Varasano's Pizzeria
Varasano's Pizzeria

Varasano's Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.varasanos.com/
  • Phone: 4043528216
  • 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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Varasano's Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (19)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (11)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)romantic (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • My favorite pizza place in ATL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always worth the visit, this is my hands down favorite pizza in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    JPK1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our family really enjoyed this place. The staff was very nice. The food was great. The kids had a good time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good!
    SallyLou
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Consistently good food, service and wine. This is the only place we go for pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pizza I Know Of
    quazar
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As most people, I have had a lot of pizza over the years, and I have to say, Varasano's is the best pizza I have ever had. And I have even had pizza in several different countries when I lived in Europe. I think my current favorite is the Chica Bella (sp?), with sausage. Though, I'll take a simple Nana's pizza any time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bumpy Night
    diamondgirl59VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a reservation. After waiting a long time to be greeted, we were shown to a table next to the bar & the main walkway. We asked to sit at an open, same size table along the wall and were initially told no. When we declined & prepared to leave, we were seated as requested. Our server was polite & efficient. The pizza and dessert were delicious! The Bruschetta was just ok. Unfortunately, three screaming toddlers and their inconsiderate parents made conversation and a relaxing meal impossible. I may order take-out from here but there are too many other places where I can enjoy my meal and feel that my business is appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my favorite pizza in town!
    cowgirlprincess
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    oven-fired pizza is a bit ubiquitous these days, but varasano's is the best in my opinion. i prefer a slightly thinner, crispier, less doughey crust than some of the other places in town, and that's the standard here. no forks and knives, pick it up and eat it like you mean it. i love it! not in the mood for pizza? the salads are great and last time we were there, my daughter had the ziti with meatballs, which were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really really good.
    UpisDownVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I ordered a Caesar salad, and a pizza with sausage and my meal was stellar. The wife ordered the Chicken Marsala and it was great. The restaurant was really busy but our waitress was cool. We will be going back and I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the city
    KhaluaverseVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This pizza is the best in the city!! I love it!! I can't wait to come back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Total Disappointment
    ItalianMan
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Someone needs to read and heed Jeff Varasano's own extensive comments on pizza dough. The dough on our pizzas lacked complexity, was soggy, and was so thin in the middle that it completely lacked body. It resembled one of the photos that Mr. Varasano uses to demonstrate what a failed pizza dough looks like. I had the margherita pizza with mozzarella di bufula. It had so much grated parmagiano on it (Why any? Real margherita pizza has none.) that the creamy taste of the mozzarella di bufula was obliterated. My red wine was way too warm. All I could taste was alcohol. I was able to get it to the correct temp by adding several ice cubes, but by then it was too diluted. As for the service, it was not "relaxed", but indifferent. Save your money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pizza!
    djjeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We both ordered pizzas for Sunday brunch. They were great with wonderful crusts. The server was nice and friendly. We did have to wait quite awhile for our change, but I don't think it was the server's fault. I liked going on a Sunday when there was no valet parking. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good pizza
    neil2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had a reservation, but still waited an hour. I had called to confirm my reservation right before i left my hotel and was told "come right over" I arrived 10 minutes later and had a 1 hour wait. Why do restaurants do that. If they said come in 1 hour I would have been much happier. The pizza was very good but needed to be ordered well dond. delicious but soggy. Once I was seated the service was good and quick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    DecentVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Varasano's has some of the best pizza in Atlanta. I come here a lot and their pizza is always consistently tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place to visit
    BrianWright
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I planned a weekend around visiting Varasano's pizza after hearing about them from a friend and reading their recipe online. They did not disappoint either! The owner happened to be there and came out and gave us his recommendations for first time visitors. It made for a very memorable experience. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliably tasty
    Writerandria
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I always enjoy the pizza when I'm here. The decor is trendy yet casual and the prices are reasonable for Buckhead. This is one of my favorite pizza places in town. It makes for a fun outing with friends or a date night. Service was OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • oven puffed bubbles, blisters,&char
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pizza place
    SingaporeKel
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Pizzas come out fast, hot and delicious. Service is friendly and easygoing. Kids are welcomed and love playing with pizza dough. Good vibe- casual but delicious dining. Best pizza in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service
    DukeFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Empty restaurant...on a Saturday night in Buckhead. 40 minute wait for drinks, though seated 10 feet from the bar. 30 minute additional wait to order. Food came in 20 minutes. (The food was, thankfully, the bright spot of the evening.) 45 minutes to get our checks (3 checks); we were the only table left at the end.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal - the whole experience was terrific. Our server was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    BAF3
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our food was beyond amazing and the $9.95 bottomless mimosas/bellinis/bloody Mary's were awesome! Had a group of 11 come for brunch and our waitress was so sweet and adorable! She kept the drinks coming in a timely manner and was very accommodating. Will definitely recommend this to friends!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great after work spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Bottomless wine on Tuesday is a day to check it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bubbles, blisters & speckled W/Char
    TheGeneralVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Introduced friends to yummy pizza
    Mygrizzle
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Best way to get the NY style pizza we love. Introduced our friends to this great style of pizza. Fancy yet still easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Viningslady
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goodness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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  • What is The BBC? Read on....
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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 -
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The BBC BABY!!!
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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 -
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands down the best pizza in town
    ExperiencedDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Pizza & Caesar Salad
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The "BBC", Bubbles, Blisters & Char
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 429 reviews are from the Varasano's Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Best pizza in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun for bottomless brunch
    nij8VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    the food is ok - antico is definitely better pizza
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The BBC=BUBBLES, BLISTERS AND CHAR!
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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 -
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cate
    cate
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza!
    Freebird
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Felt like I was in Italy! I am picky about pizza and this was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The "BBC", Bubbles, Blisters & Char
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious pizza
    LovingPizzaAroundWorld15
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.