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Varasano's Pizzeria
Varasano's Pizzeria
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Varasano's Pizzeria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.varasanos.com
  • Email: Jeff@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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I was expecting your run of the mill pizza place... I was blown out of the water. It's an intimate setting, dimly lit at night, and not overly crowded. Wonderful for a date night with your significant other or a night out with your girlfriends. The food was wonderful. The pizza is thin crust. I will say; however, if it bothers you that tables are close together this is not the place for you. Definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "i have been to Varasano's many times but the last two have been mediocre. We ordered several pies and they were underdone or some other problem but the center was a soggy mess and inedible. Also we ordered sausage topping on one pie and you would need a microscope to find it. Very disappointing and I won't go back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I got a salad for an appetizer that was delicious. I probably liked the salad more than the pizza... Then, the pizza was good. I really enjoyed the thin crust. The cheese was distributed as chunks of mozzarella, which was a little disappointing. I personally would prefer cheese all over, but maybe that was the Italian way. I would return to this establishment. Good service, the owner was awesome, and I would try a different type of pizza. :)"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We met our son & his wife for dinner & had a great time. Food was wonderful. Everything was perfect. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It's the crust from Italy with little blisters, bubbles and some Char . . . PERFECT~O'! Carmelized Onion w/sausage & HOT PEPPERS is really Great! With that crust, you can't go wrong in ANY selection! Forget NYC, the best pizza is in the Atlanta... FRIENDLY People and Great Weather - maybe that's why 6Million + people in Atlanta are from Up North!?!? PS - that Big Apple has a worm in it, I'd leave too!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Best pizza we've had in a looong time--felt like we were in Italy again! Complimentary valet parking a definite plus. Excellent service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is the best pizza in town! The crust is thin, crispy, tasty and the toppings divine! We tried several toppings and all were wonderful. Service was 100% perfect. Outside of the pizza, the menu is small and could be considered limited, but there is something for everyone! Loved it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is the best authentic Pizza Napoletana I've had outside Italy. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Service is fast and the prices are right. Can't wait to go back and this time I am definitely trying the tiramisu!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Best crust ever. I cannot find words to completely describe the texture and taste of the crust. Great toppings. It doesn't hurt that other items are avilable on the menu (appetizers, salads, pasta, desserts)."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Having been to Italy many times, this is the only pizza I will eat in the city. Crisp, light crusts. Fresh cheeses/toppings. Home made sauce is fantastic. Don't go if you love Pap Joh's/Dominos."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Sing the song, do a dance, just get here for the BEST pizza you've ever had!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Best pizza I've had in Atlanta. We also had a chicken piccata and spinach salad which were delicious. Good, reasonably priced wines. A friend and I met for lunch and hung out for 2 hours - staff was friendly and not bothered by our long stay. A little bit of a "storefront" feeling to the space which fronts on Peachtree, and it can get noisy when crowded. Outside dining is pleasant in good weather."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We waited nearly 20 minutes for our table. This is one of our go-to neighborhood restaurants, but the service is hit or miss. Wait staff seemed spread a little thin."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This "SAUSAGE WITH FENNEL" pizza with Sweet Onions, HOT RED CHILI PEPPERS and a sharp Emmenthaler Cheese is a great combination of flavors... It's the crust from Italy with little blisters, bubbles and some Char . . . With that crust, you can't go wrong in ANY selection! Forget NYC, the best pizza is in the Atlanta... FRIENDLY People and Great Weather - maybe that's why 6Million + people in Atlanta are all from Up North now it seems!?!? * that Big Apple has a worm in it, I'd leave too!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I'm a New York transplant and, until now, had been unsuccessful in my search for comparable pizza. I have finally found it!! I have discovered Varasano's! To me, the test of great pizza is the crust. It has to be thin, "foldable" and "charred" for the best flavor/taste! Add a tasty tomato sauce, fresh cheese and toppings, and you have the best pizza you will ever taste-----here at Varasano's."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Wonderful pizza. On par with antico and fritti. The pizza crust is amazing. Top of dinner with the Italian donuts (ask for Nutella) they are too die for!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The service has become unbearable. We ordered a drink and an app, but we're ignored for 20 minutes thereafter. So we left."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "A Super Treat It can't be beat - Casual dress - It is the best - Forget the rest -"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I had a reservation for a special night out with old friends for over a week and when we showed up they placed us at a table they just pulled off the patio in the rain. ALL the chairs were wet when we sat down. Then had to ask for a new table and wait for someone to wipe down the table and eventually take our order. The pizza is great, BUT the service is severely lacking!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We go to Varasanos regularly because the pizza is so good but the service is consistently poor. It seems to be getting a little bit better but overall how they treat the customer is subpar."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Great pizza and service. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 12/6/2013