In a nondescript building on the Westside of Atlanta, Giovanni Di Palma built his pizzeria from scraps and stones. The exterior wasn’t much to look at, but inside held the secrets to the perfect pie. Within weeks of opening Antico Pizza Napoletana, lines of locals, visitors and celebrities formed around the block. Antico is now a name synonymous with pizza greatness.
As a pioneer of the neighborhood, Di Palma’s fame grew alongside the area’s popularity, and he created Little Italia, modeled after the historic town centers found all across Italy. Little Italia is the best place to be – in the heart of it all – with Antico Pizza Napoletana, Gio’s Chicken Italiano & Maccheroni, Caffè Antico and Bar Amalfi recreating the magnificent energy of the classic Italian street scene.
Soon after, a second Antico opens in north Atlanta’s bustling Avalon community and a Miami Italian Food Hall is born in South Beach. And now, a third Antico opens in The Battery at Suntrust Park.