Varasano's Pizzeria

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
806 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian

Top Tags:

Casual
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.

What 806 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
F
vipFoodie1
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in Atlanta area!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

DS
vipDavidS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great pizza and incredibly friendly owner. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

RB
vipRB06
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

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.

KD
KeraD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pizza here was superfantastic! Lemon drop was the bomb!

AC
AshleyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

FW
vipFoodWineLovers
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Only issue is parking. Loved the pizza and waiter was superb

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Varasano’s for Valentine’s Day! The pizza never disappoints and we always love to see Jeff, the owner.

JR
JenniferR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty and creative pizza

Report
MD
MarcusD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was exceptional- even the ceasar salad was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

i
vipindiahart
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

TG
vipTheGeneral
Atlanta
261 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

Sent from my *Huckleberry™

*It's a Southern thing® 

r
recoachbrett
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all!

DB
vipDavidB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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

B
vipBiztravler
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and meatballs

C
Cookiehead
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
LoriB
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
vipPaulD
Atlanta
55 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
DebM
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
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

e
elizabetht
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent recommendations. Delicious pizza. Attentive service.

Report
MM
MochaMama42
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
vipSumeetS
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
ellenb
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
JessicaN
Atlanta
9 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
SkylarP
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
vipBuckheadBettyA
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian/pizza. A favorite for brunches.

Report
GD
vipGregD
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
OpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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

K
Kaylin
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
KeithN
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SP
vipScottP
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
TracieC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.7 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.