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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

Lawrenceville pizza joints

August 24th, 2010
12:53 pm

Cosmos does make great pizza, but they routinely burn the pizza on the bottom (actually the corn meal used to slide pizza in and out of the oven).

Eraserhead

August 24th, 2010
12:54 pm

Pepperoni’s in Duluth!

Razzy

August 24th, 2010
12:54 pm

Antico Pizza Napoletana by far!

Duluth Pizza Guy

August 24th, 2010
12:54 pm

Gordo’s NY Pizza in Duluth is the best!!!!! They open up about a month ago and their pizza is made nice and crispy………Nothing but fresh ingredients

bob

August 24th, 2010
12:55 pm

papa johns in dunwoody

Cookie

August 24th, 2010
12:55 pm

Varasano’s on Peachtree! I would eat there every day if my wallet would let me!

Ed in Chamblee

August 24th, 2010
12:55 pm

Ellwood’s Pizza in Brookhaven. They sell by the slice all day and I’ve never been disappointed.

Jeff

August 24th, 2010
12:56 pm

Only in Atlanta can a pizza coversation have racisim.

Barbara

August 24th, 2010
12:56 pm

Rosa’s downtown

Dina

August 24th, 2010
12:56 pm

The absolute top 2 in the ATL area:
Antico (Midtown)
Mambo Italiano (Forum in Norcross)

Audrey in Tucker

August 24th, 2010
12:57 pm

Bambinelli’s in Tucker – real NY pizza – in business for 30 years and never disappoints

In Town Kid

August 24th, 2010
12:57 pm

I scanned through this and has no one listed Grant Central Pizza in East Atlanta? I loved that place when I lived there.

Pizzaria Venti by Roasters off Lenox is really good to. Get a slice and a bocce ball and thank me later.

I say Grant Central and Pizzaria Venti are my two nominations.

Denise

August 24th, 2010
12:57 pm

If you like NY style, authentic, floppy pizza, that will cause you to eat the entire pizza pie…Try Vincents (near the corner of Barrett Parkway and Dallas Highway in Marietta) You won’t be sorry!

It's not delivery..

August 24th, 2010
12:58 pm

it’s DiGiorno. Period. Hands down. They even come with breadsticks now.

Rocky

August 24th, 2010
1:00 pm

Galla’s in Chamblee, great wings too!

Lee

August 24th, 2010
1:01 pm

Little Italy in Gainesville

Shawn

August 24th, 2010
1:01 pm

Juan

August 24th, 2010
1:03 pm

The Greek Gyros and Pizza in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market downtown Atl.!

30309

August 24th, 2010
1:05 pm

The perfect pizza would be Mellow Mushroom’s cheese and Fellini’s crust. Love it!

Pablo

August 24th, 2010
1:05 pm

This place is kinda far out but the best pizza that I have had in a while is at Johnny’s Pizza and Sub’s on Mable Street in Carrollton, GA

JR

August 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

It is not even close – Antico’s
Where else can they charge $24 for a pizza and have a line out the door in a recession

Glenn

August 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

LaBella’s by Sprayberry HS in Marietta has the best authentic NY style pizza by far!

David J. Bourque

August 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

Enzo’s in Tucker… Rosa’s in Atlanta. Sure wish they had a Chicago Pizza here. And, my all time favorite is Beau Jo’s in Colorado. Talk about some tasty pizza!!

TMH

August 24th, 2010
1:08 pm

Totinos ! Fold it over out of the oven and poof…instant calzone !

snb

August 24th, 2010
1:08 pm

Avellino’s

doughboy44

August 24th, 2010
1:09 pm

Blue Moon on Windy Hill

ATL4real

August 24th, 2010
1:09 pm

Jon

August 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

JJ’s in Cumming!!!

Swan

August 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

Without a doubt! Baraonda in Midtown

Craig

August 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

For my family it is Cooley’s Pizza in Suwanee. Pick up or delivery and always good. Good calzones as well.

Ntahan

August 24th, 2010
1:12 pm

Star Pizza in Roswell, good and cheap!

MB

August 24th, 2010
1:12 pm

Fellini’s or Grant Central – duh!!

Roy McCreary

August 24th, 2010
1:14 pm

GiGi’s at Piedmont and Lindburg was best !

Macstudley

August 24th, 2010
1:14 pm

Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe…
by the slice or whole pie

Best Pizz in Metro Atlanta

August 24th, 2010
1:15 pm

You have to come up to Lawrenceville, GA and try Fini’s on Lawrenceville-Suwanee road! Mmmmm…its the BEST pizza in metro Atlanta!

Joe

August 24th, 2010
1:15 pm

Antico near Gatech .No doubt

wwwandrr

August 24th, 2010
1:16 pm

Moto Bene on Thursday’s @ East Atlanta Farmers Market 4pm-8pm, Wood-fired crust is the bomb, organic combos you won’t forget, a meal to remember. Grab a pie and go hang out w/Chris @ 529 for a few beers on the patio and watch East Atlanta wander by.
Cameli’s on Ponce, behind Greens, Thin crust monster slice, nuff said…
Blue Moon in Smyrna, simply awesome.

Food Lady

August 24th, 2010
1:16 pm

The best pizza in Georgia is at ‘Mulberry Street Pizza’ on Cobb Parkway in Atlanta. The crust is thin and crispy and all of the ingredients are fresh. This is New York pizza at its best!

Joe

August 24th, 2010
1:16 pm

Sal’s in downtown Cumming!

V. Elena

August 24th, 2010
1:17 pm

Just had some pizza from PIZZA CAFE in Stone Mountain. Some of the best pizza I’ve ever had!!! Nothing fancy about the place – but awesome pizza!! Check it out..

WK

August 24th, 2010
1:17 pm

Saporitos Pizza – 2201 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062-2998 – (770) 509-7794

Fini's in Lawrenceville

August 24th, 2010
1:19 pm

Fini’s in Lawrenceville is the best pizza I’ve had since the Italian Hot Pies at Masi’s in Binghamton, NY (1964).

WK

August 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

and Fini’s in Lawenceville !!!!

Pizza Queen

August 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

@JD – thanks. I forgot about Cosmos in Lawrenceville. That old time pizza shop makes delicious pizza!

Lee Smith Know's Pizza

August 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

“GALLA’S Pizza-Wings & Sub’s — Johnson Ferry Rd – East Cobb & Peachtree RD – Galla’s has the very best Pizza’s in all of Metro Atlanta – Founded by Bob Galla and carried on by His Son Bob. Try is and there is no other!!! Enjoy Wing’s and Sub’s are Great Too, after all The Galla’s are from Buffalo, NY

mikeylikesit

August 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

My money is on Jagger’s at Sage Hill. Nice shallow deep dish.

Jay

August 24th, 2010
1:22 pm

Buckhead Pizza Co. has a great whole wheat crust.
http://www.buckheadpizzaco.com/

PHR

August 24th, 2010
1:22 pm

I 2nd Sal’s in Cumming. I also like Jersey Boys in Cumming.

Steve

August 24th, 2010
1:23 pm

Antico is stellar.
Fritti is excellent.
Grant Central is decent.
Blue Moon is ok.

Barney France

August 24th, 2010
1:23 pm

Pizzeria Venti on Lenox Rd. in Buckhead!! The crust is amazing.