HIGHLY ACCLAIMED PIZZERIA VARUNI NAPOLI LAUNCHES VARUNI CASA, A NEW ONLINE ITALIAN MARKET
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/23
Pizzeria Set to Offer Three Best-Selling Pies, As Well As Italian Market Staples
Via ChowNow, Platform Launches Today
Maestro pizzaiolo Chef Luca Varuni of Varuni Napoli (recently featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and named a Best Restaurant in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine) announced the Neapolitan pizzeria is partnering with online food ordering platform ChowNow to expand local delivery offerings. The new extension of the Varuni Napoli brand, Varuni Casa, will begin services today within a 6-mile radius from the Varuni Napoli flagship location in Midtown (1540 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324).
“I’m thrilled to begin offering our frozen pizzas, as well as other Italian market items that we use in our kitchen, to stock pantries around Atlanta,” said Chef Luca Varuni. “Since launching our frozen pizzas nationally on Goldbelly last fall, we’ve heard customer after customer inquire about easy access to our frozen pies locally. You asked, and we listened!”
Varuni Napoli will offer frozen versions of three of its best-selling pies via Varuni Casa, including the Margherita, the Oro Bianco, and the Bastardo. The Classic Margherita is made with DOP-certified San Marzano tomato sauce, DOP buffalo mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, and extra virgin olive oil (1-Pack, $20; 2-pack, $38; 3-pack, $56). The Oro Bianco is made with fresh mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, Taleggio cheese, pancetta, Pecorino Romano, black truffle oil, and black pepper (1-Pack, $23; 2-pack, $44; 3-pack, $63).
The Bastardo is made with DOP-certified San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni cups, ‘nduja (spicy spreadable pork salumi in ragu sauce), and Pecorino Romano (1-Pack, $22; 2-pack, $42; 3-pack, $61).
Patrons on the hunt for those imported, specialty ingredients Varuni Napoli uses in its kitchen should look no further. Varuni Casa features market items Chef Luca sources himself from Naples. These items are then delivered via cargo ship straight from Italy twice a year. Selection may vary daily, but includes many imported favorites like:
La Molisana Pasta Spaghetti (10 lb, $23.99)
La Molisana Pasta Penne Ziti Rigate (10 lb, $23.99)
Caputo Chef’s Flour – Italian Double Zero 00 (1 kg, $6.99)
Carnaroli Rice (2.2 lb, $9.99)
Fresh Mozzarella (1 tub, 3 lb, $24.99)
Fresh Ricotta (1 tub, 3 lb, $14.99)
Italian Calabrian Peppers ($54.99)
Nutella (1 tub, 6.6 lb, $49.99)
Peppadew Sweet Piquanté Peppers (105 oz can, $49.99)
Quartered Artichoke Hearts (3 kg can, $19.99)
San Pellegrino Sparkling Aranciata Organic (6-pack, 330 ml, $12.99)
San Pellegrino Sparkling Limonata Organic (6-pack, 330 ml, $12.99)
Varuni-branded Pomodori Pelati San Marzano DOP Tomatoes ($16.99)
Varuni-branded San Marzano DOP Tomatoes ($24.99)
Varuni Casa is open on ChowNow Tuesday-Friday: 12-4:45 p.m. and closed Saturday-Monday. Photos and interviews with Chef Luca Varuni are available upon request. Stay in the know by following Varuni Napoli on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and by subscribing to the pizzeria’s newsletter.