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Antico Pizza Napoletana

Owner Giovanni Di Palma announced recently that in the next year he will begin launching other pizza joints in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Asia, and South America. (He’s keeping mum on his investors’ identities for now.) The original will remain Di Palma’s home base and the only location in metro Atlanta. The nearly two-year-old Neapolitan pizza sensation is still an ebullient madhouse: On Fridays and Saturdays, the cooks shovel 750 pizzas in and out of the three imported ovens before the dough runs out. I remain loyal to the Gigiotto, a racy calzone with rapini and sausage, and the San Gennaro pizza crowned with spicy-sweet peppers, cipollini onions, sausage, and buffalo mozzarella. A cannolo crusted with pistachios or a sfogliatelle (tricornered pastry filled with sweetened ricotta) completes the gluttony.
1093 Hemphill Avenue, 404-724-2333,

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  1. LouE posted on 10/30/2012 10:42 AM
    Awesome pizza. One of the first of its kind in Atlanta and many copy cats that aren't just right up there.
  2. Rylan posted on 03/14/2013 03:05 PM
    Pizza was awesome! It had a very unique flavor to it and is definitely worth the $23. Only problem is, every time I go the place is UBER packed. There is hardly anywhere to sit or stand to enjoy the pizza, they should think about expanding the place. Over all, great place, great atmosphere, food is served quickly too! I always get the feel of being in a real Italian restaurant in Italy; they have an attendant outside directing traffic and how many customers can go inside as well. Definitely worth it!
  3. sarah shields posted on 03/21/2013 11:17 PM
    After living in NYC for years and Italy and eating great pizza, Antico Pizza brings that right to Atlanta! Definitely worth the lines.
  4. RickS posted on 10/24/2013 01:03 PM
    sorry but the sauce had little flavor the entire pizza in general was not what I expected it to be and the lack of choice on ingredients didnt help
    1. DavidW_1692 posted on 11/07/2013 01:38 PM
      @RickS I'll bet you like Papa John's, don't you?
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