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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.


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,, 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


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

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August 31st, 2010
4:09 pm

I love Greek Pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann Mansel

August 31st, 2010
6:26 pm

Mama’s Pizza on Hwy. 120 not too far from Northpoint Parkway has the best pizza in Atlanta. A family owned business that I have been going to for many years! Stop in and you will be hooked for life and you will never regret it-I promise!

Rand Franklin

August 31st, 2010
10:24 pm

Hearth in Sandy Springs. Hands down.

Robert T.

August 31st, 2010
10:37 pm

Partners Pizza in PTC is the best!


August 31st, 2010
11:04 pm

Looks like very difficult work…great shot!chi flat irons


September 1st, 2010
1:30 pm

CK’s Grilled Pizza – r.i.p. What a shame.


September 1st, 2010
3:23 pm

Mama’s Pizza in Alpharetta. They are The Best of the best and then there is all the rest!


September 1st, 2010
3:49 pm

Best pizza I’ve had is at Hearth Pizza in Sandy Springs. Try the shrimp …


September 2nd, 2010
9:15 am

AIDS Pizza in Waycross.


September 2nd, 2010
9:30 am

Antico is the best, by far.

But for limited seating which shows during rush hours (and their policy – If you move this (seat) you may be asked to leave) is daunting.


September 2nd, 2010
2:12 pm

dont’ mess with Mama’s. Best pizza in the South…..


September 2nd, 2010
3:30 pm

Alpine’s in Alpharetta. Best pizza I’ve had since moving from New York 25 years ago. Yum!


September 2nd, 2010
7:13 pm

Blue Moon Pizza—the BEST pizza I’ve ever eaten!!!! The crust is delicious!


September 2nd, 2010
7:32 pm

Pizzeria Venti gets our vote. Fantastic stuff and the pasta is very good too. Add thier really, realy good gelato and you’ve got a trifecta!


September 3rd, 2010
3:37 pm

little azio…

The Conley Family

September 3rd, 2010
6:42 pm

Best pizza is at Partner’s II Pizza in Tyrone! Love the wheat crust.

Mr. Roc

September 3rd, 2010
8:30 pm

Though there is nothing like pizza in New York; Rays on 5th St, West P’Tree is the closet. Oh yeah, it’s pretty darn good to.

David Jones

September 3rd, 2010
9:07 pm

Savage Pizza is the best thin pizza in Atlanta
The sauce has just the right tang and most days the crust is perfect

Mike Jones

September 3rd, 2010
9:14 pm

Oh yea, Skip the Fellini’s chain OK sometimes terrible others


September 4th, 2010
12:10 am

Mama’s Pizza, for the last 30 years! 1 vote for every year please!

Cheryl Perkins

September 4th, 2010
8:05 am

Pepperoni’s on Buford Highway in Duluth. THE BEST. Hot, thick and baked to perfection!

Cheryl Perkins

September 4th, 2010
8:08 am

Pepperoni’s in Duluth. Baked to perfection and oh, so perfect.


September 4th, 2010
4:36 pm

Mama’s by far is the best!


September 4th, 2010
4:37 pm

No denying it! Mama’s is the best! Located in Alpharetta

Miss Pizza

September 4th, 2010
10:58 pm

Antico! Big time!


September 5th, 2010
12:06 pm

Best pizza overall in Atlanta is Antico Pizza Napoletana. There is really nothing that compares with it. The downside however, is value, service and atmosphere. Second best is Mama’s Pizza in Alpharetta which scores well in terms of product, value and service and is above average in atmosphere.


September 5th, 2010
12:37 pm

Antico’s …. San Gennaro pizza nothing can compare


September 5th, 2010
2:08 pm

Zucca.. hands down the best pizza this side of the Med….


September 5th, 2010
9:12 pm

Mama`s Pizza in Alpharetta


September 6th, 2010
6:36 pm

Marc Anthony’s ….THE Best!


September 7th, 2010
4:58 pm

Max’s coal oven Pizzeria – near the Aquarium.

Frank Rizzo

September 7th, 2010
5:24 pm

Frankie’s makes a mean pizza pie. They have locations in East Cobb and Marietta. It’s totally NY style, thin crust, crispy on the bottom, flavorful sauce, and high quality cheese. It’s what a pizza is supposed to be.


September 7th, 2010
5:43 pm

What a “surprise” that Mellow Mushroom came in 4th in the readers’ picks. Atlanta natives should not be allowed to vote for ‘best pizza’ until they’ve spent at least a month in New York.

The Tax Man

September 7th, 2010
6:20 pm

Pies on Pizza, Fayetteville, a genuine Greek, Dimitri, knows what he is serving.

Robert Steward

September 7th, 2010
11:53 pm

From New York City to Georgia and points south Mama’s Pizza is truly the finest ,cheesiest,moistest, ingredients available,(no skim milk cheese here to cut cost),all home made sauce with a x- large touch of love inserted in each and every pizza. I grew up with what I thought was the best pizza ever in a small city in Connecticut,( a bedroom community highly influenced by NYC), a 60 mile trek from NYC and patronized an Italian restaurant called the Old Oak all family owned all through my teen years and beyond but since coming south and finding Jimmy & Pete’s ,”Mama’s Pizza” I have found a new home.Real NY style pizza with that “buttery tasting” crust,mm-mm, Jimmy really cares about every pizza,slice or dinner he puts out.And how about the SUPER nice help that brings your dinner! Oh, and I might mention the CLEAN restrooms.Good luck in the coming years Jimmy,Linda and Pete.


September 8th, 2010
10:03 am

It is annoying that you all did not make sure all the votes were from individual IP addresses. The same person posted the same comment about mamas pizza over and over under different names


September 8th, 2010
2:46 pm

Shorty’s in Tucker!


September 9th, 2010
4:29 pm

If you are in the Lawrenceville area you have to try Italian Pie on Lawrenceville Hwy. Real NY style pizza with great toppings.


September 10th, 2010
7:45 am

Mama’s Pizza is number one….folks hardly remember who came in 2nd place…it’s really good to see that the best actually won the honor it deserved! Congrats to the staff and blessings to the twins who will one day learn the family secret…keep it simple, maintain quality and always strive to please the patrons!


September 10th, 2010
10:16 am

Just looking at that picture from Varasano’s make me realize why these polls and blogs are full of nonsense. That is NOT pizza. It’s FRU FRU.

It’s just like the Beer Yuppies that think you have to have some sort of extravagant crap in your beer for it to be good beer. Or the ones that put down all American beers just because they say Americans can’t make beers.

Or the sub-sandwich poll from before where people were putting down basic subs in favor of subs with gaucomole, spinach and who knows what.

People, please understand one thing. Eating or drinking unusual or ‘hip’ designer foods does not make you look ‘cool’ or ‘important
or whatever you want to call it. It makes you look like an idiot who simply can’t enjoy the simpler things in life because you are afraid to just be yourself. Chill out, relax, and don’t worry about what others think. It’s ok to admit you like the non-designer brand stuff. It really is.

Luke Cobb

September 10th, 2010
11:29 am

Best Pizza is Fortunato’s Pizzeria hands down…Mike from Philly has you guys beat

Smelly Feet

September 14th, 2010
12:53 pm

Dominos has BY FAR the BEST PIZZA!!


September 17th, 2010
2:12 pm


Iris the dog

September 20th, 2010
10:34 am

La Bellas in East Cobb. The best authentic NY style pizza ITP or OTP!