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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

KB

August 23rd, 2010
5:54 pm

savage pizza Little 5
Cooley’s Pizza Suwanee
Fini’s

Steven Josovitz

August 23rd, 2010
5:57 pm

I have a bunch so here goes: Fritti, Romeo’s Johns Creek, Antico, VARZANO’S , Pasta Bella , Marietta,

Marty

August 23rd, 2010
5:58 pm

Mama’s Pizza in Alpharetta. The Best of the best

KEEPING IT REAL

August 23rd, 2010
5:59 pm

BLUE MOON PIZZA

VIA

Bo

August 23rd, 2010
6:02 pm

Savage ………In little 5

Bo

August 23rd, 2010
6:02 pm

Savage ………In little 5

Lou

August 23rd, 2010
6:02 pm

Jack’s Pizza in the Old Fourth Ward. Exquisite sauce and just the right amount of char on the crust.

Bacchus

August 23rd, 2010
6:04 pm

Nobody mentioned Baronda on Peachtree @ 3rd. Great Italian style pizzas from a wood-burning oven.

101 Club

August 23rd, 2010
6:09 pm

Partner’s II in PTC is the best anywhere.

stoov

August 23rd, 2010
6:09 pm

Nancy’s Chicago Pizza
Everybody’s Pizza — VA High

Cliff

August 23rd, 2010
6:10 pm

Max’s Coal Fired Pizza next to Stats downtown!!

mrmambo

August 23rd, 2010
6:10 pm

Vesuvius
Antico

SP

August 23rd, 2010
6:10 pm

Hands down, Antico Napoletano.

KAM

August 23rd, 2010
6:14 pm

That is right Deb Everybody’s Pizza is great love it!

Stuck in burbs

August 23rd, 2010
6:16 pm

Any good pizza in Gwinnett?

Robert C

August 23rd, 2010
6:19 pm

Johnny’s in Kennesaw is tops on my list, next is Mellow Mushroom( they would be higher if they offered slices all the time.) Don’t care for the Big Pie in the Sky, pizza was bad and service was even worse.

gagirl

August 23rd, 2010
6:26 pm

Fellini’s on Ponce

Chrissy

August 23rd, 2010
6:27 pm

Nancy’s Pizza!

AtlienDallasCowboy

August 23rd, 2010
6:34 pm

My kitchen, I make the best pizza in the world and I’m not even Italian, lol.

Jefe

August 23rd, 2010
6:38 pm

Here’s my top 5 list in no particular order:

Davinci’s in Smyrna
Varasano’s (sp?) on Peachtree Rd. in Buckhead
Savage Pizza in L5P
Everybody’s Pizza in Virginia Highlands
Diesel in Roswell

I’ve never been to Antico, but based on the many posts, it will be the next new place I try.

Theresa

August 23rd, 2010
6:39 pm

Italian Pie on Lawrenceville Hwy in Lawrenceville is the best around. Very authentic! Their Margherita pizza is the BEST!!!! Prices are very reasonable too!

RLG

August 23rd, 2010
6:40 pm

Antico Just like it is in Napoli
Fritti then Baronda

TS

August 23rd, 2010
6:41 pm

Big Pie in the sky kennesaw

th

August 23rd, 2010
6:43 pm

Antico then Villa Vino in Buckhead second.

Luciano

August 23rd, 2010
6:50 pm

ITP – Varsanos, Antico Pizza and Rosa
OTP – Pizza Hut

Kelly

August 23rd, 2010
6:51 pm

There use to be a Dante”s Pizza in Smyrna off Patmell . I’ve never had anything as good. I thinks he passed, I loved going there. if anyone knows if the family reopened somewhere else or has something to compare to it let me know. It was Dante Tomasellis Pizza

Kasey

August 23rd, 2010
6:52 pm

Oz Pizza in East Point…..no question!!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

August 23rd, 2010
7:06 pm

Dave

August 23rd, 2010
7:31 pm

Cici’s. its to die for. like i got in a time machine and was magically transported to Italy when I walk in the door.

Atlantan

August 23rd, 2010
9:17 pm

Dotti warren

August 23rd, 2010
9:20 pm

Everybody’s has the best pizza in Atlanta…..has been the best for probably 30 years or more!!!!

Dotti warren

August 23rd, 2010
9:21 pm

Everybody’s has the best pizza in Atlanta

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Aunt Bea

August 23rd, 2010
9:37 pm

Here’s a new one and in Gwinnett County; Colossus Pizza. The crust is the best. I like to buy fresh pizza dough from Publix and create my own delicious pizza.

Phillip

August 23rd, 2010
10:37 pm

Enjoyed it for the first time in 1976, enjoyed it today – Everybody’s in Decatur

Artery Clogger

August 23rd, 2010
11:13 pm

Fellini’s, Shorty’s and Nancy’s

Artery Clogger

August 23rd, 2010
11:13 pm

and Everybody’s…salad’s amazing as well

Sweet Tooth

August 23rd, 2010
11:14 pm

Fritti’s “Nutella Pizza”

ladyinpink

August 23rd, 2010
11:57 pm

Fellini’s & Fabiano’s in Douglasville

Frankie P

August 24th, 2010
1:42 am

Fini’s pizza was the closest thing to NY pizza in the area. This is the best I could get being new to the Atl. I walked in and ordered and had it ready in 20 minutes. If i could only bring “New Park Pizza or 2Boots Pizza” from New York City. This was closest thing to NY pizza that I have tasted in the south. Even better than those parlors in Florida where New Yorkers retire and open a business.

This isnt one of those pizza parlors that say its NY style because it is thin crust. I’m not even sure what that means. It takes a lot more than thin crust to make a NY pizza You can have thin crust and it still taste average or too thin and crunchy. NY pizza is all about the taste of the sauce, cheese and the foldability (term for slice size).

On service since they hae e few hot chicks. I will go back next weekend when it is pizza time again. I’m dying to see the 28″ pie. I’ve already e-mailed the family in preparation for when they come down to visit.

Based on other reviews I’m looking forward to going to the Duluth Hwy location since people are bashing Old Peachtree for not having a family member there and stating quality has gone down. If this pizza is poor quality I will take it all day long and have to try the pizza at the neighboring location that is allegedly better!

Hal Boyd

August 24th, 2010
6:03 am

Antico
Fritti
Mellow Mushroom
shorty’s

Pizza Dude

August 24th, 2010
6:39 am

Vingenzo’s, Alpine Bakery, Verra-Zanno are all solid choices, IMO

Karen

August 24th, 2010
7:31 am

I like the veggie pizza at Applebees!

Karen

August 24th, 2010
7:32 am

Oh, yeah, and with a 6 yr old, Stevi B’s is our hangout – and with new options all the time – I’m LOVING the Philly Cheesesteak pizza!!! LOL

nativenapkin

August 24th, 2010
7:33 am

Avellino’s on College Ave. in Decatur. New place, great sheet pan style thin crusted pies. And cold Peroni on tap.

computerblue

August 24th, 2010
7:49 am

Blue Moon… the jerk chicken rocks. the candied cayenne bacon is like crack.

dh

August 24th, 2010
8:13 am

ITP: Antico
OTP: Fortunato

Mark

August 24th, 2010
8:20 am

PizzaVito is great pizza. I really love the Wall Street Stuffed Pizza.

beth

August 24th, 2010
8:25 am

Blue Moon is great — but can get pricey….
Stevi B’s is a great option for the family — pizza is good, prices are perfect and the game room keeps the kids entertained.

hank44

August 24th, 2010
9:00 am

Taste of Italy in Woodstock