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Atlanta's 16 Most Iconic Pizzerias

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There's no question pizza is a polarizing subject. The perfect pie isn't quite the same for any two people, and from myriad topping options to fundamentally different styles, the possibilities are virtually endless. But deconstructed, the pizza isn't really all that complicated, and some common ground is bound to emerge. Gathered here are Atlanta's 16 most iconic pizzerias, places where it's easy to settle on a pizza, whether inspired by Naples or New York, deep dish or thin crust, that everyone can enjoy.
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1. Antico Pizza Napoletana

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1093 Hemphill Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 724-2333
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This Westside pizzeria set the bar for Neapolitan-style pizza in Atlanta and has yet to relinquish its spot as the standard bearer. On busy nights, lines of patrons snake around the building waiting to place an order. Inside, opera music booms through speakers, customers scramble for seats, and chefs work the trio of wood fired ovens in full view. [Photo]

2. Mellow Mushroom

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1770 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 687-4766
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A homegrown Atlanta chain started in 1974 in a former liquor store on Peachtree Street, Mellow Mushroom locations are found throughout the southeast and as far away as Portland and Phoenix. Now known nationwide, the pizzeria stays true to its roots with a lengthy beer list and favorites like the Philosopher’s Pie featuring mushrooms, artichokes, olives, and feta. [Photo]

3. Varasano's Pizzeria

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2171 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-8216
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Not finding the pizza he loved from his Bronx home, Atlanta transplant Jeff Varasano took matters into his own hands and opened Varasano’s in Buckhead in 2009. The much-heralded pizzeria now has an outpost at Hartsfield-Jackson and plans are in the works for a future intown expansion.

4. Double Zero Napoletana

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5825 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 991-3666
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Pizza is far from the only thing on the menu, but Double Zero does it well. From the team behind The Iberian Pig and Sugo, this barely OTP pizzeria takes Neapolitan-style pizza seriously whether at The Café at Double Zero, its lunchtime restaurant-inside-a-restaurant, or in the cavernous main dining room. [Photo]

5. Nancy's Pizza

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3167 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 842-9997
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Sure, it’s a chain, and an out-of-town one at that, but Nancy’s Pizza gives Atlanta its truest taste of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Thin crust is an option, but it’s the stuffed deep dish pies that really make Nancy’s stand out on the city’s pizza scene. [Photo]

6. Timone's

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1409 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 809-2979
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Timone’s location at the heart of Ron Eyester’s Morningside mini-empire helps with its rapid rise to iconic status. The gourmet pies with toppings like duck confit and clams, housemade sodas in all manner of flavors, and back porch overlooking the neighborhood don’t hurt either. [Photo]

7. Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

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3027 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 929-6700
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Just because it’s new and a chain doesn’t mean it’s not iconic. Uncle Maddio’s is pizza’s answer to the build-your-own mentality popularized by Chipotle, and it has ambitious plans to expand, spreading an Atlanta success story (the first location opened in a Toco Hills strip mall in 2009) across the country. [Photo]

8. Sapori di Napoli

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314 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-0001
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Another Atlanta pizzeria specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza, this one a downtown Decatur staple. Founded by two brothers born in Naples, the outdoor courtyard setting is the perfect complement for the finely crafted pizzas. [Photo]

9. Fellini's Pizza

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1634 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 687-9190
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With seven Atlanta locations from Candler Park to Buckhead (and potential future locations on tap), Fellini’s is for many Atlantans the neighborhood pizza place. [Photo]

10. Savage Pizza

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484 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 523-0500
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This Little Five Points mainstay (with a second location in Avondale Estates) boasts “great food for the savage in you.” Among the specialty favorites are unique offerings like the Mexican with refried beans, jalapenos, and salsa fresca and the Mai Pai with Canadian bacon, pineapple, peperoncini, and a spicy red pepper sauce. [Photo]

11. Cameli's Pizza

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337 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 522-1624
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Though it’s thin crust, the “monster” slice and the “monster” pie are just that...monster. In slices and pies of all sizes, however, Cameli’s hits the spot, with plenty of vegetarian options and locations in Little Five Points and Old Fourth Ward. [Photo]

12. Argosy

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470 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 577-0407
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It’s not strictly pizza, but it’d be wrong to not mention Argosy. Wood fired offerings like the pesto-based Mermaid and The Bounty, featuring pepperoni from The Spotted Trotter, make this an East Atlanta pizza go-to. [Photo]

13. Fritti

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309 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 880-9559
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Believe it or not, there was Neapolitan-style pizza in Atlanta before Antico, and it was at Fritti. Even in the post-Antico era, Fritti continues to produce high quality pizza from its perch at a bustling corner in Inman Park, offering a massive wine and pizza selection. [Photo]

14. Ammazza

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591 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 228-1036
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This Old Fourth Ward wood fired pizzeria is quickly becoming an Atlanta institution thanks not only to its pizza, but also the late night hours and lively bar. Favorites from the menu include the Inferno— with spicy soppressata and peppers— and the Contadino— a white pizza with tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, and more.

15. Pizzeria Vesuvius

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327 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-4404
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The best of both worlds are available at this Edgewood spot: New York-style pizza and Neapolitan-style pizza. Of note in the New York style column: the Bone Lick BBQ pizza featuring pulled pork, Bone Lick’s homemade barbecue sauce, smoked provolone, and fried collard greens. [Photo]

16. Rosa's Pizza

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62 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-2596
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Rosa’s has brought New York-style pizza to Atlanta and to hungry Georgia State students from its downtown location since 1991. Long lines and sarcastic service are accepted norms here, but even native New Yorkers approve of the final product. [Photo]

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1. Antico Pizza Napoletana

1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
This Westside pizzeria set the bar for Neapolitan-style pizza in Atlanta and has yet to relinquish its spot as the standard bearer. On busy nights, lines of patrons snake around the building waiting to place an order. Inside, opera music booms through speakers, customers scramble for seats, and chefs work the trio of wood fired ovens in full view. [Photo]
1093 Hemphill Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Mellow Mushroom

1770 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
A homegrown Atlanta chain started in 1974 in a former liquor store on Peachtree Street, Mellow Mushroom locations are found throughout the southeast and as far away as Portland and Phoenix. Now known nationwide, the pizzeria stays true to its roots with a lengthy beer list and favorites like the Philosopher’s Pie featuring mushrooms, artichokes, olives, and feta. [Photo]
1770 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

3. Varasano's Pizzeria

2171 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Not finding the pizza he loved from his Bronx home, Atlanta transplant Jeff Varasano took matters into his own hands and opened Varasano’s in Buckhead in 2009. The much-heralded pizzeria now has an outpost at Hartsfield-Jackson and plans are in the works for a future intown expansion.
2171 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. Double Zero Napoletana

5825 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328
Pizza is far from the only thing on the menu, but Double Zero does it well. From the team behind The Iberian Pig and Sugo, this barely OTP pizzeria takes Neapolitan-style pizza seriously whether at The Café at Double Zero, its lunchtime restaurant-inside-a-restaurant, or in the cavernous main dining room. [Photo]
5825 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328

5. Nancy's Pizza

3167 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Sure, it’s a chain, and an out-of-town one at that, but Nancy’s Pizza gives Atlanta its truest taste of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Thin crust is an option, but it’s the stuffed deep dish pies that really make Nancy’s stand out on the city’s pizza scene. [Photo]
3167 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

6. Timone's

1409 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Timone’s location at the heart of Ron Eyester’s Morningside mini-empire helps with its rapid rise to iconic status. The gourmet pies with toppings like duck confit and clams, housemade sodas in all manner of flavors, and back porch overlooking the neighborhood don’t hurt either. [Photo]
1409 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

7. Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

3027 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Just because it’s new and a chain doesn’t mean it’s not iconic. Uncle Maddio’s is pizza’s answer to the build-your-own mentality popularized by Chipotle, and it has ambitious plans to expand, spreading an Atlanta success story (the first location opened in a Toco Hills strip mall in 2009) across the country. [Photo]
3027 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

8. Sapori di Napoli

314 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Another Atlanta pizzeria specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza, this one a downtown Decatur staple. Founded by two brothers born in Naples, the outdoor courtyard setting is the perfect complement for the finely crafted pizzas. [Photo]
314 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

9. Fellini's Pizza

1634 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
With seven Atlanta locations from Candler Park to Buckhead (and potential future locations on tap), Fellini’s is for many Atlantans the neighborhood pizza place. [Photo]
1634 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. Savage Pizza

484 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
This Little Five Points mainstay (with a second location in Avondale Estates) boasts “great food for the savage in you.” Among the specialty favorites are unique offerings like the Mexican with refried beans, jalapenos, and salsa fresca and the Mai Pai with Canadian bacon, pineapple, peperoncini, and a spicy red pepper sauce. [Photo]
484 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

11. Cameli's Pizza

337 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Though it’s thin crust, the “monster” slice and the “monster” pie are just that...monster. In slices and pies of all sizes, however, Cameli’s hits the spot, with plenty of vegetarian options and locations in Little Five Points and Old Fourth Ward. [Photo]
337 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. Argosy

470 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
It’s not strictly pizza, but it’d be wrong to not mention Argosy. Wood fired offerings like the pesto-based Mermaid and The Bounty, featuring pepperoni from The Spotted Trotter, make this an East Atlanta pizza go-to. [Photo]
470 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

13. Fritti

309 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Believe it or not, there was Neapolitan-style pizza in Atlanta before Antico, and it was at Fritti. Even in the post-Antico era, Fritti continues to produce high quality pizza from its perch at a bustling corner in Inman Park, offering a massive wine and pizza selection. [Photo]
309 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

14. Ammazza

591 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
This Old Fourth Ward wood fired pizzeria is quickly becoming an Atlanta institution thanks not only to its pizza, but also the late night hours and lively bar. Favorites from the menu include the Inferno— with spicy soppressata and peppers— and the Contadino— a white pizza with tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, and more.
591 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

15. Pizzeria Vesuvius

327 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
The best of both worlds are available at this Edgewood spot: New York-style pizza and Neapolitan-style pizza. Of note in the New York style column: the Bone Lick BBQ pizza featuring pulled pork, Bone Lick’s homemade barbecue sauce, smoked provolone, and fried collard greens. [Photo]
327 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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16. Rosa's Pizza

62 Broad St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Rosa’s has brought New York-style pizza to Atlanta and to hungry Georgia State students from its downtown location since 1991. Long lines and sarcastic service are accepted norms here, but even native New Yorkers approve of the final product. [Photo]
62 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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