Hand-tossed crust brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese is already a favorite at Little Gs Pizza, which opened shops this past month in Watertown and Evans Mills.
The new pizzeria is based in the Big Lots Plaza at 1125 Arsenal St. and at 8700 Noble St. in Evans Mills, inside the same building as Last Call Bar and Grill.
Launched by the co-owners of Last Call restaurant, Jessica L. Flack and Michael R. Bailine, Little Gs Pizza offers a range of specialty pizzas from 12 to 16 inches, subs and wraps, fried seafood, salads and appetizers. It offers takeout and delivery orders at both locations but does not provide in-store dining. Online orders are offered on the pizzerias website, www.littlegspizza.net.
Ms. Flack manages the shop at 1125 Arsenal St. previously China City restaurant and Mr. Bailine oversees the Evans Mills shop. The Watertown locations dining area will not be used by Little Gs, Ms. Flack said, but it will open this fall as a seafood restaurant housed in the same building. The seafood eatery will operate under a different name, and its food will be prepared in a separate kitchen. To seat about 30 people, the sit-down diners menu will include an array of fish, chowders, crab legs and steamed clams.
Ms. Flack and Mr. Bailine, an engaged couple for 10 years, initially planned to open another Chinese restaurant at the Big Lots Plaza. But the couple later chose to specialize in pizza and seafood, instead, which they both have a knack for cooking.
We want people to smell fresh food when they walk in, Ms. Flack said.
The pizzeria was named after Mr. Bailines 9-year-old son, Garrett M., who is nicknamed Little G. Garretts voracious appetite for homemade pizza was the source of inspiration, Ms. Flack said.
The couple aims to attract a loyal customer base for Little Gs Pizza in Watertown and Evans Mills with its online delivery service, Ms. Flack said. She said she believes homemade pizzas sold in the $10 range, coupled with a $2.50 delivery charge, will make them affordable for families. She also hopes takeout orders for lunch will be popular among professionals who work on Arsenal Street, and a large outdoor sign to be installed in the coming weeks should help that cause.
The Watertown location is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
The Evans Mills location is open 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. seven days a week. Deliveries are offered during regular business hours. Call 629-4335 for orders in Watertown and 681-4122 for orders in Evans Mills.