Pizza lovers who are planning to be in or near Atlanta, Georgia are in for a real treat. The city just happens to be the home of numerous great pizza places. Whether you're looking for authentic Neapolitan pies complete with the ambiance of fine dining establishments or a pizza place with takeout that just happens to make the best pizza in town, Atlanta's list of great pizzerias can easily meet your demands. Here is our list of the top five places to get the best pizza in Atlanta.
Atwoods Pizza Cafe
Atwoods Pizza Cafe has been in business for just two years, but it's established an excellent reputation for its great Neapolitan style pizza combined with a unique craft coffee program. They offer several options for dining inside the restaurant, take out pizza that you can pick up on your own or their delivery services. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and they open at an early 7:00 in the morning if you're in the mood for pizza when you wake up. They bake their pizza pies in an Italian Pavesi Oven that features a rotating floor so the heat is evenly distributed during the baking process. They offer a variety of in-house pizza recipes with a large range of unique topping options. They also offer sandwiches, soup and salads along with their signature fresh ground coffee selections.
Savage Pizza offers a one of a kind pizza experience that you really can't find anywhere else. All of their menu offerings are made from original in-house recipes, using fresh vegetables and high quality cheeses, meats, pastas and breads. The sauces are all home made and the dough is made fresh every day. Everything is made to order from scratch daily and if you're looking for an unforgettable dining experience, we highly recommend Savage Pizza.
Varuni Napoli Pizza
Varuni Napoli Pizza offers a pizza experience that is designed to be set apart from all others. They're highly regarded for offering the highest quality in each item on their menu. You can dine in or order online, but they won't start making the pizza until you arrive. They take such pride in pizza perfection that they insist on the freshest possible presentation of each dish. They've gone out of their way to ensure that the source of all their ingredients ensures they are hormone free with no additives or preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup. They source local and fresh produce when possible. They import fresh mozzarella cheese that gives their pizza a unique flavor. There is also a bar on site if you want to enjoy a drink with your pizza.
Antico Pizza has a unique history that makes dining there an interesting experience. The first Antico Pizza was built in the West side of Atlanta by founder Giovanni Di Palma, from "scraps and stones." Shortly after he opened his Antico Pizza Napoletana, lines formed because it was so good. The pizza served is truly amazing, and they also offer a variety of other authentic Italian menu items. The theme of the restaurant is inspired by the Italian street scene. Their newest location at Mercedes Benz Stadium offers pregame accommodations at the Battery with kegs rolling out at 4:00 pm and they stay open late on game nights. They have a large menu with authentic neapolitan style pizza offerings featuring fresh and unique ingredients that you can't find just anywhere.
Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria
The number one pizza place in Atlanta is Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria. They've been in business since 2009, and bring the city authentic New York style pizza, in addition to their offerings of a range of pastas, salads, sandwiches and their signature coal oven wings. You can also hang around for some tasty desserts if you still have room. They make their signature dough in house from their own recipe. The same is true of their sauce, but they're not giving away the secret recipe they use. All pizzas made at Max's are crisp with a unique texture and taste that comes from using a coal burning oven. They have a big selection to choose from with a variety of topping options and you can either dine in the restaurant or take it to go.
Written by Garrett Parker
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