A popular Midtown pizzeria, Varuni Napoli, is slated to open a second location at Krog Street Market in winter 2017.
Varuni Napoli will be the final culinary market stall to join the Krog Street restaurants, Paces Properties announced in a news release this week. The pizzeria will be located at the south end of the market adjacent to Jeni’s Ice Cream, Ticonderoga Club, The Luminary and Craft Izakaya.
“Since opening the original Varuni Napoli location, the Atlanta dining scene has grown exponentially and continues to impress our team, inspiring us to open a second location at Krog Street Market,” said chef and owner Luca Varuni. “We cannot wait to bring authentic Italian cuisine and Neapolitan pizzas to a new audience as we continue to grow alongside the up-and-coming Inman Park neighborhood and Krog Street family.”
Luca Varuni has studied under the world’s foremost maestro pizzaiolo in Naples, Italy, and went on to work in some of the top kitchens in the U.S., and abroad, the news release says. He opened Varuni Napoli in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood in April 2014.
The 800-square-foot Krog Street Market location is expected to open the beginning of 2017 and will consist of an open-concept cooking space behind the bar, allowing diners and market visitors to become a part of the pizza-making experience.
The new restaurant will continue the Neapolitan traditions set forth at the original Varuni Napoli location. The team is experimenting with a new pizza specifically for the Krog Street Market location, and restaurant seating will offer direct views of Varuni’s pizza makers and kitchen. Beer, wine and house-made limoncello will be offered.