Atlanta >Food & Dining > Fritti
309 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030733.763127 -84.357743
Mon-Thurs 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm, Friday 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-midnight, Sat 11:30am-4pm and 5:30pm-midnight, Sun 1pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Eastside, Eastside, Poncey Highlands
Long before the latest rounds of Atlanta's pizza wars, Fritti had been serving up delightful Neapolitan style pies with an approachable wine list. Their expansive patio is the place to be on a sunny afternoon.
Best Pizza in Atlanta – This is seriously the best pizza in Atlanta. The funghi di bosco with truffle oil is amazing. Plus today you can get half off with the deal from SweetPons
Nice ambience, good food – Came here in the late spring and the doors were open, fresh breeze flowing in, and it was a beautiful ambiance. The menu is primarily wood pizzas that were pretty good. Nice wine list.
Best Brickoven Pizza in the ATL – I'm from NJ, and I haven't found a place here that does try Italian brickoven pizza's, until I came here. The pizza was incredible and reminded me of being at home. The service was good, but the reason I'm coming back is for the food, great job!!
My friend and I visited this place to have a meal, but we were not really satisfied with the quality of food. It was ok but not what we expected. It seemed that we were expecting a lot from this restaurant. However, the service was great and the staff was very nice to us. Overall, it was good but certainly not the best we've been to.
lackluster food – We thought the food here was good based on the number of reviews from both Citysearch and Yelp, but I found my experience lacking. The calamari wasn't crunchy, the pizzas were soggy, and the service wasn't good either.
Overrated at best... – I had heard so much about Fritti, and I was very excited to check it out last night. We started with Bruschetta which was very good tasting, though I felt $9 was a little ambitious for the presentation. It looked like it was made fast, uneven pieces, and no garnish made the presentation lackluster. In its defense the flavor was very good. Next came the pizza... I ordered a quattro formaggi because a cheeze pizza will tell you everything about a pizzeria in my opinion. You should not need fancy ingredients to make it taste good.. First impression in one word : OVERRATED.
The pizza was totally wet and soggy in the middle.. almost slimy.. It is the kind of pie that just falls limp when you pick it up.. the crust in the middle is more like a skin of some sort. "Crust" is a bad word to describe it. Granted, the edges were crusty, and the best part of the dough for sure, and the cheese was very good. So I ended up scraping the cheese toward the edge and removing the very center of the slices... The feeling was mutual with the 2 other pies we got. (Veggie, and Frutti de Mare) The waiter never asked how it was, or I would have told him... My guess is this place was probably good at one time when it was new and popular.. now it seems to have rested on its trendy laurels and fancy ingredients to carry the weight.. Bottom line... I will not return... I know pizza and this by no means impressed me whatsoever... Next week we are off to Verasanos, then Antico, to see how they compare...
Bon Appetit !
Fritti wins the take out war. – It's been an interesting year or so with the "pizza war" in Atlanta. And among the top 3 sparring spots, (Varasano's, Fritti, Antico) Fritti absolutely wins in one category: Take home. While they are absolutely delish when eaten in-house, if you take home a margarita pie from either of the other two, by the time you get to your destination the pizza is a soggy mess. I'm unsure how Fritti does it, but their standard marg pizza carries quite well. It tastes virtually the same at home as it does at the restaurant, with big blobs of bufala mozzarella and the appropriate amount of basil (unlike Antico, which skims on the basil). I have a tough time giving the nod to which pizza is officially "the best" but Fritti is the take out champ.
Great Pizza and More in Inman Park – Sitting next door to its higher-brow, more refined brother (Sotto Sotto), Fritti (Italian for "fried") is a slick pizza joint focusing on certified Neapolitan pizzas. Importing the gooey, fresh mozzarella and melt-in-your-mouth salamis direct from Italy, the thin, lightly charred pizzas are only part of the menu. Fried risotto balls are a must, though the combination of the crunchy/chewy calamari won't let you down either. During the warmer months, be sure to request patio seating. The sunken bar to the right, upon entrance, is perfect for a low key meal or Peroni after work.
Forgettable food that's not worth the price – I had read lots of glowing reviews on Yelp and CItysearch about Fritti, so thought we'd try it. When we arrived at the valet parking we were getting out of our car as Richard Blais (from Top Chef fame) was getting his car. He had just eaten at Fritti and said it was good, so I was sure our choice was correct. Unfortunately, that was not the case. We used Open Table to book our reservation, and they seated us within 5 minutes. Unfortunately, we got our table upstairs (you have to go past the restrooms and up a narrow stair) and near the air return vents. It would get warm from the ovens, then cool down when the air came on, and then warm again. This cycle happened repeatedly while we were there. Although the wait staff was pleasant and prompt, the food left a lot to be desired. We chose the calamari as it smelled wonderful, but it lacked depth of flavor. Our ceasar salads were average at best. I asked for anchovies and that actually improved mine quite a bit. As for the pizza, it was crispy on the edges and runny with a soggy crust in the middle. The toppings were scattered in clumps, so each piece we took had a differernt flavor. Overall, although the atmosphere would be fun (if we had sat downstairs), the flavorless food and fairly high prices make this a restaurant I don't need to visit again.
We had dinner at sotto sotto, it was expensive, but worth it, so we chose Fritti this time. We ordered spicy tuna as appetizer and salmon as main course, i am very small appetite person and was not hungery at all. However, their portion still suprised me---it is too small!!! Tuna appetizer is 9 dollars, but only have 4 to 5 slices of paper thin tuna, just looked like 2 slices of bacon; the salmon is 19 dollars or even more, has only a small slice, just looked like 3 fingers wide. To full our stomach, we had to order a pizza, and we found all other customers there ordered pizza only (may be they had already known that nothing at fritti is large enough as food except pizza), but pizza also tastes so so. We had dinner at sotto sotto, it was expensive, but worth it, so we chose Fritti this time. We ordered spicy tuna as appetizer and salmon as main course, i am very small appetite person and was not hungery at all. However, their portion still suprised me---it is too small!!! Tuna appetizer is 9 dollars, but only have 4 to 5 slices of paper thin tuna, just looked like 2 slices of bacon; the salmon is 19 dollars or even more, has only a small slice, just looked like 3 fingers wide. I do not think i will eat there any more, too expensive with so so taste.
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