Antico Pizza Napoletana

Pizza, Italian
$ $
1093 Hemphill Ave NW (at Ethel St NW)
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 724-2333

Giovanni Di Palma’s Antico Pizza Napoletana opened in 2009, and has since established itself among most Atlantans as the city’s best pizza. Last fall there were some serious allegations about interference in a federal labor investigation leveled against its owners, but that won't stop its many fans from arguing that it's among the top pizzerias in the country anyway. There are 10 choices, between the six traditional pies and four pizzas from the “Specialità” menu. The classics include the Margherita D.O.P., marinara (San Marzano, garlic, oregano, Romano, and white anchovy), Bianca (fior di latte, ricotta, mozzarella di bufala, pecorino), capricciosa (mushroom, artichoke, prosciutto cotto, and mozzarella di bufala), pomodorini (fresh cherry Vesuvian tomato, mozzarella di bufala, garlic, and basil), and diavola (sopressata, peperonata, and mozzarella di bufala).

The specials? There’s the San Gennaro with sausage and onion, the "Lasagna" with meatball and ricotta, the broccoli rabe-laced Verdura, and the sausage and rabe-laden Napoletana. Order any of these and you’ll be happy, but they should be your second pie. Your first? The Margherita D.O.P. with the heretical addition of pepperoni. Old-World Neapolitan meets New-World meat-loving.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015




  • CL Best of Atlanta 2010 winner: Best new restaurant and best pizza. You''ll love their pizzas that arrive with their hot, crusty, thin, perfectly balanced crusts, and their tangy, sweet tomato sauce
  • National recognition and a cult following have only fed their progress; plans for expansion are blazing away like the imported Acunto ovens that feed the masses. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Antico remains the one to beat. If you like your pizza with a little kick, don't miss the Diavola topped with spicy sopressata and peppers.
  • Don't forget to BYOB and try to snag a table in the kitchen - so entertaining!
  • Absolutely amazing pizza. The environment in the building is one of the most unique I've seen! Bring a bottle of wine, bring some friends, and have an amazing meal/time!
  • Even Hungry Restaurant Baby agrees this the the best pizza ever!
  • Stand and consume your pizza in the dough-rolling room with the other patrons, enjoying the communal experience of eating this addictive pie.
  • Antico's San Gennaro pizza is tough to beat. Chunks of fennel-laced sausage mixed with mozzarella and peppers take this pie from good to great, securing a place on CL's list of 100 best dishes.
  • As a self proclaimed pizza snob, THIS IS SOME GREAT PIZZA! And if you can get a seat in the kitchen, just do it!
  • pasta, pizza & noodles - giggioto calzone
  • Try at least EACH cannoli!
  • Margherita or San Gennaro. Case closed
  • One of the best pizzas in the city!
  • The pizza is amazing and it's byob- can"t go wrong! Just don't expect to find a seat.
  • Absolutely the best margherita pizza ever!
  • Love love this place. You need to eat there or live close, best when HOT!
  • Giggioto calzone :As your teeth break through the slightly charred, tangy, bready crust, the rich combination of creamy ricotta and mozzarella oozes into your mouth.
  • be prepared to throw them bows
  • Better yet, try the lasagna pizza!!!
  • Lovely convivial atmosphere but the pizza (and cannoli's!) are devour-worthy. BYOB--amazing. Get anything. Make sure to say hello and thank you to the chefs before you leave it's well deserved!

Nearby places

1099 Hemphill Ave NW
1170 Howell Mill Rd NW (at 14th St.)
1077 Hemphill Ave NW