Varasano's Pizzeria

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$30 and under
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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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Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. High temp Margherita made by owner is amazing. Super staff and an owner, Jeffery, who cares deeply about customer satisfaction.

e
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. Fun. Great food. Terrific service with Mary Kent. Perfect choice for after the show dinner and drinks.

JN
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was great, caprese salad delicious, portions huge and satisfying. We split a pizza (I can’t remember the name but it was listed as Jeff’s favorite) and the Penne Vodka pasta with chicken. It was all great!

SP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place for our party of 15. Our server was wonderful, and the food was delicious.

BB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian/pizza. A favorite for brunches.

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GD
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was my first visit to Varasano's in quite some time. I used to eat there often with 3 of my best friends but one moved away and another, my BFF, passed away from cancer. This place holds great, yet bittersweet memories as Varasano's was my BFF's favorite pizza place. That all being said, it was great to return and find the food, especially the pizza, both unchanged and excellent. We settled on 2 of my all-time favorites, the house salad and the Salumi pizza. Both were as good as they ever were and I'd definitely recommend this combo to new patrons as a good introduction to the restaurant. As we were visiting on a Friday evening at 7:30, I was surprised to find the restaurant almost empty. In the past, Friday night always guaranteed either required reservations or a wait. Our server, who was mostly competent, neglected to pour the wine or even offer a taste for approval. She just open the bottle and placed it on the table after removing the cork. I know this is a casual pizza place but a $36 bottle of wine should come with proper wine service. She did state it was an unusual Friday night as they are usually busier. I certainly hope that is the case as Varasano's has always been, and remains, an excellent pizza spot with good value.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, excellent service, wonderful quiet atmosphere that enabled everyone at my table to enjoy conversation. Thank you for not playing loud music! My family had a delightful evening together there.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Brunch is not very good. Love the bottomless mimosa only.

K
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best brunch! The unlimited drinks can be switched between mimosas, Bellinis and bloody marys. They are very quick to keep your glass full. Also, the food is amazing. I LOVE their pizzas. I recommend adding their capicola onto your pizza if you are a meat eater. I also love the Chica Bella which comes with super fresh arugula with a splash of lemon on top that really pairs well with the rich pizza. The only thing I would recommend is the parking is a little strange you park in a deck behind the restaurant. Once you figure it out it is easy and super close but the first time can be confusing.

KN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highest quality food with excellent service. Some of the best pizza is Atlanta!

SP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service only exceeded by best in town pizza. Had a few pies with the guys and they were all excellent.

While we're all here for the legendary pizza, don't leave without having dessert.


Enjoy.

TC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza! Such a quaint little neighborhood bar pizza joint! Service is always great!

OT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Place was kind of run down

MW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varasano's Pizza is a gem to be found! If I could Rate Jeff Varasano 10 stars, I would! His pizza is way above the rest and I highly recommend to everyone! All fresh herbs, quality meats and cheeses, on top of his Gold Star Crust make for a great meal.

JK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our absolute favorite pizza in Atlanta. Love the wait staff and cooks, too. They are always really friendly and make my daughter feel like the center of attention.

B
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Every. Time.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience... The staff was wonderful

L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best pizza in Atlanta! Crust is thin & crisp, never burnt. Topping is melt-in-the-mouth. Taste is truly fine! The service is always friendly and items one needs (pepper, for example) are quickly obtainable.
Noise level from children is sometimes too much, but Sunday evening it was quiet as children were kept busy playing with dough. Keep it up, Jeff!

E
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza was amazing and the spinach salad was excellent. This is now our favorite pizza in Atlanta by far.

T
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect date night! The food was great and so was our server. Since I'm a server, I'm more aware of the kind of service I get and what the server is doing. So it's hard for me to enjoy myself when I go out. I have to say that our server Madeline was amazing! She really made our experience perfect! She was really attentive, she was knowledgeable of the menu and had a great attitude. We didn't have to ask for anything because she was already on top of it. I love when a server just knows what the table needs without us asking for it. We're definitely going to come back with some friends and have Madeline as our server. Great time, great food, fabulous service.

JS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff came to our table and offered to make special pizzas for us. We told him to surprise us and surprised we were! Just as good as any pizza I’ve had in Tuscany. Thanks Jeff and look forward to visiting again.

BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza was excellent and the service was very good. Our waitress was very pleasant with a nice touch of southern charm. I would go back for the pizza and the company.

OT
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Varasano's for Father's Day lunch. It had been a couple of year since my last visit but the food is still terrific. Highly recommend.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service as iffy

KP
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pizza and the waiter was awesome!

TG
Atlanta
260 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is NO BETTER pizza in Atlanta than Jeff's!
It's all about the crust.....I call it the BBC = bubbles, blister & char
Although service does vary it's far and away a better crust than any other.
We love the caramelized onion pizza on the menu and customize it by adding hot peppers and sausage.
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DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was not our normal visit to one of our favorite pizzerias. Ordered 5 pies , nana's, and received them one at a time for our party of 8. The kitchen is usually very consistent, but today each pie tasted different. Varying amounts of mozzarella, basil and char. Don't worry we will be back, but with less anticipation.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy it!

DL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal on the patio with our dog. and our waiter was great, too!

LM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite pizza in ATL! We go at least once a month, since we live on the south side of town...

p
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We ordered two different pizzas and they were both disgusting. I ordered Bella Chica and the cheese was gooey and clumpy, the bread was literally heated dough and it had a soft consistency. It wasn’t baked at all!! You couldn’t hold the pizza for a second because it’d just fell apart. Overall wasn’t satisfied with the food and would not recommend it.

P
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The pizza was just so-so. I enjoy s brick oven or quick cooking temperature pizza. While it was indeed baked quickly the very small amount of cheese and sauce were lame. Our server was delightful it was a very quiet Sunday afternoon on the day of our visit

J
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, awesome pizza, awesome mimosas - bottomless cocktails was great!

L
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Meeting in Atlanta. Dinner for group. The service was very fast. Food was tasty and hot. This location could use a facelift, the furnishings were older.

M
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The pizza has a lot of potential but the ambience was not quite what I expected, was younger and noisier than expected, service was ok.

r
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out standing service food was great price was not bad !!!!

OT
Atlanta
200 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in Atlanta.
We hold it as the standard as best anywhere.
Adam and Andrew at the Bar rule. Always great food and service.
No pizza compares in Atlanta for the Neapolitan pizza experience!!

DB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had been looking forward to trying this neighborhood restaurant as I am new to the area but where to start. Menu thrown on table without a word. As I sat for 5 minutes without water, silverware or anything else, I saw a staff member - turned out to be my waiter - vaping at the station. Total turnoff. Then my waiter forgot my salad, forgot my wine, and when I told him he had overcharged me for wine, he said I was wrong. I wasn’t - made him check the menu. Oh and I still didn’t have silverware or a napkin when my salad and dinner arrived (together because he forgot my salad) and both before my wine. Absolutely not the experience I needed after a stressful day and when dining alone. Won’t be back and will discourage others from trying. FYI - I virtually never post negative reviews.

G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Neapolitan pizza. Crust was outstanding.