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Mama's Pizza in Alpharetta has a large and loyal group of followers who turned out in force to support their beloved pizzeria, many of them getting the word about the vote from the restaurant's website and Facebook page.

Mama's Pizza in Alpharetta, established in 1979, has a large and loyal group of followers who turned out in force to support their beloved pizzeria. Many of Mama's fans got the word about the vote from the restaurant's website and Facebook page.

YOUR PICKS

1. Mama’s Pizza
You say, “Having traveled extensively throughout the U.S., I have sampled many of the best pizza joints available. As a charter member of one of the best informational sites available, pizzatherapy.com, I can state unequivocally that nothing in Atlanta compares to the likes of Pepe’s or Sally’s or Modern in New Haven, several in New York or a few others from D.C. to L.A.
I’ve eaten at several of those nominated herein, but my favorite continues to be Mama’s in Alpharetta. I’ve patronized Jimmy’s place for more than 20 years and have never once been disappointed. No frou-frou, just simple, plain adherence to the basics – great crust, sauce and cheese. And very generous toppings.
It’s somewhat remote for in-town Atlantans, but do yourselves a favor and give it a try if you’re seeking no-nonsense N.Y. style pizza served by a smiling, attentive staff. I’ve patronized this place for more than 20 years and followed their various incarnations in Roswell, Canton and Alpharetta. I’ve entertained my family, staff, relatives and friends many times and never once been disappointed.”

2. Zucca Bar & Pizzeria
3. Antico Pizza Napoletana
4. Mellow Mushroom
5. Fellini’s
6. Fritti
7. Everybody’s Pizza
8. Blue Moon Pizza
9. Rosa’s Pizza
10. Nancy’s Pizza

The Nucci at Varasano's is a garlic, olives and Emmenthaler pizza finished with arugula, capocollo and herbs. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The Nucci at Varasano's is a garlic, olives and Emmenthaler pizza finished with arugula, capocollo and herbs. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1. Varasano’s Pizzeria
Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Jeff Varasano is a mad scientist of pizza. So what if he doesn’t use traditional Italian ingredients or wood-burning ovens? The proof is in the great crusts and refined flavors of his pies. One taste of a thin, puffed-up, yet perfectly crispy pizza topped with an unlikely but wonderful combo of sweet caramelized onions and sharp Emmenthaler cheese says it all.”

2. Fritti
3. Vingenzo’s
4. Hearth Pizza Tavern
5. Antico Pizza Napoletana

1,094 comments Add your comment

Mary Barnett

August 23rd, 2010
4:35 pm

NY Pizzaria in Chamblee (best pizza ever)

Horace Brown

August 23rd, 2010
4:38 pm

Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe!

Stephanie

August 23rd, 2010
4:39 pm

Varissano’s on peachtree
across from Justin’s

Em

August 23rd, 2010
4:41 pm

Pizza Capri in Holly Springs
Savage Pizza Little 5

SP

August 23rd, 2010
4:43 pm

OZ – East Point

Soupy Sales

August 23rd, 2010
4:45 pm

Antico Pizza Napoletano. The real deal – - not a speck of phoniness anywhere. Their San Gennaro pizza is not only the best in Atlanta, but one of the best pies this ex-New Yorker has had anywhere. Their pizza is also consistently great; perfect char and a hint of sour in the dough; fresh, primo ingredients. The vibe is more kitchen than restaurant, but it’s fun to sit in the back and soak it in while listening to Pavarotti or Louis Prima. Thankfully, there’s a lot of pizza to like in Atlanta these days (newer places like Varasano’s and Vesuvius and old standbys like Fellini’s, Rosa’s, Fritti and Cameli’s), but there’s only one to love – Antico.

Andrea

August 23rd, 2010
4:45 pm

Davinci’s on Spring Rd in Smyrna !!!!

The “Big Jason” Kicks ( you know ).

Roger Pavey

August 23rd, 2010
4:47 pm

Fortunato’s in Smyrna on the East West Connector. It’s like you died and went to Italy!!!

Chihuahua

August 23rd, 2010
4:47 pm

St. Angelo’s in Vinings

GT Anchorage

August 23rd, 2010
4:47 pm

Rocky Mountain Pizza Company in Atlanta!!!! I miss that bbq chicken pizza

aj

August 23rd, 2010
4:47 pm

Fabiano’s in Newnan or Athena’s in Peachtree City

Storey

August 23rd, 2010
4:48 pm

Bobby G’s (any location)

Animal187

August 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

Nacy’s in Midtown

Johnny’s in Dacula

Big Jon Hill

August 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

I prefer the pizza hut buffet. I usually top off my meal with a few slices of dessert pizza.

yummi

August 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

Italian Pie- Lawrenceville- Lawrenceville Hwy and Bethesda School Rd.
3059 Lawrenceville Highway
Authentic New York style pizza , I love the Italian Pie special pizza pie.

sc

August 23rd, 2010
4:51 pm

Vesuvius by far. Antico right behind.

Bill Berry

August 23rd, 2010
4:52 pm

Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe without a doubt…….

Mello Yello

August 23rd, 2010
4:54 pm

Grant Central in East Atlanta and Mojo’s in Oakhurst.

Karl

August 23rd, 2010
4:54 pm

Hunts Brothers Pizza taste pretty good to me.

Westsider

August 23rd, 2010
4:55 pm

Westside Italiano Bar and Cafe… Cajun Pizza with Andouille Sausage and Blackened Chicken… OR BBQ Chicken Pizza. By far, the best in town!

Toya

August 23rd, 2010
4:56 pm

Buckhead Pizza in Buford, GA :)

Wanda

August 23rd, 2010
4:58 pm

Amici’s verrrry good!!!

downsouth

August 23rd, 2010
5:02 pm

Johnny’s in Kennesaw

kevin

August 23rd, 2010
5:04 pm

I always see people say “hands down” after nominating their favorites in these blogs. And I always think their generally is enough competition where no place wins hands down. However, when it comes to pizza, Antico is hands down the best Atlanta has to offer.

DEE24

August 23rd, 2010
5:04 pm

Blue Moon Pizza is the best period.

Midtown Member

August 23rd, 2010
5:05 pm

The only correct answer is Antico.

SP

August 23rd, 2010
5:06 pm

Fritti – the Funghi di Bosco is the best pizza i’ve ever had – atlanta/ ny/ chicago … anywhere

PJ

August 23rd, 2010
5:10 pm

Diesel in Roswell, Fellini’s around town.

Deb

August 23rd, 2010
5:11 pm

Why hasn’t anyone said Everybody’s in Decatur?! Awesome and been around forever. Also, the new Marco’s in Dunwoody is darned good; still small enough to take attention to detail and deliver a fine pie.

TC

August 23rd, 2010
5:12 pm

Mellow Mushroom, Brookhaven or Buckhead

Ben

August 23rd, 2010
5:13 pm

Corner Pizza.
I call it “health pizza” because it is so thin, but so good. Helps me justify the 3rd slice. Great crust.

corner of Johnson Ferry & Ashford Dunwoody.

EMJ

August 23rd, 2010
5:16 pm

Antico. Period.

Tom

August 23rd, 2010
5:18 pm

This one is easy. If you don’t say Antico then you’ve never been there.

Peter

August 23rd, 2010
5:19 pm

Why not Savage Pizza in Little Five?

Jenny

August 23rd, 2010
5:23 pm

Ippolitos
Shorty’s

Adam

August 23rd, 2010
5:23 pm

ITP–Rosa’s, end of discussion.
OTP–Diesel in Roswell, or the “Carnivore Challenge” at Big Pie in the Sky in Kennesaw.

John

August 23rd, 2010
5:24 pm

Bambinelli’s in Tucker and then Everybody’s Pizza in Decatur

Ds7746

August 23rd, 2010
5:26 pm

Bobby G’s is the BEST Chicago pizza in town

MattC

August 23rd, 2010
5:28 pm

PizzaVito in Alpharetta. REAL NY Pizza! By the slice or the whole pie. The BEST in town. pizzavitoga.com

Buck Neckid

August 23rd, 2010
5:39 pm

Davinci’s in Smyrna

Justin

August 23rd, 2010
5:40 pm

Antico & Vesuvius. Both are very unique…

Marie

August 23rd, 2010
5:41 pm

Pizza Vito in Alpharetta!

Dale Frey

August 23rd, 2010
5:41 pm

Metropolitan Pizza in Athens

Pizza Huzzy

August 23rd, 2010
5:41 pm

St Angelo’s on Atlanta Rd in Smyrna makes this lady excited.

Tony

August 23rd, 2010
5:42 pm

PizzaVito on Crabapple Rd. on the Roswell/Alpharetta border. The only place to get real NY pizza in ATL. Big slices and dripping with cheese just like in the pizza shops in NY.

Mike

August 23rd, 2010
5:42 pm

I like Artuzzi’s here.

Nothing compares to the chain Boston’s Gourmet Pizza. Best Pizza/Sports/Family sit down restaurant around. They actually have a very good full Italian menu and every kind of Pizza you can think of.

Byron

August 23rd, 2010
5:48 pm

Best over all: Antico
Best NY style: Mama’s in Alpharetta

David

August 23rd, 2010
5:48 pm

Pizza Vito in Alpharetta has the BEST Pizza!!

Peachtree John

August 23rd, 2010
5:49 pm

Partner’s Pizza in Peachtree City. Nothing but the best.

#1

August 23rd, 2010
5:51 pm

Dagwood’s Pizza