sandy Springs, GA 30342

Phone: (404) 236-7200

Fax: (404) 236-7201
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Jillymcjill
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April 27, 2012
Blue Moon is terrific, and I'm glad they have expanded. The pizza is great, and I love their cobb salad (loaded with chicken, avocado, bleu cheese, bacon, and a delish dressing- Plus it's big enough for two!). If you try one topping from here, I recommend the candied cayenne bacon. Yum.
Tzefanyah
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April 24, 2012
We were going there for years as a lunch group. It's really good pizza and the buffalo chicken salad is excellent. But recently the service has fallen off with too many deliveries making us wait to long and blowing out lunch periods. The management was very conciliatory but the service continues to be very slow
pizzagirl345
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April 19, 2012
I love Blue Moon Pizza!! I am a frequent visitor to the Buckhead location and the food, staff, and management are top notch!!
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