Varasano's Pizzeria

4.5
756 reviews
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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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JS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service as iffy

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KP
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and the waiter was awesome!

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TG
Atlanta
256 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Try It
Trust Me
So says The General

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

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DD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy it!

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DL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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p
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

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.

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P
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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J
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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M
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

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.

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r
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Atlanta
192 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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DB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Neapolitan pizza. Crust was outstanding.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been to Varasano's several times and have never once been disappointed! The staff takes care of me and my friends whenever we go. Our waiter remembered my friend from a previous time she visited and remembered that she got married abroad and was just wonderful!

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d
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza!

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WH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and reasonably priced. AWESOME pizza.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always delicious and terrific service!

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CT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well done. Would be back.

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pizza but there is no gluten free pizza option, only pasta.

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NT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolutely best pizza on the planet. I've eaten pizza in NY, Chicago, Italy and none compares to Varasano's.

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S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE PIZZA! Discovered at Atl Airport Terminal A.
Story behind Jeff's research into what makes for great pizza is great reading!
I'm a NY'er… 60 years. Claims of "NY style pizza" everywhere are basically false claims... except for Varasano's. Certainly best pizza in Atlanta. Holds it's own against Joes/Johns/Patsy's/Roberta's and others in NYC!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe

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DG
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was phenomenal; better than we remembered! The staff is on point and the beer and wine list don’t disappoint.

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KA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for families, something to please everyone. The house salad is fantastic, and you can’t go wrong with any of the pizzas.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in a hurry and the server made sure we were served quickly and it was delicious-as always!

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1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varasanos is a great place with awesome food!

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TR
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pizza. Amazing house salad. Fast, friendly service on a busy night This place is good for a date or for bringing the whole family.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice spot. The food & service was pretty good.

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r
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my dad's 81st with the family. Great food and service!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and pizza! Favorite pizza in buckhead

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l
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience - Jeff greeted us and actually helped make the pizza - best pizza I have ever had - great service Toni recommended the perfect wine to pair with our order

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1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. Got together with family that we had not seen for more years. Thank you!

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JC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza in Atlanta!! The pizza is authentic, with it’s thin crust and fresh ingredients. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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