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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

ATL1980

August 24th, 2010
12:24 pm

Oz in East Point

guy

August 24th, 2010
12:24 pm

antico is great, but i prefer varasano’s or even fritti’s

Diane

August 24th, 2010
12:25 pm

Cosmos in downtown Lawrenceville is the best!

Egger

August 24th, 2010
12:25 pm

Fritti and Avellino’s.

Anthony Jennings

August 24th, 2010
12:26 pm

Sidney’s Pizza Palor in Vickery Village, Cumming GA!

KK

August 24th, 2010
12:27 pm

Avellino’s in Oakhurst should get a shake

ChrisP

August 24th, 2010
12:27 pm

Daedoles

August 24th, 2010
12:27 pm

There is only one place in the world with the best pizza and that is New York City.

Julia

August 24th, 2010
12:27 pm

Jeff

August 24th, 2010
12:28 pm

Daedoles…they said best Pizza in ATLANTA, not in the world.

Bobby

August 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

Galla Chamblee
Rosa Downtown

Colin

August 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

Antico. Antico. Antico.

Nothing comes close.

Pizza Queen

August 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

I love, love, love, love pizza. I just came across Shorty’s off Lawrenceville Highway. That pizza is DELICIOUS! So many different combinations!

Fellini’s off Ponce is the best of all their locations!

Krystle Meyer

August 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

CiCi’s is da best – all u can eat! yay!

I luv there desert pizza, i can sit there and eat for hourz lol!!1!

Patrick

August 24th, 2010
12:30 pm

Here we go again……

gapeach

August 24th, 2010
12:30 pm

Pizza Primo in Cumming. Best pizza in town!

Sam

August 24th, 2010
12:30 pm

Dagwood’s Pizza “Hands down”

Sorry, not “Hands down’ but “hands up and mouth open.”

Hannah

August 24th, 2010
12:30 pm

Austin

August 24th, 2010
12:34 pm

Varasano’s. No doubt!

john reylar

August 24th, 2010
12:35 pm

I’ll have a meatball sub, a coke, and your phone number – Ron Johnson, stereo consultant

kimberly

August 24th, 2010
12:35 pm

TC

August 24th, 2010
12:35 pm

Jet’s Pizza in Smyrna – Deep Dish with Turbo crust is best in town

Trey G.

August 24th, 2010
12:36 pm

Antico Pizza, by far!

JD

August 24th, 2010
12:37 pm

Cosmo’s in Lawrenceville.

Sebastian

August 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

Rosa’s Pizza in downtown Atlanta is the best! Especially for
New Yorkers!

Chris

August 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

Zucca, Fellini’s, or Mellow Mushroom

jason

August 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

1. Dagwoods
2. Dagwoods
3. Dagwoods
4. Savage L5P
5. Romeo’s in John’s Creek

Tiff

August 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

PIZZA BAR in Mableton off of Veterans Memorial is Very Good! It’s the best I’ve had in Atlanta!

Kenya

August 24th, 2010
12:38 pm

FELLINI’S ON PONCE, HANDS DOWN. They haven’t been in that same location as long as they have for nothin’!

Tiny Tim

August 24th, 2010
12:39 pm

Westside Pizza does a great job. Multiple craft beers on tap and delicious pizza.

The best pizza in Lawrenceville

August 24th, 2010
12:40 pm

Fini’s in Lawenceville makes the BEST PIZZA south of NYC!

Bill

August 24th, 2010
12:41 pm

THE BEST PIZZA ANYWHERE

I love pizza. It’s always been my favorite food.

Everywhere we visit, we’re always looking for the best pizza from that location to try.

The best pizza I’ve eaten anywhere is from THE PIZZA HOUSE in Columbus, Ohio. Check it out if you’re ever in Columbus.

We now live in Florida, though we formerly lived in Atlanta. Are there any great pizza places any of you would recommend in Florida?

Trish

August 24th, 2010
12:41 pm

Felini’s on Ponce

Paul

August 24th, 2010
12:41 pm

Mellow Mushroom – Sandy Springs, or almost any of them, for that matter.

Ruth

August 24th, 2010
12:41 pm

Hearth in Sandy Springs.

Jay

August 24th, 2010
12:42 pm

Antico takes the win for sure. I don’t think anybody else is close. Next I would list Varasano’s and Moto Bene. (I haven’t tried Fritti.)

Funny how a few years ago Everybody’s, Fellini’s, Mellow Mushroom, etc., would have been high on my list, but suddenly the new places make them seem completely dated. (They can still turn out some good pies, just not in the same league as places like Antico and Varasano’s.)

Mike

August 24th, 2010
12:42 pm

Mellow Mushroom … hands down.

Susan Moore

August 24th, 2010
12:43 pm

Antico Pizza hands down, far and away the best.

Pizza isn't a type of Pie

August 24th, 2010
12:44 pm

Oz pizza. Best pizza around and not a grease ball in sight.

Pizza Lady

August 24th, 2010
12:45 pm

Piu Bell0 in Buckhead has amazing pizza and food!

alloftheanswers

August 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

First, BBQ chicken should never be put on pizza.

Now, here’s the list:

1. Oz in East Point – for NY Style Pizza
2. Nancy’s Pizza – for Chicago Style Pizza

Unsolicited commentary: Fellini’s is always dirty, which some may say is at least one similarity to NY spots.

Mon

August 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

It’s definitely Marietta Pizza Company!

jrs

August 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

Blue Moon. Best crust around.

CRupp

August 24th, 2010
12:46 pm

Edgewood Pizza in Old Fourth Ward
Rosa’s Pizza Downtown Atlanta

Don Vito Corleone

August 24th, 2010
12:48 pm

LaBella’s in Marietta, near Sprayberry High

Chris

August 24th, 2010
12:49 pm

CPK Atlantic Station

Bat Cat

August 24th, 2010
12:50 pm

Everybody’s! Like the Emory Village store atmosphere over the Highland’s one, but both have outstanding pizza.

by the slice: Oz in East Point.

James

August 24th, 2010
12:51 pm

Everybody’s Pizza near Emory

Jewel

August 24th, 2010
12:52 pm

Blue Moon and Antico. Pie in the Sky makes good pizza but the flies in the store gross me out. I actually had to kill one that flew too close to my food. I walked in a few weeks ago, saw the flies, and just walked out.

Hunter

August 24th, 2010
12:53 pm

Uncle Maddio’’s!!!!!