Pizza

Ammazza

591-A Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-228-1036

The pizzas, charred on the bottom and with the proper swollen edges, are sized for sharing at sixteen inches. Home in on classic combinations like the Bolognese, crowned with meatballs, sausage, housemade mozzarella, and ricotta.

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Antico Pizza Napoletana

1093 Hemphill Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30318

404-873-3799

Among the finest pizza in Atlanta. Home of Neapolitan-style pies cooked in ovens imported from Naples, this Westside eatery is an ebullient madhouse on weekends.

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Baraonda

710 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30308

404-879-9962

Thin Euro-style pizzas baked in the wood oven are the house specialty at this cozy Italian restaurant just a few blocks down from the Fox Theatre.

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Baroni

1745 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-724-9100

Affordable, familiar Italian cuisine cooked with skill that belies the prices. The thin, Neapolitan-style pies hold their own.

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Bottega Luisa

1 Piazza San Gennaro, Atlanta, GA, 30318

404-844-2707

Giovanni Di Palma recently expanded his empire with Italian grocery Bottega Luisa, across the street from his own Antico Pizza, Caffe Gio, and Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano.

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Don Antonio by Startita

102 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-844-2879

For the next chapter in Atlanta’s unexpected pizza preeminence, a restaurant run by two New York–based pie masters has opened quietly in Buckhead.

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Double Zero Napoletana

5825 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328

404-991-3666

Besides the handsome pizzas, the sweeping menu offers a dozen small plates; pastas; and main courses like seared scallops served with fennel and orange salad.

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Fellini’s Pizza

909 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306

404-873-3088

The decor has evolved from grungy to civilized, but the pie, best by the slice in our humble opinion, remains as tender, fragrant, and well risen as any on the streets of New York.

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Fritti

309 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-880-9559

One of Atlanta’s serious pizza destinations, with a range of traditional Italian and creatively topped pies baked in a beautiful Italian-made wood oven.

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Piola

1080 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-249-7019

With a menu that lists more than fifty variations of pizza, you can go traditional, retro, or choose from among ten white pizzas. Stop by on the twenty-ninth of each month when the restaurant serves all-you-can-eat gnocchi.

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Romeo’s New York Pizza

1401-A Oxford Road, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-373-6199

The restaurant’s first venture inside the Perimeter, in Emory Village, opened in October and delivers a true New York experience: thin, crisp, foldable crust that holds ingredients without turning to a sodden mess; zesty red sauce; and toppings that cost $1.40 to $1.90 apiece.

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Sapori di Napoli

314 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030

404-371-0001

Neapolitan pizza is the house specialty at the informal restaurant that brothers Ambrogio and Daniele Florio created as a beacon of Southern Italian authenticity.

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Shorty’s – North Druid Hills

2884 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329

404-315-6262

More than a simple pizza joint, Shorty’s offers mashed-to-order guacamole with flatbread, spaghetti squash salad, and for the kids, homemade kosher pigs-in-blanket.

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Shorty’s – Tucker

3701 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA, 30084

770-414-6999

More than a simple pizza joint, Shorty’s offers starters like mashed-to-order guacamole with flatbread and spaghetti squash salad. The Tucker location also serves burgers and entrees cooked on a wood-fired grill.

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STG Trattoria

102 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-844-2879

What a casual, welcome departure for the Buckhead restaurant scene. Brian Lewis, owner of Westside’s Bocado, brings modern Italian dining to a redeveloped shopping center next to the St. Regis Atlanta.

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Tartufo Pizzeria

3137 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

404-806-9957

This adorable new pizza joint transcends Italian machismo and Buckhead pretensions. Ingredients such as grilled artichoke, sweet peppers, pesto, and fresh mozzarella rest on delicate, handsomely charred crusts.

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Varasano’s Pizzeria

2171 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-352-8216

Everyone who crosses the threshold of Jeff Varasano’s south Buckhead pizza joint seems to have divergent opinions. When it comes down to the pies in question, though, we’ve had some stellar snarf fests.

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Varuni Napoli

1540 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30324

404-709-2690

A true son of sunny Naples who previously worked at Antico Pizza, Luca Varuni has built a spacious dining room around a shiny, open kitchen that delivers appropriately thin and beautifully charred pies.

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