posted on March 24, 2009 at 6:30 am
The car behind me is honking at me because I am driving so incredibly slow. I am unfazed; this happens all the time. I am in my normal cruising-for-food mode after a trek up to Alpharetta for an assignment and no amount of road rage is going to interrupt my hunt. And then I spot something that piques my interest: Mama’s Pizza. I hang a left. The signage on the walls says they’ve been at this since 1979. I call a friend that lives in the area for the scoop and he tells me he’s heard they are from New York. The menu has all the expected pizzeria items, but I just get a slice of Neapolitan since this is the last place I am hitting after a long day of work-eating. The crust has a very nice balance of flavors and it not only thin, but super crisp. The cheese is gooey and each bite yields a long string of cheese between my mouth and the slice. Nice. The sauce is my only problem with the slice as it is a bit too cooked down for my taste and doesn’t possess the brightness and acidity I prefer on my pies. A solid slice overall, but Fortunato’s is still my favorite. I would like to try a whole pie though.
Verdict: Destination worthy for us ITP folks? Nah. But a great spot if you are in the area and live nearby. I’d go back.
Address: 3665 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005