The Tavern Brings Great Pizza to North Georgia Mountains

It’s not just because Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria is a
mouthful to say, it’s because everyone who eats there—including all of us here
at the Inn—feels like a local. So we just call it the Tavern. And it’s our go-to
spot for great pizza.
Photo courtesy of The Tavern
The setting is part
tavern, part pizzeria with a big dose of neighborhood comfort thrown in. Owner
Paul goes out of his way to deliver quality food and it begins with his use of pure and fresh ingredients. So flours for the dough are un-bromated and
unbleached, the spring water is un-chlorinated. Crusts are made fresh daily and
hand-stretched the old-fashioned way, then baked free-form in a stone oven. Local,
fresh ingredients are used as much as possible, which all adds up to some
mighty tasty pies. One favorite is the Spicy Piglet, which comes topped with homemade
tomato sauce, cappicola ham, bacon, roasted onions and pickled jalapenos. Veggie
options include the Tree Hugger with roasted eggplant, sweet peppers and
onions, and portabella mushrooms. The Tavern also caters to special diets with
a daily Paleo option and gluten-free crusts.
The Mess
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In addition, the menu
offers a few appetizers good for sharing, including a dish they call The Mess,
which is a heaping bowl of Paul’s famous meatballs and melted cheese, served
with homemade tomato sauce and bread. Spinach and bacon salad is a nice side.
For those wanting something other than pizza, the hogies, cosmos and paninis
are also top-notch.
You might want to take
some of your dinner to go, just so you have room for one of the Tavern’s oh-so
yummy desserts, like the sticky bun spoonbread served with warm cream. Or you
can get your dessert to go and enjoy it back at the Inn with a glass of wine.
Either way, plan a
stay with us—and you’ll just be minutes away from all this deliciousness!
7275 South Main Street, Helen
Monday – Thursday, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 12:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.