Background: I want someone to look at me the way I look at a just-arrived-on-the-table Community Pie pizza. This local establishment is a pizzeria located on Market Street at Miller Plaza. It opened in 2013 and falls under the Monen Family Group, which is the mother ship for many restaurants in Chattanooga.
First Impressions: The restaurant has a steampunk theme with stunning chandeliers and Community Pie original art on the walls.
The servers were accommodating and the menus thorough. It was a bit confusing to have four menus so make sure to read them all so you don’t miss anything. The atmosphere truly is a community with people from all different walks of life. In one booth there was a family with three generations, at another two business men, and at the bar a lone writer. On Nightfall evenings Community Pie is ideally located and bustling with locals enjoying music and eating pizza, while chromed motorcycles line up by the dozens just outside the open windows.
Food: The highlight of the menu was the garlic knots. They were oily and soft and delicious! They came with an unusual but tasty red sauce and easily filled Pa and I. Pa enjoyed an arugula salad the perfect size for one and we split a New York Pizza called the Super Hero. It was as Pa described “a bit salty.” That said, I loved the oily base and combination of spicy meatballs and pepperoni. The chilis were a bit hot, but the thin crust was amazing and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t favor thin crust.
Overall, Community Pie has some of the best and unusual pizzas in the city. The atmosphere, especially during Nightfall, can’t be beat.