It's Pizza Week, y'all, and it wouldn't be complete without a look out into the suburbs. Cross over the Perimeter to try any of the 10 great OTP pizzerias on this guide, which covers ground from Athens-based franchises to all-Italian Neapolitan joints in the mostly northern 'burbs. Is your favorite missing? Do explain why it's worthy of inclusion in the comments or send a note through the tipline.Read More
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In charming downtown Woodstock, the certified-official Neapolitan pizzas, mozzarella bar, and gelato selection (try everything from fig-gorgonzola to chocolate-hazelnut) make Vingenzo's a favorite for locals and the pizza-savvy ITPers who gladly make the trek down I-75 for quality pies and great service without the long Atlanta wait times.
2. Double Zero Napoletana
From the team behind The Iberian Pig, Sugo, and forthcoming Cooks & Soldiers, Sandy Springs's Double Zero Napoletana features traditional Neapolitan pizzas as well as panini, salads, secondi, and a hefty menu of antipasti and other small plates.
Authentic Italian pizza in the heart of Alpharetta? Find it here at Campania right alongside deals like $3 drafts on Mondays and half-price wines by the glass on Wednesday.
4. Verra Zanno
By the slice or whole, the pizza at Verra-Zano out in Johns Creek has won hearts all over the far northern 'burbs. Build your own pie or go for one of the set options, but don't miss the garlicky pizza knots, cannoli, or "side order" of eggplant parmesan.
5. Taste of Italy
Independently run after breaking away from the other locations, this Taste of Italy is the best of the lot. The restaurant has everything you'd expect from a place with Brooklyn and and Neapolitan ties, plus items like pizza sandwiches and bruschetta pizza.
6. Alpine Bakery and Trattoria
Now well settled into its new location, Alpine Bakery gets nods for its standout desserts and its new dinner menu, but the simple pizza list, a holdover from its days on Rucker Road, shouldn't be missed. Get a 14-inch for the table to start, then move on to the other offerings.
7. Your Pie
This Athens favorite is coming soon to Buckhead, but in the meantime, stop by the Roswell outpost if the trip down 316 isn't in the cards. Pick your crust, your sauce, your cheese, and your toppings— and look out for gluten-free and vegan options as well.
8. Blue Moon Pizza
For totally indulgent pizzas— barbecue chicken, Thai chicken, jerk chicken, bacon cheeseburger— and novelty appetizers like the cheese fries topped with cayenne-candied bacon, Blue Moon Pizza is your spot. Skip the cheesy martini menu and go for the featured beers and trivia instead.
9. Shorty's Pizza - Tucker
The standalone Tucker outpost of Shorty's Pizza serves up build-your-own pies in addition to musical themed offerings. Try the G Love & Special Sauce, with sliced steak, red and green peppers, roasted onions, and cheddar, or the Ravi Shankar, a vegan white pie with curry oil, roasted vegetables, and mint chutney.
10. Peace Love and Pizza
Prices can be high at this Kennesaw joint, but aren't the pizzas (aka "Extra Cool Jam Up Pies") with names like Meatasaurus Rex and Groovylicious worth the cost? Get delivery until 11 p.m. on weekends for all your late-night OTP pizza cravings, and check out the psychedelic menu here.