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Suburban Pies That Compete With the Big Boys at Atlanta's Campania Pizzeria Napoletana

Todd Brock 5 comments

Tucked in with a smoke shop, a car stereo dealer, and a vendor of coins and firearms, Campania is pumping out top 10 list-caliber pies and may just be the best-kept pizza secret in town. For now. More

Jeff Varasano on Baking, Branding, and the Business of Pizza (Part 2)

Lance Roberts 19 comments

Last time, internet pizza legend (and creator of the most famous pizza recipe in the world) Jeff Varasano talked about the challenges of opening a pizzeria and why he's stayed out of the spotlight the last few years. Today, he goes in depth on the power of a brand like Chic-Fil-A, the challenge of finding great employees, and why having great pizza doesn't always matter. More

Jeff Varasano on Baking, Branding, and the Business of Pizza (Part 1)

Lance Roberts 18 comments

Jeff Varasano's pizza recipe went viral in the mid-2000's, and he opened up his own shop in Atlanta a few years later to critical acclaim. Then he went quiet...and we decided to find out why. Varasano had a very candid chat with us about his victories, his setbacks, his big plans coming down the pipe, and his newest location: the airport in Atlanta. If you ever wanted to open a pizzeria (or any a business), this is must-read stuff. More

Don Antonio Brings World-Class Pizza to Atlanta

Todd Brock 11 comments

"Pizza is a social food. In this country, you call a friend and say, 'Let's go get a drink.' In Italy, we say, 'Let's get a pizza.'" Every single thing I ate at Don Antonio by Starita was well worth sharing with someone you care about. MY favorite pizza in Atlanta? I think I just found it. More

Neighborhood Pies With NY Flair at LaBella's Pizzeria in Atlanta

Todd Brock 7 comments

There's a time and a place for the pizza-as-artform-with-a-capital-A gourmet pizza shrines out there... but sometimes you just want to chill on your couch with a sloppy, gooey, greasy, holy-crap-this-is-why-I-fell-in-love-with-pizza-when-I-was-7 kind of pie. And LaBella's does that better than most. More

Work-in-Progress Pies (and Everything Else) at Slice & Pint in Atlanta

Todd Brock 1 comment

Don't get me wrong; I like a little kick, but this was a steel-toed boot being jammed straight up my taste buds. When I can still residually taste a pizza six hours and three tooth-brushings later, it's "too much."Suffice it to say, Slice & Pint is still—almost four months in—definitely a work in progress. More

Agreeable Pies From 'The Angry Chef' at Timone's in Atlanta

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There's a cheese pizza that's delicious in its simplicity, but others showcase some spectacular and cheffy toppings. Ron Eyester may be "The Angry Chef," but what he's doing at Timone's should make pizza fanatics quite happy. More

Marvelous Mobile Pies from S & J's Woodfired Pizza in Atlanta, GA

Todd Brock 4 comments

S&J's Woodfired Pizza may not be the easiest pie shop to find in Atlanta (that's about to change...), but what they're pulling out of their eye-catching little red trailer makes it well worth the extra effort. More

Classic Neighborhood Pies at Paizano's in Norcross, GA

Todd Brock 2 comments

Paizano's Italian Bistro may not serve destination pizza, but if I lived in the downtown Norcross area, I could do a lot worse for go-to NY-style, Neapolitan, and Sicilian pies. More

Woodstock, GA: California-Style Toppings Shine at FireStone

Todd Brock 7 comments

Who knew Woodstock, Georgia was a legit pizza destination town? The tiny hamlet is on the extreme edge of what can just barely be called the metro Atlanta area: a full thirty miles from Centennial Olympic Park and admittedly way off the beaten path for most Atlanta pizza fanatics. True, this northwestern 'burb is on serious Slice'rs' radar screens thanks to the world-class pies at Vingenzo's. But about 1,000 feet away, FireStone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill is doing the California-style pie thing with similarly stellar results More

Atlanta: Cibo e Beve's Pies Fail to Impress

Todd Brock 7 comments

What's Italian for "sad?" At Cibo e Beve, I ordered a topping as unique as duck and paid 17 bucks for the privilege, but came away with an impression that was no more memorable than "a rich white pie that mainly tastes like smoke." More

Atlanta: Pizzas You'll Appreciate at No. 246

Todd Brock 6 comments

No. 246 may not be a "pizza place" per se, but the under-the-radar pies certainly deserve mention when you're talking about the city's finest. More

Atlanta: Highs and Lows at Westside Pizzeria

Todd Brock 8 comments

A recent newspaper article singled out Westside Pizzeria as "the kind of place you sort of hate to tell people about." For me, it was definitely a tale of two pies. More

Atlanta: Pizza That Glitters at Ammazza

Todd Brock 4 comments

I believe Ammazza will find itself on the shortlist of the city's top pizza joints, but the initial oohs and aahs at multi-colored flecks sprinkled over a 12-inch pie won't disguise the fact that this is, simply, a kids' cheese pizza with edible sparkles. More

Atlanta: Tartufo Brings a Taste of Europe (and Africa) to Buckhead

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Tartufo Pizzeria is a more than worthy addition to the city's ever-expanding list of upscale pie shops... and, I daresay, better than most. More

Atlanta: Pizzeria Vesuvius Has Some Secrets... and Spectacular Pies

Todd Brock 1 comment

The hush-hush speakeasy behind the secret bookcase door gets all the press, but don't make the mistake of letting the cloak-and-dagger watering hole outshine the simply stellar pizzas you have to walk past to get there. More

Atlanta: Like Dough? You'll Be Bullish on New York Pizza Exchange

Todd Brock 3 comments

NYPE's pizzas did remind me of the street slices I've had in Manhattan... although I don't recall those as having been quite so doughy and dense. It's not bad, per se, just different. Be warned. More

Atlanta: Pizzas Well Worth a WOW at STG Trattoria

Todd Brock 16 comments

STG Trattoria may be the new kid on the block when it comes to fancypants pies, but thanks to a warm sourdough crust that practically melted in my mouth, they've already established themselves in my book as being among the very best. More

Atlanta: Bam!! Ka-Pow!!! Savage Pizza Still Delivers a Punch

Todd Brock 13 comments

It's easy to forget about Savage Pizza. But like the comic book superheroes that adorn every square foot of the place, Savage has stayed true to its mission and is still fighting the good fight after all these years. More

Atlanta's Antico Pizza Napoletana: Something Lost, Something Gained

Jennifer Zyman 12 comments

After three years in business, Atlanta's Antico Pizza Napoletana is still one of the city's best places to get Neapolitan pizza with a few caveats. More

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