Varasano's Pizzeria

4.5
838 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Under normal circumstances I can see where this restaurant would shine. However, for whatever reason the restaurant was far below what was expected when I made the reservation. A few reasons for the bad experience are below.

- The waitress took an appetizer order for garlic bread and meatballs, and brought the garlic bread and we waited for the meatballs (never arrived).
- When ordering entrees the waitress indicated there was no pasta once someone started to order pasta. This is 1/3 of their menu and would have been great to know prior to ordering appetizers.
- I placed an order for pizza with meatballs as a topping. Once the pizza was brought out the waitress indicated the meatballs weren’t ready. I requested to have it removed from the order.
- My wife ordered an egg sandwich with capicola, but they did not put any meat on the sandwich.
- We received the bill with the meatball appetizer, which never arrived, and my meatball addition still on the bill.

The food we did receive was really good, but sadly this wasn’t enough to make our experience acceptable.

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GoldeninLA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Have to agree that their sauce is amazing. The pizza crust is VERY thin, especially in the middle. Pepperoni is probably the tastiest I’ve ever had. We had the meatball appetizer... excellent meatballs but not sure why they give two people three pieces of bread, especially when you want to sop up every last drop of that excellent sauce. Definitely worth supporting this.

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vipAndre
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza, & cool ambiance.

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vipjohnnas
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the reservation was very easy. We walked in and were greeted with a pleasant smile and seated at a table in no time at all. The service was excellent. The pizza was absolutely amazing with fresh and delicious ingredients. We highly recommend this restaurant and glad we used open table to find a restaurant close to our hotel. Since we were visiting the area open table helped us find an amazing restaurant that I have since recommended to about everyone! Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Service was not so much maybe because she was just opening and not prepared. She got better! Mother and son Date.

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vipKayfer
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We waited a long time (over 10 minutes) for anyone to acknowledge we had been seated. At the 15 minute mark, someone brought water. At the 20 minute marks, someone finally took our order. There were lots of staff so that wasn't the cause of the slowness. Once we ordered, our food came pretty quickly. The pizzas and pasta with "nana's gravy" were all very good. All in all, we enjoyed it but the lack of attention from the waitstaff was off-putting.

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KristinK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It's been years since we've been. Pizza and salads were just as delicious as they used to be but, wow, has the ambiance changed. It used to be pretty high end but the tables are beat to heck, plastic cups have replaced glass, and it's just kind of a pizza dive now, instead of a restaurant. Problem is, their pizza, while incredibly delicious right out of the oven, doesn't travel as well.

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vipLEESAF
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service but the pizza was not as good as in the past. Still good, but it was really excellent a year or so ago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Not a good experience. Pizza arrived before salad. Pizza was wrong and lukewarm by the time they corrected it. I emailed the manager about the poor experience on Saturday night after we left. It’s Tuesday afternoon and still no response.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our pizzas were delicious (though unfortunately not as hot as they could be after sitting on the pass for several minutes) and our son loved his pasta dish.

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vipKiceaG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pizza was awesome. Will be back!!

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Zola
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza place.Our server Natasha was amazing, very attentive,great customer service skills!!! Highly recommended, we will definitely come back.

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vipBenPoole
Atlanta
84 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got back to Varasano's after a long hiatus due to Covid. It was great to see Stephanie and the rest of the staff and to once again enjoy my favorite thin-crust Naples style pizza! I love it!

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vipIndyC
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was absolutely great pizza and a quick night for a date.

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Denise
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pizzas are good and made with nice ingredients! Service can improve

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ShandraD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! Our waitress was nice and the food was good. I generally enjoy really hot pizza so it could have been hotter, but it was still good. Thanks!

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vipDeniseP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was fantastic

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CalP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife for date night, we love Italian. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta. We had the salad and pizza. The salad was awesome and the pizza delicious, so ordered a second! The service e was top-notch, restaurant very clean and practiced social distances. 👌😋

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JordanA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the service was great. Varasanos is always on point!!

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vipNinaT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten pizza in Italy, New York, Chicago and all over the Atlanta area....Varasano's is the BEST PIZZA ON THE PLANET!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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Jess
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Only one or two of the staff were wearing masks, majority did not. It was very uncomfortable being that we’re still in a global pandemic. Varasanos was one of our favorite spots, but it was super disappointing to see the lack of precautions they were taking.

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Jdub
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food service was a bit slow, but it was Valentine’s Day. Overall excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the bartender who was waiting on our table totally made up for no server coming to see us once we were seated.... but we were busy chatting with out of town friends so really it wasn’t an issue. Would definitely return! Only down side in my opinion was we were seated near the door and it was a little chilly for my liking.. however totally not a deal breaker because the food and ambiance were worth it.

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eddiem
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza and friendly staff. Felt very safe !

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vipKerryI
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Great food
lovely evening

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CharlieV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is some of the best pizza in Atlanta; they do an excellent Neapolitan style that is on the slightly larger size

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LainaC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Have loved this place for years. Nana’s add soppressata!!

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James
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was not impressed. Server was abrasive and seemed irritated with us coming in even though we had set up a reservation. We were also the only ones in the restaurant. Read rave reviews about this place prior to arriving and was excited. Was given dirty plates for the pizza, food was mediocre, and service sucked. Won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! Great people and even better times!

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vipAndre
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally from Detroit, so there's not too many things that I love more than a DAMN GOOD pizza! Varasano's...has SOME OF THE BEST that U will find, ANYWHERE!

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viptheepicure
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguably one of the best pizzas in the world. Yes, truly. Jeffrey Varasano is an obsessive pizza maestro, and continues to innovate. I made a detour to Atlanta on a NJ to Florida drive just to sample.

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vipTonyZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service by our waitress but we realized these employees are using their own phones and square accounts to bring customer payments. we where shocked. This owner must be soo cheap if he can’t even supply point of sale for his own business. I say this is prolly illegal. I own my own company and I have never seen anything as stupid and degrading to employees as such.
Step up as an owner and be responsible not cheap if you want to be successful.

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vipFoodie1
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in Atlanta area!

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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

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

great pizza and incredibly friendly owner. Would highly recommend.

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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!

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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.

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vipKeraD
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.

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 4.5 stars by 838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.