Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick Bites: Antico Pizza Napoletana

A couple of weeks ago the great Blissful Glutton posed the following question on Twitter: "Is this the best pizza in Atlanta to date?"  Well, it's certainly the best pizza I've had so far in this city (this crummy pic of the Margherita D.O.P. doesn't do it justice).  Yes folks, this is the real deal.  Of course the pizza is the main attraction, but I recommend giving the Calzoni Napoletana a try.

I fell in love with the Giogiotto calzoni stuffed with creamy ricotta, mozzarella di bufala, salsiccia and broccoli rabe.  For those not keen on broccoli rabe, there are two other calzoni options available on the Antico menu (the four cheese Fromaggio and the spicy Vesuvio).   While it's true that the pizzas do not travel well, I've found that they bounce back rather nicely upon reheating (although obviously not quite the same as eating it fresh from Antico's oven).   The freshly baked sfogliatelle from the pasticceria are a delicious treat. This place, the food, and the friendly staff are worthy of the many glowing reviews it has received since opening.  I can't wait to make a return visit!

Antico Pizza Napoletana
1093 Hemphill Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 724-2333
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