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Restaurant Review: Antico Pizza Napoletana

anticoxxToday restaurant critic Meridith Ford Goldman reviews Antico Pizza Napoletana and says a wood-oven-fired pie from here (such as the San Gennaro at left) is “one of the best pizzas you will ever eat.”

I also included Antico as one of my “30 Restaurants in 30 Days” selections.

Have you tried it yet? Do you agree with Meridith’s assessment?

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November 21st, 2009
5:10 pm

Husband brought the San Gennaro pie home for us to eat one night – a world of yum! And probably one of the best pizzas I’ve eaten in quite some time.


November 21st, 2009
6:12 pm

On my short list. Hopefully, they’re open over the holidays when we’re all tired of turkey.

Jay H.

November 22nd, 2009
11:02 pm

Went there yesterday for lunch. BEST PIZZA I’ve ever had in Georgia !!! Was lucky enough to be invited into kitchen to dine, and had a BLAST ! Alot of laughter, great music in the air, and the amazing aromas in that kitchen ! Mama mia !!
I will not eat pizza anywhere else, I’m THAT spoiled by the wonderful experience I had at Antico. I will be a regular there, and I live nearly an hour away !!!!


November 23rd, 2009
10:23 am

Been going since Blissful Glutton first blogged about it. I love it but sometimes it can be overly saucy.


November 23rd, 2009
1:27 pm

I tried it about a week and a half ago. I’ve been back at least three times since. It would have been four but they were closed last night.

I find it very funny. On the one hand, Varasano spent years perfecting his craft in his home kitchen, garnered fame on the Internet and opened a restaurant where people pan the service and find the food uneven (though outstanding in my opinion).

On the other hand, Antico opens with no intention of providing on-site dining and they produce a product so good they have to reconfigure the space to accomodate customers.

Varasano’s operating costs are probably 4x those of Antico yet Antico is getting all the raves. Restaurants are a brutal and fickle business. I admire anyone willing to take it on.

There’s a lesson here. Set low expectations and exceed them by a wide margin.


November 25th, 2009
8:25 am

Sorry I know you are all a fan but we were not. We liked Varasano’s much more.