accessAtlanta

City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Best pizza

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

JennA

August 24th, 2010
2:23 pm

Oz Pizz in East Point!

OTP

August 24th, 2010
2:24 pm

Pie in the Sky – Kennesaw
Pizza Capri – Holly Springs

Both are better than Everybody’s, Ippilto’s or Fellini’s

Cumming KId

August 24th, 2010
2:25 pm

Johnny V’s Kitchen in Cumming– sorry it is by invitation only

Rockerbabe

August 24th, 2010
2:27 pm

Bambinelli’s in Tucker is great for lots of Italian specialities including Pizza.

seppdawg

August 24th, 2010
2:27 pm

mellow mushroom in conyers

Pizza Pizza!

August 24th, 2010
2:27 pm

Fellini’s on Howell Mill. This location only. By home, Rosa’s on Sandy Plains, but lately inconsistent and rude staff. Better pay attention to your downtown location, boys, or lose customers, including us! Another vote for Greek Pizza at Christos on Delk Rd/Marietta.

Pizza Lover

August 24th, 2010
2:28 pm

Blue Moon Pizza…yummy!

Michael

August 24th, 2010
2:29 pm

Mona Lisa Pizza, Johns Creek.

JEM

August 24th, 2010
2:30 pm

Nancy’s Chicago Deep Dish in Midtown.

Diesel in Roswell.

Believe it!!!

PizzaGirl

August 24th, 2010
2:33 pm

Village Pizza – in Cabbagetown. GREAT vegan pizza
Buckhead Pizza Company – in Buford – just delicious!!

Jim Lesser

August 24th, 2010
2:34 pm

Where is John’s Creek? Is that the name of the subdivision developer. Sounds very far away from Atlanta.

Mahovolich

August 24th, 2010
2:34 pm

If you said Mellow Mushroom you just don’t know good Pizza.

Health freak

August 24th, 2010
2:35 pm

OMG, over 400 comments, over 400 opinions. And all different. That makes you all real “professionals”. Amazed by reading this nonsense…

Pat

August 24th, 2010
2:35 pm

Pepperoni’s in Duluth…awesome.

NY Pizza is gross

August 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Hate to break it to you yankees, but NY pizza is garbage. If they sell it by the slice, it can’t be good. It’s fast food pizza.

Chicago OWNS pizza in America, and Nancy’s is the best chicago style in Atlanta.

Jim Lesser

August 24th, 2010
2:37 pm

If a pizza place also sells wings, it’s probably not the best pizza in Atlanta.

Holland

August 24th, 2010
2:37 pm

Tim

August 24th, 2010
2:39 pm

Blue Moon Pizza on Windy Hill Road is the best, hands down!

Julia

August 24th, 2010
2:39 pm

Hearth in sandy springs Andrew (server) rocks! :)
DaVinci’s in Smyrna
Both have the freshest ingredients and great customer service!!!!
Best pizza hands down

New Jersey Sal

August 24th, 2010
2:40 pm

I’ve lived here 3 years and haven’t found anything close to the pizza up in Jersey and New York. “good pizza” down here is a joke. I miss Jersey.

andrew

August 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

@ NY pizza ia gross, yes chicargo style deep dish pizza is good, but if ny pizza is garbage why do so many people try to imitate it ?

Michael

August 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

In the following order: Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns.

Oh, oooops. This was a BEST pizza article. Sorry.

James

August 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

Hungry Howie’s in Lilburn/Norcross

Michael

August 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

Good pizza in the South is like good Mexican food in the South. It’s probably never going to happen.

JB

August 24th, 2010
2:43 pm

Mama’s Pizza in Alpharetta is by far the best since I came down from NY.

Michael

August 24th, 2010
2:43 pm

I agree with those who say Chicago pizza is better than NY. I think NY pizza just brings back good memories for Yankees, but Chicago pizza has the goods.

Brian

August 24th, 2010
2:44 pm

Mellow Mushroom, Nancy’s, or Fellini’s. Mellow mushroom consistently has the best pizza.

Mikey

August 24th, 2010
2:45 pm

Venti’s on Hwy. 20, west of Cumming. Best service and food quality around that area.

Buckhead Writer

August 24th, 2010
2:45 pm

Elwood’s in Brookhaven!

Buckhead Writer

August 24th, 2010
2:46 pm

And Mojo’s!

Rich

August 24th, 2010
2:47 pm

Corner Pizza – Oglethorpe area – unbelievable

reservoirDAWG

August 24th, 2010
2:48 pm

Mellow Mushroom’s crust is not whole wheat. It has molasses to give it the color. I would never let one of those dirty , pot smoking hippies make my food. Mama’s is the best if you want a traditional NY slice.

NY Pizza is gross

August 24th, 2010
2:48 pm

Why do people try to imitate NY pizza? Same reason so many car companies try to imitate the Honda Accord and not a Rolls Royce.

SusieQue

August 24th, 2010
2:49 pm

ERC

August 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

Corner Pizza in Brookhaven has a great thin crust pizza and love their Black & Blue pizza!

mfaye

August 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

Pies on Pizza in Fayetteville

ryan

August 24th, 2010
2:51 pm

Nancy’s in Midtown.

gerald

August 24th, 2010
2:51 pm

LH

August 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

Mama’s Pizza – Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta. YUM!

Bhorsoft

August 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

Big Pie in the Sky in Kennesaw used to be good, but they recently changed their cheese and their pie is now bland and tasteless. Their atmosphere has also degenerated into Chunky Cheese’s without the Whack a Mole. We’ve stopped going and have found Ray’s N.Y. Pizza on Chastain to be much better. Cheese has a good taste, the sauce is just right, and it is a nice, crispy thin crust. There’s more to pizza than just size. The atmosphere is also more adult.

seth

August 24th, 2010
2:56 pm

Fabiano’s in Newnan on the square…worth the drive down there

NY Pizza is gross

August 24th, 2010
2:56 pm

Maybe we should have a separate comment section for New Yorkers, former New Yorkers, and New Yorker wannabes (i.e., New Jersey people).

This way, the normal people who want a good pizza can hear some good ideas.

JLY

August 24th, 2010
2:57 pm

I can’t say enough about Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs, and to be honest I’m shocked it hasn’t been mentioned more. They have a standard menu, but it switches seasonally and they also offer “specials of the day” – and their beer/wine list is smaller, but it’s carefully picked out, quality list.

The service there is phenomenal – we’ve been going there about 2x a month since it opened, and even on a day when we get an off server, it’s still fairly good at it’s worst. Throughout the course of our time there, we almost always get a friendly nod from the manager/owner. My only complaint is the wait area/host stand is awkwardly positioned by the door, but when the food it that good, I could care less!

JetMan20

August 24th, 2010
2:57 pm

OZ – East Point.

Lesley

August 24th, 2010
2:57 pm

MAMA’S PIZZA – ALPHARETTA!!

NY Pizza is gross

August 24th, 2010
3:00 pm

You know how Georgia Tech grads get that unexplainable urge to go to the Varsity? It’s the memories, obviously not the quality of food.

I guess I now understand the yankee fascination with New York pizza.

Antonio

August 24th, 2010
3:00 pm

Pizza Hut all the way

Hey NY Pizza

August 24th, 2010
3:01 pm

If you like Chicago style you should try Jagger’s.

Janelle

August 24th, 2010
3:02 pm

Mama’s Pizza in Alpharetta on Old Milton Parkway has the best pizza in the ATL. I’ve been eating their pizza since I was a kid. Not only is it the best, it reminds me of my childhood. Jimmy and Pete totally have this thing nailed!!

PK

August 24th, 2010
3:02 pm

Jaggar’s Pizza near Emory! Takeout only.