Omnivore - Cameli’s in L5P disappoints

The margherita fails

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One of the short-lived nearby restaurants I miss most is Cameli’s in East Atlanta Village. The restaurant specialized in traditional pastas at low prices, but didn’t last long. Its original restaurant on Ponce de Leon remains open, as does its gigantic second location in Little Five Points.

I had never visited the latter until Monday night. It’s located in that block of buildings on Moreland with party places like Front Page News and Tijuana Garage. None have serious food, but can be fun. I expected more from Cameli’s, though. But it turned out to be much the same as its neighbors, almost living up to its logo slogan: “Pizza for the people.” More accurate would be “Pizza for the inebriated people.”