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      Friends grow up together in Syracuse, open restaurant in Atlanta

      Siracusa's Pizzeria outside Atlanta is almost a thousand miles away from Syracuse but Mike Capputto and Mark Heffron made sure the restaurant stayed true to their Central New York Roots. Capputto and Heffron grew up in Eastwood but eventually moved down south. In 2011, the friends decided to open a restaurant that reminded them of the neighborhood pizza places they remembered from their childhood. They decorated the interior with Syracuse basketball memorabilia and named their signature specialty pizza "The 'Cuse." Capputto and Heffron say that many transplanted Central New Yorkers have been happy to find a friendly place to watch Syracuse games. They also added "Syracuse Wings" to the menu after being disappointed with many of the Atlanta area wing options.