Varasano's Pizzeria

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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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DB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Overall good food. Just a few tweaks could make this a great restaurant.

B
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and meatballs

C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on NYE. Great service for such a busy night.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PD
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Varasano’s has amazing+ authentic pizza, and the owner was lovely!

e
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent recommendations. Delicious pizza. Attentive service.

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MM
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 staff

SS
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
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 on December 7, 2019
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
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian/pizza. A favorite for brunches.

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GD
Atlanta
20 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
4 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
13 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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So says The General

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Sent from my *Huckleberry™ 
*It's a Southern thing®

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...