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Fritti (pizza) - ATL

shipwreck Nov 8, 2007 05:46 AM

Okay I had long, elegant, and well-written post about how I love pizza and how Sotto Sotto and Fritti are so highly rated and how they're certified by the VPN (the only one, apparently). The post was lost and I don't want to retype it so I'll just cut to the chase:

Who's had the pizza at Fritti? Is it life changing? Thanks in advance.

  1. Dio Seijuro Nov 29, 2007 01:43 PM

    I've eaten there several times. The pizza is really good but just not amazing. They are a little pricey too.

    Takes me 12~15 minutes to drive there. It's not far but if I had to drive that distance I'd rather go to any of a number of other great restaurants in Inman Park.

    1. shipwreck Nov 29, 2007 05:21 AM

      Well we visited Fritti last night and I have to say it wasn't all I hoped for. The space was great and the apps were tasty; we went with the fried goat cheese, fried mushrooms, and seared tuna. All delicious.

      The pizza, not so much.

      We went with the Margharita and it was undercooked. The crust was more toasted than well done and it was barely luke-warm in the center of the pie. Maybe the Verace pies are cooked differently from the traditionals but it was soggy and, again, undercooked. My understanding was that part of the measure of a pie was a finely charred crust, crispy yet chewy, that could hold up to the toppings with ease. This was no such pie. Of course I ate it - it wasn't bad, just not up to par with what I, in my modest and undereducated opinion, thought to be a good Neopolitan pizza.

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        valdez62 Nov 14, 2007 07:39 PM

        >1 fritto misto, 2 pizzas, two glasses of wine $90 with tip.<

        Yow! I've dropped $50 bucks or more before at Fritti but that was a pizza, an app and LOTS of drinks. I've also gone in by myself and had a pizza, an app and drinks for much less than that. What wines did you order? Was that misto a special or are you referring to the Insalata Mista which is only $7 (yes, I'm looking at their menu online)?

        My experience has been mainly at the bar and I have found the pizza to be a good example of Neopolitan-style pizza. They vary a bit in quality but always enjoyable. Certainly not life-changing but I think it is definitely one of, if not the best option intown that I have found so far (I still haven't been to Baraonda which also gets raves). The Funghi Fritti is wonderful also (think calamari but with criminis and portobellos and a drizzle of truffle oil). Plus, you have the option of supplementing your meal with items from the Sotto Sotto menu. If you are looking for cheesy New York-style pizza this is not the place but both restaurants are definitely worth a visit.

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          atlantachowhound Nov 14, 2007 01:43 PM

          The pizza at Fritti rocks - really flavorful and cooked the right way (and one of only 18 to be certified in the entire US). Great appetizers (even though they are fried). We usually start with the arancini and then have a salad, plus pizza. It's worth the drive for us to come down from Buckhead to eat here. Another good pizza is Baraonda, on Peachtree near the Fox Theatre. Totally different atmosphere than Fritti.

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            laurendlewis Nov 11, 2007 11:48 AM

            I like Fritti. It's a nice atmosphere, it's great to sit on the patio when there's good weather. The pizza is not life changing, but I don't know that anywhere in Atlanta has "life changing pizza".

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              Rinjisherpa Nov 8, 2007 12:25 PM

              1 fritto misto, 2 pizzas, two glasses of wine $90 with tip. I could get part of the way to New Haven (my idea of pizza Olympus.) Sure it's good but such a poor value next to Sotto Sotto or any other good Inman Park choice.

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                LizATL Nov 8, 2007 01:58 PM

                Mmmm, New Haven. Mmmmm Pepe's...

                The one time I was at Fritti I was not impresssed. Frito misto was greasy and the pizzas thin but soggy.

                What style of pizza are you looking for?

                1. re: Rinjisherpa
                  shipwreck Nov 9, 2007 11:24 AM

                  Ye gods...

                  I'll definitely try it but pricey and pizza generally don't mix.

                  1. re: Rinjisherpa
                    ted Nov 11, 2007 04:01 AM

                    I don't think it's a value, per se. But I think you could navigate the menu more economically. That misto must be $20+. And I forget the wine prices, but I'm more inclined toward a beer when a glass of wine is $12-$15 for something that's that much a bottle in the store.

                    I enjoyed the pizza. Think we had the margherita last time, and I thought it was a bit wet, but tasty.

                    Here's the dinner menu, for reference:

                    http://www.frittirestaurant.com/fritt...

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                    Katj Nov 8, 2007 07:54 AM

                    Life changing no, good yes. It is really good. Sotto Sotto is great!

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                      gw_in_atl Nov 8, 2007 07:11 AM

                      I love pizza, too, but I have never had it at Fritti -- mainly because it's next door to Sotto Sotto and it's one of my favorite restaurants in all of Atlanta. I know that's a "non-answer", but I can get very good pizza lots of places, but I think the cuisine at Sotto Sotto is extremely special. Friends of mine have given Fritti high marks, though not unanimously so -- but peoples' taste in pizza is almost as subjective as BBQ.

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