Gooey cheese. Savory sauce. Your favorite toppings. Yes, we are talking pizza! And, not just your average pizza – these are some of the best pizza places metro Atlanta has to offer. From affordable to fancy, delivery to options worth the drive, we have sliced up the pies and are serving up the details on these restaurants that will satisfy any pizza lover’s craving.

Ammazza

Ammazza offers an eclectic variety of wood fire oven pizzas and a wide selection of toppings, some that you won’t find anywhere else. They even have edible glitter – what kid wouldn’t love this spread on a pizza? The restaurant pays homage to Neapolitan pizza, but makes mozzarella in house and buys produce and meat locally. There are also tasty gluten free and vegan options; Ammazza’s vegan menu features seven different pies all with their house-made cashew “cheese.” As an added bonus, all of their take-out containers are compostable. Edgewood.

Antico Pizza Napoletana

Antico Pizza Napoletana – with three locations in the metro area – offers a small but very authentic menu. They do not allow substitutions or specific toppings on half of your pizza, but if you are willing to trust their pizza expertise, your tastebuds will be pleased. Giovanni Di Palma, Antico’s founder and chef, centers all of his culinary decisions around what would be true to Italian cuisine. Westside, The Battery and Alpharetta.

Athens Pizza

This family-owned Greek restaurant has been around since 1966 and serves up some very flavorful pizzas. They have a great children’s menu with six-inch pizza, pasta or calzone options. Any vegetable topping is extremely fresh and if you are a fan of Greek salads, they serve some of the best. Decatur.

Blue Moon Pizza

Blue Moon starts with fresh, made-daily dough, then piles on tasty toppings. Blue Moon Pizza servers are trained to be on the lookout for the arrival of tiny diners, who are immediately served a plate of pizza dough so they can make their own dough creation. When the creation is ready, servers take it away to bake into a mini masterpiece. The children’s menu features a cheese or pepperoni pizza with small soda and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Being on a gluten-free diet should not mean you can’t enjoy pizza; the establishment has an entire gluten-free menu, which details the ingredients found in their crust. Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Marietta.

Campania Pizzeria Napoletana

Besides pizza, this restaurant offers pasta, soup and salad, paninis and delicious desserts, including tiramisu and gelato. At their Milton location, the covered patio is spacious and has heaters for when the evenings get chilly. Their spianci e carciofi pizza is like spinach-artichoke dip on a pizza. Alpharetta and Milton.

Cosmo’s Pizza & Social

If you are looking for a fun adult-only atmosphere, you have to check out Cosmo’s Pizza & Social in Downtown Lawrenceville. For Cosmo’s Co-Owner Allisha Kelly, pizza is life. “It brings everybody together,” she says. “We opened Social, which is more of a fun, adult-only spot for a different feel.” An elevated sports bar environment, Social has a full menu of pizzas and small plates, plus adult-centric events like Whiskey & Cigar night and Wine Down events. They also offer family-friendly happenings on the Cosmo’s side, including things like their annual Easter pizza party with arts and crafts for kids. “There’s always something going on for everybody all the time,” Kelly says. Lawrenceville.

Fellini’s Pizza

An Atlanta staple with seven locations across the metro area, Fellini’s Pizza is a kid-friendly classic. The no frills restaurants make it easy for families to feel comfortable even if the kids are having a hard time sitting still. Pizzas are available in a few sizes or by the slice and you can add a simple salad to round things out. Plus, with the highest priced large pizzas on the menu being around $25, you can feed the whole family without breaking the bank! Buckhead, Candler Park, Decatur, Howell Mill, Lavista, Ponce De Leon and Sandy Springs.

Firepit Tavern

When you’re looking for a plant-based pizza that still has all the flavor and textures of a traditional pie, check out Firepit Tavern. Firepit Tavern is located in Grant Park and created by Atlanta native Leslie Cohen. “Since pizza is my favorite food, and it is one of the most popular ways to share a meal with a large group, it just fit my concept. I love how versatile and creative you can get with the menu,” she says. “Chef Shaun Whitmer and I have both explored the world of veganism and seen how hard it is to get plenty of options.” Their vegan pies include options of a house-made ricotta “cheese,” as well as vegan friendly sauces and crust. “Both Chef Shaun and I agree that our vegan supreme is one of our best pizzas on the menu,” says Cohen. Atlanta.

Fritti

Who doesn’t love dessert? Fritti’s take on dessert with their Nutella pizza is too yummy not to mention. The combination of hazelnuts and chocolate are the perfect sweet ending to your meal. Don’t forget to choose a scoop of house-made gelato to accompany your dessert pizza! A Virginia-Highland neighborhood staple, the menu at Fritti also includes more than a dozen options for savory pies, salads, appetizers and more. Atlanta.

Galla’s Pizza

Best known for its “Buffalo Style” pizza, this joint is worth a visit. The signature square slices offer a pleasant departure from the usual pizzeria fare, and they offer a wide selection of Italian dishes. Galla’s even has an “oil base” option for kids who don’t like tomato sauce. The Italian doughnuts and classic cannolis on the dessert menu are also sure to catch their appetites. Chamblee.

Hearth Pizza Tavern

For a quiet date night out, Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs offers intimate booths, low lighting and a quaint patio. Their menu features adult-friendly appetizers like crispy Brussels sprouts with pancetta and PEI mussels available in two preparations. For pizza, elegant options like mascarpone mushroom cream with truffle fig balsamic may be a bit mature for kids, but perfect for an adult dinner. Seasonal craft cocktails, plus a full selection of wine and beer round out the night date experience. Sandy Springs.

Johnny’s Pizza

With more than 30 locations in the metro Atlanta area, Johnny’s Pizza can deliver a delicious and hot pie to your house. Their hand-tossed, New York style pizzas are a favorite among our readers who also love the variety of toppings available. Cauliflower crust and slices are now available for delivery, as well as a full kids’ menu, which comes in handy if you have picky eaters. Their online ordering system is easy to use and lets you customize each pizza, including any special instructions. Find the location nearest you here.

MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is budget-friendly and family-friendly. With several locations in the metro area, you can register for their rewards program for even more ways to save. Their menu features two sizes of pizza – 6 or 11 inches – and you can add an unlimited number of toppings (they have 30 to choose from) for a flat price. Prices are about $10 for the larger size pizza. They also offer a family-sized build-your-own salad with unlimited toppings for $15. Buford, Chamblee, Cumming, Dawsonville, Decatur, Kennesaw, Marietta and Sandy Springs.

Pielands

Morningside’s newest pizzeria, Pielands, was designed with families in mind. Owner Billy Streck says that he wanted the place to have a nostalgic feel for parents and be fun for kids. “The first thing that comes to mind from when I was a kid is that my grandfather and dad had a pizzeria, and there were always arcade games,” he says. Pielands has its own game machine with free play, so there’s no added cost for families. Streck also notes he wanted the menu to be kid-friendly; they offer pizza by the slice and soft serve ice cream, which are perfect for grab and go in this walkable neighborhood. Pielands also offers round and square pizzas. “We realize that kids really prefer the square pies,” says Streck. “The pieces are easier for little hands to pick up.” In addition to  traditional cheese and pepperoni, Pielands serves a cheeseburger pizza called The McDowell. “We’ve had more families order that pie than any other,” he says. Atlanta.

Varuni Napoli

Varuni Napoli has an authentic menu and scrumptious pies. Check them out for the ultimate carry out experience – their Margherita Pizza Kit. It comes with one can of Varuni branded tomatoes, four balls of dough, flour, basil, Pecorino Romano, buffalo mozzarella, and olive oil imported from Sorrento, Italy. You have order it a day ahead of time. This carry-out option is great for the whole family to get involved with making dinner and memories. You can also add a cannoli kit to your carry-out order for a sweet ending with an Italian dessert. Midtown and Krog Street Market.

Vintage Pizzeria

The pizza is flavor-packed and the restaurant offers options such as the Carmen’s Own and The Vintage. Friends and Family Nights are Mondays and Tuesdays for $4 off any large cheese pizza and $2 off any large salad. In the evenings, they seat families more to one side of the restaurant, making one side of the restaurant more family friendly. Vintage Pizza’s Dunwoody location has a covered patio you can enjoy, rain or shine. Dunwoody, Milton and Chamblee.

Varasano’s Pizzeria

Varasano’s Pizzeria is another establishment where keeping it authentic is key. The Buckhead restaurant is one of several pizzerias in the U.S. that make dough the old-fashioned way, using only natural sourdough yeasts, fermented for several days, which makes the pies very thin and delicate. They offer a variety of specialty pies, but you can also make your own. Buckhead.

Your Pie

Get ready to choose your own flavor adventure at Your Pie, a fast-casual pizza eatery. The highly customized, hand-tossed personal pizza, or “pie,” is baked inside an Italian brick oven right in front of your eyes. Kids will love choosing their own toppings and having gelato after dinner. Multiple Atlanta locations.

More picks:

04W
They celebrate the Detroit style pie, which is a thick crust pizza baked in special pans for a crunchy edge of crispy cheese. Add in fun names like Grandma Goes to Detroit, Tony Pepperoni and Uncle Junior, and we are in! Duluth.

Amalfi Pizza
This traditional Neapolitan pizzeria is centered around two 6,000 pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy. Atlanta and Buckhead.

Cameli’s
This family-owned and operated restaurant uses fresh herbs and vegetables with dough bread made fresh daily. Atlanta.

Chuck E. Cheese
Make birthday parties easy with Chuck E. Cheese. This is a modern take on the classic with plenty of games and opportunities to play. Their birthday packages can be customized for your budget. Nine metro Atlanta locations.

Glide Pizza
Glide Pizza is known for the sourdough twang in their crust and the house-made pizza ranch and pickled peppers that accompany every full pizza. Their divided pies are a pizza lover’s dream – you can choose red sauce and garlic base (one for each half of the pizza) with unique toppings like fresh jalapeno, garlic and capers. Atlanta.

LaBella’s Pizzeria
Enjoy a slice of New York style pizza, calzone, subs, salads or dessert. Marietta.

Marietta Pizza Company
Specialty pizzas include the BBQ Chicken without tomato sauce or The Works with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, mushrooms, onions, peppers and olives. Marietta Square and Due West.

No. 246
The food is Italian inspired with dishes reflecting what’s in season and local. Decatur.

Rosa’s Pizza
Opened in 1991 in Downtown Atlanta, they’ve been tossing great pizza, salads and subs since. Atlanta.

Sapori Di Napoli
The STG pizza is great and the Insalata Mista Sapori is an Atlanta favorite. Decatur.

Urban Pie
Urban Pie offers a ton of outdoor seating, perfect for large families. Known for their thin and crispy crust, you can choose from pesto, alfredo or marinara for the sauce on your pizza. Kirkwood.

Support Your School by Eating Pizza

We’ve all done it – sold wrapping paper, frozen pizzas, cookie dough or flavored popcorn in colorful tins. Your parents took the form to work and left it in the break room for their colleagues to purchase something to support you.

Why not fundraise for school in a way everyone can enjoy?  These pizza places all have programs that give back a portion of the profits to schools.

You just have to set it up with the location nearest your school, invite the community, eat yummy pizza, and watch the dollars come in! The restaurants’ websites make it easy to navigate, and they love helping their local communities.

-Tali Benjamin

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