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.
I came to Varasano’s for a Solo Brunch trip. The only thing that I did not like about my experience is that I was sat in the front corner, despite having a reservation. Otherwise the food and drinks were great and service was also pretty good
great pizza and incredibly friendly owner. Would highly recommend.
Amazing staff...food was great and came out fast! Our waitress was covering two areas because another server went home sick and she was fantastic...she never missed a beat!
Our server was pretty inattentive to us and the food did not come out hot as usual. We sent our appetizer back as it was straight up cold and were told that a new one had been made. The new one was room temperature. We love coming here and do so regularly but this trip was disappointment.
This visit was the most amazing Italian place I've ever been to! Upon entering I was welcomed by Haley and she was so sweet.
Food: I had the Nana's pizza, doughnuts and a special dessert. The pizza was very authentic and delicious. All of the ingredients were fresh and I'm sure the meatballs are being made by a little old lady in the back. The doughnuts were so flaky and sweet. They were served warm with raspberry sauce and I'm obsessed.
Service: Haley was the best service I've ever received especially making sure glasses were filled. She also took the time to engage with us and make sure our glasses were never empty. Also, the owner made it his business to visit each table and ask for feedback. Jeff is amazing and so is his staff.
Location: This is prime location off of peachtree and they have a gorgeous patio. They are also having a March madness event that kicks off on February 29th. Come in and ask for Kera to get a special gift.
Overall I will definitely be coming back and making sure I get Nana's Pizza or the Elvis sandwich. Everything is so detail oriented. The cost is amazing and it has nice music playing in the background. If you're looking for a place where you can alternate between drinks for one cost and have authentic Italian food check out Varasano's.
Pizza here was superfantastic! Lemon drop was the bomb!
Great food. It was my boyfriend and I first time there for Valentine’s Day. My boyfriend loves pasta, and he enjoyed his so much! Will definitely come again!
Was here for Valentine’s Day. Started with the caprese salad. It was pretty good. Nothing to write home about. But Nana’s pizza and the Mushroom pizzas were amazing. Will definitely go back.
Only issue is parking. Loved the pizza and waiter was superb
We enjoyed Varasano’s for Valentine’s Day! The pizza never disappoints and we always love to see Jeff, the owner.
I came to Varasano's for a dinner meeting. They were very accommodating my needs and changing reservations. The waitress was very attentive checking in on us very often. The salad and garlic knots were good and not overpowering. The pizza was huge and looked authentic and yummy. Definitely recommend . Also the bottomless wine glass a good deal.
Tasty and creative pizza
The dining experience was exceptional- even the ceasar salad was delicious!
Really great pizza! The service was superb too. The owner, Jeff, came over to the table to make sure we enjoyed the pizza and shared some really great insights. A terrific experience overall
First time there. Got last minute tickets to an event, so decided to go there pre-show on a Saturday night. Restaurant had only a smattering of people, so obviously not busy, but despite the lack of clientele, server barely showed up and when she did, she was completely devoid of personality. Food runner was no better when he showed up to “Waffle House” the order... as in “who had the pizza with olives?” Not the worst I’ve ever had., but certainly nothing to write home about. Their specialty appetizer, the garlic bites, might have been good if they were warm... but they were not. Just barely a step above cold. Pizza was decent... but not great enough to counteract the rest... would not return.
Jeff makes THE BEST crust in the country.
Stop believing the hype of the others and come to Varasano's
You'll be happy you did!
So Says The General
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The pizza here is not like other pizza places. Prepare to have a food experience. Great casual environment and lots of things to pick from. Make sure you try the garlic bites as they are great.
Loved it all!
Overall good food. Just a few tweaks could make this a great restaurant.
Great pizza and meatballs
Dined here on NYE. Great service for such a busy night.
My family and I have eaten pizza throughout Italy as well as here in this states and this pizza is our favorite. A must try if you are in Atlanta.
We have been to Varasano’s several times and they always have good food and good service. We last went for Sunday brunch and it was a solid choice. I appreciate the creativity of their menu. After all, who puts dates and walnuts on a pizza? Well, it was a great brunch choice. Their Italian Bacon appetizer is also very good.
If you have a big crowd, be sure to make a reservation, but we’ve never had a problem just showing up and dining with a smaller party. However, with them being on OpenTable, better safe than sorry and make a reservation anyhow.
Best tasting pizza I ever ate! The sausage was amazing! Wait staff were a little slow and we were sat right beside another table when no other tables were occupied. But will definitely be back for the pizza.
Varasano’s has amazing+ authentic pizza, and the owner was lovely!
Excellent recommendations. Delicious pizza. Attentive service.
I had a great time Sunday at brunch- I arrived at the restaurant before they opened and they were nice enough to allow me to sit down, take a look at the menu and order a drink.
I’ve always been treated very nicely here, never felt unwelcome and their food is delicious.
Awesome food. High temp Margherita made by owner is amazing. Super staff and an owner, Jeffery, who cares deeply about customer satisfaction.
Terrific. Fun. Great food. Terrific service with Mary Kent. Perfect choice for after the show dinner and drinks.
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!
Really great place for our party of 15. Our server was wonderful, and the food was delicious.
Great local Italian/pizza. A favorite for brunches.
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.
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.
Brunch is not very good. Love the bottomless mimosa only.
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.
The highest quality food with excellent service. Some of the best pizza is Atlanta!
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.
Amazing pizza! Such a quaint little neighborhood bar pizza joint! Service is always great!
Place was kind of run down