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Neapolitan Pizza in Atlanta?

herculesmulligan Oct 16, 2009 12:23 PM

Coming to Atlanta in a two weeks and was hoping that some studious 'hounds from there might direct me to a true Neapolitan Pizzeria or Italian restaurant that makes one. Hoping for a wood oven, but electric will do if the ingredients are right. Any thoughts? Thank you for your time and effort!

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  1. Brawny RE: herculesmulligan Oct 17, 2009 03:13 PM

    ....from Wiki "Authentic Neapolitan pizzas are made with local ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes, which grow on the volcanic plains to the south of Mount Vesuvius, and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, made with the milk from water buffalo raised in the marshlands of Campania and Lazio"

    Not sure that you will be able to find that "type" of pizza in Atlanta. But start here....

    Salt Factory
    Fellini's Pizza

    They have good reviews.

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      ChadTheNomad RE: herculesmulligan Oct 17, 2009 03:57 PM

      Luckily, Atlanta has a lot of great pizza options. No offense to Brawny, but Salt Factory and Fellini's are neither Neapolitan nor particularly good.

      I'd look at Varasano's and Antico-Pizza Napoletana. Both are, imo, outstanding with perhaps Antico being more authentic. Varasano's has the better atmosphere for a night out.

      There are a lot of other great pizza options in the ATL, but this should leave you content.

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        ted RE: ChadTheNomad Oct 18, 2009 02:18 PM

        Not Neapolitan or NYC, but I think Fellini's is pretty good for just regular eatin'.

        Surprised no one's mentioned Fritti with their "certified" pizza. http://www.frittirestaurant.com/fritt...

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          rcburli RE: ted Oct 18, 2009 04:19 PM


      2. biskuit RE: herculesmulligan Oct 18, 2009 06:38 PM

        Yep, there are at least four good choices in town for neapolitan style (or similar) pizza - Antico, Varasano's, Fritti, Baraonda. They all seem to have ups and downs, but you can likely do well at any of them. Another candidate is Pricci, though I haven't had theirs in a few years, it used to be my favorite (pre-Varasano's and pre-Antico which is brand new).

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          sha.chanel RE: herculesmulligan Nov 9, 2009 02:38 PM

          I know its been a month now, have you found an Italian restaurant when you went to Atlanta? You might want to try the Italian restaurant in Sandy Springs. We always dine there whenever we want an Italian cuisine.


          pizza in Atlanta, Georgia

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            ChristianW RE: sha.chanel May 18, 2010 02:45 PM

            Antico Napoletana located west of downtown proved to be everything I had hoped and more. Authentic ingredients, ovens rated at 1,000° F, dedicated owner and staff. Come eat really fine pizza, bring your own vino, and enjoy. The family table must be reserved, but there lies the best view and feels the love.

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              2rotten4u RE: ChristianW Jun 25, 2010 07:16 AM

              Was reading all of these posts and decided to try out Antico Napoletana yesterday...WOW. It was ALMOST as good as in Itlay. Charred thin crust, excellent sauce 9lightly applied) great cheese, fresh basil (we had a Margherita and a Verdura). We were concerned when we pulled up as there were no cars and it was empty, but very nice inside...this is not really a "restaurant", they have a large communal table in the center and some picnic tables in the kitchen area. Staff was very nice, eager to please and accomodating. We had a baby with us and while they have no high chairs, they did make us a plate with meatballs and sauce (at no charge) for him. WONDERFUL - the best pizza we have had in Atlanta, but we have not tried the other restaurants listed in this posting. We are eagerly awaiting our next venture to try those as well. We live in Newnan, so are not as familiar with neighborhoods and rely on reviews! THANKS HOUNDS!!!

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            Milt RE: herculesmulligan May 21, 2010 05:19 PM

            Check out Vingenzo's in Woodstock - www.vingenzos.com - for wood fired Neapolitan pizza.

            105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

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