Varasano's Pizzeria

4.5
835 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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vipNinaT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza on the planet! And I mean PLANET! No one does it better

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BarryB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food. Fresh ingredients and good service. We will be back!

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vipKevinO
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Considering this was listed all over the internet as the best pizza in Atlanta, our expectations were high so when we we went, we were surprised by how average everything was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service but great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, I had a good experience there. Our server was very nice and accommodating. She was a little slower than normally because they were short staffed (which is the only reason I didn’t rate outstanding) but good service. And the only other thing I would offer some healthy criticism on was the penne with vodka sauce - the chicken was pretty dry - not sure of the reason but the chicken could and should have been more moist. Other than that I liked the dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite pizza place in Atlanta! Super fresh, authentic, Italian, thin crust pizzas at a fair price too. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Server was rude, charged us for every refill we got and brought our food out cold

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Under normal circumstances I can see where this restaurant would shine. However, for whatever reason the restaurant was far below what was expected when I made the reservation. A few reasons for the bad experience are below.

- The waitress took an appetizer order for garlic bread and meatballs, and brought the garlic bread and we waited for the meatballs (never arrived).
- When ordering entrees the waitress indicated there was no pasta once someone started to order pasta. This is 1/3 of their menu and would have been great to know prior to ordering appetizers.
- I placed an order for pizza with meatballs as a topping. Once the pizza was brought out the waitress indicated the meatballs weren’t ready. I requested to have it removed from the order.
- My wife ordered an egg sandwich with capicola, but they did not put any meat on the sandwich.
- We received the bill with the meatball appetizer, which never arrived, and my meatball addition still on the bill.

The food we did receive was really good, but sadly this wasn’t enough to make our experience acceptable.

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GoldeninLA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Have to agree that their sauce is amazing. The pizza crust is VERY thin, especially in the middle. Pepperoni is probably the tastiest I’ve ever had. We had the meatball appetizer... excellent meatballs but not sure why they give two people three pieces of bread, especially when you want to sop up every last drop of that excellent sauce. Definitely worth supporting this.

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vipAndre
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza, & cool ambiance.

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vipjohnnas
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the reservation was very easy. We walked in and were greeted with a pleasant smile and seated at a table in no time at all. The service was excellent. The pizza was absolutely amazing with fresh and delicious ingredients. We highly recommend this restaurant and glad we used open table to find a restaurant close to our hotel. Since we were visiting the area open table helped us find an amazing restaurant that I have since recommended to about everyone! Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Service was not so much maybe because she was just opening and not prepared. She got better! Mother and son Date.

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vipKayfer
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We waited a long time (over 10 minutes) for anyone to acknowledge we had been seated. At the 15 minute mark, someone brought water. At the 20 minute marks, someone finally took our order. There were lots of staff so that wasn't the cause of the slowness. Once we ordered, our food came pretty quickly. The pizzas and pasta with "nana's gravy" were all very good. All in all, we enjoyed it but the lack of attention from the waitstaff was off-putting.

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KristinK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It's been years since we've been. Pizza and salads were just as delicious as they used to be but, wow, has the ambiance changed. It used to be pretty high end but the tables are beat to heck, plastic cups have replaced glass, and it's just kind of a pizza dive now, instead of a restaurant. Problem is, their pizza, while incredibly delicious right out of the oven, doesn't travel as well.

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vipLEESAF
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service but the pizza was not as good as in the past. Still good, but it was really excellent a year or so ago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Not a good experience. Pizza arrived before salad. Pizza was wrong and lukewarm by the time they corrected it. I emailed the manager about the poor experience on Saturday night after we left. It’s Tuesday afternoon and still no response.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our pizzas were delicious (though unfortunately not as hot as they could be after sitting on the pass for several minutes) and our son loved his pasta dish.

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vipKiceaG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pizza was awesome. Will be back!!

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Zola
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza place.Our server Natasha was amazing, very attentive,great customer service skills!!! Highly recommended, we will definitely come back.

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vipBenPoole
Atlanta
86 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got back to Varasano's after a long hiatus due to Covid. It was great to see Stephanie and the rest of the staff and to once again enjoy my favorite thin-crust Naples style pizza! I love it!

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vipIndyC
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was absolutely great pizza and a quick night for a date.

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Denise
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pizzas are good and made with nice ingredients! Service can improve

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ShandraD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! Our waitress was nice and the food was good. I generally enjoy really hot pizza so it could have been hotter, but it was still good. Thanks!

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vipDeniseP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was fantastic

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CalP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife for date night, we love Italian. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta. We had the salad and pizza. The salad was awesome and the pizza delicious, so ordered a second! The service e was top-notch, restaurant very clean and practiced social distances. 👌😋

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JordanA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the service was great. Varasanos is always on point!!

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vipNinaT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten pizza in Italy, New York, Chicago and all over the Atlanta area....Varasano's is the BEST PIZZA ON THE PLANET!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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Jess
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Only one or two of the staff were wearing masks, majority did not. It was very uncomfortable being that we’re still in a global pandemic. Varasanos was one of our favorite spots, but it was super disappointing to see the lack of precautions they were taking.

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Jdub
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food service was a bit slow, but it was Valentine’s Day. Overall excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the bartender who was waiting on our table totally made up for no server coming to see us once we were seated.... but we were busy chatting with out of town friends so really it wasn’t an issue. Would definitely return! Only down side in my opinion was we were seated near the door and it was a little chilly for my liking.. however totally not a deal breaker because the food and ambiance were worth it.

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eddiem
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza and friendly staff. Felt very safe !

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vipKerryI
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Great food
lovely evening

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CharlieV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is some of the best pizza in Atlanta; they do an excellent Neapolitan style that is on the slightly larger size

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LainaC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Have loved this place for years. Nana’s add soppressata!!

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James
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was not impressed. Server was abrasive and seemed irritated with us coming in even though we had set up a reservation. We were also the only ones in the restaurant. Read rave reviews about this place prior to arriving and was excited. Was given dirty plates for the pizza, food was mediocre, and service sucked. Won’t be going back.

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ClaudeS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Great people and even better times!

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vipAndre
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally from Detroit, so there's not too many things that I love more than a DAMN GOOD pizza! Varasano's...has SOME OF THE BEST that U will find, ANYWHERE!

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viptheepicure
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguably one of the best pizzas in the world. Yes, truly. Jeffrey Varasano is an obsessive pizza maestro, and continues to innovate. I made a detour to Atlanta on a NJ to Florida drive just to sample.

FAQs

Varasano's Pizzeria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Varasano's Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 352-8216.

Varasano's Pizzeria is rated 4.5 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.