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Varasano's Pizzeria
Varasano's Pizzeria

Varasano's Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.varasanos.com
  • Phone: (404) 352-8216
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm to 10:00pm Friday 11:30am to 11pm Saturday 10:30am to 11pm Sunday 10:30am to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey Varasano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colonial Homes Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Valet Parking Fri-Sun Dinner. All other times Free Self Parking, make sure you park on spots marked with "R".
A word from Varasano's Pizzeria
COME EXPERIENCE WORLD CLASS PIZZA!

Varasano has followed pizza-making to an abnormal level of compulsion.” Chris Ladd – The New York Times

“The pizzas emerge from the oven puffed with blisters, speckled with char and as light as clouds.” John Kessler – The Atlanta Journal Constitution

“The Pie is that of a purist. It lives up to the hype and then some.” Tom Maicon – Atlanta Cuisine

Named one of the 14 Best New Restaurants by Atlanta Magazine & one of the Top 10 Restaurants of 2009 by Citysearch

Voted Best Pizza in Atlanta for 2009 by Jezebel Magazine

Voted Best Neapolitan Pizza by Atlanta Cuisine

Voted Best Pizza by Repeat Atlanta

Varasano’s website has attracted international attention as the most accurate and extensive online resource about gourmet pizza. There are currently over 20,000 links to his recipe making it Google’s #1 place for how to make pizza.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Maybe it was the pizza we ordered, but it lacked seasoning. There was none on the table. The pizza was okay otherwise. It was the white pizza with a lot of arugula on it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " The BBC = oven puffed with bubbles, blisters, speckled with char and as light as clouds! This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY...no gold chains, no rings on the fingers.....Yo' Vinny - Fuhgeddaboudit eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Carmelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS - You'll love it - Jeff V does a GREAT job - everytime!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My hubby and I went for the first time and I ordered the meatball pizza and my husband ordered the calzone we loved it the food was really good! But...with all that said our server was not! She was need some rest but everything was good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant after reading about it in a book from the library on area Atlanta restaurants that were worthy of a try. We had a 6:15 dinner reservation and were seated promptly. We tried the caesar salad which was good but nothing out of the ordinary. The Nana's meatballs were very delicious. YUM! We ordered 2 pizzas. One was just cheese and was the Nana's style. The other was the other style, I think Buffaleto cheese on it?? We had that one topped with sausage with fennel. Very tasty. Our first pizza was brought out incorrectly but they were quick to remedy it. The service was great. The only thing that was disappointing was the parking but they do offer free valet which ended up using. Would return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The BBC = oven puffed with bubbles, blisters, speckled with char and as light as clouds! This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY...no gold chains, no rings on the fingers.....Yo' Vinny - Fuhgeddaboudit eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Carmelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS -"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Service was awful. We announced our open table reservation to the hostess. she failed to update the computer. we were seated and ordered a pizza with a glass of wine and iced tea. we never saw our server after we placed our order. we asked passing staff to get our server but he did show up until he brought the check."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Awesome Pizza, great salads - perfect and friendly service. Casual, energetic setting - Varasono's also does a great job entertaining the children - they are learning to handle the real pizza dough and become little chefs while you wait for the first course to arrive. Can't get more Italian than this. Mille Grazie!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The BBC = oven puffed with bubbles, blisters, speckled with char and as light as clouds! This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY...no gold chains, no rings on the fingers.....Yo' Vinny - Fuhgeddaboudit eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Carmelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS -"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I would have to say that these guys probably have to the best Caesar Salad anywhere around and their pizza is creative and delicious! I have eaten here a number of times, and have throughly enjoyed it until this evening - while the food was spot on delicious, the service was, well, simply non- existent. My friend and I finally got up and found the water pitcher to refill our waters, and finally had to go to the manager to get out check and pay. There were only 11 other diners in the restaurant so our server, Marley, could not say she was overwhelmed. Overall a great meal, and I will go back, but will definitely ask for another server when I do."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It's the crust from Italy with little blisters, bubbles and some Char . . . PERFECT~O'! Caramelized Onion w/sausage & HOT PEPPERS is really Great! With that crust, you can't go wrong in ANY selection! This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY... Fuhgeddaboudit and eat REAL ITALIAN PIZZA here at Verrazano's! (If you are looking for a "NYC" Slice - Vintage Pizza has the best crust for that "foldable slice".... I really LOVE the Caramelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS - it sounds like a strange combination but the contrasts are great and the "kick" of those peppers makes it! (Check out the photographs on Foodspotting link: http://www.foodspotting.com/reviews/4709040 Try it you'll like it... So. Says. The General"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "the food is ok - antico is definitely better pizza"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If what you want is fabulous thin crust pizza, tasty salad, and a glass of wine in a sophisticated casual setting, Varasano's is the best!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Pizza has quality and taste delicious. Service and ambient is good but feels not very friendly. Faces of some american guys making pizza looks upset and angry seem they do not like people admire them as handling the dough and this did much better a short Mexican guy. Just a comment that In Rome and Madrid one of the attractions besides great taste of Pizza employees seem happy and trained to greet customers . At the end owner of restaurant was nice and courteous"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY... Fuhgeddaboudit and eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Caramelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS -"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Pizza at its best. Thought I was back in Italy !! My first time and brought my sister, nephew and friends. Everyone loved it. The wait staff is great as well. Just wish I lived close enough for pick up. But.......... my sister does and will be calling!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This place was nice and quiet, service was good and quick. It was a thursday night and we got in and out pretty quick. the food came out fast and good. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I thought I couldn’t eat a whole pizza myself but this is very thin and delicious and I ate all but one piece. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Felt like I was in Italy! I am picky about pizza and this was outstanding! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY... Fuhgeddaboudit and eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Carmelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS - Ask for KAT for your server - she is the BEST and will give tyou GREAT service! To Jeff - the owner...KAT is by far your best server Jeff - she does such a wonderful job with our friends and family, with and without kids, just a "date night" - it does not matter...she is ALWAYS professional and friendly, knows your products and makes everyone feel special!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went there on a Friday night and sat outside. Very shortly thereafter we were attended to by a friendly waiter who was knowledgeable about the menu as well as the wine list. We ordered a nice bottle of red wine and had a relatively short wait for our food to be delivered. It was piping hot, presented graciously, and incredibly good! The crust was exactly like the Neopolitan pizza of Italy, light, crispy, and just the right amount of flavor to not overwhelm the toppings. We had ordered both the Fontina mushroom pizza and the Nana's pizza with the Italian sausage. Both were perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of toppings. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had brunch on Easter and arrived about 30-45 min early and they were able to seat us immediately. They have uniques brunch dishes with Italian influence and the prices are great! Bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys for about $10. I have also had dinner here several times and their pizza is fantastic. Thin, chewy crust with simple ingredients that pack a punch!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I have been eating this pizza for at least 4 years now - it is a gem that serves up consistent pies that really keep me coming back. The salads are fresh & delish. Capresse is super!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Varasano's has outstanding neopolitan style pizza and a nice beer and wine selection."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I came back to the restaurant but this time with Co workers for a ladies day out. We all took advantage of the bottomless brunch beverages and tried severely items on the menu. I had the same server Cat and she was marvelous. I will return. Great food, great prices, nice atmosphere, excellent service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Always a favorite for us, and we invited two newbies that enjoyed it thoroughly too ! Very good ingredients make for great food. Always ask for the chili oil too!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY... Fuhgeddaboudit and eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Carmelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS - Ask for KAT for your server - she is the BEST and will give tyou GREAT service! To Jeff - the owner...KAT is by far your best server Jeff - she does such a wonderful job with our friends and family, with and without kids, just a "date night" - it does not matter...she is ALWAYS professional and friendly, knows your products and makes everyone feel special!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Best pizza in Atlanta no question. Food prices are reasonable but beer could be cheaper."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great fun! Enjoyed the atmosphere and the bottomless mimosas!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Awesome Pizza, great salads - perfect and friendly service. We love going here for parents' night out and the occasional, special family dinners. If you like italian food, you can't go wrong here - hands down the best pizza in town!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We come here regularly. Hands down and by far the best Pizza in town - wonderful thin crust and highest quality toppings. Great selection of appetizers, awesome desserts, and a notable wine list - including by the glass. All wait and kitchen staff are always super friendly and attentive. An inviting bistro setting, simply delicious and genuine Italian food. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I love Varasano's. Personally, I think they have the best pizza in town. But they also have great salads. I would highly recommend the spinach salad. It comes with a very tasty house-made raspberry vinaigrette dressing, candied pecans, and blue cheese. The pizza, of course, is always great and perfectly cooked, my favorite being the Salumi with cured salami and spiced olives."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Pizza was too soggy with sauce and roasted red peppers. Calzone was floating grease inside and out."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went on a Saturday morning - service was amazing. Servers are awesome and friendly. They even let me play with one of the Rubik's Cubes they have on display. Mimosas were constantly refilled and eggs were made well. Will go back for sure! Bottomless Mimosas for the win!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have eaten at all of the specialty pizza restaurants in metro and the caramelized onion with cappicola is by far the very best. The sour dough crust is incredibly flavorful and always cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This has been the best pizza I have found in the Southeast. Thin crust, and crispy in just 3 minutes. Made from their own sourdough starter with all natural toppings."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been to Verazanos orignal location many, many times. Regardless of the size of the group, the food is always served quickly and is consistently great. Having eaten pizza at all of the popular Neopolitan-style restaurants in the city--this restaurant's pizza is the best and by far, the most consistent. Friends, family and I have probably ordered over 150 pizzas at Verazano's over the years and can only remember 1 that wasn't perfect. Great selection of specialty pizzas (my favorites are Chica Bella and the mushroom fontina). Tasty salads and homestyle pastas, too."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Pizza was good. Interesting complex layered flavors. Chicken Piccata was workman-like with absolutely No regard to plating in an appetizing fashion. Pasta that accompanied entre was unappetizing in presentation, not hot, over cooked and poor flavors. Desserts were excellent, worth a trip themselves. I found server to be inattentive and asked questions and took orders walking away. Three times she started to depart before I finished ordering."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "So I have driven past this place numerous times and always wanted to check it out but never did until recently for a farewell dinner type evening. We were a table of 8 including one child. It was nice that they had a kid-friendly menu as well to offer. Loved the thin crust pizzas, service was pretty quick, even for a weekday they were bustling. The dessert pizza was a unique offering. Was surprised that there were no chicken or seafood pizza toppings well except for the anchovies. Everything else was pork or beef and that limited choices for some folks at the table. This is a good choice for vegetarians. Might be back to try some of their non-pizza choices. Also helps that they have parking on premises."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This is True Italy, not that 'pie' in NY... Fuhgeddaboudit and eat REAL PIZZA here at Varasano's! LOVE the Carmelized Onion WITH Sausage AND HOT PEPPERS - Ask for KAT for your server - she is the BEST and will give tyou GREAT service! To Jeff - the owner...KAT is by far your best server Jeff - she does such a wonderful job with our friends and family, with and without kids, just a "date night" - it does not matter...she is ALWAYS professional and friendly, knows your products and makes everyone feel special!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I recently returned to Varasano's, a former regular spot of ours, after an (unintentional) 1-2 year break. Although the place was packed that Saturday night, we had a reservation and were seated promptly. It became clear from the time we ordered, however, that the restaurant wanted our table and wanted us up and out as quickly as possible. Our server barely stopped for breath as she took our order, and cleared our plates before we'd had time to finish our pizza. We were made to feel guilty even lingering to finish our glasses of wine. We were in and out, having (quickly) eaten pizza and had one drink each, in under 50 minutes. The food was great -- as always -- but plan to eat and get out. No lingering allowed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014