A day without good food is like a home without comfortable furniture or a concert without some guy screaming “Freebird!” Indulge in life’s little pleasures today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizzas, salads, and Italian fare at Bassano’s Pizzeria in Johns Creek.
Fresh, hand-tossed pizza dough sails sky-high at Bassano’s Pizzeria, where homemade ingredients and market-fresh ingredients anchor a menu augmented by a full-service bar’s selection of beer and wine. The Bronx Bomber presides over Bassano’s slate of 12 specialty pies, blitzkrieging taste buds with a strategically placed brigade of pepperoni, italian sausage, and mushrooms ($3.50 for a slice, $15.49+ for a pizza). Seven types of refreshing salads ($2.29–$9.99) sate herbivorous cravings, as do marinara-smothered ravioli pockets brimming with cheese and fresh herbs ($8.99). Ideal for those craving garlic- and olive-oil-drizzled penne noodles, sautéed broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes, the Bassano’s Aglio-e-olio ($10.99) also accommodates hungry crooners looking to hone their vibrato. The pizzeria’s warm staff prides its on its Southern-style service, happily serving patrons on an outdoor patio or in the intimate dining room, which is underscored by live music twice a week.
Though Bassanos Pizzeria doesn't open until noon, its chefs bustle about the kitchen in the early morning, preparing fresh batches of dough from scratch. As the day wears on, the team hand-tosses the dough into thin, New York–style canvases ready to hold layers of gourmet meats, fine cheeses, and, according to Ann Marie Quill of Johns Creek Patch, veggies plucked from the Atlanta Farmers Market and sauces made from Italian tomatoes. Pots bubble with specialty pastas, and ovens glow with plump calzones and stromboli.
At the bar, servers dole out glasses of draft beer and wine beneath glimmering television sets. Cushy booths and tabletops speckle the dining room, where framed photographs of New York ballplayers look to steal home from the bright-red walls. Outside, umbrellas shade a fenced-in patio rife with tables and chairs. The pizzeria’s warm staff prides itself on southern-style service, creating a fun, communal atmosphere by hosting biweekly live music, overseeing trivia games, and politely allowing customers to beat them at thumb wrestling.
10970 State Bridge Rd.
Johns Creek , Georgia 30052Get Directions