- Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Whether you prefer yours deep dish with doughy perfection or thin crust covered in rich cheeses, veggies and meats, finding the perfect slice of pizza is no easy feat.
But the self-titled “pizza freaks” over at Tasting Table, a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts, came up with a state-by-state list of the nation’s best pies.
Atlanta’s Varasano’s Pizzeria made the cut for its savory Neapolitan-style pizzas.
Former AJC food editor John Kessler raved about Varasano’s after its Buckhead shop opening in 2013, lauding the chefs’ carefully constructed crusts, tasty tomato sauce and milky cheese.
“The crust — thin, crispy, pliable, lightly soured, well salted — tastes good whether you’re folding it to cram in your mouth, cutting it with a knife and fork or picking at the leftover bits with your fingers,” he wrote.
But according to Atlanta voters who participated in last year’s Best of Atlanta poll for best pizza, the most delicious pie isn’t from Varasano’s — Ammazza in the Old Fourth Ward came out on top with 54 percent of the votes.
- Buckhead: 2171 Peachtree Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
- Hartsfield-Jackson Airport location: Terminal A