Athens Pizza

Think pizza diner, not pizza place. Started by Greek immigrants 40 years ago, the Papadopoulos family moved to the US in 1963 with 2 kids. John Papadopoulos started working at a pizzeria, eventually deciding he wanted to open his own, & has most definitely lived out that dream. Originally only selling pizza, grinders, salads & euros, the menu has expanded over the years, now offering lasagna, spaghetti & baked spaghetti, lamb shank, chicken & potatoes & other authentic Greek and Italian dishes. When you walk into this Decatur spot, you’ll feel like you’re eating at home. Customers are treated like family, & the colorful, warm & homey environment has proved to be well-liked, with some guests having been customers since the restaurant opened.



A delicious, traditional Greek spinach pie that makes the perfect appetizer. Spinach, onions, feta, ricotta & parmesan mixed together, covered in filo dough.

Greek Spinach Pie from Athens Pizza

Athens Special

If you’re not sure what to get when you come in, try the signature pizza, created by John himself. A special house recipe of ground beef, Italian sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, feta & white cheddar are served on a traditional Greek fluffy crust.

The Athen's Special from Athens Pizza


Wide tubed pasta in a Grecian spiced meat sauce, baked with a layer of bechamel, a rich white sauce made with milk. Served with spanakopita.

Pastisto with meat sauce from Athens Pizza