Echo's Pizza (3200 Banks St., 504-267-3231; www.echospizza.com) is now open in Mid-City.
Theresa Galli and Gavin Cady, of Faubourg St. John Mediterranean restaurant 1000 Figs (3141 Ponce de Leon St., 504-301-0848; www.1000figs.com) and the Fat Falafel food truck, teamed up with Kate Heller of Leo's Bread (www.facebook.com/leosbread) to open a pizza place designed around a wood-burning oven.
The opening menu's eight pies include a traditional margherita pie topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and grana cheese, a pork sausage pie topped with braised greens, cream, grana, fermented chilies and garlic and mushroom pizza with shiitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms, fontina and pecorino cheeses and thyme.
For entrees, there are roasted chicken and shrimp and corn couscous. Heller also bakes sourdough and semolina breads, which are available in whole loaves.
The restaurant is open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays, and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.