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Best pizza

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Yes, it’s that time again. Let’s talk about pizza.

It’s been almost two-and-a-half years since we last asked about pizza in Atlanta, so we definitely need to update this one.

It’s said that even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. But why eat bad pizza when there’s so much good stuff out there? First, we need to know where to find that amazing pizza. That’s where you come in. Whether it’s thin and crispy or thick and chewy, we want to hear about your favorite place for a slice (or a whole pie).

Tell us your pick for the best place to get pizza in and around Atlanta, and what makes it so special.

278 comments Add your comment

Kerry

February 18th, 2013
12:42 pm

Avellino’s in Decatur! Great sauce, grea tcrust and the perfect sizes available no matter what your level of hunger.

Robert

February 18th, 2013
12:50 pm

This debate begins and ends with Antico.

erin

February 18th, 2013
12:53 pm

still Antico, followed closely by Hearth in Sandy Springs

Ken

February 18th, 2013
12:53 pm

Rosa’s … Rosa’s … Rosa’s

james

February 18th, 2013
12:58 pm

Vintage Pizza- Chamblee

cw

February 18th, 2013
12:59 pm

Marietta Pizza Company! The ‘Shroom and Spinach Special” is the best!

kennyc

February 18th, 2013
1:02 pm

vintage hands down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\

AW

February 18th, 2013
1:04 pm

Double 0 in Sandy Springs is pretty interesting. Cutting with scissors is a little weird.

alex

February 18th, 2013
1:04 pm

grant central in east atlanta

Hans Downey

February 18th, 2013
1:05 pm

Hands down the best pizza hands down is at the Hands Down Cafe at the Shoppes at the Landing at the Enclave at the Reserve at the Preserve at Handsdowne Farms off West Hands Down Road hands down. It is da bomb!

Gerald

February 18th, 2013
1:06 pm

Antico, yeah. But if we’re stretching the Big A enough to include Athens, Ted’s Most Best is a close #2.

pa\

February 18th, 2013
1:10 pm

Everybody’s and Johnny’s New York Style Pizza.

foodfight

February 18th, 2013
1:14 pm

Hans, very funny.

N-GA

February 18th, 2013
1:15 pm

And here I go, 2 1/2 years later still saying that Antico makes the best pie in the GMA area. The ingredients are fantastic and the chew on the slightly charred crust is perfect. It isn’t complicated because it doesn’t have to be. The choices are limited….one size, no slices, strict enforcement of topping options. No subs or pastas. Just Pizza!

Terri

February 18th, 2013
1:16 pm

Max’s Coal Oven….best in Atlanta!

Jen

February 18th, 2013
1:19 pm

Partners Pizza on the southside

Otto

February 18th, 2013
1:21 pm

Pie in the Sky in Kennesaw or Aurelio’s Chicago style

Fat Italian

February 18th, 2013
1:22 pm

Baby Tommy’s Taste of NY in Marietta on 41 – just south of the south loop.

Norfolk & Chance

February 18th, 2013
1:23 pm

Vintage in Chamblee

llw

February 18th, 2013
1:24 pm

fellini’s of decatur rosas maybe #2

Roll Turd Roll

February 18th, 2013
1:24 pm

What ever happed to Dante’s Pizza in Smyrna? In the 80’s this place dominated the “Best of Atlanta” pizza survey. I moved from the area and I was wondering if this place was still in business. Anybody know?

SA

February 18th, 2013
1:25 pm

Johnny’s Pizza – best by far! And they have places everywhere, probably one near you!

Jc

February 18th, 2013
1:26 pm

Stg trattoria pretty tasty

MattyB

February 18th, 2013
1:26 pm

Another vote for Antico

Pizza Lover

February 18th, 2013
1:26 pm

Antico – the best anywhere!!

Tim

February 18th, 2013
1:27 pm

Napoli is Sandy Springs.

Tim

February 18th, 2013
1:28 pm

Napoli in Sandy Springs

MidTown Joe

February 18th, 2013
1:30 pm

Shakey’s Pizza!

ATLnative

February 18th, 2013
1:32 pm

Marco’s Pizza on Jonesboro Rd in McDonough. EXCELLENT!

Fred

February 18th, 2013
1:32 pm

Blue Moon #1. Nancy’s #2

joe

February 18th, 2013
1:34 pm

as a Tech grad my vote goes to the Varisty

Hogans Recepticle

February 18th, 2013
1:36 pm

Antico wins for the freshness and experience. But if you are looking for a simple slice and a beer or a place with options, Moe’s Pizza off Briarcliff and Clairmont is perfect! Felini’s is another great option especially in good weather when you can sit on the porch and watch traffic.

FDNH

February 18th, 2013
1:36 pm

In Roswell, there used to be GREAT pizza ata Zappoli’s on Crabapple, but since they closed a few years agao, I haven’t had a great pizza since. Does anyone know if they went to another location nearby?

Also, what are great pizza spots in Roswell, 30075

George

February 18th, 2013
1:37 pm

Nancy’s Pizza Buckhead/Midtown

Laura

February 18th, 2013
1:42 pm

I have to go with Vingenzo’s in Woodstock

KF

February 18th, 2013
1:44 pm

Vintage in downtown Chamblee.

Sarah

February 18th, 2013
1:46 pm

One of my favorite places for pizza is Hearth in Sandy Springs.

Mike

February 18th, 2013
1:50 pm

Antico, duh.

ziza

February 18th, 2013
1:51 pm

Ammazza, Hearth, Oz

GSU Men's BB Fan

February 18th, 2013
1:52 pm

Excessive Punctuation = Overeater

February 18th, 2013
1:54 pm

Ever wonder why some people get so excited when writing about food that they use multiple exclamation points????
Like when I write “It’s Johny’s Pizzur Shack. There bread stix is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Excessive punctuation is actually a cry for help. It is simply the writer’s way of communicating that they haven’t even a modicum of self-control, and they are so food-obsessed that they cannot even communicate about food without getting carried away with hyperbolic phrases and absurdly redundant punctuation.

If you or someone you love suffers from this disorder, please remind them that McDonald’s french fries are the best!!!!!!!!!! They’re sooo salty!!!!!!! And I love fountain drinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCDee

February 18th, 2013
1:58 pm

Bambinelli’s (LaVista Rd) and Shorty’s (Lawrenceville Hwy or NDH) are both very good. Fellini’s on LaVista is very good as well.

Jim S.

February 18th, 2013
1:58 pm

My personal favorite is Max’s. Rosa’s is excellent as well. I still say Everybody’s is top notch, although I wish they still had a VA Highland location.

USMC

February 18th, 2013
1:59 pm

ELBOW ROOM in Buckhead

AND

CAMELLI’s on Ponce or Little 5

Donna

February 18th, 2013
2:00 pm

Hands down…..Antico

USMC

February 18th, 2013
2:00 pm

Don’t forget MELLOW MUSHROOM.

Anthony

February 18th, 2013
2:00 pm

Do Musically Inspired Pizza. Is Great!!!! I love the Rhythm Pizza

There can be only one

February 18th, 2013
2:02 pm

Varasanos. Hands down. Nothing else compares. Antico is good, but is isn’t Varasanos.

JoeInAtlanta

February 18th, 2013
2:03 pm

Ammazza — definitely! Followed by Antico and Fritti.

JusticeinSuwanee

February 18th, 2013
2:04 pm

Cameli’s Pizza – the one on Ponce is my favorite – because of their pizza sauce. Also has the most awesome chicken pesto sandwich on grilled rosemary bread – absolutely to die for