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Best Pizza in Atlanta

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Atlanta's growing reputation as a foodie town attracts some of the best chefs to put their taste-making skills to the test. Atlanta's many restaurants feature a wide array of Southern cooking, fusion, international and fine dining. Pizza may top the chart for comfort foods, but in Atlanta, it's serious dining for refined palettes.

1. Antico Pizza Napoletana

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1093 Hemphill Ave.
404-724-2333

Italian native and owner Giovanni Di Palma masterminds traditional Naples style pies at the popular Antico Pizza in Atlanta's Westside neighborhood. Its Neapolitan pizza is prepared in an open kitchen while patrons dish up hot slices straight from the pan. Get to Antico early to get a seat at the communal tables and watch the cooks send dough sailing through the air. BYOB is allowed.

2. Fellini's Pizza

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Locations in Buckhead, Candler Park, Howell Mill, La Vista, Northside, Decatur and Poncey-Highlands. See Fellini's website for more details.
Fellini's Pizza is a long-standing favorite among cost-conscious Atlantans. Inexpensive pizzas and stuffed calzones are devoured inside the bustling pizzeria or on the outdoor patio. Fellini's is also one of the few places in Atlanta where you can purchase a single, oversized slice to enjoy with cold beer and soda.

3. Baraonda Ristorante and Bar

© Baronda Ristorante and Bar
710 Peachtree St
404-879-9962
Located next to the Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta, Baraonda Ristorante and Bar features classic Italian dishes like homemade raviolis and crisp brick oven pizzas. Ask for a recommendation off their full wine menu to compliment your dish. Make reservations for special sampling events including an annual Scotch tasting. Cheers!

4. Cameli's Gourmet Pizza Joint

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699 Ponce De Leon Ave.
404-879-9962

The family-owned Cameli's in Poncey-Highlands makes fresh dough daily for its pizzas, calzones and paninis. The pizzeria's menu boasts killer fried raviolis and a signature "Monster Slice" weighing in at roughly 10" by 14" big.

5. Fritti

© Varasano's Pizzeria
309 N Highland Ave. NE
404-880-9559

Fritti takes its pizza making seriously. Their authentic Neapolitan pizzas are prepared in accordance to Verace Pizza Napoletana Association certification. Sit out on the patio in Inman Park and wait for Fritti's artisanal pies to come out piping hot from a brick oven. Fritti's pizzas are presented whole at your table before sliced fresh.

6. Blue Moon Pizza

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Locations in Buckhead, Smyrna, and Sandy Springs.
Blue Moon Pizza infuses a sophisticated atmosphere with casual dining. Its menu includes all the usual favorites like Margherita pizzas in addition to unique pies with funky BBQ and cheeseburger combination toppings. Blue Moon also mixes up cocktails and entices customers with signature drinks like the Blue Moontini.

7. Varasano's Pizzeria

© Varasano's Pizzeria
2171 Peachtree Rd. NE
404-352-8216

You don't need a degree in pizza making, but Bronx native and pizzeria owner Jeff Varasano learned the art of bread making and studied thermodynamics to craft his pizza making skills. Varasano's Pizzeria in the Northside neighborhood employs old-fashioned techniques and sourdough yeast to make its pies. Try the original New Haven Clam or Caramelized Onion Pizza for a unique treat.

8. Pizzeria Vesuvius

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327 Edgewood Ave.
404-343-4404

Pizzeria Vesuvius in The Old Fourth Ward serves up wood-fired pizzas with a delicately charred crust. Vesuvius creates house specialties and customized pizzas with choice of traditional and specialty toppings. Go hungry on Sundays for the all-you-can-eat buffet and give thanks to Mount Vesuvius where authentic Neapolitan pizza was born.

9. Piola

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1080 Peachtree St. NE
404-249-7019

Piola Pizza first opened its oven doors in Treviso, Italy before branching out across the United States and beyond with traditional pies and white pizzas. Piola in Midtown draws a hip and trendy crowd in Midtown with specials like bottomless sangria on ladies night. The pizzeria also hosts film premieres and art exhibitions featuring Atlanta artists.

10. Rosa's Pizza

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Locations in downtown Atlanta and Sandy Springs
Rosa's Pizza totes itself as the only New York style pizza place in Atlanta and has been slinging pies for over 20 years to loyal patrons. Whole pizzas, stuffed sausage rolls, calzones, Italian subs, lasagna, canolis and Italian ices round out the list of savory and sweet treats.

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