Antico Pizza facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAntico Pizza Napoletana
|Current owner(s)||Giovanni Di Palma|
|Head chef||Giovanni Di Palma|
|Food type||Italian pizzeria|
|Street address||1093 Hemphill Ave NW|
Antico's serves Neapolitan pizza and was originally opened in 2009 as a take out only restaurant located Westside halfway between Georgia Institute of Technology and Atlantic Station. Due to popularity the restaurant expanded to include full service. It is popular among Georgia Tech students.
Antico pizza maker, Luca Varuni, opened his own restaurant in Midtown Atlanta called Varuni-Napoli.
In 2014, Di Palma was under investigation for labor conditions in his pizzeria after accusations of sweatshop conditions. Later, Di Palma reached a settlement out of court that would pay 56 independent contractors and employees of Antico a total of $329,445 for damages and back wages. In a statement after the settlement was reached Di Palma said, "...we have been fully compliant and transparent throughout the labor audit and are thankful the government was reasonable in our meetings to hear our comments and arrive at a fair settlement."
In 2017, Sports Illustrated listed Antico Pizza as one of the "tastiest destinations" in Atlanta.
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