Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, the Florida-based concept that uses coal-burning ovens to create "well-done" pizza, will open its third Pittsburgh-area restaurant on Monday, Aug. 26. The restaurant will be located at 102 McDowell Ln. in Peters Township (at a former Damon's Grill).
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza includes Pittsburgh sports legend Dan Marino among several equity partners, and it debuted in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 2002, since expanding to 39 restaurants in the eastern United States.
Marino plans to visit the Peters restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, according to a news release.
The first two Pittsburgh-area Anthony's opened in Robinson Township in 2011 and in Monroeville in 2012. A fourth is expected to open in Cranberry Township in 2014.
"I'm overwhelmed by the support my hometown has given our restaurants," said Marino, a Pro and College Football Hall of Famer who graduated from Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, in the release. "My partners and I knew Pittsburgh would be a great Anthony's city, and I am so proud of our success here."
In addition to pizzas, the restaurant's menu features coal-oven-roasted chicken wings with caramelized onions; pork ribs with vinegar peppers; home-style meatballs made from a family recipe; and Eggplant Marino, among other foods.
Hours of operation for the Peters location will be 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
In addition to dining in, patrons can carry out by calling 724-941-4900. A full bar is also available.