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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

Steph in Tucker

August 24th, 2010
9:48 am

Shorty’s in Tucker, Bambinelli’s pie with eggplant, and Everybody’s in VH!

Dreamboat

August 24th, 2010
10:38 am

Harry’s Pizza on Powers Ferry

Meredith

August 24th, 2010
10:39 am

Moto Bene, no question.

Young Lady

August 24th, 2010
10:44 am

Hands down it’s Rosa’s for me when ITP.

I went there once right before closing while I was staying in Atlanta and the people there were so friendly. I think part of what made it so good was that I had such a wonderful conversation with the workers while I waited.

OTP I usually just hit up my local Mellow Mushroom.

Bo

August 24th, 2010
11:06 am

In Crabapple, for NY Style, go for PizzaVito, agree with Smyrna’s St. Angelos too. I see lots of other ideas to try though!

SCS

August 24th, 2010
11:31 am

Rosa’s downtown has THE definitive best white pizza in the city, no contest. A close second is Savage Pizza for their terrific whole wheat dough and fresh ingredients.

met

August 24th, 2010
12:02 pm

Blue Moon Pizza can’t be beat.

Filet-O-Fish

August 24th, 2010
12:06 pm

Divana Mediterranean Grill, Exit 16 I-985. Yum! It’s good “summer” pizza; nice and light!

Pizza Magician

August 24th, 2010
12:06 pm

Galla’s in Chamblee!!!!

Adam

August 24th, 2010
12:07 pm

Felinnis hands down – Its the only thing Atlanta has that is close to good pizza.

Patrick

August 24th, 2010
12:07 pm

Blue Moon Pizza or
Pepperoni’s Pizza

S. Dot

August 24th, 2010
12:07 pm

Nancy’s
Mellow Mushroom
Enzo’s in Tucker
Papa John’s

WhatAtlantaEats

August 24th, 2010
12:07 pm

I love the grilled chicken, spinach and sun dried tomato wood grilled pizza at Italian Oven on Eagles Landing. Athens Pizza in Decatur is awesome too. The Santorini Special is my favorite.

Patrick

August 24th, 2010
12:07 pm

Fellini’s sucks unless you’re a drunk Tech student.

M. Brigade

August 24th, 2010
12:08 pm

Savage Pizza in L5P

Jeff

August 24th, 2010
12:08 pm

#1 Antico
#2 Felini’s on Ponce
#3 Mojo’s Decatur

Debbie

August 24th, 2010
12:09 pm

Shorty’s in Tucker and @ Toco Hill

Ryan

August 24th, 2010
12:09 pm

Pepperoni’s in Duluth !!!

Ann

August 24th, 2010
12:10 pm

Moto Bene a the Farmer’s Markets

BigAntony

August 24th, 2010
12:11 pm

CiCis, no contest

Patrick

August 24th, 2010
12:11 pm

Thank you Ryan….I was starting to think I was the only one who knew about Pepperoni’s…they have great wings too.

@ReanuKeeves

August 24th, 2010
12:12 pm

VESUVIUS on Edgewood. I’ve lived in ATL for nearly 30 yrs and just discovered them earlier this year. I haven’t had pizza from anywhere else since. It really is spectacular.

Everybody’s is still good too, also Grant Central. Fellini’s remains decent and Fritti is good for small gourmet pies, but for the traditional, real deal big greasy slices, Vesuvius is the hands-down winner.

OTP Gal

August 24th, 2010
12:12 pm

Well out here in the sticks (also known as Buford), we love Caprese off of Braselton Hwy

Donna

August 24th, 2010
12:12 pm

Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe (taste of NY Pizza)
Slice-A-Rama

Rich

August 24th, 2010
12:13 pm

Blue Moon Pizza in Marietta on Windy Hill Road. Great thin crust and toppings!

MJ

August 24th, 2010
12:13 pm

Everybody’s Pizza by Emory!!! YUMMMMMMM

scubasteve

August 24th, 2010
12:14 pm

Rosa’s Downtown and Rosa’s Marietta…the best!

Patrick

August 24th, 2010
12:14 pm

Blue Moon and Pepperoni’s offer GF Pizza too….for the Celiacs out there.

fil

August 24th, 2010
12:15 pm

Verazano’s – no question

Rick Dawg

August 24th, 2010
12:15 pm

Antico – hands down. But it looks like there are some others I need to try. Verrasannos is pretty darn good too.

Mark

August 24th, 2010
12:16 pm

Red Baron beats any pizza in Atl. Haven’t had a good pie since leaving NYC.

N-GA

August 24th, 2010
12:16 pm

There is Antico….then there are all the Pretenders!

Crystal

August 24th, 2010
12:16 pm

Pies On Pizza in Fayetteville. Hands-down, the BEST!

Marie

August 24th, 2010
12:16 pm

Harry’s New York Pizza on Powers Ferry Road

Patrick

August 24th, 2010
12:17 pm

Been to NYC, Mark……..great, but not up to the hype.

Lisa

August 24th, 2010
12:17 pm

STEVI B’S PIZZA IS THE BEST IN ATLANTA

Jill

August 24th, 2010
12:17 pm

Camelli’s on Ponce

Rock

August 24th, 2010
12:18 pm

Blue Moon Pizza is the best in Atlanta!

joebob

August 24th, 2010
12:19 pm

enzos in tucker for sure

HeatherT

August 24th, 2010
12:19 pm

The Greek Gyros & Pizza in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market!! Definitely the best!!

MeMe

August 24th, 2010
12:19 pm

Cali Dawg

August 24th, 2010
12:19 pm

Franco’s on Piedmont Road. Awesome!

Denise

August 24th, 2010
12:20 pm

Italian Pie 29 in Lawrenceville the Best

Marty

August 24th, 2010
12:20 pm

Oz pizza East Point…best Calzone I’ve ever had!

The Trash Woman

August 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

Fellini’s – Peachtree Street
Everybody’s Pizza in Decatur! YUM YUM
**We drive from Athens to both of these locations just to get pizza. Yes – they are that good.

RammerJammer

August 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

Blue Moon – Candied bacon = YUMMY!

iheartpizza

August 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

WESTSIDE pizza on South Atlanta Road in

Jennifer

August 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

Slice-o-rama on 78 in stone mountain/lilburn/snellville area. Best New York style pizza in Atlanta, handsdown. Thin handtossed pizza like back in NYC. All those New York, New Jersey and Philly transients will not be disappointed. They also have Rita’s water ice, Miss Pacman, and retro sodas like Cheerewine.

KatyWatts

August 24th, 2010
12:21 pm

You guys have it all wrong. EVERYBODY’S in Decatur. The very best ATL has to offer!!!!!

Jay Knowitall

August 24th, 2010
12:23 pm

Rosa’s Pizza Downtown and Fritti in the Highlands