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The Essential Atlanta Pizza Restaurants

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Like so many American food staples, pizza is a dish from another culture that has been fully adopted and assimilated by this country. Atlanta has its fair share of solid pizzerias, and even though the Neapolitan style seems to be most popular, other examples of the form are available, too. Here now, 10 of Atlanta's essential places to grab a slice or a pie.

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Ammazza

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Old Fourth Ward has undergone some changes in recent years, and Ammazza is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The restaurant serves Neapolitan-style pizzas made with local ingredients, such as sausages from The Spotted Trotter. [Photo: Ammazza/Facebook]

Antico Pizza Napoletana

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Ask many Atlantas for the first place that comes to mind when they think of pizza, and they'll mention Antico. Giovanni DiPalma's Westside pizzeria has expanded into a Little Italia empire, and now there's a second location in Avalon. [Photo: Matthew Wong]

Avellino's Pizza Pub

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With locations in Brookhaven and Decatur, Avellino's serves the Alla Diavola, what it calls "the hottest pizza known to man." You'll have to sign a waiver to get a bite of this pie. [Photo: Avellino's/Facebook]

Double Zero

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Double Zero does a lot more than pizza, but this Castellucci Hospitality Group restaurant's selection shouldn't be overlooked. A popular choice is the American, with sausage, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, provolone, and DOP San Marzano tomato. [Photo: Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta]

LaBella's Pizzeria

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LaBella's might offer the best delivery pizza in the Atlanta area. The pizzeria sticks to the New York style, perfect for folding. [Photo: LaBella's/Facebook]

O4W Pizza

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A new player in Atlanta's pizza game, this Irwin Street Market option has quickly become a favorite. Diners are raving about the New Jersey-style grandma pie, with garlic, marinara, mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil, pecorino, and fresh basil. [Photo: O4W Pizza/Official]

Ribalta

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Ribalta is a local outpost of an NYC original. Keep it simple with the marinara pizza, which comes with tomato sauce, garlic, basil, and oregano. [Photo: Ribalta/Facebook]

Varasano's Pizzeria

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Varasano's has been a hit in Buckhead since it opened in 2009. If you need a slice on your way out of town, there's an outpost inside Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, too. [Photo: Varasano's/Official]

Varuni Napoli

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Luca Varuni is an Antico alum, and for the last year-plus he's been serving his own Neapolitan pizzas in Morningside. Don't miss the Chiattona Benni, made with buffalo mozzarella, datterini tomatoes, pancetta, pepperoni, salami, hot soppressata (spicy salami), Pecorino Romano, and basil. [Photo:

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Ammazza

Old Fourth Ward has undergone some changes in recent years, and Ammazza is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The restaurant serves Neapolitan-style pizzas made with local ingredients, such as sausages from The Spotted Trotter. [Photo: Ammazza/Facebook]

Antico Pizza Napoletana

Ask many Atlantas for the first place that comes to mind when they think of pizza, and they'll mention Antico. Giovanni DiPalma's Westside pizzeria has expanded into a Little Italia empire, and now there's a second location in Avalon. [Photo: Matthew Wong]

Avellino's Pizza Pub

With locations in Brookhaven and Decatur, Avellino's serves the Alla Diavola, what it calls "the hottest pizza known to man." You'll have to sign a waiver to get a bite of this pie. [Photo: Avellino's/Facebook]

Double Zero

Double Zero does a lot more than pizza, but this Castellucci Hospitality Group restaurant's selection shouldn't be overlooked. A popular choice is the American, with sausage, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, provolone, and DOP San Marzano tomato. [Photo: Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta]

LaBella's Pizzeria

LaBella's might offer the best delivery pizza in the Atlanta area. The pizzeria sticks to the New York style, perfect for folding. [Photo: LaBella's/Facebook]

O4W Pizza

A new player in Atlanta's pizza game, this Irwin Street Market option has quickly become a favorite. Diners are raving about the New Jersey-style grandma pie, with garlic, marinara, mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil, pecorino, and fresh basil. [Photo: O4W Pizza/Official]

Ribalta

Ribalta is a local outpost of an NYC original. Keep it simple with the marinara pizza, which comes with tomato sauce, garlic, basil, and oregano. [Photo: Ribalta/Facebook]

Varasano's Pizzeria

Varasano's has been a hit in Buckhead since it opened in 2009. If you need a slice on your way out of town, there's an outpost inside Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, too. [Photo: Varasano's/Official]

Varuni Napoli

Luca Varuni is an Antico alum, and for the last year-plus he's been serving his own Neapolitan pizzas in Morningside. Don't miss the Chiattona Benni, made with buffalo mozzarella, datterini tomatoes, pancetta, pepperoni, salami, hot soppressata (spicy salami), Pecorino Romano, and basil. [Photo:

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