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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

Sara

August 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Antico!! Amazing!

reservoirDAWG

August 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Antico followed by Mama’s. Mellow Mushroom blows.

Susan

August 24th, 2010
1:25 pm

Rocky’s in Morrow

The Girl

August 24th, 2010
1:25 pm

Mellow Mushroom gets my vote. Their Funky Q Chicken (BBQ Chicken pizza) is absolutely delish!

Hokey

August 24th, 2010
1:26 pm

Varasano’s! Try Nana’s or the white clam.

North over south

August 24th, 2010
1:26 pm

Rosa’s – Downtown ATL Best cheese pizza in the state of Ga

Slashman

August 24th, 2010
1:26 pm

Nancy’s…Chi Town at its finest…Reggio’s Frozen at Kroger and Fellinis, outstanding toppings..

Michele

August 24th, 2010
1:26 pm

Zucca in Smyrna!!!

pj

August 24th, 2010
1:27 pm

TMH, thanks for the idea : ) I always end up eating the whole thing anyway.

Carling

August 24th, 2010
1:27 pm

Hands down, Everybody’s Pizza in Decatur!

GA State and Tucker Joe B

August 24th, 2010
1:27 pm

Downtown: Rosa’s
Tucker: Enzo’s

Emily

August 24th, 2010
1:28 pm

Andrea

August 24th, 2010
1:28 pm

Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe!

'Nuthin Better Than

August 24th, 2010
1:28 pm

Jason

August 24th, 2010
1:29 pm

Fellini’s is hands down the best.

PacTrip

August 24th, 2010
1:29 pm

Maddio’s Pizza Joint Toco Hills Shopping Center
3027 N Druid Hills Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 929-6700

Fresh gourmet pizzas made with pure ingredients. Healthy choices… yummy!

Marilyn

August 24th, 2010
1:29 pm

Pizza Hut on MLK Dr in Atlanta serves a very nice pizza. I have tried other Pizza Huts and they don’t measure up to the one on MLK Dr.

Sean

August 24th, 2010
1:29 pm

Fritti, Zucca and Blue Moon

Will

August 24th, 2010
1:31 pm

BLUE MOON!!!! in Smyrna The best crust!!

46 and counting...

August 24th, 2010
1:31 pm

Vespucci’s Pizza & Pasta – Simply the Best!

ziza

August 24th, 2010
1:32 pm

OZ in east point, athena in sandy springs, mellow mushroom

Aimee

August 24th, 2010
1:32 pm

Everybody’s… hands down.

Jeff

August 24th, 2010
1:34 pm

It sounds like Antico is the winner, but a surprisingly good pizza can be found at The Loop!

Mark

August 24th, 2010
1:35 pm

BIG PIE IN THE SKY restaurant in Kennesaw is hands-down the best and of course the largest pizza slice in the entire area, probably the entire state. The $5.00 daily lunch special can’t be beat either, since it offers THE huge slice with two toppings plus refillable drink. When I learned of the place from Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food show, I had to visit. Delightful!

Shawn

August 24th, 2010
1:36 pm

I CAN NOT! Believe no one has said Savage Pizza yet. I have had Grant Centeral, and Felini’s as well but Savage Pizza is the best HANDS DOWN!

wildman

August 24th, 2010
1:36 pm

Vintage Pizza…yummmm!!!

wildman

August 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

i agree, Jeff…the loop is pretty darn good!!!

joe

August 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

1. Everybody’s Pizza
2. Blue Moon
3. Mellow Mushroom

Dina

August 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

Coming from the Northeast, I find that a lot of pizza in ATL is mostly dough and low on flavor. Believe it or not, a very large and old school chain in MA called Papa Ginos crushes most pizza places in ATL. I hope they come to Atlanta…

I listed Antico and Mambo Italiano…but I forgot to add Bellas (Smyrna) to the list. Bellas also sells by the slice :) .

Biggun

August 24th, 2010
1:39 pm

MaBell

August 24th, 2010
1:39 pm

Tava’s Pizza, Hwy 20, Conyers, GA!! The best ever!!!

Rachel

August 24th, 2010
1:40 pm

Brian

August 24th, 2010
1:40 pm

I grew up on Stone Mountain Pizza Cafe and Colossus Pizza in Stone Mountain. Is Colossus Pizza still open over there off of Five Forks Trickum??? It’s waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy better than SMPC.

Billy

August 24th, 2010
1:40 pm

I would have to say Varasano’s and Antico are the best I’ve had. I can’t believe people still vote for Fellini’s…it may have been the best 10 years ago before we actually got a few good pizza joints in Atlanta.

RGW

August 24th, 2010
1:41 pm

Georgia Pizza Company

pizza critic

August 24th, 2010
1:41 pm

Oz is NOT good!!

Dean

August 24th, 2010
1:42 pm

Sal’s Pizza – Cumming, GA

Guido

August 24th, 2010
1:45 pm

Totino’s pepperoni

HD

August 24th, 2010
1:45 pm

Bella’s -Hands Down (S. Atlanta Rd/Paces Ferry)

Mark

August 24th, 2010
1:46 pm

Nancy’s sucks. Antico is overrated. Max’s is good, but parking is a problem. Vesuvius is good, but a homeless guy gave us a hard time when we were leaving. Oz is good. So is Everybody’s. My wife and I have found a lot of good places. Haven’t found the best yet.

Tom

August 24th, 2010
1:46 pm

I think that Zpizza, with only two locations in the city, is well worth the trip. All organic, great taste, and offers gluten-free pizza for all those folks who’ve missed pizza since their diagnosis. California cool, and extraordinary service.

Zombie Steve

August 24th, 2010
1:46 pm

Everybody’s Pizza in Virginia Highlands. (but I’ve never been to Antico!)

smitr

August 24th, 2010
1:47 pm

Antico has the best pizza I’ve ever had in Atlanta since Jocko’s closed in Underground back in the 80’s.

Lewis Grizzard

August 24th, 2010
1:48 pm

It never fails, there is always a Mark @12:16 anytime there is a discussion about pizza. ‘Yaawwnn’ Mark. You know the saying…blah..blah..Delta is ready when you are and Why are you still here if NYC is so great?, etc…etc..Thanks for your educated post.

FM Fats

August 24th, 2010
1:50 pm

I believe I’m the first one to spell Varasano’s correctly. It gets my vote, followed by Vesuvius and Urban Pie.

Dough Boy

August 24th, 2010
1:51 pm

To be able to judge you had to have had both NY and Chicago style pizza as a baseline. Secondly, elaborate pizzas like hoghead chesse BBQ chicken dumpling pizzas shouldnt count, those are sideshow specialty pizzas that you cant get by the slice anyway.

That being said, Fellini’s gets my vote, but you all have me curious about Antico. Will have to give theirs a try.

Buckhead Cli

August 24th, 2010
1:51 pm

Hearth – Sandy Springs

Zombie Steve

August 24th, 2010
1:51 pm

FYI – if you list a national pizza chain in this forum, you need to GTFO.

El Cheapo

August 24th, 2010
1:51 pm

Really…….I’m gonna have to say it??????? SAM’s Club. Great pizza and 32 oz drink for about $2.50!!!!!! Try it

jg

August 24th, 2010
1:52 pm

mellow mushroom brookhaven – nancy’s