On a weekend trip to Atlanta, I had time to see friends from work AND eat some pizza… although there’s always time for pizza! We went to my friend Jeff Varsano’s pizzeria in the Buckhead neighborhood and ate a lot (maybe too much!) of pizza. I think we sampled most of the menu, and it was great because once we fell in love with the crust, we were able to evaluate the creative topping combinations that worked so well together.
The waitstaff was friendly, and it was enjoyable to sit down and have a meal rather than hitting up a slice shop. Jeff prides himself on quality pizzas with a precise recipe and fresh varieties. I was so happy to have the ‘real-deal’ NANA as well as some more complex pies. So happy to have made it there and with a great crew!
All the pizzas I THINK we ate:
NANA’S : (The House Special) Mozzarella & San Marzano Tomato Sauce with a Secret Blend of Herbs
MARGHERITA DI BUFALA : Imported Bufala Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomato Sauce & Basil + hot sopressata
CHICA BELLA: Ricotta & Mozzarella finished with Arugula & a Pinch of Lemon
CARAMELIZED ONION: Sweet Onions with a sharp Emmenthaler Cheese + Capicola
BUFALA & COPPA :Imported Mozzarella di Bufala with Basil and Capicola
FONTINA MUSHROOM : Mild Fontina with Earthy Mushrooms & Herbs
THE ULTIMATE CALZONE : with Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Fresh & Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Rosemary
Plus two desserts… insanity.
PIC 1 Great Crew! Thanks for eating pizza with me
PIC 2 FEED ME!
PIC 3 Caramelized onion with emmenthaler cheese & capicola?! Seriously?! FAN FAVORITE.
PIC 4 Lemon was a nice addition to freshen the pizza
PIC 5 Must not use fork! This was hard for me
PIC 6 I ACTUALLY enjoyed the mushroom pizza! Even though I don’t like mushrooms!
PIC 7 SUCH FRESH PIZZA
PIC 8 Calzone, Nom Nom
PIC 9 Rubiks champ
PIC 10 MORE DOUGH = dessert
PIC 11 GOOEY AWESOME BALL OF DOUGH, amazing