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.
Server was excellent...a Philly guy. Food was outstanding.
Service was terrible. All of the servers seemed to be annoyed with their jobs. Overheard them complaining about customers. Meatballs we got were cold they forgot our salad we ordered... pizza was OK. Also SO many kids running around which is fine but I guess I didn't realize that was the crowd on a Friday night. Sorry but there are so many other pizza places I will now be going to...
Best pizza in Atlanta!
Each pie has s a work of art.
Freshest ingredients period!
We heard about the great pizza and cannoli online and satisfied my curiosity 100%
We both ordered pasta this time at our favorite pizza place (although the pizza does vary from the best to a bit soggy) and both posts tasted good, problem was one of us got our pasta during the apps and the other pasta dish didn't arrive until 15 minutes later.
Just ok, ordered 2 pizzas and a salad. Pizzas were both “wet” underneath 2 meat toppings and not very good.
Caesar salad was terrible and WAY over priced at $9+ bucks.
Poor value and mediocre quality overall
Was awesome, we took 5 eight year olds for a birthday party. Staff was amazing and very attentive. They let the girls sit up at the bar and gave them each dough to work with. Food was amazing including pizza and pasta. Great Experience!
It was Dope!
I know Verasano's from the airport, and thought we'd check out the real restaurant. The pizza was good, although a little soggy. The service was rushed. They really made us feel like they wanted us out of there, taking plates away before I had even finished my slice. I'm not sure I would go back.
5/5 would eat again
Varasano's has distinctive and delicious pizzas. Best crust in town.
Our server was attentive and friendly. The breakfast pizza was phenomal.
The pizza is still great. The service, however went downhill. It feels like they are doing you a favor when they take your order. No wonder why the place which used to be packed is now completely empty. It’s a shame because the pizza is one of the best in town.
Great atmosphere and good service. The cappuccino froth was out of order but the outing was nice.
Great waitress great pizza
Some of the better pizza in Atlanta, but they are very proud of it...
Can't beat Jeff's pizza!
The "BBC" ....Bubbles, Blisters & Char makes the perfect crust!!!
bottomless wine and pizza is no mas :( now the bottomless wine pricing is no different than grabbing a bottle yourself, otherwise when you add a pizza and you're in $30.00 range. 3 people: three basic pizzas, 3 'bottomless' wines, two desserts $162.37 OUCH !!!!
I travel in Italy and Varasano's actually does real Napoli pizza. Always a hit!
Awesome! Will be back! Owner fixed us several pizzas to try lots of different things. All were fantastic! The doughnuts and pizzette were delicious!
We love eating here but tonight I literally refilled our own drinks after being ignored....
Coke, Diet Coke, etc at the station near the restrooms - just got up, refilled and walked back to the table...
Never saw our waiter again - little skinny-jeans white guy....(dont know his name) but Jeff needs some serious help with his help!!!
The pizza was soggy and exceedingly oily, with almost no cheese throughout. Much better Napoletana-style pizza can be found at Antico or Ammazza - not worth the hassle or the trip. The waitress also was nowhere to be found when it came time to collect our form of payment - we had to wait almost 10 minutes, then walk around the restaurant, find a different waitress, and get her to ring us up instead.
This restaurant should be an icon in the world of pizza.
Best pizzas and salads in town, but plan to share salads. They are huge!
The food was great, but the servers were not as friendly. When we walked in, the staff looked at us like we had a duck on our heads. If it were not for the fact that a friend recommended the place, I may have walked out. Food good, but service could have been better.
The pizza was the best I have ever had. I do not know why it took me so long to check this place out. I will not be able to eat pizza anywhere else now.
We really enjoyed this spot for brunch. For $15 you can have all the bottomless mimosas, blood mary's or bellini's you want. The brunch food and the pizza were soo good! Our only complaint was that the food came out one at a time, some times 5-10 minutes in between.
One of my top three pizza places in Atlanta (Shorty's is the other contender). Would always recommend this place. Fresh products, quality preparation and worthy the effort for anyone to go (more adult than a kids-eat-free place) - updated review : they've changed their wine special on Tuesdays, not as good a value as it had been
We love this place! Jeff Varasano makes an awesome thin crust, gotta eat fresh pizza.
This restaurant has gone downhill. The service was terrible . We had to wait a long time to get service, and got it only after I flagged down a server. Slow service throughout the meal.
We always find ourselves going back, with and without the kids! The pizza is my favorite authentic find in Atlanta, if you're in the mood for true Italian food. The salumi plate is great to eat with wine.
Varasano's is just ok. I don't think it's better than any other pizza I've had in town, including Antico. The server was very nice, and things came out fairly swiftly. There was just nothing memorable about it. We had the Meatballs, which I cannot recommend, plus the Margherita Di Bufala pizza. The pizza wasn't bad, but again, nothing special. I was disappointed, as I've always heard it was the best in town. Plus, the restaurant itself is pretty boring; there's no charm. It's very utilitarian. I didn't hate it, but I won't be back.
As one of the supposedly "best pizza places" in Atlanta, I was thoroughly disappointed. While their pizza tastes pretty good, it comes smothered in oil. Greasy pizza is one thing, but when you go to pick up a slice and all of your toppings fall off (in my case just mozz and basil on the marg), that's just not OK. Apparently this is the norm, as I even asked the waitress if their pizza is usually this greasy, and her reply was a timid, "yeah". All in all, there are so many better places to get pizza in Atlanta: Varuni Napoli, Fritti, Ammazza, Anitico... the list goes on.
Went back after a bad experience.
Cheese in the calzone was cold.
$3.50 for marinara sauce??
Limited cheese on the pizza.
It had been a while since we had been there & found the place to feel very run down/tired looking - tattered chairs & worn tables. Ordered cocktails/wine from the menu & the bar wasn't stocked with those items, so we had to order something else. The pizzas were still pretty good though.
The caprese salad was divine, I could drink that aged balsamic. The pizza did not disappoint, we loved the subtle char on the outside.
Better than Antico's and I don't say that lightly.
The meats and the crust are just impeccable.
It was the best pizza I have ever had!
In the past Varasano's Pizzeria has been excellent. The night I visited, everything seemed to be off the minute we walked in the door. The host was new and not very friendly. The owner was there and really didn't seem to have things under control. Our sever was fine and while talking to us, the new host was trying to get her to go to another table. I thought that was very rude. Maybe he is going through a learning curve. The pizza was very charred. I like a little char but not 3/4 of the pizza. The restaurant is showing it age. From paint coming off the columns, to the bad reupholstered booth seating. I'll go back to give it one more try. When I do if nothing has changed, good-bye Varasano's Pizzeria.