Antico Pizza Napoletana: Meet Giovanni di Palma

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front of the house


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back of the house


Oh, what a night – I spent the evening with Atlanta’s #1 pizza maker, Giovanni di Palma. He is quite a guy: gregarious, proud, generous, welcoming, but above all, utterly humbled by the mass amounts of positive buzz his small pizza joint has created. He mentioned interviews, photo shoots, magazines, and blogs, that have bombarded and overwhelmed the down to earth crew. Giovanni has but one word to say to the city of Atlanta, “Grazie.”

Giovanni happened to remember my anchovy-loving ways so he invited me to the back room to check out the scene.

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Then the fun began:

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don't drop it!


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the master is watching


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help me out, man!


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handing over the reigns

It was heavy!

Kind-hearted Giovanni also let me touch his beloved dough. Soft stuff.

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career change?


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wearing the opposite of the correct color for this activity


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trying to smuggle flour out on my pants

The boys were more than happy to oblige to my demands:

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blue + red = purple

As if it could get any better, we were treated to an espresso and cannolis while we read the framed Vince Lombardi quote on the wall:

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espresso


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side view cannolis


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frontal cannolis


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words from Mr. Lombardi

At this point, we all know that Antico serves up the best pizza Atlanta has to offer. In fact, for all I know they’ve got the best pizza in the south. We also know that when you go to Antico, you stuff yourself with the aforementioned pizza until you can barely breathe. Fair enough. But I urge you – try the cannoli, biscotti, and especially the sfogliatelle. You will not regret it; and you can do it! See how well I did:

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all gone


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it's not a struggle to get this down

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2 responses to “Antico Pizza Napoletana: Meet Giovanni di Palma

  1. Don’t act like you didn’t have help with that pie.

  2. You obviously didn’t do much research on your pizza maker.
    JohnDiPalma.com

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