Review: Varasano’s



Restaurant type:

Italian Pizzeria


2171 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-8216


4 Stars


As a friend and i drove around the Buckhead area of Atlanta, we scanned either side of Peachtree rd. NE for a restaurant where i could eat vegetarian and my friend could eat something she loved. Then as i thought about it, i remembered hearing about a pizzeria off that very road. So I suggested Varasano’s. Without hesitation, we began to look for the condos in which this lovely pizzeria is nestled under.

We arrived at 3:40pm on Sunday, May 13th, 2010:

After we parked in the parking lot, we walked over to the restaurant. As we opened the doors, the aroma of pizza quickly hit both of our faces. A sign in front of us read “Please Seat Yourselves”, so we grabbed a seat right at the pizza bar where behind the counter, talented chefs where tossing dough and making pizzas.

As we waited for our waitress, we were able to watch the chefs make the pizza as they tossed the dough into the air, piled it with indgredients, and threw it into the big electric oven for just the right amount of time to give it a beautifully crisp crust.

Stretching the Dough
Electric Pizza Oven
Pizza awaiting to be cooked

It had been a long day and we had walked a lot of Atlanta without eating, so we decided to each order our own pizza. We would have the left overs for dinner. We received out waters almost immediately after ordering them. We both scanned the menu, and i quickly decided what i wanted:

I ordered the Margharita pizza and enjoyed every bite of it. The pizza that i witnessed the chef behind the pizza bar make was composed of very fresh tasting mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce that was seasoned just right along with basil leaves that held it all together atop a thin, crunchy crust. The pizza was very good in my opinion, and i would probably rate it as the best pizza i have ever had in Atlanta (the second best ever! the first being in Seattle).

Margharita Pizza

My friend however, ordered the “Nana’s” pizza. It is composed of fresh mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauces with a secret blend of herbs that was the owner’s grandmother’s (he called her nana) secret recipe, all atop of that crust that was so thin and crunchy, yet not too thin as to bread when you stuck a fork into it. I took a bite, and the sauces was amazing! i prefer the margharita due to the wonderful taste the basil gave it, but this slice was absolutely delicious.

"Nana's" pizza

We both left full and with about half of our pizzas to spare. The cost was not that bad either (11 for the margharita, 13 for the nana). I would not recommend this place to someone looking for a greasy and oily pizza. This pizza is not like your delivery service pizza joint.

But whether you are looking for a great pizza with fresh ingredients, or just a place to hang out and have a glass of wine, i would absolutely recommend this place.

-Andrew D. Morrison-


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