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Best Pizza

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Nina & Rafi

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Ammazza - Edgewood

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Rosa's
A weekday lunch on Broad Street is a wonderful reminder that Atlanta is a city. And jumping in the perfectly-managed line at Rosa's for a crispy slice truly tops the urban experience.

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Fellini's Pizza - Poncey-Highland
We’ve fallen in love with FELLINI’S pizza all over again. If you haven’t been in a while, skip the basics and indulge in a doubly thick Sicilian slice. That first plunge into fluffy, slightly crisped dough topped with glistening cheese is one of the best bites around. And other metro Atlanta locations.more...
We’ve fallen in love with FELLINI’S pizza all over again. If you haven’t been in a while, skip the basics and indulge in a doubly thick Sicilian slice. That first plunge into fluffy, slightly crisped dough topped with glistening cheese is one of the best bites around. And other metro Atlanta locations. less...

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Don Antonio by Starita (Permanently Closed)

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Runner-up: Fellini's Pizza


909 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-3088, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.fellinisatlanta.com

Best new restaurant and best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Antico Pizza Napoletana
Which restaurant has changed the face of Atlanta dining the most since opening in the past year? The restaurant that finally brought us world-class pizza. ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA had more of an impact on the deliciousness of our city than all the New Southern, farm-to-table places combined. There's nomore...
Which restaurant has changed the face of Atlanta dining the most since opening in the past year? The restaurant that finally brought us world-class pizza. ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA had more of an impact on the deliciousness of our city than all the New Southern, farm-to-table places combined. There's no one thing that explains why Antico is so great, but there are plenty of things worth mentioning: the ovens and flour and tomatoes and workers imported from Italy; the blaring opera music; the convivial seating arrangements, where you might have to eat beside strangers at a metal table in the kitchen. But oh, when those pizzas arrive with their hot, crusty, thin, perfectly balanced crusts, and their tangy, sweet tomato sauce, that's when Antico becomes akin to a religious experience. It's the church of pizza. Consider us converted. 1093 Hemphill Ave. 404-724-2333. www.anticopizza.it. less...

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Siracusa's New York Pizzeria
Pizza is one of the most convenient comfort foods. And like most comfort foods, people's pie loyalties are extremely personal. Consistency, however, is a common expectation. Over the past few years, PIZZERIA FORTUNATO has proven itself as a reliable and excellent New York-style pizza joint. The classicmore...
Pizza is one of the most convenient comfort foods. And like most comfort foods, people's pie loyalties are extremely personal. Consistency, however, is a common expectation. Over the past few years, PIZZERIA FORTUNATO has proven itself as a reliable and excellent New York-style pizza joint. The classic Neapolitan pizza never disappoints. They are massive, which means each person gets that trademark length and girth of a NYC street slice. The crust has the ideal balance of saltiness, sweetness, crunch and tug. The concentrated acid of tomato in the sauce and strings of chewy mozzarella cheese complete the harmony of pizza perfection. And Fortunato's passes the day-after test with flying colors — chilled or room temperature. 5350 United Drive, Smyrna. 770-432-7454. www.pizzeriafortunato.com. less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Mellow Mushroom

And other metro Atlanta locations.
Runner-up
Fellini's Pizza
909 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-3088, www.fellinisatlanta.com
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Siracusa's New York Pizzeria
Driving to Smyrna for a slice of New York pie may seem mad given the outrageous gas prices, but PIZZERIA FORTUNATO is worth the trek. There are plenty of pizzas to choose from, but the Neapolitan cheese is the best of the bunch because of a stellar crust that's never soggy and always flavorful, a perfectlymore...
Driving to Smyrna for a slice of New York pie may seem mad given the outrageous gas prices, but PIZZERIA FORTUNATO is worth the trek. There are plenty of pizzas to choose from, but the Neapolitan cheese is the best of the bunch because of a stellar crust that's never soggy and always flavorful, a perfectly balanced tomato sauce that tastes fresh, and a good amount of quality mozzarella. The pizza earns extra marks for being as good on the reheat as it is fresh out the oven. less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Fellini's Pizza - Candler Park
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Fellini's Pizza - Candler Park
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Fritti
Atlanta's palate has been elevated by many new (and primarily suburban) pizza practitioners who've opened up shop in recent years. But no pie in town has our hearts and mouths so completely infatuated as FRITTI, which has us coming back over and over for the classic and authentically Italian regina margheritamore...
Atlanta's palate has been elevated by many new (and primarily suburban) pizza practitioners who've opened up shop in recent years. But no pie in town has our hearts and mouths so completely infatuated as FRITTI, which has us coming back over and over for the classic and authentically Italian regina margherita pizza, the height of delicious simplicity with sauce, bufala mozzarella and a scattering of fresh basil. Pizza perfection. less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Fellini's Pizza - Poncey-Highland
And other metro area locations.

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Baraonda Ristorante & Bar
Atlanta is blessed with a wide range of pizzerias, from Chicago-style deep dish to the razor-thin, New York-style crust, and, more to the point, the fancy-pants gourmet style that’s still all the rage. Within this genre, we confess to falling truly, madly, deeply in love with Midtown’smore...
Atlanta is blessed with a wide range of pizzerias, from Chicago-style deep dish to the razor-thin, New York-style crust, and, more to the point, the fancy-pants gourmet style that’s still all the rage. Within this genre, we confess to falling truly, madly, deeply in love with Midtown’s BARAONDA. Baraonda takes the concept of the Neapolitan-style pizza to another level, spoiling us with crisp crusts and prodigious toppings. (A recent lunch pie was completely covered by a garden of arugula.) The wood-burning oven puts a perfect spin on these pizzas, which rarely, if ever, burden the stomach. less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Fellini's Pizza - Poncey-Highland

Best Appetizers and Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Fritti
Appetizers are a transcendental experience at FRITTI. Anyone who has ever ordered the funghi fritti (fried mushrooms) knows what we're talking about. Just thinking about those crunchy morsels tinged with rosemary makes us close our eyes and smile. And then there's the gossamer fried calamari. Forgetmore...
Appetizers are a transcendental experience at FRITTI. Anyone who has ever ordered the funghi fritti (fried mushrooms) knows what we're talking about. Just thinking about those crunchy morsels tinged with rosemary makes us close our eyes and smile. And then there's the gossamer fried calamari. Forget the heavy dipping sauces. A spritz of lemon is all they need. But wait! Don't fill up on apps and forgo the Neapolitan-style pizzas. A blistered, crackery crust supports well-paired toppings - pancetta with caramelized onions and taleggio cheese with apples and pairs are two standouts - though the staff has softened over the years and lets you concoct your own combos as well. less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Fellini's Pizza - Poncey-Highland

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Baking pizzas since 1974, Mellow Mushroom rolls right past the competition. Specialties include the Mighty Meat (pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham and bacon) and the Mega-Veggie (name says it all). Awesome salads and great pretzel sticks, too. And dig that '70s menu: "Keep on Shroom-in" and "Givemore...
Baking pizzas since 1974, Mellow Mushroom rolls right past the competition. Specialties include the Mighty Meat (pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham and bacon) and the Mega-Veggie (name says it all). Awesome salads and great pretzel sticks, too. And dig that '70s menu: "Keep on Shroom-in" and "Give pizz-a chance." less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Savage Pizza
Dough is kneaded by actual humans and stretched into moon shapes, launched into the air like flying saucers, filled and properly baked. The result? Ethereal crusts supporting homemade sauces and fresh, high-quality ingredients. Among the wide selection of pizza toppings and calzone fillings at this slightlymore...
Dough is kneaded by actual humans and stretched into moon shapes, launched into the air like flying saucers, filled and properly baked. The result? Ethereal crusts supporting homemade sauces and fresh, high-quality ingredients. Among the wide selection of pizza toppings and calzone fillings at this slightly bent independent in Little Five Points, look for these top combinations: tomato-basil with three cheeses, white-on-white, red-on-red, the delectable Mediterranean and the honest-to-Palermo vegetarian. Good for takeout. less...

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