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Villa Gargano

(229) 436-7265
1604 N Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701 | MAP
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Pizzeria, Fast Food


Recent Villa Gargano Reviews

A diner from Canton, Ga. gave an overall rating of 5  out of 5 stars on October 4, 2011 @ 10:29 PM

 My first job was here. A very nice place to work. Very clean. The food is amazing!! I worked there years ago, but i am sure they keep the family recipe going. Love this place!!!!!
A diner from Atlanta, GA gave an overall rating of 5  out of 5 stars on December 21, 2010 @ 9:59 AM

 In the '70s, I frequented the former Gargano's East alongside my parents on weekend nights. I'll never forget Mama Gargano's dance with a bottle of wine balanced upon hear head or the legends of then President Jimmy Carter flying down regularly just to satisfy his cravings for the delicious Gargano's family recipes.

The days of Mama Gargano are now long gone, but her descendants carry the flame onward at the more quaint and cozy, Villa Gargano. Eating here is dark and intimate even during daylight hours due to the stained glass windows. And any curious kid (as I once was all those years ago) can peak over the front counter and watch the chefs spin their pizza dough.

With pizza now in mind, I must make a bold claim. I honestly feel that Villa Gargano has the best pizza potentially in the country. There's no doubt that it is the best pizza in the southern United States.

I have traveled around the United States and Europe and thus tasted my fair share of pizza from around the globe. And the pizza at Gargano's is really the best I've ever eaten. Not even in New York City could I find a rival to Gargano's pizza.

I am not sure what Gargano's secret recipe contains other than obvious little things such as a light coating of corn starch on the bottom of the crust.

Gargano's pizza has the perfect balance of sauce, cheese and crust texture. The pies at Gargano's for all intents and purposes are a type of Neapolitan fare, but the delicious creations chart their own original course.

It is stunning to think that potentially the best pizza in the United States is hidden deep down south in little Albany, Georgia. It's definitely worth the trip to experience this cuisine.

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