If you ask me, pizza makes the world go ’round. It’s also a topic of major debate in Atlanta.
Growing up in a small town, pizza meant Papa John’s delivery, and not much else. Now, I consider pizza one of my favorite foods; it’s an art form, is complex and speaks to my soul!
There are a hundred and one Atlanta pizza rankings out there, but I figured I’d give you my take on the matter also. 🙂
1. Antico– Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard it’s great. That’s because it is. You have to go to the one in Midtown, on Hemphill. There, you’ll be greeted by a line of people, an Italian menu and will have to fight for your seat. My favorite part about this pizza is the crust. It’s delightfully charred with zesty sauce and toppings. My favorite is either the Lasagna or San Gennaro.
2. Varuni Napoli– I remember when this pizzeria opened; there were immediately comparisons to Antico. It’s easy to see why, and is a close second in my book. I love that they have white pies in addition to lovely san marzano sauced ones, lemoncello and isn’t quite so hectic. Try the Oro Bianco.
3. Ammazza– I love this Edgewood gem! Ammazza has a great selection of pizza and beer (which go perfectly together). The atmosphere is laid back, fun and close to those iconic Edgewood bars. My favorite is the Inferno!
4. Varasano’s Pizzeria– This is one of the first pizza places I went to in Atlanta. They have a good variety of pizzas, salads and is good for large groups. I like the thinness of the crust and the focus on ingredients. Try the Bufala & Coppa.
5. Old Fourth Ward Pizza– Home of the Grandma pie. I remember seeing this one as the “top pizza place” in the city, and I do think it’s among them. The “Grandma pie” is really cheesy, oozy and comforting. Located across from Krog Street Market, it’s a hop skip and jump away from a morning/ afternoon of shopping or Beltline activities.
Now go celebrate this glorious day, and do your own pizza dance!!!