Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza to Open in Gainesville, Fla.

According to, ” Gainesville’s myriad pizza options soon will be expanding when Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza opens in August.”

“Piesanos will be located in the Hunter’s Crossing shopping center at 5200 N.W. 43rd St. The new restaurant, whose owners include Mike Akey (co-owner of Gator City Grille) and Joel Mills (owner of Pepperoni’s Pizzeria in High Springs and Italian Gator Pizza), will offer pizza cooked on a granite stone. ‘I have a brick oven over at the Italian Gator,” Mills said. “So over here we’re going to step it up a notch … and cook on granite.’ Akey and Mills spent a year searching for the right granite oven, finding one in Canada. Now they boast that they are North Florida’s only restaurant cooking on the stone of monuments. They plan to offer more than 25 specialty-style, stone-fired pizzas in addition to New York-style pizzas and classic favorites,” the story said.