Atlanta may be known for its peaches, but we can add amazing pizza to the list thanks to some world-class establishments that know a thing or two about making dough! From artisan pizzas in Midtown to authentic New York slices in Milton, to gluten-free crusts and vegan toppings, we’ve found the best pizza spots in Atlanta that are perfect for the whole family. Scroll down to see where to fall in amore with some gooey goodness.
Atlanta's standard-bearer for authentic Italian-style pizza now has multiple locations. The original Antico, located in owner Giovanni Di Palma's Little Italia neighborhood just north west of Georgia Tech, boasts the highest score in Zagat's first-ever pizza survey of "Best Pizza in 23 U.S. Cities" (beating out New York City), a Zagat Atlanta food score of 28 (making it the highest scored restaurant in the city), and they took home the International "Top in Class" Award for the United States during a worldwide, two-day pizza festival in Salerno, Italy.
1093 Hemphill Ave. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
3185 Avalon Blvd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
There's not a lot of explaining on this one, except that if you're looking for the perfect pairing of light and airy crust, fresh toppings, tangy sauce and the perfect amount of cheese, this is the place. Located just down the block from the adorable (and chain-free) Alpharetta downtown square, Crust is worth a visit. 131 S Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-777-6789 Online: crust-pizzeria.com
Located next to Krog Street Market, this pizza spot is known for its authentic NY style slice and the side of homemade ranch that comes with it. They make their own in-house mozzarella, sauces made fresh daily, and a half-sourdough crust that ferments for 48 hours for the ultimate flavor and light, crispy texture.
660 Irwin St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
This neighborhood pizza joint serves up thin crust pizza with super fresh ingredients, a Greek salad that's the bomb, plus killer subs and a rotation of awesome craft beers. Don't forget to grab some ice cream at The Frosty Caboose, just across the street, for dessert! Now with locations in Dunwoody and Milton.
5434 Peachtree Rd. Ste. 103
Chamblee, GA 30341
For your own slice of Italian cooking, visit Piu Bello Pizzeria for mouthwatering pizza, plus pasta, calzones, or other traditional Italian entrees. They also offer convenient delivery services, for bonus points.
3330 Piedmont Rd. next to Disco Kroger
Atlanta, GA 30305
Blue Moon Pizza
Blue Moon Pizza is a casual, full-service pizza restaurant with a full bar to top it all off that began in Atlanta in 2003. Their thin crispy crust pie comes in the kid-friendly standard-bearers of cheese and pepperoni, but you'll find creative specialty pizzas (like Thai chicken) that will suit adventurous palates. We love the family meal deal ($40 for a family of 4), and their take-and-bake options.
Savage is a Little 5 Point standard known for the perfect balance of not-too-thick but not-too-thin crust and cheese. For those whose kids are into super heroes, be sure to scope out the indoor decor. They'll be inspired. Plan ahead though, because you can only pick up whole pies at Savage.
484 Moreland Ave. NE
Little Five Points
115 Laredo Drive
Plant Based Pizzeria
Plant Based Pizzeria serves vegan and gluten free pizza made from the freshest ingredients. Their vegan pizza is made from spelt flour, and they have loads of great tasting, healthy pizza options. Try the Georgia Peach, made with roasted basil pizza sauce, vegan mozzarella cheese, spicy beyond sausage, roasted peaches, red onions, and jalapeños.
730 Barnett St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Big Bang Pizza
If you're into great pizza AND dancing robots, then you've found your spot. Located on Buford Hwy., this spot is easy to access and interesting to visit. Pepper the hostess robot greets you, and after you order, server robots serve you. In addition to pizza, there are wings, subs, and salads. And in nice weather, the patio will be a solid choice.
3043 Buford Hwy.
Brookhaven, GA 30329
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