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“This is what pizza should be”

Antico Pizza Napoletana
Ranked #15 of 3,974 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This is what pizza should be”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

While visiting friends in Atlanta, they suggested we all go out for pizza. We drove over 6 hours and they want pizza? Don't be rude - pizza is fine. Well, this is unlike any pizza I have ever had. It is incredible. Real crust. Real cheese. Real sauce. And the sweet basil on top makes it perfect. This is what Italians consider pizza, not what Americans say is pizza. It is delicious.

The atmosphere is not for everyone, but we loved it. There is a long line out the door that moves pretty fast. You sit at the equivalent of a picnic table and are very likely rubbing shoulders with someone you don't know and the food is served on cooking trays and there are no plates - you eat on the cooking tray or a paper towel. To me, that was fun.

Bottom line, we will be back the next time we get to Atlanta.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Steve R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Real Pizza”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The best pizza I have ever had! It was so good and tasted so real!! The drinks were expensive and there were no refills also get your drinks first..it looked like a long wait but as soon as we ordered the pizza was ready in 1-2 minutes. Fast, great, original pizza. We can't wait to go back!

Visited July 2013
Thank jks85
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bring a Microscope to View Pizza Toppings”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The pizza here is very good. However, the toppings quantity is a complete rip-off. We ordered two different pizzas. On each (at least they are consistent), there were realistically two slices worth of toppings on an 8-slice pizza.

The ambiance is awful. The stools are uncomfortable, and you may end up facing a naked west window in late afternoon with the sun blinding you. Would it really be so hard to get a window shade?

The service is quick and efficient. You really don't need much service though. They just bring your pizza to the table and then take it away when you are finished. You place your own order at the counter.

This is a better place for groups, as you end up sharing a table with strangers.

We got there before the rush. Whilst there, the line snaked out of the place. To me, it would not be worth the wait.

Antico would be good for Tech students who can afford it. For grown ups, however, you can do better.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank GMFM3
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Eat here!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband and I stopped in for dinner this weekend and were not disappointed. We were a little worried about the line out the door, but it moved very quickly and was totally worth the wait. The pizza was delicious and the atmosphere very fun. You sit or stand around tables family style…and if you’re in the back room, you get to watch all the pizza making action. The pizza was served to us within minutes of ordering and was some of the best I’ve ever had. Oh, and it’s BYOB!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Honeymooners
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Love love love this place”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The best pizza I've had outside Italy is in New York City.

Antico is definitely comparable if not better. It's a busy place with sometimes limited seating. The pizza is delicious and it's such a fun, casual hangout. The cannoli's are delicious too - an added bonus. IF you haven't been, go now!! It really is that good. If you don't like crowds and loud music, consider takeout!

Visited March 2013
Thank Shiv G
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