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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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Antico Pizza Napoletana

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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]

Mellow Mushroom

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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]

Varasano's Pizzeria

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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.

Double Zero Napoletana

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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]

Nancy's Pizza

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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]

Timone's

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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]

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

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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]

Sapori di Napoli

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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]

Fellini's Pizza

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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]

Savage Pizza

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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]

Cameli's Pizza

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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]

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]

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]

Ammazza

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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.

Pizzeria Vesuvius

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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]

Rosa's Pizza

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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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Antico Pizza Napoletana

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]

Mellow Mushroom

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]

Varasano's Pizzeria

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.

Double Zero Napoletana

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]

Nancy's Pizza

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]

Timone's

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]

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

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]

Sapori di Napoli

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]

Fellini's Pizza

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]

Savage Pizza

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]

Cameli's Pizza

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]

Argosy

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]

Fritti

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]

Ammazza

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.

Pizzeria Vesuvius

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]

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Rosa's Pizza