When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie
That’s the newest place in Aberdeen, brought to you by the minds behind Mason’s Restaurant and Grocery: Pizzeria Grazia. Brian and Alison Hainley open the doors of their Neapolitan-style venture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 on the corner of Main and Sycamore streets.
It’s been a long wait for Brian and Alison, who began talking to building owners Lindy and Ryan Lamielle in October of 2020 about the possibility for a pizza restaurant on its main floor. The finished product features a mural designed and painted by tattoo artist Sean Robinson, owner of South Street Social Club.
“The vibe was a collaboration,” Alison says. “We wanted it to be different from Mason’s, more edgy.”
The menu features a variety of appetizers, salads and desserts like tiramusu, but the main focus is 16-inch wood-fired pies that take just 90 seconds to cook. Food, beer and wine is all sold via counter service, and all topping combinations are, like this newsletter, take it or leave it.
Since opening Mason’s, Brian tells us he’s learned “not to sweat the small stuff.” Allison adds, “the restaurant business can be tough with a young family but it is also so rewarding, especially in this area.”
The family-friendly restaurant is named for the couple’s daughter, Grace. “We named Masons after our son so it was only right to do the same for our daughter,” says Alison. Coincidentally, Mason’s favorite meal is breakfast — and Grace could eat pizza for all of hers.
Hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Preview the menu here.