Whether you like thin crusts or thick, white sauce or red, Atlanta’s pizzerias have you covered. (Photo: Stocksy)
Chicago and New York aren’t the only U.S. cities that lay claim to exceptional pizza. Atlanta offers a variety of excellent pizza spots that will tempt your taste buds away from those sweet Georgia peaches. From thin and crispy to deep dish styles, these Atlanta pizza joints turn sauce and cheese into a pizza pie you’ll remember.
Fluffy Crusts Found at Antico Pizza
For some of the freshest ingredients topped on a perfect crust (chewy on the inside, crispy with a slight char on the outside), stop by Antico Pizza. This Atlanta pizza spot has tables located in its very own kitchen, so guests can watch their pizza tossed in the air and prepared with care.
Dine With the Don
You won’t lack options at Don Antonio by Starita, a pizzeria that dishes out dozens of varieties of pies. Heck, you’ll even find a whopping 11 different types of margherita pizzas to choose from. Don’t miss the Montanara Starita. The house specialty pizza has a lightly fried dough base, topped with tomato sauce, smoked bufala mozzarella, and basil.
Pile on the Mozzarella at Fellini’s Pizza
Friendly staff, late hours and great food are just a few things that makes this Atlanta pizza joint a local favorite. Grab a spot on Fellini Pizza’s sunny patio and order one of their famous pepperoni and beef calzones. Pair it with their fresh house salad, which is topped with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese and hearty tomatoes.
Try a Cult Favorite at Varasano’s
This Buckhead pizzeria is helmed by Jeff Varasano, who tosses together some of the city’s tastiest pies. At Varasano’s, you’ll dig into pizzas prepared in a PizzaMaster electric oven, like the house special, Nana’s pie. A delicate San Marzano tomato sauce is perfectly seasoned and topped with fresh mozzarella – simple yet delicious. Other favorites include the pancetta and garlic pizza, a blend of bufala mozzarella, the San Marzano sauce, Italian bacon, and garlic.