Here’s where to find some of the best pizza in Atlanta
Pizza, oh pizza, how we love thee! Atlanta has been taken over by a pizza revolution, with ooey gooey, Neapolitan-style, thick-crust Detroit and even vegan pies popping up all over the city and beyond.
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But with so many options, how does one choose the best slice? Fear not — Access Atlanta has scoured the city to bring you the ultimate list of must-try pizzerias. So, grab a napkin and dive into the delicious world of Atlanta pizza. Check out the list below!
Antico embodies the essence of pizza greatness. What started as Giovanni DiPalma’s initial pizzeria location off Hemphill Avenue has now flourished into a Little Italia powerhouse, offering an array of delicious treats such as gelato, Gio’s Chicken Italiano, and more.
With additional locations in Alpharetta’s Avalon development, at The Battery in Cobb County, and the newest addition in Tucker, Antico’s tasty creations are now within reach no matter where you are.
Location: West Midtown - 1115 Howell Mill Rd NW; Website: humblepieatl.com; Contact: 404-458-6765
Savor Jeff Varasano’s renowned “internet’s number one pizza recipe” at Varasano’s Pizzeria in Buckhead. Enjoy its classic sourdough thin-crust pizza, made with hand-tossed dough, fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.
Location: Buckhead - 2171 Peachtree St NE Suite 100; Website: varasanos.com; Contact: 404-352-8216
Nina and Rafi
Indulge in authentic Italian flavors at Nina & Rafi’s, a family-friendly pizzeria on the Beltline. From mouth-watering chicken parm and meatball heroes to its renowned Detroit Style pizza, every dish is a hit.
Location: East Atlanta - 661 Auburn Ave NE STE 220; Website: ninaandrafi.com; Contact: 404-549-8997
Sapori di Napoli Pizzeria and Restaurant
Decatur’s answer to authentic Neapolitan-style pizza can be found at Sapori di Napoli’s! It uses only the best ingredients and cooks each pie to perfection in a massive clay oven imported straight from Italy. Get ready to fall in love with every bite.
Location: Decatur - 314 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030; Website: saporidinapolipizzeria.com; Contact: 404-371-0001
Lloyd’s Restaurant and Lounge
Lloyd’s, part of the Victory Brands restaurant group, including Victory Sandwich Bar, switched to a retro pizzeria in 2020 and has been a hit ever since. Enjoy classic pizza pies, salads, mozzarella sticks, and ice-cold beer or martinis.
Hot tip: Be sure to hit up Lloyd’s every first Friday of the month when Atlanta’s best classic rock dance party, Hot Blooded, takes over.
Location: East Atlanta - 900 DeKalb Ave NE; Website: lloydsatl.com; Contact: 404-228-7227
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with mouth-watering pizzas at Varuni Napoli. It’s been serving up the goods in Morningside and at Krog Street Market for quite some time now. Be sure to try the Porreca Piccante (Spicy) — a pizza party in your mouth with fresh mozzarella, hot soppressata, Nduja (Spicy spreadable pork salumi in ragu sauce), vesuvian cherry tomatoes, hot Italian peppers, Pecorino Romano and basil.
Location: Midtown location - 1540 Monroe Dr NE; Website: varuni.us; Contact: 404-709-2690
Slim and Husky’s Pizza Beeria
Grab a slice and get ready to rhyme and dine! This eatery, with locations in Adair Park and the Westside, serves up pizzas with fun hip-hop names, including a vegan option. The Nothin But a “V” Thang is a plant-based pizza that packs a punch, loaded with vegan cheese, pepperoni, savory sausage, leafy spinach, mushrooms, and red onions.
Location: Adair Park location - 581 Metropolitan Pkwy SW; Website: slimandhuskys.com; Contact: 470-355-5779
Nancy’s Chicago Pizza
Satisfy your cravings with Nancy’s Pizza, perhaps the closest you’ll get to authentic Chicago deep-dish in Atlanta. This gold-standard chain offers the perfect cheese-to-sauce-to-topping ratio.
“I finally got to try Nancy’s midtown location and it does NOT disappoint. Everything was delicious and the service was quick and friendly. The deep dish was truly DEEP and the toppings all tasted great. The crust was crisp and buttery like a real pizza pie should be, and the sauce and cheese not lacking. Definitely will be ordering from here again,” a review on Google reads.
Location: Midtown location - 265 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website: nancyspizza.com; Contact: 404-881-0111
Get your pizza fix from the highly sought-after takeout window and pizzeria on Auburn Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. Glide Pizza serves up massive slices and 20-inch Brooklyn-style pies, perfect for takeout or delivery.
Location: East Atlanta location - 659 Auburn Ave NE Unit 506; Website: glidepizza.com
Savage Pizza is an iconic Atlanta pizzeria with two locations in Avondale Estates and Little Five Points. Known for its comic book-themed atmosphere, laid-back vibes, and made-from-scratch pizzas.
Location: Decatur location - 115 Laredo Dr, Avondale Estates, GA 30002; Website: savagepizza.com; Contact: 404-299-5799
Junior’s is a New York-style pizza shop that started as a pop-up in Summerhill and now serves its pies full-time. The cup and char pepperonis are their signature toppings, and they’ve become so popular that several Atlanta pizzerias now use them! A second location will open in Hapeville sometime this year.
Location: Southeast Atlanta - 77 Georgia Ave SE; Website: juniorspizzaatl.com; Contact: 404-549-7147
Located in East Point and Fairburn, Oz is a neighborhood pizzeria that offers guests an array of delicious options. So whether you want to build your own pie or choose from one of their signature pizzas, Oz has something for everyone.
Location: East Point location - 2805 Main St, East Point, GA 30344; Website: ozpizza.net; Contact: 404-761-7006