This Pi Day, don’t miss the opportunity to eat 3.1415926535 slices of the pie on everyone’s mind…pizza. Atlanta’s pizza selection has gone from zero to infinity in recent times. We had to research each pizza landscape to tell you what to order, and where in order to commemorate this international holiday. It was hard work but somehow we pushed through. Let our sacrifice serve as a decisive tool whenever you encounter these funky joints around the city. These toppings will make the most out of each unique pizza experience on this mathematical occasion.
Brezza Cucina (Ponce City Market)
Brezza hasn’t been around the Ponce block for too long, but in that short time they have mastered the traditional Italian pizza. Their “Pizza Brezza” is essentially a burrata pizza with only 3 simple ingredients- red sauce, burrata and basil. The trio of ingredients takes this classic to new heights.
Ammazza (Old Fourth Ward)
Here, you can find one of the most deliciously unique pizzas in the city. The “Amerena” is covered in roasted black cherries and artisan sausage, peppadew peppers, caramelized onions, fresh basil and house mozzarella. It sounds like a piece strictly for adventurous eaters, but the combination of flavors is something special for anyone who appreciates a good pizza.
Varuni Napoli (Midtown)
Amore Mio is the quintessential order for this gem on Morningside Drive. They have a handful of specialty options, but this version with fresh buffalo mozzarella, roasted artichokes, sweet Soppressata (mild salami), mushrooms, black olives, Pecorino Romano and basil cannot be missed. It was created by owner’s, Luca Varuni, wife and has been a fan favorite since the restaurant opened in 2014.
The craft pizza trend has spread to the suburbs. Crust developed unique recipes showcasing their pizza passion. One of their most unique pies, the “Thai chicken” with peanut sauce, Thai chicken, carrots, cucumbers, scallions and cilantro provides a refreshing flavor combination with a bit of a kick.
Every pie at Mellow is an outrageous mix of ingredients, but the Kosmic Karma is a thing to be replicated. Red sauce base with feta and mozzarella cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Roma tomatoes with a pesto swirl makes their pizza taste just like the thing you’ve been craving.
Toppings are shipped straight from Italy and delicately placed on each wood fired pizza. The San Gennaro provides the ideal Italian bite with salsiccia (Italian sausage), sweet red peppers, buffalo mozzarella and cipolline onions. Photo credit: Little Italia
Downtown’s pizza game is strong with the addition of Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria. Their “Fontina & Funghi” is beautifully topped with fontina cheese, wild mushrooms, caramelized onions & fresh oregano.
Cameli’s (Little 5 Points & Ponce)
Want a slice that makes you smarter? Meet the “Smart Pie” from Cameli’s- sun dried tomato sauce, fresh spinach, herb roasted potatoes, roasted red peppers and gorgonzola.
Johnny’s NY Style Pizza serves no conservative “meat” pizza. Their special meat deluxe pie is all that and then some. They add Canadian bacon, sausage, pepperoni, beef & bacon.
Fritti (Inman Park)
If you want to make believe you’re healthy, try Fritti’s “vegitariana” with spinach, peppers, sun-dried tomato, mushrooms, squash and zucchini. This garden of toppings is also served at their Dunwoody outpost, Novo Cucina.
Double Zero (Sandy Springs)
Savory, sweet and special are all words to describe the plethora of pizza accessories on Double Zero’s, “Maiale”. Bacon, fig-onion agrodolce (Italian sweet & sour sauce), goat cheese, mushrooms, arugula, garlic, olive oil and vanilla salt (yes, you read this correctly) hit you like a flavor frenzy. If this isn’t a crazy enough combination for you, feel free to add a farm egg, arugula, Calabrian chiles, Prosciutto and/or anchovy to any pie.
Big Pie In The Sky (Kennesaw)
Speaking of decadent pizza pies, Big Pie In The Sky has the ultimate amount of toppings on their “Bacon cheeseburger” variety. This is covered in ground beef, bacon, sharp cheddar, onions & fresh tomatoes. What could be better than a pizza and cheeseburger all in one?
Rocky Mountain Pizza Company (Midtown)
Want to spice up your pizza? Rocky Mountain Pizza Company does just the trick with its Cajun pie layered with chopped Andouille sausage, diced grilled blackened chicken breast and a mixture of mozzarella, Jack and cheddar cheeses.
O4W Pizza (Old Fourth Ward)
Never, excuse us, we mean NEVER, has a white pizza tasted so good. We’re partial to sauce and somehow the lack of that signature layer of pie did not stop us from inhaling each slice as if it were the breath of life. The dough is accessorized with garlic, mozzarella, ricotta, Pecorino and Asiago.
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