Address: 405 N Market St.
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Fiamma Pizza Company is settling into 2017, and general manager Brion Voges says he feels great about the eatery's first seven months.
"I feel really good about our core menu," Brion said.
Since its opening last May, Fiamma's menu has evolved and expanded to include more artisanal pies, a scratch-made gluten-free crust, two sandwiches and now soups.
"I've got a great soup guy," Brion said, nodding to the kitchen. "He has a long history working in restaurants."
This "soup guy," I learned, is named Scott, and every week Scott concocts a new featured flavor: tomato basil, Italian wedding, curried squash and apple, or potato leek, for example.
Like everything on Fiamma's menu, the soups are all homemade, down to its very broth.
"We make stock with real chicken. We chop all the vegetables. We can tell people exactly what is in our food. Not every place can say that," Brion told me.
Soups will be available through March. Each week, a different soup is offered and is served with a warm hunk of bread loaf, also made in- house. Soups may also be ordered as part of Fiamma's lunch special, which lets diners pick two items from its lunch list: cup of soup, half a sandwich or entrée-sized salad; for $9.99.
Fiamma's sandwiches — Italian, chicken or grilled cheese — are also relatively new to the menu. Served on homemade focaccia bread, and crafted, I am sure, by "a great sandwich guy," those items have happily found their place on Fiamma's creative menu. And seven months strong, Fiamma has happily found its place in Chattanooga's fresh-loving food scene.