Pizzeria rises up on Ann Street

Baked Pizzeria is located within Music Farm. (Hanna Raskin)

A pizzeria that got its start earlier this year as a Music Farm slice concession is trying to transition into a bona fide restaurant.

Chad Coyle, who previously launched Vinny’s Pizza in Goose Creek and Baroni’s Pizza in West Ashley, recently extended Baked Pizzeria’s hours beyond the concert venue’s show schedule. The kitchen now opens at 4 p.m., and offers delivery throughout the peninsula.

“We are submitting to get outside seating, kind of like they have at Dudley’s and Basil,” Coyle says. “We’re just slowly trying to make it work. It’s a really great location, but it’s been tough. It’s been hard incorporating with everyone.”

Coyle has temporarily backed away from serving sandwiches and salads, but Baked’s current menu features an array of pizza toppings, as well as wings, fries and garlic knots. Coyle hopes to restore the cold items after he’s established a solid customer base; he believes the quality of his pizza should help on that score.

“I make my dough; I grate my own cheese,” he says. “And I’ve had all the pizza downtown, and I definitely use a better tomato sauce.”

Baked, 32 Ann St., is open daily from 4 p.m.-3 a.m., with closing extended by an hour on Friday and Saturday nights. For more information, visit facebook.com/bakedpizzeria.